Local Expertise, Professional Results

Ascend Realty & Property Management was founded in 1983 with the intent to become a provider of world-class service in the property management business. Our innovative business model integrates the customer service and management disciplines of the institutional property management industry at a local level. This unique approach and our commitment to hiring the very best professionals have resulted in strong business growth and our long-lasting tenure in the area, making us one of the most respected and trusted local property management companies.

Our Team

Ernie Coufal, Owner/Oregon Principal Broker

I have been in the real estate and banking industry for over 35 years, and have been an Oregon Principal Broker since 2002. I joined The Sunset Group, Inc. in 2007 as the Sales Manager until I became the General Manager in 2013. In 2015 I purchased the company from the estate of the founders. In January of 2016 the company was renamed to Ascend Realty & Property Management and moved to its current location. We strive to provide the highest level of service and professionalism to our owners and tenants.

My work in Planning and Community development, banking and as a principal in my own real estate development projects gives me a unique perspective of real estate’s legal and other complex issues.

I believe in giving back to our community and the real estate industry. Community involvement has included positions on the Board of Directors and as a volunteer for several non-profit and economic development organizations and involvement in the Chamber of Commerce and other community groups. In addition, I have served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Oregon Association of Realtors and the Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors. I have also been involved in many committees and activities of the Real Estate Association.

I believe that the level of teamwork in any organization determines its success. I strive to create a team of Staff and Brokers that work together toward a common goal of meeting the needs of our clients and the members of our team in a professional and supportive manner.

Cathy Wood, Office Manager

I moved to OR in 1999 and have been working at the Ascend Realty & Property Management since 2001. I had been the receptionist until just recently when I was promoted to Office Manager. I work, obviously, with the whole office but my main duties are with the Property Management side of Ascend Realty & Property Management. I have enjoyed working with all the agents here and everyone has always treated me well. The Property Management group is fairly large so it is always a busy place to work. The agents are so professional and knowledgeable it is a joy to be here.

Ann Miller, Oregon Real Estate Broker/Property Manager

I have been in the Real Estate business since 2002 as a Realtor. I branched out into Property Management in 2007. I have a well-rounded business that can be an asset to you. Call today to see how I may help you.

Lisa Fain, Oregon Real Estate Broker/Property Manager

My 25 years of experience in sales and marketing is a great asset to buyers, sellers, owners and investors. I am a high energy, creative, detail-oriented person. I regularly take continuing education courses to increase my real estate and property management knowledge and sales skills.

I have been with Ascend Realty & Property Management since 2007. I take great pride in what I do and truly enjoy working with my property owners and tenants. I am always looking to build my business and gain new clients.

Sandy Gibson, Oregon Real Estate Broker/Property Manager

I have been in the Real Estate industry for more than 10 years working in both Real Estate Sales and Property Management.

Helping clients find the home that best fits their needs is the most fulfilling part of my job. My goal is to provide a high level of service that results in satisfied owners and tenants.

Lynnette Flatten, Showing & Inspections Representative

An Iowa native, Lynnette moved to Portland in 2012. She has been in the real estate business as a Property Manager for 10 years, and joined the company, as a Showing & Inspections Representative. She enjoys school plays and music events, and local concerts. Music Festivals, Art Shows, Food events, and Movies in the Park are her favorite things to do in the Portland area.