Category: Insights

Capital Markets Outlook

February 14, 2019

National Trends Despite a rising interest rate environment, investment in national commercial real estate year-to-date was $394.2 billion, up 10.6% from a year ago. For context, 2015 had the largest volume of transaction activity—$569 billion—since the 2009 bottom ($69 billion). 2017 was slower ($487 billion) than 2016 ($511 billion) due to fewer properties available for sale. In this current cycle, … Continue reading Capital Markets Outlook

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The Boulos Company Adds to Growing Brokerage Team

February 6, 2019

PORTLAND, Maine and PORTSMOUTH, NH — The Boulos Company, Northern New England’s largest commercial real estate firm serving owners, investors, and tenants throughout Maine and New Hampshire, has hired John Meador as Associate Broker. Meador, who joined the Boulos team in January, will provide the firm’s clients in Maine, New Hampshire, and Northern Massachusetts with expertise in investment sales, leasing … Continue reading The Boulos Company Adds to Growing Brokerage Team

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Office Relocation Tips

January 30, 2019

OK, we’re moving. Now what? Once it becomes evident that your current location no longer supports your  business operations and you’ve made the difficult decision to search for new space, the journey is just beginning. There is no way to overstate the enormity of this task, and your team will be asked to perform many extra duties. If you take … Continue reading Office Relocation Tips

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The Boulos Company and CBRE Affiliation Will End December 31, 2018

December 5, 2018

PORTLAND, Maine — November 29, 2018 — The family of companies comprising CBRE | The Boulos Company, CBRE | Portsmouth, and CBRE | Boulos Asset Management — collectively Northern New England’s largest commercial real estate firm serving owners, investors, and tenants throughout Maine and seacoast New Hampshire —announced that its affiliation agreement with national real estate firm CBRE Inc., will … Continue reading The Boulos Company and CBRE Affiliation Will End December 31, 2018

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Assessing Your Assessment

October 19, 2018

Are You Overpaying On Property Taxes? Property tax has a significant financial impact on owning or leasing commercial real estate. Often property owners deem their real estate taxes as fixed and irrefutable. In the case that your assessment is low, don’t move a muscle and hope the Town doesn’t catch wind. In the case that your assessment is higher than … Continue reading Assessing Your Assessment

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September 12, 2018

How The Right Workplace Can Help Your Recruiting Efforts As of August, the unemployment rate was 2.4% in Cumberland County, Maine. At this level, economists will tell you that everyone who wants a job has one. So attracting talent means, in most cases, attracting people who already have jobs. It also means that for many companies, attracting and keeping talent … Continue reading Build-To-Recruit

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July 11, 2018

4 Factors to Consider When Choosing Office Location Portland is the economic epicenter and most densely populated city in Maine.This area of Greater Portland, especially downtown Portland, has become a desirable office location for many businesses. Although Portland has many benefits for businesses and their employees, it’s important to examine all options when deciding the best location for your office. … Continue reading URBAN VERSUS SUBURBAN

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Let’s Meet!

August 6, 2018

The Right Way to Start a Business Relationship Business relationships by nature are created out of necessity and utility—a task that needs completing. When starting a new business relationship, the most important (and a sometimes underrated) part of the process is meeting in person. While it’s possible to work together while skipping this step, it can lead to problems of … Continue reading Let’s Meet!

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June 16, 2018

How Start-ups Can Benefit From Subleasing Maine is the home to a plethora of creative minds—entrepreneurs, artists, techies, chefs—it’s a melting pot of talent from all facets nestled comfortably in the northeast corner of New England. With these creative minds comes new and interesting business ventures, ventures that need space to do all of this creating. Your start-up may not … Continue reading START-UP SEEKING SPACE FOR SUBLEASE

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May 5, 2018

What Opportunity Zones Mean For Investing The pricing that buildings have been trading at over the last 12-18 months has been at such a high level, many commercial real estate property owners are thinking: “Is now the time to sell?” The main concern has been where to reinvest the funds received without paying taxes on any gain from the sale. … Continue reading OPPORTUNITY AWAITS

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