AHWD, ABR, PMN, PSA, MRP, RENE, SFR, GREEN, C2EX, GRI
Real Estate Broker
Dedicated and community-oriented, Kate VanLooven is driven to serve and help others
as a Realtor™ with VanLooven Properties, LLC and RE/MAX Equity Group, specializing
in the Gresham/Portland metro area. Kate combines her knowledge of contract law and
policy to best serve and negotiate on behalf of her clients, providing both commercial
and residential real estate services in Oregon.
The real estate business comes second nature to Kate — her father was also a realtor.
Growing up in Hawaii for most of her childhood, she moved to Portland as a teenager.
Always active in her community, honesty and a desire to make a difference drove her to take on various leadership positions during her studies at Portland State University. She
was vice president and co-founder of S.H.A.R.E., an organization dedicated to
advocating for homeless issues. Her desire to help serve marginalized communities
also led her to work with the Portland HIV Center, where she helped feed and educate low-income clients.
Kate’s keen attention to detail and solid leadership traits also led her to the opportunity
to intern for Senator Michael Dembrow’s office, where she interacted with constituents
and assisted with town hall events. In 2018 she served on the East Metro Association of
Realtors (EMAR) Government Affairs Committee. She currently serves as a one-year
director on the 2020 EMAR Board of Directors and will be joining the 2021 Oregon
Association of Realtors Diversity Committee. She is also looking forward to her
appointment as the Membership Director for the 2021 Women’s Council of Realtors,
Greater Portland Area.
Kate received her pre-law degree from Portland State University, comprising a B.S. in political science, a minor in law and legal studies, and a minor in philosophy. She
intends to pursue a master’s degree in conflict resolution to enhance her real estate skills. Kate’s current real estate designations and certifications include: At Home With
Diversity (AHWD), Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR), Pricing Strategy:
Mastering the CMA (PSA), Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE), Military Relocation
Professional (MRP), Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR), Graduate Realtor® Institute (GRI), and Performance
Management Network (PMN).
Kate is a member in good standing with:
East Metro Association of Realtors (EMAR),
National Association of Realtors (NAR),
Oregon Association of Realtors (OAR),
Women’s Council of Realtors (WCR),
Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC)
When Kate is not busy helping her clients, she enjoys fostering animals and
volunteering at Multnomah County Animal Services, where she participates in outreach
programs and assists in helping place homeless pets in loving homes. She also enjoys hiking, skydiving, kayaking, and reading. She is the proud mother of three sons, one
daughter, two dogs, and two cats.