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Chief Financial Officer

Focused. Funny. Finance guy.

TMT's Nick Fritel is a pretty focused guy around the office. But those who know him best get to see the funny, laid-back side of this Montana native who now calls Portland's Pearl District home.

Before joining TMT Development in 2011, Nick partnered with TMT on commercial real estate financing in his prior job. He was impressed with the people and the culture. "That's what I like most. The people. Sometimes I have to close my office door for calls because there's so much laughter in the hallway."

Outside of work, you'll find Nick exploring Portland's vibrant food scene, golfing or spending time with his brother and family in Spokane, Washington. Nick's love of golf goes deep. Before taking his first job with HFF (where he helped close more than 50 transactions totaling more than $1 billion in capital invested), he moved to Phoenix to live the golf life.

Nick holds a bachelor's degree in finance from Montana State University and an MBA from Cornell University. He earned his CFA® charter in 2010 and served on the CFA Society Portland board of directors for 8 years.

His ongoing commitment to the community includes the Downtown Portland Clean & Safe board, the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Portland Next 10 committee, and serving as ULI Portland Finance Chair.

“At the end of the day, it’s all about relationships … in business and in the community. We spend lots of time in the office, but nothing beats a face-to-face meeting.”