Don Ossey, SIOR - Principal


Since 1981, Don Ossey, SIOR has successfully represented buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants in negotiating over 1000 industrial, development and investment transactions with an aggregate total of over $1 billion representing over 40 million square feet.  Don is consistently one of the top brokers in Portland and was awarded the Commercial Brokers Association 2008 and 2013 Industrial Broker of the Year.  In 2013, 2017 and 2021 Don was awarded the prestigious Bill Naito Award for completing the most creative and complex transaction of the year.


Don achieved the SIOR (Society of Industrial and Office Realtors) designation in 1995.  SIOR members are recognized worldwide as leaders in the commercial real estate profession.   Don is very active on a national level within SIOR and is currently on the faculty committee and teaches the designation course in construction and sustainable development all around the country which focuses on ground up construction as well as tenant improvement projects and how to manage both timing and budget on behalf of our clients.  Don was named SIOR global instructor of the year in 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019.


Don is a loyal Duck fan with a degree from the University of Oregon School of Architecture.  Don has dedicated many years to supporting the University of Oregon.  In 2010 the Ducks honored Don with the Harold Taylor Lifetime Achievement Award.


Don is a Portland native and lifelong Oregonian and has been married to Katherine for 35 years.  Together they have raised their daughter Nicole (34) who lives in Camas, WA and their son Stephen (31) who lives in Portland and is a broker on Don’s team at Capacity Commercial Group.   Don is an avid golfer, loves music, travel and great wine!

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Tom Knecht

Tom Knecht -  Senior Associate Broker

Tom first came to Capacity Commercial Group as an intern in the summer of 2015. During that time, he worked diligently to grow his knowledge, gain experience, and attain his goal of becoming a licensed broker in the state of Oregon. Tom returned to school that fall to resume his position as Quarterback of the Linfield football team with the mindset that he would one day return to Capacity Commercial Group. Upon graduating in the summer of 2016, Tom signed on with the Ossey Team and brought his work ethic and eagerness along with him.

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Stephen Ossey - Associate Broker

Originally from Portland, Stephen graduated from George Fox University with a degree in Organizational Communications. He immediately put that degree to work, joining a local creative agency where he worked as a project and account manager with a focus on brand design. Stephen joined the Ossey Team at Capacity Commercial Group in 2019, where his marketing experience helps the team and their clients have a strong presence in the Portland area industrial marketplace.

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Emmy Johnston - Executive Assistant

Licensed Broker in Oregon

After graduating from Oregon State University with a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Sciences, Emmy Johnston’s entire career has been in commercial real estate. Prior to joining Capacity Commercial Group, Emmy worked at NAI Elliott where she co-managed a portfolio of nearly one million square feet, which was comprised of office, industrial, and retail spaces throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington.

As a part of the administrative staff at Capacity Commercial Group, she supports a team of six brokers, two of whom are principals, with a focus on Industrial leasing and sales. With her keen attention to detail and consistent communication, Emmy ensures that the daily needs of her teams are met with efficiency. With an aim to expand her career in the commercial real estate industry and enhance the level of support she provides to her teams; she is currently licensed in Oregon and working towards a license in Washington. Outside of the office, she enjoys golfing, surfing, working on motorcycles, and spending time outdoors with friends and family.

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Ryan Hagerty - Marketing Director

Ryan began working at Capacity Commercial Group in May 2017. With a varied background in accounting, real estate, marketing, design, and leadership, Ryan brings a wealth of talent that allows her to provide valuable marketing services and organization to the company. Previously, she attended the Pacific Northwest College of Art. When she’s not working or going to school, Ryan enjoys a number of hobbies including art, photography, reading, writing, and exploring the great Pacific Northwest.

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