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Otak, Incorporated

Professional History


Founding Partner, Otak, Incorporated, Lake Oswego, OR, 1981-2011. Nawzad Othman's page said of this company: "In 1981, Nawzad co-founded Otak ( and built the company in to one of Oregon's largest architecture, engineering, design, and planning firms with over 400 employees in Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Colorado, and Abu Dhabi, UAE. Under Nawzad's leadership Otak developed a reputation as one of the finest multi-disciplinary firms in the region. Otak International's Abu Dhabi office grew to more than 120 staff working on projects with development value at over 3 billion dollars." (See, "Nawzad Othman," accessed 03/07/2019.)

Chief Executive Officer, Columbia Pacific, LLC, Portland, OR, 1999- . His page said of Columbia Pacific: "Development management services, Washington and Oregon. Major project is $100M, mixed use Vancouvercenter project in Vancouver Washington." (See, "Nawzad Othman," accessed 03/07/2019.)

Chief Executive Officer, Othman Group, Portland, OR, Erbil, Iraq, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 07/2013- . Othman;s said of this venture: "The Othman well positioned to help companies enter new markets or expand their presence in the United States and the Middle East. Nawzad and his associates have significant expertise in a variety of fields including energy, water, real estate, agriculture, technology, infrastructure, and construction. The firm also advises business's on potential acquisition of, and investments in, operating companies and other opportunities, including real estate." (See, "Nawzad Othman," accessed 03/07/2019.)

Managing Partner, OPCO, Erbil, Iraq, 07/2013- . Again, Othman's page said of OPCO: "OPCO is an Iraqi company established in Erbil, Iraq and affiliated with its US sister companies, The Othman Group and Columbia Pacific. The firm will partner and consult with International companies in targeted industries, including agriculture, manufacturing, energy, infrastructure , housing, tourism and human resources." (See, "Nawzad Othman," accessed 03/07/2019.)



Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, South Dakota State Unviersity, Brookings, SD.

Master of Arts, Urban and Regional Studies, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN.

PCAD id: 8220