Category: Insights

Office Trends: Looking Forward

April 1, 2021

  Insights Office Trends: Looking Forward John Finegan, Associate Originally featured in our 2021 Greater Portland Market Outlook. COVID-19 has had an enormous impact on the way each of us work and live and an attendant effect on the office market. Landlords and tenants have been forced to navigate these uncertainties as best they can. In this article, we note … Continue reading Office Trends: Looking Forward

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Temporary Benefits of the SBA 504 Loan

March 30, 2021

Round two of the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) opened on Monday, January 11, 2021. Within the bill is a $284 billion pool to help struggling businesses survive the pandemic. The bill includes temporary alterations to the SBA 504 Loan, a government-backed loan program designed to provide financing to small and medium-sized businesses to promote economic growth and job creation.

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Workplace Reentry Survey New Hampshire

The Boulos Company Releases New Hampshire’s COVID Office Impact Survey Entitled: Where’s New Hampshire Working?

March 25, 2021

The Boulos Company] has released its “Where’s New Hampshire Working?” survey which explores the impact of COVID-19 on the commercial office market. The survey, conducted December 2020 through February 2021 provides a snapshot of the local response to the pandemic. More than 60 New Hampshire professionals from a range of industries answered questions about working from home, productivity, office reentry plans, and more.

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Spring 2021 N.H. Seacoast Market Report

March 26, 2021

In the past month, an optimistic undertone is starting to creep into conversations with clients, family, and friends. The usual anticipation of spring has a whole new meaning this year when coupled with the vaccination rollout and being able to point to progress on the battle against COVID-19.

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Outer Forest

March 26, 2021

Once a hub for gas stations and automobile service centers, the Forest Avenue corridor has become a heavily-trafficked gateway to downtown Portland, home to restaurants, retailers, nonprofits, and more. Off-peninsula neighborhoods, such as Forest Avenue, have become a draw for businesses seeking relief from expensive downtown rents. For at least a decade, Forest Avenue and Woodford’s Corner…

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The 2021 Greater Portland Office Market Overview

February 11, 2021

It should be no surprise to anyone that the Greater Portland office market was affected by the pandemic in 2020. When The Boulos Company began our annual market survey of 12 million square feet across 350 Class A and Class B office buildings, we didn’t know what to expect.

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The 2021 Greater Portland Industrial Market Update

January 27, 2021

The 2020 overview of Maine’s industrial market looks a lot like 2019’s—strong tenant demand, lack of supply, and an incredibly sought-after investment market. But there is one notable difference. Demand increased even more in 2020, due to COVID-19.

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Workplace Re-entry in Maine

Re-Entering the Workplace: What is the Best Strategy for Your Business?

December 28, 2020

  The Boulos Company has been on the frontlines of commercial real estate since 1975. We have been helping businesses to make smart real estate decisions ever since then. In the wake of COVID-19, we have developed a step-by-step approach to help businesses to understand the effect of COVID-19 on their space, to get the most out of their staff, … Continue reading Re-Entering the Workplace: What is the Best Strategy for Your Business?

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Portland Referendum Spotlight: Minimum Wage and Rent Control

December 9, 2020

Author:  John Finegan, Associate The below was written as a cheat sheet for two referenda that will have an immediate impact on Portland business owners and landlords, Minimum Wage and Rent Control. The goal of this cheat sheet is to give readers a brief synopsis of these referenda and how they function, and present the information in a more palatable … Continue reading Portland Referendum Spotlight: Minimum Wage and Rent Control

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How COVID-19 Affected Commercial Lending

November 17, 2020

  In many ways, the beginning of 2020 was the best of times for commercial lenders – stable rates, lots of deal flow and few loan delinquencies. That would quickly deteriorate by March/April due to the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic, to one of the worst public health and economic crises in modern history. “Coming into the pandemic, the bank was busier … Continue reading How COVID-19 Affected Commercial Lending

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