Brian Wilson


Brian is a commercial real estate investor and developer specializing in urban infill multifamily properties at all levels of affordability. Over the course of his career, he has developed and/or managed commercial real estate in all asset classes, including affordable housing, residential care facilities, office, and retail buildings. He is a founding board member of Oregon Smart Growth (formerly Oregon LOCUS), a professional association that works to advise public policymakers on housing and community development. He is a former Portland Housing Commissioner, Citizen Campaign Commissioner, and has served on or chaired numerous government and community task forces, commissions, and advisory panels.


In 2010, he chaired the Multnomah County Charter Review Commission that led to the creation of the Multnomah County Library District. He continues to serve on the Library Advisory Board and leads the Capital Planning Committee for the Library. In addition to Our House, Brian serves on many community boards with interests ranging from the arts to youth.  He is a fifth-generation Oregonian and lives in southwest Portland.


Brian first became involved with Our House over two decades ago, having been drawn to the organization’s mission after losing his partner to AIDS in 1993.