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It is with great sadness that we report on the passing of Fred Normandin. Fred had battled for years with neuropathy issues, stemming from an extremely virulent case of encephalitis, presumably contracted from a mosquito bite while vacationing in New York and France.
Some of you may remember Fred. He began his career with us in the mid-1980s. For years, Fred was the top producer for Norris & Stevens, including a $100M sale, involving multiple properties in Portland and Seattle, which remains the largest transaction the company has ever brokered. He was responsible for our obtaining the management and leasing assignments for many properties downtown. At one time, Fred was the third largest shareholder in the company.
Born in Lake Oswego (his uncle, Jack Stevens, was one of the founders of Norris & Stevens), Fred first attended Oregon State University, and later, Lewis & Clark College.
Fred’s love of life was very special to anyone who had the pleasure to know him Fred had a sense of adventure, which included spending 14 weeks in Alaska and the Canadian arctic kayaking rivers on 8 separate trips. Fred was also an avid runner and completed four marathons, including 2 Boston Marathons. He participated in the Hood to Coast relay 14 times. He was an avid skier and loved the powder snow in Utah. Fred and his family took annual family ski vacations to Park City… to his wife’s dismay, he was always talking on the phone with clients! Or talking to Mike Dunn on a deal.
Fred is survived by his son Ben, and his daughter Sarah. We are awaiting word on where and how to send remembrances.