CASA Staff Profile

Kevork Isikbay
Member

Kevork serves as the Director of Finance for Kirkland Development — a leading commercial real estate (CRE) development firm in the Pacific Northwest. Before joining this developer, he held a senior associate position at a boutique foreign capital investing firm in Portland, managing the firm’s deal-sourcing and research efforts. There, he conducted the financial due-diligence on acquisitions of existing companies as well as of large commercial real estate through financial statement and pricing analysis. In his current role as the Director of Finance, Kevork uses his insight and experiences to help raise equity, debt, oversee draws and construction, create detailed financial projections, lead due diligence efforts, and plan the development for commercial real estate.

At any given time, he oversees 10 or so developments which mostly include office, retail, hospitality, and multifamily. One of his more popular and high profile projects is an 11 story condo and hotel hybrid on the Vancouver Washington Waterfront called the Kirkland Tower & Hotel Indigo. Kevork is currently enrolled in the Financial Accounting HBX Certificate program at Harvard Business School. He also holds both a Master of Business Admin and Bachelor of Business Admin from the Dr. Robert B. Pamplin, Jr. School of Business Administration at University of Portland. Kevork has also completed the Technology Entrepreneurship Certificate program, jointly delivered by University of Portland and Oregon Health & Sciences University.

Community involvement and volunteering are also important to Kevork for keeping a balance in life. He volunteers at the aptly named St. Kevork Armenian Apostolic Church of Portland and serves on the Parish Council Board as the Vice Chair (since 2017). Kevork also serves on the Board of Directors for the nonprofit Innovative Changes (since 2014). When Kevork is not working, serving nonprofits, volunteering, or studying, he likes to go to the gym to lift and swim.

He is also an avid reader, enjoying the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, the New Yorker, and various books — most recently he is enjoying Michael Wolff’s Fire & Fury. Kevork also enjoys watching Colbert, John Oliver, Seth Meyers, and other politically charged news satire programs as it helps him cope with the sad and sorry state of affairs of the real world.