Team Members Archive | Sean Z Becker Real Estate

BEN ITTERMAN

Favorite hobby outside of Real Estate?

Golfing. I’ve played golf since I was 3 years old. There’s nothing better then a summer day with friends on the course!

Favorite Restaurant in Portland?

Definitely Oven and Shaker. The Spicy Salami is hard to beat!

Why live in Portland?

Portland has it all. Close to the mountains, the ocean, lakes Portland has anything and everything you could ever need. It is an outdoor lovers paradise. Not into the outdoors? Spend time at one of the many coffee shops or bars there are pretty much on every corner. Portland is home and I couldn’t imagine living anywhere else.

Why Real Estate?

Real Estate allows me to combine my business background with my love of people. Being able to meet new people and help them find their dream condo/home is exciting to me. I love that my clients become my lifelong friends!

NICOLE CURRA

Favorite places to travel?

Traveling is the best food for the soul. Everyone should see a different place outside from where they grew up. I am grateful to have seen so much of our beautiful planet. I think the place that has resonated with me most is Italy. The longevity of its history, and the preservation of culture is incredible! Oh and the food! Loved the food!

What is your astrological sign

My birthday is in July so that makes me a Cancer. I am definitely very nurturing, loyal, and I love the beach! I am also very nocturnal and can sometimes be quite crabby in the morning…

What do you do in your free time?

My favorite thing to do in my free time is get in the car with my family for a day trip. Especially since moving to Oregon, there are so many new things to do and see!

What have you always wanted? Did you ever get it?

I have always wanted to work with a great company, doing what I love, surrounded by passionate and inspiring people. I am lucky and grateful to do it every single day!

PHUONG HART

What kind of a name is “Phuong”?

I get asked this question all the time. “Phuong” is a Vietnamese name meaning phoenix. I was born in Vietnam and came to the United States when I was only four years old. I am so proud to keep and use my given name. Don’t worry if you mispronounce it the first (or fifth) time…you certainly wouldn’t be the only one to do so.

What do you do in your free time?

For me “free” time means “family and friends” time. I love to spend time with our friends and family getting together for dinner, excursions to the coast or Hood River or just gathering for a picnic in our neighborhood park.

How can you live in a high rise with a family?

Very well actually! My husband and I moved to the South Waterfront neighborhood in its early stages with the plan of possibly moving into a more traditional suburban neighborhood once we started a family. Ten years and two kids later, we are still here and loving every moment of it! The neighborhood is perfect for raising a family. We have a beautiful park and greenway to play in, restaurants, schools and shops are within walking distance and no yard means that our weekends are free for playing… not yardwork.

KIRBY ARKES

Favorite Portland neighborhood?

As a Portland native, its hard to choose. My current neighborhood is the Pearl District, specifically the Brewery Blocks. I’ve lived there for a combined 7 years, and I love having some of the city’s best beer restaurants right outside my door.

Best place you’ve ever been?

Portland of course! But, Vietnam is a very close second. The people, the food, the constant buzz of scooters and commotion… I can’t get enough, and I can’t wait to go back.

Greatest accomplishment?

I practically grew up on a bike with my Dad. My first memory is riding in the back of a Burley trailer, and till this day we go on week-long cycling trips together. As a result, I have camped in over 80 different towns in Oregon, and ridden through many more. Having experienced all of Oregon, including the places far off the beaten path, is something that I am very proud of. We are truly fortunate to live in such a beautiful state.

How would your friends describe you?

Always laughing.

One thing most people don’t know about you?

I own a horse, and competively horseback ride. It’s my absolute favorite thing to do.

SEAN Z BECKER

Where can we find you when you are not working?

You can find me kitesurfing, cycling, wine tasting, or spending the day with my wife and young son hiking in the Columbia River Gorge.

 

What most excites you about your work and the contribution you make?

I enjoy getting to know people and developing friendships with our clients and community.  It has been incredible to watch how our “work” has transcended into personal friendships and a deeper meaning to our clients and community than just selling homes…I find what we do everyday to be very rewarding!

 

Favorite Food and Beverage?

I love any type of Mexican food!  I also happen to love Oregon wines….

 

Favorite Place to Travel To?

Hood River, Baja, and anywhere outside of the U.S.  My family and I love to see the world!

 

Why Real Estate?

I’m passionate about working with people and I love all the wonderful homes and neighborhoods of Portland.