Richard Horswell,  in Portland, Windermere

Richard Horswell


Portland Heights

Windermere Realty Trust
2424 SW Vista Avenue

Portland, OR 97201

Richard Horswell | Broker

"With 20 years of advisory service within the industry sphere, I combine my work within real estate, mortgage, and title/escrow to provide an exceptional experience for buyers and sellers.  My expertise in high-impact marketing, technical/transactional excellence, and negotiation savvy has propelled me to become a respected ally for my clients in addition to consulting with top producers with an annual combined sales volume of $2-3 billion. I apply that brain trust in navigating every nuance of client transactions as your advocate."

The Horswell Collection™ is a descriptive that aptly captures the essence of his business philosophy.  Creating and deploying winning strategies is an artform.  He offers clients a solid platform based on deep knowledge, insight, and wisdom that fuels success as an intuitive activist with an undeniable asset to pivot and adapt to meet the demands of any situation to find a solution.  With service as a fundamental part of his DNA, Richard fits naturally in working with a variety of diverse stakeholders.  Solid relationships built on trust and best practices frame his commitment to all clients.

If you look closely enough throughout the fabric of Portland’s past you’ll discover generations of his family rooted deeply in its rich and sometimes-colorful history.  As a Portland native from the east side, his interests have taken him on a path where real estate is a fun and consuming passion.  He makes it his business to research and know the history, opportunity, and other indicators that develop the pulse of each thriving neighborhood in the City of Roses.  He has first-hand knowledge of municipalities in many markets with a curated syndicate of top producers throughout the U.S. that he counts as personal friends.

It’s inspirational to help make a difference with a "client-first" mentality and that’s what attracted him to Windermere Real Estate 20 years ago as an observer from related industry sectors.  Windermere exemplifies everything positive about this profession: a focus on the dreams of the client; an elegant and enduring brand; and, an obsession to serve you at the pinnacle of industry professionalism.

Richard appreciates a culture of giving – Windermere stands tall with a history of $50+ million in contributions through its foundation within the communities it operates and funded through a portion of the proceeds of each transaction.  The Horswell Collection™ counts the Windermere Foundation as part of its portfolio of charitable areas of interest.

A few additional details about Richard as you consider representation:


    • Co-founded and successfully sold Oregon’s second largest locally-owned Internet service provider and largest online marketing and design firm in the Pacific Northwest.

    • Trained and mentored hundreds of real estate brokers in marketing and strategy; led nationally-recognized implementation for a Fortune-500 title company’s regional approach to educating brokers and consumers about significant changes related to the CFPB and Truth-in-lending/RESPA/Integrated Disclosures (TRID) in addition to positioning educational standards related to Wire Fraud and the Consumer (Certified Trainer).

    • Chaired three statewide mortgage conventions that produced record attendance and an array of award-winning nationally-recognized speaker talent.  Appointed to serve a 2024-25 term on the Oregon Realtors® (Oregon’s real estate trade industry association) Political Affairs Key Committee.


    • Member, Royal Rosarians: Portland’s official greeters and ambassadors of goodwill by Proclamation of the Mayor.

    • Advisor to numerous not-for-profits on management, development, and event strategies.

    • Interests: Volunteering, tennis, playing bridge, gardening, economics with an emphasis in behavioral finance, modern and contemporary art, writing, performing arts, interior design and architecture, and, of course, real estate!

“It would be an honor to present my credentials to you in person as you evaluate a broker to represent you as either a buyer or seller.  Thank you for the opportunity to earn your business through developing a relationship as an advisor who keeps client interests and goals at the epicenter of each transaction.”