Matthew Cardente

Designated Broker / Owner

CELL PHONE 207.233.8229 DIRECT LINE: 207.775.5677
Matthew Cardente has practiced commercial brokerage for sixteen years in the State of Maine and for ten years in the State of New Hampshire. A CCIM Candidate, Mr. Cardente specializes in Commercial Investment sales & portfolio acquisitions, 1031 Exchanges, Tenant Representation for local, regional, & national franchises, business brokerage, and the sale and leasing of retail, office and industrial properties throughout Northern New England. Matthew founded Cardente Real Estate in 2005. Celebrating it's ten-year anniversary in 2015, CRE has become one of the leading commercial real estate firms in Northern New England. From 2009-2010, Mr. Cardente was the President of the Maine Commercial Association of Realtors and in years prior, Matthew was the Vice President of the Maine Commercial Association of Realtors, on the MCAR Board of Directors, and was one of the original Board Members for the New Commercial Property Exchange. In 2008, Mr. Cardente was voted Maine Commercial Realtor of the Year. In the past, Matthew has volunteered as a mentor for the Longfellow School in Portland, as a Wish Volunteer for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and was member of the Yarmouth Zoning Board of Appeals. Mr. Cardente is currently on the Board of Trustees for Maine Preservation and an Official Member of the Forbes Real Estate Council. A Maine Notary Public, Matthew has officiated twelve marriages since 2003.

Karen Rich

Vice President / Broker / Partner

CELL PHONE 207.671.8808 DIRECT LINE: 207.558.6114
Karen Rich has been practicing commercial real estate in Portland, Maine, since 1991 and was voted 2012 Maine Commercial REALTOR of the Year. Prior to joining Cardente Real Estate, Karen was a Broker with Commercial Properties for four years and previous to that a Broker/Owner of Major, O'Connor & Rich Commercial Real Estate. Over the last 18 years, Karen has been directly involved with numerous retail and investment projects including the redevelopment of Western Avenue Crossing in South Portland and presently with the retail/office and business park development of Cascades Falls South and North in Saco, Maine, encompassing over 300 acres of prime development land along Route One. In 2004, Karen was responsible for the $15,000,000 sale of the Custom House Parking Garage in Portland which was the largest commercial real estate transaction in the State of Maine for that year. Karen specializes in all aspects of the sale and leasing of retail, office and industrial properties. Her experience and expertise in assembling development sites throughout Maine has proven invaluable to her clients. Karen is a member of Maine Commercial Association of REALTORS and serves on their Board of Directors.

Greg Perry

Senior Broker / Partner

CELL PHONE 207.838.8146 DIRECT LINE: 207.558.6116
Greg Perry joined Cardente Real Estate in 2005. Greg became a Partner with Cardente Real Estate in 2012. Mr. Perry has extensive experience with brokerage negotiations, and can provide valuable guidance to Tenants, Buyers, Landlords, and Sellers. Greg has a strong background in commercial construction and development, and is well qualified to help his clients through all phases of the construction process. Greg is on the Board of Directors for the Maine Commercial Association of Realtors, the Board of Directors for the New England Commercial Property Exchange, Former Chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals for the City of South Portland, and former Director on the South Portland Economic Development Committee. In 2016 Mr. Perry was named Broker of the Year by the Maine Commercial Association of Realtors, and was recognized by the National Association of Realtors as one of the top 25 Commercial Brokers in the Country.

