Category: Insights

Lewiston-Auburn Mid-Year Market Outlook

July 27, 2021

Noah Stebbins, Associate Lewiston-Auburn has emerged as a popular market for developers and businesses, as motivated city officials aim to spur new development. Although new development initiatives in both cities are focused on addressing the housing shortage, there are several notable projects that will transform each city and businesses have taken notice. Local and national companies of all types continue … Continue reading Lewiston-Auburn Mid-Year Market Outlook

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Mid-Year Update: Downtown Class A Office Space

June 30, 2021

  Samantha Marinko, Associate In January, The Boulos Company released the 2021 Annual Market Outlook, which gives an overview of Maine’s commercial real estate market. The numbers spoke and the effect of the pandemic was evident, particularly when considering the vacancy rate in Class A office buildings in downtown Portland. However, the last six months suggest that the winds may … Continue reading Mid-Year Update: Downtown Class A Office Space

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Rising Construction Costs and Challenges in 2021

May 27, 2021

Brice O’Connor, Associate Broker Whether you are working on a multi-million dollar commercial development, an office buildout, or simply remodeling your home, you have likely experienced the increasing costs and challenges of the construction process in 2021. Material and labor costs rose sharply through 2020 and continue to climb early in 2021. A report published by Verisk Analytics showed that … Continue reading Rising Construction Costs and Challenges in 2021

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Retail on Wheels: The Value of Drive-Thrus

May 26, 2021

Joseph Italiaander, Associate Broker Originally featured in our 2021 Greater Portland Market Outlook. 2020 has been an unprecedented year in every way, shape, and form. In just nine months, the COVID-19 pandemic has structurally impacted the world in ways that could not have been imagined a year ago, and commercial real estate is no exception to shifting trends. The retail … Continue reading Retail on Wheels: The Value of Drive-Thrus

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Lewiston-Auburn Market Overview: 2021

May 10, 2021

Insights Lewiston-Auburn Market Overview: 2021 Noah Stebbins, Associate Originally featured in our 2021 Greater Portland Market Outlook. In recent years, Lewiston-Auburn has benefited from numerous development projects, and investors continue to remain bullish on downtown and surrounding areas. Although 2020 has been a challenging year for most, Lewiston-Auburn has remained a popular market for developers and businesses alike, and there … Continue reading Lewiston-Auburn Market Overview: 2021

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Augusta Market Overview 2021

May 10, 2021

Insights Augusta Market Overview: 2021 Nick Lucas, Associate Broker Originally featured in our 2021 Greater Portland Market Outlook. Augusta The revitalization efforts in downtown Augusta had another successful year, with some key projects completed in 2020. There has been significant demand for quality, modern housing in Augusta over the last several years and one project in particular sufficed that demand. … Continue reading Augusta Market Overview 2021

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Cannabis & Commercial Real Estate Overview 2021

May 7, 2021

Insights Cannabis & Commercial Real Estate: 2021 Noah Stebbins, Associate Originally featured in our 2021 Greater Portland Market Outlook. Like it or not, the marijuana industry has arrived. In Maine all signs point to growth, slowly but surely. Marijuana policy has been changing rapidly across state lines in recent years. Currently, there are 17 states, including the District of Columbia, … Continue reading Cannabis & Commercial Real Estate Overview 2021

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Capital Markets Overview: 2021

May 7, 2021

Insights Capital Markets Overview: 2021 Chris Paszyc, Broker & Partner Originally featured in our 2021 Greater Portland Market Outlook. In last year’s Market Outlook, I said that there was a growing consensus that the commercial real estate market had peaked in the cycle and was experiencing a deceleration. However, indicators pointed to a soft landing and it looked like we … Continue reading Capital Markets Overview: 2021

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The Burgeoning Appeal of Pineland Farms

May 7, 2021

The Burgeoning Appeal of Pineland Farms By Chris Romano Originally a state-run facility, Pineland Center was officially closed in 1996. It sat vacant for several years until 2000, when the Libra Foundation purchased the campus and surrounding farms and embarked upon a full-scale renovation project resulting in the burgeoning professional and recreational site that it is today. Tucked into the … Continue reading The Burgeoning Appeal of Pineland Farms

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Who is Signing Your Lease?

April 23, 2021

Who is Signing Your Lease? Jessica Estes, Partner & Designated Broker If you own commercial property, the importance of having financially viable tenants in your property cannot be overstated. Obviously, a stronger tenant is more likely to pay rent and pay it on time – but the financial health of your tenant also impacts your ability to get favorable terms in … Continue reading Who is Signing Your Lease?

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