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Jack Menashe

Ruben J. Menashe, Inc.


Job Functions: Executive, Acquisitions & Dispositions, Asset Management, Design & Construction, Development, Investment Management


RUBEN J. MENASHE was born and raised in Portland. He attended Grant High School and Willamette University where he graduated with a B. A. degree in Economics. Ruben was active in student affairs and sports at both schools. At Grant, he was not only the Student Body President, but also played football on two State Championship teams and earned All City and All State awards. Ruben was also Student Body President at Willamette and earned All Conference honors while playing football, as well as a number of other honors and awards.


Upon graduating from Willamette University, Ruben served in the U.S. Air Force as an Intelligence Officer. After returning to the United States from a tour in Japan, Ruben and a close college friend formed a construction company in Gilroy, California. It was a very profitable and educational 2½ years, but Ruben missed Portland, his family, friends, the greenery and the rain. He returned in 1962 to start his own development company in Portland: Ruben J. Menashe, Inc. The Corporation has earned a reputation for building quality residential communities and has been continuously active in single family, multi-family, land and investment property development for over 55 years.


While Ruben is still actively involved with the company, he is also quite active in the community, serving many local charitable organizations. After over 55 years in the development business it’s refreshing to know that Ruben is still enthusiastic about Portland, it’s people and his community!

Areas of Interest

Deal Type
Acquisition, Development, Ground Lease, Loan Purchase, Opportunity Zone, Partner Buyout, Pre-Development, Recapitalization, Refinance, Rehabilitation