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46 minutes | 10 days ago
#17: Josh Benthien on the Business Philosophies Behind Northland Enterprises
In this episode, guest-host, Partner and Designated Broker Jessica Estes sits down with Josh Benthien, CEO and Partner of Northland Enterprises. Based in Portland, Maine, Northland specializes in commercial real estate development, including new construction, historic renovations and build to suit projects. Northland has been developing and managing commercial real estate throughout Maine, upstate New York and Vermont since 2001. Significant projects include the Baxter Library redevelopment, the Elks Lodge on outer Congress Street, and the former Century Tire site that is now Century Plaza on Marginal Way. Discover Josh’s business philosophy, what project he is most proud of, and his views on how the pandemic will impact real estate going forward.
68 minutes | a month ago
#16: Jonathan Cohen on Real Estate, Responding to COVID, and Taking Care of Your People
In this episode, host Greg Boulos sits down with Jonathan Cohen, a key commercial real estate developer of Portland's Eastern Waterfront and President and CEO of AD&W Architectural Doors & Windows. Jonathan invests in and develops many prominent properties around Greater Portland, including both WEX World Headquarters Buildings, the Residential Condos at 10 Exchange Street, and the Ocean Gateway Parking Garage. Tune in to hear Jonathan discuss his transition from family business to commercial real estate investment, the mentors and principles that have guided the success of his career, and the strategies he employs to help his tenants adjust to the effects of COVID-19.
31 minutes | 2 months ago
In this episode, guest-host Nate Stevens sits down with Bill Stauffer, Principal of Storrey Industries and Executive Vice President and Co-Founder of Eco-Story LED Lighting. Storrey Industries owns and operates commercial and residential property in the Greater Portland area as well as in Seattle, Washington. Beyond his business and real estate dealings, Bill is involved in numerous non-profits, including Freedom Story, Oceanside Conservation Trust of Casco Bay, and Mechanics Hall. In Nate Steven’s words, Bill is a true renaissance man. Discover how Bill first got involved in real estate, what building he is most proud of, and his views on how the pandemic will affect real estate going forward.
57 minutes | 4 months ago
In this episode, host Greg Boulos sits down with Dana Totman, President and CEO of Avesta Housing. Avesta Housing is a nonprofit affordable housing provider whose mission is to improve lives and strengthen communities by promoting and providing quality affordable homes for people in need. Avesta has seen significant growth over the past 20 years growing from 800 units to over 2,900 units. Discover how Dana determines which sites to develop into affordable housing, his advice on getting into the development business, and his passion for climbing mountains.
33 minutes | 5 months ago
In this episode, guest host and Managing Director Drew Sigfridson talks with Peter Michaud, a real estate developer, and Managing Partner of M&R Holdings, Cross Road Holdings, and Maine Properties. Peter has been involved in numerous single-family and multi-family developments across Greater Portland, including The Downs, a 524 acre mixed-use community located in Scarborough, Maine. Discover how Peter made the move from the snack food industry to real estate development, his views on partnerships and how the Innovation District at The Downs came about. Recorded and Produced by AV Technik.
39 minutes | 6 months ago
In this episode, guest host and Managing Director Drew Sigfridson talks with Jonathan Culley, a real estate developer, and founder of Redfern Properties. Redfern Properties is a real estate development company focused on developing innovative residential properties across Portland. Notable projects include The Hiawatha, 89 Anderson Street, Munjoy Heights and West End Heights. A Maine native, Jonathan has extensive business, investment and real estate expertise. Discover how Jonathan approaches development projects, his input on partnerships, and his advice for people just getting into real estate development.
47 minutes | 7 months ago
In this episode, guest host and Designated Broker Jessica Estes talks with Maine real estate investor, Matt Hancock. Matt is a Maine native, who after exiting his family’s lumber business, turned his focus to commercial real estate. Matt has owned many interesting properties in Maine including the Mt. Abram Ski Resort and the Lewiston Gateway Complex. Discover why Matt looks north-west when investing, why he loves college towns, and his perspective on being a great landlord. Recorded and Produced by AV Technik.
26 minutes | 10 months ago
In this episode, guest host Chris Paszyc talks with Kevin Mattson, president of Dirigo Capital Advisors, LLC, a real estate investment and development group. Kevin has been a leader and visionary in Maine’s real estate development community for over two decades. During that time, he has overseen the execution of many large scale award-winning projects, such as the Commerce Center and the Ballard Center. Discover what Kevin looks for when investing, what he avoids, and his advice for anyone interested in real estate development. Recorded and produced by: AV Technik
46 minutes | a year ago
In this episode, Greg Boulos sits down with Marc Dugas, a Portland-based hotel developer and founder of Dugas Development, LLC. In addition to numerous hotels across New England, Marc has been involved in the redevelopment and ownership of the Cliff House in Cape Neddick, Maine and Courtyard Marriott on Commercial Street in Portland. Discover Marc’s views on hotel development, operations, what to expect in a recession, and his thoughts on hotel guests Mickey Mantle, Stephen Stills and more.
32 minutes | a year ago
In this episode, Greg talks with Vin Veroneau, President and CEO of JB Brown & Sons, a company with an incredible local legacy. Vin discusses both the history of the company's developments as well as recent projects. Listen to hear whether Vin thinks Portland will survive a national economic downturn in the near future.
30 minutes | a year ago
In this episode, Greg sits down with Ford Reiche, co-founder of Safe Handling, Inc. Since selling Safe Handling, Ford has pursued historic preservation projects, including ownership and restoration of five buildings on the National Registry of Historic Places. He has received many awards for his leadership and in 2009 was named Mainebiz's Large Business Leader of the Year. Ford's preservation of the Halfway Rock Lighthouse was featured on the DIY Network and can be viewed here: https://www.diynetwork.com/shows/building-off-the-grid-maine-lighthouse/episodes/specials/building-off-the-grid-maine-lighthouse
32 minutes | a year ago
In this episode, Greg sits down with Peter Anastos, a prolific developer who has shaped both the residential and commercial real estate landscape in Maine. Peter and his businesses have been recognized numerous times both locally and nationally for their business and charitable contributions, including the Maine Business Hall of Fame and the 2013 Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Affordable Housing.Produced by Trail Marker Productions http://www.trailmarkerproductions.com/Recorded/engineered by The Portland Pod https://portlandpod.com/
25 minutes | a year ago
This week, Greg chats with his brother Joe Boulos. Joe is the owner of Boulos Asset Management which manages over 4,000,000 square feet of real estate mostly in the state of Maine. He is also the founder of The Boulos Company which is Northern New England’s largest commercial real estate firm. Over his career, Joe has developed and built more than 2,500,000 sf of commercial property, mostly in the Greater Portland area. Produced by Trailer Marker Productions: http://www.trailmarkerproductions.com/Engineered by The Portland Pod: https://portlandpod.com/
45 minutes | a year ago
This week, Greg chats with Joe Soley, CEO and Founder of Monopoly, LLC and Lincoln Center Property Management. Produced by Trailer Marker Productions: http://www.trailmarkerproductions.com/ Engineered by The Portland Pod: https://portlandpod.com/
46 minutes | a year ago
Produced by Trailer Marker Productions: http://www.trailmarkerproductions.com/Engineered by The Portland Pod: https://portlandpod.com/
52 minutes | a year ago
In this episode, Greg talks with Maine developer David Bateman. David explains his entry into commercial real estate and discusses his various development projects, including Fisherman's Wharf and Newbury Street in Portland. We learn what David thinks should be the future of Portland's development.
31 minutes | a year ago
Recorded on 4/9/19
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