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Whether we’re helping Bristol Seafood find a new retail production facility for their Maine-based seafood company, finding the perfect site for a new campus for Northeastern University, or helping Torrington Properties expand their investment property portfolio, we find our clients the commercial properties that work for them and enable their business to achieve the results they need.
In August of 2021, IDEALS, the non-profit institute tasked with finding a location for a new campus for the Roux Institute, was looking for a site in Portland to establish their new campus, but according to Executive Director Charles E. Hewitt, “[they] looked seriously at a lot of sites, made offers on several, but encountered owners who were really only in it for their own gain.”
That’s when IDEALS turned to the Boulos Company for help. They had a list of things they were looking for in a potential site, and only a few parcels in the Portland area could fit their requirements. Tony McDonald, a Boulos partner advising IDEALS, thought outside of the box: instead of looking at properties for sale, he turned to Google Earth aerial views just to see where the project might fit.
“Forget about who owns it, was it for sale or not. I just started looking for what Roux wanted: aesthetically pleasing, close to downtown and easy to get in and out of. That’s when I realized it was B&M.”
Tony drew on over a decade of experience and familiarity with the owners of B&M, who weren’t even selling the property, once they realized the offer was serious, the deal closed quickly.
“We were looking for an iconic location to establish a Maine legacy of innovative high tech and biopharma excellence to underpin the excellent work that the Roux Institute and its partners were already doing. We found it.”
– Charles E. Hewitt, Executive Director at IDEALS