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Industrial Retail

The Evolution of Retail Ownership

May 30, 2019

The consumer retail sector continues to strategize around how to reposition physical stores to offset the growing demand of online shoppers. Many experts suggest that retailers have figured it out—companies understand the necessary steps to create a profitable retail experience. This strategy, however, could just be delaying the inevitable. Pop up shops and smaller stores may present a way to … Continue reading The Evolution of Retail Ownership

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Spotlight: New Developments in the Greater Portland Area

April 11, 2019

Strong demand and real estate fundamentals have continued to drive a development boom in the Greater Portland area. Interest from local, regional, and national tenants looking to expand and attract new talent has created a wave of projects across the city. The hospitality sector continues to lead the charge with office not far behind. Below we highlight some new projects … Continue reading Spotlight: New Developments in the Greater Portland Area

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The Transforming Workspace

March 14, 2019

The ideal office space is an ever-evolving concept. Large, swanky offices that can double as a bar, as seen on Mad Men, are a thing of the past. Private offices with bulky desks and built-in shelves for three-ring binders are out. The corner office inevitably housing the CEO is no longer a given. The walls are coming down. Unassigned work … Continue reading The Transforming Workspace

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2017 Tax Reform Impact

February 28, 2019

The tax reform bill entitled “Tax Cuts and Job Act (TCJA)” that passed in December of 2017 represents the most sweeping reforms since the tax act of 1986. The new measures are set to have a significant impact on both individuals and businesses. The bill will lower income tax rates for most individual tax payers, double the estate tax exemption … Continue reading 2017 Tax Reform Impact

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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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