Our Team

Our team has over 25 years experience and a thorough knowledge of the area’s unique real-estate market. 

Kevin Litle


Kevin Litle brings extensive property management experience to the Pearl Property Management team. He is a principal with Pearl Property Management and manages all tenant and client services. Kevin took over the operation of local developer Robert Ball’s Portland property management company in 1995 and is responsible for management of all company properties. He has also been an integral part of the Robert Ball Companies development team as a key operations manager, financial analyst and controller. 

Kevin has an in-depth knowledge of homeowner associations and a working relationship with Portland’s most established association management companies. As a member of the Pearl Property Management team, Kevin has an extensive knowledge of the unique rental market in the Pearl and downtown neighborhoods providing a proximity to clients and tenants that other management companies cannot offer. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys attending concerts, collecting music, running, and is an avid pro tennis and college basketball fan.

Grant Jones


Grant Jones began his real estate career as a sales assistant at The Wyatt, a 245 unit condominium development of the Robert Ball Companies team. Grant obtained his license to sell real estate in Oregon and joined Pearl Property Management. Grant helped grow the company to a highly successful, full service property management company for owners of condominium units. During the Great Recession, Grant helped position the company to help struggling owners rent their properties, allowing those owners greater financial freedom. 

Grant has exceptional knowledge of sales and rental inventory in the downtown core markets and continues to make Pearl Property management a market success. He currently serves on the advisory Board of the Rosemary Anderson School for expelled and at-risk students. He also enjoys architecture, golfing, and has a passion for automobiles.

Robert Ball


Robert Ball is one of Portland’s leading developers and has been a successful real estate investor, developer, manager, and owner. He brings a unique combination of development talent and experience in land planning, entitlement processing, market and feasibility analysis, design and construction, and the essential operational components of real estate investment. Robert negotiates and manages acquisitions, property analysis, development profitability forecasts, acquisition feasibility, market conditions, property due diligence, and overall project and real estate product concepts. His career has spanned over 25 years, creating large scale projects along with the formation of real estate development, sales, and management companies.

Robert volunteers as a reserve police officer for the Portland Police Bureau and holds the rank of Commander. He was awarded the Police Medal (for an act of valor,) two Distinguished Service Awards from the Oregon Peace Officers Association, and many other commendations and citations. He has served on Portland’s Charter Commission, several nonprofit boards, and has been active in civic, neighborhood and community projects. He won the 1997 NW Examiner Award for Public Safety and was listed on the Business Journal’s prestigious 40 Under 40 list for outstanding leadership in business and civic affairs.  He was appointed by Governor Kate Brown and is currently Chair of Oregon’s Criminal Justice Commission.