Jim Hand


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Jim is widely experienced in all aspects of oil and gas real estate transactions prior to joining Macadam Forbes. He has concentrated on office and commercial leasing, sales, and investment/development projects since joining Macadam Forbes in 1986.


Metropolitan State University, Denver CO
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Economics
Magna Cum Laude

US Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth KS
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

  • Master of Aeronautical Science, “With Distinction”
  • Graduate Certificate, Aviation and Aerospace Safety (In progress)
  • Master of Science in Unmanned Systems (In progress)



1986 to Present: Macadam Forbes, Inc., Portland OR
2006 to Present: Military Training and Consultation
Northrup Grumman, OTT Services, Inc, and others
2001 to 2006: US Army Reserve – Afghanistan Veteran
Retired/Rank of Lieutenant Colonel
1978 to 1987: Hand, Miller and Associates, Inc. – Co-Owner
1976 to 1998: US Army Reserve – Retired/Rank of Major
1976 to 1978: Natomas North America – Division Landman
1974 to 1976: Koch Industries, Inc. – Division Landman
1967 to 1971: US Navy – Vietnam Veteran


  • Commercial Association of Brokers
  • National Business Aircraft Association


Administrators Northwest
Allmerica Financial
Bar Association of Oregon
BBS International
Bravo/Brio Restaurant Group
Club Management Northwest
Freightliner/Daimler Trucks
Infinite Air
Layton Group
Leisure Sport, Inc./Club Sport
McCormick & Schmick’s Management Group
Mercedes Benz Credit
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
Premier Jets Inc.
Quik Trak, Inc.
Riverplace Athletic Club
RCI, Inc.
Sumner Financial Services
Texaco, Inc.
Troutdale Aircraft Services
Tualatin Valley Avionics
USB-Piper Jaffrey
Windhorse Ventures
Yoshida Group of Companies