Background & Experience

As a Partner in the company, Ken Griggs has been in the real estate investment industry since 1984. Since joining Norris, Beggs & Simpson in 1993, Ken has originated billions in finance transactions throughout the U.S with a primary focus in the Northwest. Ken became President of NBS Financial in 2011, and serves on the Board of Directors for Norris, Beggs & Simpson Companies. In addition, he is responsible for a servicing portfolio in excess of $2 billion on behalf of 25 correspondent lenders.

Ken has achieved recognition as the company’s Top Producer and received the Finance Officer of the Year Award multiple times. He also received the President’s Award for Distinguished Service from OMBA. Ken serves on the board for the national Mortgage Bankers Association Commercial Board of Governors and is a past president of the Oregon Mortgage Bankers Association. He is a trustee on the Oregon State University Foundation Board, Executive Board Member of the PSU Center for Real Estate Advisory Board, sits on the State Farm Correspondent Advisory Council, Woodmen Correspondent Advisory Council, Genworth Advisory Board, Symetra Advisory Board, and is active in numerous community organizations.

Ken has served as the Oregon Chapter President of the Counselors of Real Estate.


Ken earned his degree from Oregon State University with an emphasis in Finance and Computer Science.

Professional Affiliations

  • Counselors of Real Estate (CRE)
  • National Association of Realtors
  • National Mortgage Bankers Assoc.
  • Oregon Mortgage Bankers Assoc.
  • Oregon State University Foundation Board
  • Portland State Centers for Real Estate
  • Waverley Country Club
  • Astoria Golf and Country Club
  • University Club