The Oakridge Team at Equinox
Ron Blacquiere, Company Owner, Principal Broker
Mobile: 541.520.5990 or Email Ron
Ron Blacquiere, Company Owner and Principal Broker of Equinox Real Estate, was raised in a family of lawyers and real estate agents in Long Beach, California. Moving to Eugene in 1986 to attend the University of Oregon, Ron graduated with two degrees in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in set and light design and Spanish Grammar and Composition. After obtaining his degrees, he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer and Trainer of new volunteers in rural Guatemala for nearly four years. Upon returning to Eugene, Ron became a licensed Real Estate Broker in 1995. He taught a successful real estate class at Lane Community College titled “How to Buy a Home or Duplex”, and now specializes in educating his clients and helping them achieve their investment dreams through the power of acquisition and ownership of income property.
As a well a respected business owner and Realtor in Lane County, Ron is known not only for his unparalleled professional track record and high ethical standards, but for being an honest, kind and caring man devoted to his family and always doing everything in his power to ensure his clients’ success.
Together with his wife, Bess Blacquiere (Co-Owner and Principal Broker of Equinox Real Estate), he has helped build one of the strongest locally owned real estate companies in Lane County.
Bess Blacquiere, Company Owner, Principal Broker
Mobile: 541.729.2141 or Email Bess
As owner of Equinox Real Estate, a strong, independently owned, Boutique Real Estate Firm, consistently ranking as one of the top brokerage firms in Lane County, strong leadership skills, excellent communication skills, and genuine care of each individual are the attributes to which Bess strives the most. Bess is a dedicated REALTOR® who combines her love for the industry with her passions for constant education and high client service. She considers a high standard of ethical practice as an important part of her role in serving her clients’ needs.
Among her many designations, Bess is a Certified Expert Negotiator (CNE) allowing her the ability to confidently and strongly represent buyers, sellers and investors so they reach their investment goals. As a veteran in the industry and a perennial top producing REALTOR® in the Eugene/Springfield area, Bess is consistently in the top 5% of sales associates locally. Past clients return year after year as well as refer their family and friends to Bess, because they value her attention to detail, excellent communication skills, superior customer service and her intuitive, honest, straight-forward approach.
Before getting into the real estate business, Bess owned a restaurant, was a vendor at Eugene’s Saturday Market, was a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) and an herbalist. After achieving the title “Licensed Real Estate Broker” in 1995, she continued to reach her potential and serve others outside of real estate by becoming a Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT), teaching diving in Cozumel Mexico, and a becoming a Certified Birth Doula (CD), along with volunteering on local boards such as Dance for a Reason and Doulas Supporting Teens.
Bess’ greatest accomplishments have been building a successful real estate company and practice with her loving husband and raising three beautiful children. She finds great joy spending time with her adorable grand daughters and is honored to be here to watch them all grow into strong and amazing individuals.
Scarlet Lee, Principal Broker, CCIM, CRS
Mobile: 541.953.5831 or Email Scarlet
As an almost 40 year veteran of real estate brokerage Scarlet Lee delivers on the idea that real estate and life should be rich, fulfilling adventures.
Scarlet possesses a rare combination of experience and credentials across a broad spectrum of real estate, including an active commercial practice which supports her residential work, financial and investment analysis, luxury residential sales & marketing and expert witness testimony. She has earned a reputation as a “fixer” who is not intimidated by difficult or complex matters in real estate.
Scarlet served as the Principal Broker for the Island of Lanai, a privately owned Hawaiian Island, for four years. She managed the resort sales, sales of historic plantation cottages and a full complement of commercial sales and leasing for the Island’s only community: Lanai City. This unusual experience has remarkable parallels to the project at hand in Oakridge. The varied real estate management and sales were in direct support of the Island’s “Branding” and were intended to foster economic growth and opportunity for the resident population.
Scarlet returned to the mainland when the entire standing resort inventory on Lanai was sold. Her varied current projects include tenant representation for a nationally traded company, residential sales in Eugene and expert analysis. Scarlet is a past president of the local Commercial Real Estate Group, CID and a long time board member for Habitat for Humanity, where she remains chairwoman of the Site Selection Committee.
First licensed in Oregon in 1978, Scarlet is among a handful of women branching into commercial and institutional real estate. Scarlet was awarded the coveted CCIM designation, the internationally recognized commercial standard of excellence, three decades ago when few women actively participated as experts in the analysis of commercial and investment properties.
Scarlet is a native Oregonian having spent much of her childhood in the ranch lands of central and eastern Oregon. At the tender age of 16, Scarlet began her college education in Southern Oregon, eventually completing the requirements for three degrees at the University of Oregon, including study in Biology, Fine Arts and Literature. She has also danced at a professional level with the San Francisco City Ballet as well as taught snow skiing.
Pamela Simons, Broker, Executive Assistant
Mobile: 541.743.3279 or Email Pamela
Licensed in Oregon, Pamela brings over 20 years of sales experience and several years of small business ownership to her skill set. She goes above and beyond to ensure that her clients are well taken care of. In addition to excellent customer care and professionalism, Pamela is highly responsive, detail-oriented and has a pleasant nature. A native to Eugene, when she’s not busy helping clients, she enjoys playing her viola, cycling, hiking, and spending time with her family.
Pamela is the “control center” of Equinox: management of documents, scheduling appointments, fielding incoming phone calls and directing them to the proper person. Pamela is our Licensed Executive Assistant and Chief Administrator employing her skills in project management and organization to create a finely-tuned real estate machine.