Northland Partners with TC Haffenreffer
Northland CEO & Partner Josh Benthien often approaches his real estate deals from over 10,000 feet up; a Google Earth satellite image search provides an interesting perspective for potential projects.
“It’s a unique process. I need the right broker who can connect the dots,” says Benthien. He’s found a partner in TC Haffenreffer, broker at The Dunham Group and fellow fan of figuring out how the puzzle pieces of a deal come together. For Haffenreffer, knowing his client’s goals and acquisition criteria is as important as providing in-depth market knowledge and resources.
“Northland is one of the most creative developers in the state. They figure out how to get the highest and best use of a property. I want to find the right opportunities for them,” shares Haffenreffer.
Benthien concurs. “The Dunham Group is understanding of who we are, how we make money, and they don’t present us deals that aren’t right for us. They don’t try to sell us.”
Northland’s CFO, Ellen Thompson, echoes this idea, “It comes down to honesty, integrity, and trust. We trust TC.”
A recent example of Benthien and Thompson’s collaborative relationship with Haffenreffer and The Dunham Group is the 29,000+ square foot medical building at 1601 Congress Street in Portland that Northland purchased in 2021.
In a year that was filled with uncertainty, The Dunham Group and Northland put together a fair deal that worked for all parties.