Michael Nicholas Diamond was born in Portland, December 29, 1947, the son of Nicholas and Violet Diamond. He graduated from Madison High School and received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Oregon in Political Science. He served in the United States Army.
Professionally he was a co-founder and partner in Real Estate Investment Group (REIG), a full service commercial real estate firm. Mike was involved in all areas of commercial real estate, including land and investment sales, acquisitions and landlord/tenant representation for office and retail leasing. In addition to brokerage, Mike was actively involved in the development of new retail, office and multifamily properties, and the renovation and re-purposing of existing buildings in Portland and Lake Oswego. Mike’s volunteer experience is extensive, as is his list of board service. He was a founding director of Mary’s Woods and a board member of the American Hellenic Educational Society (AHEC). He was a member of the Multnomah Athletic Club and a life member of the University of Oregon Alumni Association.
Mike was a lifelong devoted member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral. For many years he served as the Chair of the Endowment Fund and Senior Ministries. He also served on the Parish Council, the Building Committee and numerous other committees. Proud of his Greek heritage, Michael was a member of the Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum of Oregon and S.W. Washington (HACCM) and the American Greek Restaurant Owners (AGRO). He was an active volunteer for the Greek Festival.
Mike especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, and traveling. He loved walking on the beach in Seaside, hiking in Palm Desert, fly fishing in Maupin, working out at the Multnomah Athletic Club and cheering on the Oregon Ducks.
In addition to being a loving husband and devoted father, Mike was a person of impeccable character, great integrity and deep faith. He was respected and loved by many. Michael will be greatly missed.
His wife, Mari Lou; daughters, Nikki John (Anthony) and Chrysi Bucuvalas (Peter); sister, Cathy Owen (Henry); brother, George Diamond (Paula); in-laws, George and Lisa Psihogios; along with many nieces, nephews and Godchildren survive him. May his memory be eternal!
Trisagion Prayer Service and reception will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, July 29, 2019. A Funeral will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 30, 2019, followed by lunch, both at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 3131 N.E. Glisan, Portland, OR.
In lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances may be sent to Holy Trinity Endowment- Michael N. and Mari Lou P. Diamond Fund, 3131 N.E. Glisan, Portland, OR 97232.
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