Michael Cobb, II

Broker / Partner

CELL PHONE 207.712.9318 DIRECT LINE: 207.558.6118
Mike has been a licensed real estate professional in the state of Maine since 2007. He has extensive experience in client negotiations, as well as a background in construction, project management, and land development. Since joining CRE in spring of 2013, Mike has successfully brokered negotiations in many sectors of commercial real estate including office, industrial, retail, and investment sales. His previous experience in the residential sector also translates well to multi-family and mixed-use investment properties. In March of 2015, Mike was made Partner at Cardente Real estate. His experience and expertise in sale/lease negotiations, property valuation, landlord/tenant representation, and site selection all play a part in navigating the path to a successful transaction. Mike holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management with a focus in Finance from Eckerd College. In his early years, Mike attended Cheverus high school and developed strong networking ties to the Portland, Maine community, where he currently resides. He maintains strong relationships with both alma maters. Mike is a member of the National Association of Realtors, Maine Association of Realtors, and the Maine Commercial Association of Realtors. He is also an active board member of The Portland Club.

Mark Sandler


CELL PHONE 207.807.1457 DIRECT LINE: 207.558.6119
Mark Sandler is a University of Tampa graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. Prior to joining Cardente Real Estate, Mr. Sandler was the President of Sandler Brothers; a family owned food distribution company that was established in Maine in 1929. Mark sold his successful company to a new corporation and continued on in a management role for several years. Mark then decided to pursue his passion for commercial real estate. Mr. Sandler specializes in investment sales and the leasing and sale of office, retail, industrial, multifamily, and land. Mark is a certified Broker Price Opinion Resource (BPOR), and is a member of the National Association of Realtors, Maine Association of Realtors, and the Maine Commercial Association of Realtors. Mark is a lifelong resident of the Portland area.

Cheri Bonawitz, CCIM


CELL PHONE 207.240.6844 DIRECT LINE: 207.558.6122
Cheri Bonawitz is a full service commercial real estate broker with extensive experience in commercial leasing and the sale of retail, office, industrial, multi-family, land and investment properties. Practicing real estate in the State of Maine since 2009, one of Cheri's larger accomplishments in the industry was her team involvement with the brokerage of the mega Portfolio sale of J&S Oil in April 2016. The assets of this transaction included the acquisition of eight Xpress Stop convenience stores with gas stations, two Express Lube auto service stations, three Ultra Clean car washes, a wholesale fuel supply division, and transportation logistics. Additionally, the company's retail heating business was sold to the Augusta Fuel Company. Prior to joining Cardente Real Estate in 2016, Mrs. Bonawitz was an Associate Broker at KW Commercial. Cheri is a member of the Maine Commercial Association of REALTORS, Maine Association of REALTORS and National Association of REALTORS. Additionally, Cheri is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM). Cheri is involved with local charities and is a Director for USA Hockey. Cheri resides at Higgins Beach in Scarborough, Maine, with her husband, Dr. Steven Bonawitz, Chairman of the Plastic Surgery Department at Cooper Medical Center, and their two children, Eric and Katie.

Marnie Coleman

Director of Operations / Broker

CELL PHONE 207-754-5601 DIRECT LINE: 207.558.6123
Marnie Coleman is the Director of Operations at Cardente Real Estate. Since 2010, Ms. Coleman has been a real estate agent in the State of Maine and achieved her Broker license in 2017. Prior to joining Cardente Real Estate, Marnie was most recently the Assistant Market Center Administrator at Keller Williams Realty Greater Portland where she was responsible for legal compliance of the real estate transactions for 350+ agents and taught “in house” courses regarding transaction systems and legal conformity. From 2009 through 2014, Marnie held various positions at Keller Williams, including Listings Manager, Transactions Coordinator, and as a Team Manager for residential and commercial agents at the firm. Marnie holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Whitman College, a Masters in Art History from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From 2007 to 2009, Marnie was the President of the Board of Directors of the Androscoggin Land Trust. During her tenure as President, Ms. Coleman ran the Androscoggin River Race, a significant fundraising event in support of the Land Trust's conservation efforts. Marnie is a member of the Maine Association of REALTORS, Maine Commercial Association of REALTORS, and the National Association of REALTORS. Marnie and her two children reside in Portland, Maine.

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I think if we had been working with anyone else, we would not have completed the sale in 2012.

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Seller of 50 Forest Falls Dr, Yarmouth

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