Welcome to equitect.com

My name is Joe Scharf and I am the founding president of Equitect Ltd., a commercial and investment real estate advisory company with experience throughout the West.

Equitect is a team of investment brokers, analysts, asset managers and support staff. I am the lead investment property broker and, relying heavily on the incredible life experience of each, we work as a team providing unique and custom advisory services to a relatively tight client base throughout the NW.

I’m part of the fourth generation of a family of real estate brokers, investors, developers, builders and operators. As it is with most, my upbringing was one of unique experience and environment. My management and construction experience began with our family partnerships in my late teen years, I founded a development company in 1999 and throughout the past 20+ years have planned for what a brokerage could be.

I have envisioned and built this firm striving to comprehensively understand your needs, objectives, assets and operations from the earliest point of contact. In turn, we feel our approach enables us to provide advisory services that are simply and truly un-matched within the markets in which we thrive.

All of our business is referral and relationship based. We are not a franchise – as most of the names in our industry are. Our model is not reliant on sales volume and we do not pursue a client relationship unless we are confident that our role is one in which we will add value to yours in a meaningful way.

Whether considering a purchase, sale or referral now or setting a strategy for your future please keep us in mind. Share some client, goal or operating detail if you’re able. We’d appreciate the opportunity to prove ourselves when the time comes and are inherently driven towards your long-term objectives.

The fundamentals of our organization are not driven by commission or any other fee structure. Our agency contracts will always provide for a separation of ways without obligation whether due to dissatisfaction or change of strategy. We do well for ourselves and our families by staying our own course and doing things differently.

I am confident in our ability to remain profitable by capitalizing on the wealth to which we contribute on behalf of our clients, partners and associates. We share in the financial success of our clients by earning your trust – proving our worth, our value, day in and day out.

We are available anytime to discuss strategy, valuation and opportunities mostly because we enjoy nothing more than being a part of the success of our clients and neighbors. We are always discreet, good on a handshake, and proven effective when called upon. You have my word absolutely.


Joseph R. Scharf

“The best salespeople don’t chase the moth with a flame. They give you exactly what you want in the form that best gets you into the positions and risk that you seek.”

Credit: Some dude at Goldman Sachs


1031 Exchange

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The brokers at Equitect are expert negotiators in the sale of primary and alternative market property. From manufactured and RV parks, apartments, plex’s, retail, commercial, office and industrial. If we are not your best option for representation then we know who might be and pride ourselves in ensuring expert service to our investment and owner-user…


Equitect representatives take pride in representing building owners as we would (and do) our own properties. Each property and market is unique and our experience shows through our history of representing tenants and landlords in multi-family lease-up, renewal, option, tenant notification and negotiations. Contact us 24/7 with your scenario and let us earn your business.


Our team have great experience in advising developers, land and building owners, rehab, re-positioning and agricultural producers. Whether you are challenged with preparing for a disposition, recapitalization, financing, development or some combination of any or all, we are adept at assessing, analyzing and defining many options for both unique and standard property types. Whether complicated…


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