Our Team



How you leave people feeling after having an experience with you becomes your trademark. ~ Jay Danzie

You know those people who just seem to make good things happen, almost effortlessly? That's Tessa Gold. When it comes to real estate, Tessa is a fierce and respected presence in the market who knows how to deliver a winning deal. She is a consistent award winner and top producer with a track record of success. She understands the importance of moving strategically and effectively in a competitive market, and has the territory and community on lock. Tessa personally does all the homework to ensure the best outcomes for her clients — so whether you’re a buyer or a seller — you can have full confidence in her ability to reach your goal.

Tessa doesn't just own a house in Lake Oswego. She’s immersed in the Lake Oswego community. It’s where her kids go to school. It’s her neighborhood, and no one knows it better.  Need a friend for your 7-year old daughter who loves to dance? She knows a family. Need the best place to have wine and hors d’oeuvres on a Thursday afternoon? She has an address on hand. Tessa nurtures and builds connections with an uncommon attentiveness and intuition—the way she connects people is a gift. 

Tessa’s experience allows her to find the home that’s best for her clients every time: whether that’s a luxury estate in a suburban neighborhood or a modern property in downtown Portland. Finding that right fit is extremely important to her because meeting and exceeding her client’s goals is her main objective.

  • Closed over $23,000,000 in 2017
  • Total List to Sales Price Ratio: 99.2%
  • Sold 100% of listings taken
  • In the Top 10 Agents for total unit sales volume in all of Lake Oswego 2017
  • In the Top 4 Agents for total unit sales volume in 97034 (Southside) 2017
  • John L. Scott Lake Oswego Office Top Producer 2017
  • PMAR Masters Circle Diamond Platinum Member  
  • Presidents Gold Award 2016
  • Presidents Elite Award 2015


Show value, create an experience, and always strive to exceed people’s expectations. ~ Shep Hyken

Born and raised in Portland, Rich Hildreth knows the city and it’s surroundings like the back of his hand. He can describe the nuances between SE Portland’s lower Division neighborhood and the family-friendly Sellwood/Moreland area, and knows which Portland neighborhood would be the best fit for you and your lifestyle. Through Rich’s extensive network, he often finds himself the common connection among many ages and demographics. His deep roots provide the foundation of a network that keeps him in the know about the market and its momentum. He comes from a legacy of real estate investors. And that legacy isn't lost on him. Rich is a top producer on the Tessa Gold Properties team and has been recognized as a President’s Award winner.

Before Rich learned the real estate ropes, he learned people. Listening comes easy, and he hears even the things you're not saying but wish you could. Rich quickly gets to the motivators. It's this innate talent and sharpened skill that makes him the best negotiator —   because he knows what each side wants and can bring about a resolution that optimizes your priorities while meeting theirs. 

Rich is passionate about his neighborhood in SE Portland’s Westmoreland and his city as a whole. You can find him regularly at Westmoreland park with his daughter or out listening to live music and taking in an amazing meal at one of Portland’s amazing restaurants — and he’s always happy to share local secrets. He often finds himself on the beaches in Gearhart, digging in the sand with his kids, grilling up some local oysters, and having a glass of wine on the deck with his wife. It’s his family that keeps him level. 

Freshly recharged, he’s right back to making sure your every need is met — usually before you even realize you need anything.

  • Closed over $6,400,000 in 2017
  • Presidents Award 2017

"Tessa and Rich’s extensive skills in negotiation and communication set them apart from most their peers. They worked together seamlessly to ensure that our offer was exactly what the sellers were looking for. We were competing against six other offers and somehow Rich and Tessa managed to win us the house, even though we weren’t the highest bidder. It was through their diligence, metered research, industry relationships and exceptional communication with all parties that we landed our dream house. We will without a doubt be using Tessa and Rich again for all of our real estate needs."  — Steve and Jennifer B.