Category: Insights

Downtown Portland

Maine Capital Markets 2022 Mid-Year Update

August 31, 2022

Capital Markets 2022 Mid-Year Update By Chris Paszyc, CCIM, SIOR – Partner, Broker Here at The Boulos Company, and in Maine in general for the first half of 2022, investment sale volume has TRIPLED when compared to the first half of 2021!  While we like to think we’re unique here in Maine, these phenomenal results mirror a national trend.  However, … Continue reading Maine Capital Markets 2022 Mid-Year Update

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Lewiston-Auburn Multifamily Report

July 27, 2022

Lewiston-Auburn Multifamily Market Update By Noah Stebbins, Associate Broker The multi-family market is always evolving. Rising interest rates, inflation, and government policies have caused some commercial real estate investors to re-trade or pull out of deals altogether, as they navigate the tumultuous economic environment we find ourselves in. However, the ballooning costs in the for-sale housing market hasn’t slowed down … Continue reading Lewiston-Auburn Multifamily Report

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Construction Costs and the Impact on the Commercial Real Estate Market

July 11, 2022

Caitlin Burke, Senior Associate It is no secret that new construction in today’s market is more costly than it has been in recent memory. According to a report released in February 2022 from the US Census Bureau, construction costs went up by 17.5% from 2020 to 2021. It reported that it is the largest spike in this data from year … Continue reading Construction Costs and the Impact on the Commercial Real Estate Market

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Downtown Portland Class A Office 2022 Mid-Year Update

June 28, 2022

Downtown Portland Class-A Office Update By Samantha Marinko, Associate In January of each year, we publish a report which provides an overview of the commercial real estate market in Maine. We highlight significant projects and trends and conduct a comprehensive analysis of the vacancy rates of office buildings, with a particular focus on the 25 Class A office buildings in … Continue reading Downtown Portland Class A Office 2022 Mid-Year Update

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45 Forest Ave Office Conversion Project

Office Conversion Projects And A Plan to Make Them Affordable

May 31, 2022

Nate Stevens, Partner, Broker When discussing the current and future status of the commercial real estate market, no topic is more heavily debated and difficult to predict than the office market.  With the pandemic-driven rise of working-from-home and subsequent implementation of hybrid work models, it could be months or years before we understand the full effect of this trend on … Continue reading Office Conversion Projects And A Plan to Make Them Affordable

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2 Howe Drive

Build It and They Will Come

April 8, 2022

Roger Dieker, Partner “Build it and they will come.”  The line made famous by Kevin Costner’s 1989 classic film, Field of Dreams, is finding new relevance in the post pandemic commercial real estate world.  The demand for industrial warehouse space is driving rents 40% higher in 2022 than the 2019 pre-pandemic rates.  As a result of the sustained imbalance between … Continue reading Build It and They Will Come

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A Message from Drew Sigfridson | 2022 Maine Commercial Real Estate Market Outlook

A Message from our Managing Director

January 13, 2022

2021:  A Pivotal Year Drew Sigfridson, SIOR, Managing Director Originally featured in our 2022 Greater Portland Market Outlook. What will 2021 be remembered for? COVID-19 and the Delta variant? Masks vs. no masks?  Vaccine or no vaccine? Record fast distribution of vaccines for those who wanted it? The year that the validity of our elections was questioned? The U.S. Capitol stormed? … Continue reading A Message from our Managing Director

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Portland Maine Office Market Overview | 2022 Maine Commercial Real Estate Market Outlook

The Office Market Outlook

January 13, 2022

Office Market Overview: 2022 The Greater Portland Office Market has remained resilient over the past couple years, as evidenced in our survey last year. We had all hoped for a return to some normalcy in the office market in 2021, but as the pandemic continues, so does the uncertainty of its impact on office space. Here at The Boulos Company, … Continue reading The Office Market Outlook

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269-279 Center Street, Auburn | Sold by Chris Paszyc

Capital Markets Overview

January 27, 2022

Maine’s 2022 Capital Markets Outlook: GENERAL TRENDS  In last year’s Market Outlook, we stated that given the savory ingredients of abundant liquidity, low cost of capital, wider yield spreads, and rebounding asset value appreciation, we expected investor appetites to acquire more commercial real estate (CRE) in 2021 to return to the insatiable pre-COVID levels, albeit with some sectors faring better … Continue reading Capital Markets Overview

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The Downs: Innovation District

Industrial Market Outlook

January 27, 2022

March 2022 Maine Industrial Market Update: In the first quarter of 2022, Maine’s industrial market has, by and large, played out as most have expected. Out-of-state investment in the industrial market (and in Maine’s CRE markets in general) continues to grow, as lease rates trend closer to double digits in Greater Portland and the Lewiston/Auburn market. Vacancy rates continue to … Continue reading Industrial Market Outlook

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Southern Maine CRE Predictions by Jessica Estes

Southern Maine CRE Predictions

January 27, 2022

Maine’s economy has been unsettled over the past 20 months, much like the rest of the United States. But unlike the rest of the country, Maine, and more specifically, Cumberland and York Counties, have unique challenges and opportunities. Coming economic shifts will impact commercial real estate, as the built environment adapts to changes in how we live, work, and play. … Continue reading Southern Maine CRE Predictions

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353 Water Street, Augusta

Central Maine Commercial Real Estate Market Update: 2022

January 27, 2022

Augusta Market Update After a bumpy 2020, the second half of 2021 has seen a revived interest in the Augusta office market. In October, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (IFW) leased 43,000± SF of Class A office space at 353 Water Street. The transaction marked the largest office lease deal in Central Maine since the onset of … Continue reading Central Maine Commercial Real Estate Market Update: 2022

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