Our Vision We believe in building communities

We believe in win-win negotiations

  • We partnered with a small, new local operator – Salt & Straw – and we both took a risk
  • We negotiated a clear, straight forward deal that worked for both parties
  • The relationship with Salt & Straw continues to prove itself: Salt & Straw is experiencing great success and is continuing to expand
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We believe in renovation and renewal

  • We developed Cedar Hills Crossing II Phase I to continue the success of the Cedar Hills Crossing Brand across the street
  • We brought new additions to the neighborhood like Firehouse Subs, MOD Pizza and ZoomCare
  • We are working to create future expansion phases that will add more exciting retailers and restaurants to the neighborhood
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We believe in long-standing relationships

  • Columbia Shores is home to several long time retailers. McMenamins landed in 1994 and is still going strong
  • Beaches, well known for this destination, has continued it’s success and popularity since 1995
  • Our valuable business partner, Regents Bank, is celebrating over a decade in this location
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Returning from World War II and eager to start a new life, Clint John launched a home construction business in Vancouver in 1947.

Over the years, C.E. John expanded its services into commercial real estate projects including grocery and drug store anchored shopping centers, regional mall and lifestyle centers and urban retail. C.E. John is now a third-generation company with clients large and small across the Pacific Northwest region.

C.E. John has continued to grow and expand its development capabilities which now include retail, office and industrial product, along with property management services and commercial construction. We build and own for the long-term.


Email: mernsberger@cejohn.com

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Misti Ernsberger
General Counsel

Email: ldortmund@cejohn.com

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Larry Dortmund
Chief Financial Officer

Email: sgarey@cejohn.com

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Seth GaRey
Development Project Manager

Email: wjohn@cejohn.com

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Walker John

Email: rdiharce@cejohn.com

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Rachael M. Diharce, CLS
Director of Leasing