Ladd C. McGowan

NorWest Business Sales

4242 SE Schiller Street

Portland, OR 97206

Company Overview

NorWest Business Sales has been selling "Main Street" businesses for 26 years. We specialize in Business sales, Appraisal and Valuation. Our target market is businesses that range $100,000 to $5,000,000 selling price. We are all licensed business intermediaries and real estate brokers.

Services Offered

NorWest Business Sales has a professionally trained staff qualified to do Machinery and Equipment appraisals as well as Business Appraisals. WE SERVE ALL OF OREGON AND WASHINGTON WITH EMPHASIS IN THE GREATER PORTLAND/VANCOUVER AREA. NORWEST BUSINESS SALES, MERGER & ACQUISITIONS is a 26 year old Business Sales and Consulting firm representing Sellers and Buyers in the transfer of businesses resulting in transactions worth millions of dollars. Our Experience, Professionalism and Confidentiality are your best assets when it comes to selling your business.

Broker Profile

The founder and principal broker of NorWest Business Sales, Inc. Ladd C. McGowan, is a veteran in the business brokerage industry. His resume’ includes the founding and ownership of day a care center, insurance brokerage, full service restaurant, light haul trucking and a private vocational school. In the process of owning these companies, he has had a direct hands-on experience of accounting, marketing, budgeting, tax planning, staff supervision and training and client relations as well as selling. After selling his last business in 1983, he realized how much he enjoyed the process and immediately began obtaining the appropriate education and certification to become a successful business broker. He knew that simply being a business broker wasn’t enough, so in the 24 years as a professional he has obtained the necessary credentials to be credited as a Certified Business Intermediary, Senior Business Analyst, Certified Business Counselor and which sets him apart from most others in the industry. To add to his expertise, Ladd holds an Oregon and Washington Real Estate license. Ladd and his support staff provide the highest quality of service and professionalism to their clients. There is simply no comparison between an educated and qualified business broker and a “general commercial Realtor or agent”.

Areas Served

Oregon and Washington


IBBA; Certified Business Counselor; Certified Business Intermediary; Senior Business Analyst; Certified Machinery & Equipment appraiser.

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