Criteria Properties highly skilled property managers can take care of all your commercial property management needs. Whether you are looking for a full service commercial property management company or are in need of a customized property management program.


James Schaff

President, CPM

James prides himself in taking a long term approach to management with an eye to maximizing value for the owner. He has fifteen years of real estate development, asset management, acquisitions, property management, brokerage, and finance experience. Prior to joining Criteria Properties in 2010, James was Vice President of Greenstreet Real Estate Partners serving as both an acquisition officer and an asset manager. Prior to Greenstreet he was Senior Director of Real Estate with KinderCare Learning Centers where he was integral in developing over $250 million in new centers and led financing and acquisition efforts totaling in excess of $1 Billion. James is a native Montanan and has a B.S. degree from Montana State University and an MBA from Vanderbilt University.

Professional Affiliations & Certifications:

  • Licensed Washington Managing Real Estate Broker
  • Licensed Oregon Real Estate Principal Broker
  • National Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)
  • Certified Property Manager (CPM)

Contact Information

Direct: 503-573-4285
Email: James@CriteriaProperties.com


Kristin Schaff

Vice President, Principal Broker

Kristin joined Criteria Properties in 2010 and brings with almost 15 years of experience in the Portland and Vancouver markets. Her recent projects include supervision of multiunit residential sales and management in receivership. Prior to Criteria Properties Kristin was a residential real estate broker for Windermere in Oregon and Washington. During the last two years she was the principal managing broker for the top producing SE Portland branch of Windermere CCRGI. She managed 35 experienced real estate brokers, was responsible for recruiting of new agents, training, maintaining Oregon Real Estate Agency standards, and contract supervision of all transactions.

Professional Affiliations and Certifications:

  • Licensed Oregon Real Estate Principal Broker
  • Licensed Washington Managing Real Estate Broker

Contact Information

Direct: 503-573-4278
Email: Kristin@CriteriaProperties.com


Amy Ochs

Property Manager

Amy has been working for Criteria Properties for five years in accounting and in property management. She has proven to be a skilled problem solver. Amy graduated from Portland State University with a BS in Business Administration and Marketing. Prior to Criteria Properties she worked as a Territory Manager for Schering-Plough Pharmaceuticals.

Professional Affiliations & Certifications:

  • Licensed Oregon Real Estate Broker
  • Licensed Washington Real Estate Broker

Contact Information

Direct: 503-573-4286
Email: Amy@CriteriaProperties.com


Andrew Moe

Assistant Property Manager

Andrew came to Criteria Properties in 2017 with a background in marketing and broadcasting. Although new to real estate, he has proven to be an innovative problem solver and responsive to our clients’ needs. He has completed his Oregon Brokers’ License and is currently assisting James Schaff with his commercial portfolio.

Professional Affiliations & Certifications:

  • Licensed Oregon Real Estate Broker

Contact Information

Direct: 503-573-4296
Email: Andy@CriteriaProperties.com


Christa Ellis

Controller

Christa oversees all accounting procedures ensuring financial information provided is both prompt and accurate. She has fifteen years of experience in financial statement preparation and analysis. Prior to joining Criteria Properties in 2008, Christa gained financial experience in a variety of industries such as insurance, landscaping and working for an attorney’s office. Christa has a B.S. degree in finance from Oregon State University and a MBA from George Fox University.

Contact Information

Direct: 503-573-4289
Email: Christa@CriteriaProperties.com


Tanyadene Sheridan

Accounts Payable and Reception

Contact Information

Direct: 503-968-6638
Email: Ap@CriteriaProperties.com


Onsite Managers

Verka Martin

The Crossings at Gresham Station

Direct: 503-666-3683
Email: Crossings@CriteriaProperties.com

Rocky Jones

Kearney Court Apartments

Direct: 503-223-7623
Email: Kearneycourt@hotmail.com


Jill Armstrong

Residential Property Manager and Leasing Specialist

Jill joined Criteria Properties in 2017 as part of the leasing team. She has a proven track record in the multifamily having worked as a property manager for Pinnacle Corporation and Norris, Beggs & Simpson. Currently she oversees the leasing and management for our residential portfolio.

Contact Information

Direct: 503-573-4287
Email: Jill@CriteriaProperties.com


Lisa Marie Walker

Property Manager, CPM

Born in Toronto Canada, Lisa was indoctrinated to the real estate business, by assisting her father, an entrepreneur and owner of his own multifamily properties. Moving to Portland in 1980, she continued her Real Estate career in property management for Guardian Management and later C & R Realty Services, where she received an award from Multifamily Housing Council as Property Manager of the year, overseeing 315 units.
Lisa’s enthusiasm and proficiency for the business grew to transition into apartment site acquisition, feasibility studies, construction management and development for Viking Properties, where she worked for over a decade. Attaining the position of asset manager, she worked to increase the NOI, and strategically sold each property as market conditions became advantageous.
Due to the substantial increase of ROI to the investors, she cultivated the company to its next level of replacement property in the commercial sector; acquiring shopping centers, office buildings and warehouses in multiple states. She continued to grow with the company and transitioned into the commercial property manager role. Lisa has also worked for Killian Pacific and Norris & Stevens, Inc., and has been an owner herself.

Professional Affiliations & Certifications:


Licensed Oregon Real Estate Principal Broker
National Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)
Certified Property Manager (CPM)

Contact Information

Direct: 503-573-4288
Email: Lisa@CriteriaProperties.com