Our Story

We provide affordable rents to support local small businesses. Over 100 properties strategically located throughout the east side of Portland provide excellent exposure for our tenants.

Our Team

We have a team of experienced staff to service all of our tenant needs. Please check out our bios below!

Our Team

Dr. John Rumpakis

Chairman & President

John, a lifelong resident of Portland and grandson to Robert Bitar the founder of Bitar Bros, Robert A. Bitar corporation recently joined the management team of the company. John resides in Lake Oswego with his wife Sarah, and has two daughters Alexandra and Christina who also make their home in the Portland Metro area.

Barbara Bushell

General Manager

As an Oregon Principal Broker, Barbara has over 35 years experience in commercial real estate specializing in Landlord representation in leasing, management and development in Oregon and Washington. Barbara served on the Board of Directors for the Columbia River Economic Development Council and is Past Board Chairperson and was recognized in The Columbian newspaper in 2007 as one of Clark County’s Most Powerful Women. Barbara has provided her expertise to the Robert A. Bitar Corporation since February 2017.

Kelli Lloyd

Operations Manager

Kelli has over twenty years of experience in Operations Management for non-profit and private businesses in the Portland area. She grew up in the Portland metropolitan area and is currently studying for her Real Estate Brokers license in the State of Oregon. The Robert A. Bitar Corporation has benefitted from Kelli’s expertise in management operations since April 2016.

Michele Javernick


Michele has over twenty years of experience providing accounting solutions to public and
private industry in the Portland area. She relocated to Oregon after graduating from Gonzaga University and has since worked in the accounting profession as a proven leader through her strong work ethic, ability to learn quickly, and the willingness to take-on challenging projects. Michele has been a valued addition to the Robert A. Bitar Corporation since April 2016.

Kristafer “Kris” Lake


Kris has worked in construction for over 15 years, beginning with his grandfather’s general contracting company in Portland. He has a wide variety of experience in general contracting and brings an impressive knowledge base to our organization. Kris has been a valued employee of the Robert A. Bitar Corporation since August 2017.