Featured Property: 400 Riverside Street, Portland

May 16, 2010 in Articles

Author: Nathan DeLois
Publication: Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram


This property comprises three buildings that offer the least expensive office options in Portland. Building C is a 6,400-square-foot, free-standing building available in its entirety for $2.50 per square foot Modified Gross. Unit A-2 in Building A consists of 4,950 square feet of high-quality office space, available for $5.50 per square foot Modified Gross. Both deals are available for tenants who sign five-year deals with annual increases. The property includes on-site free parking and is convenient to I-95 and all locations in Greater Portland. Additionally, smaller office units between 1,500 and 2,200 square feet are available at very competitive rates.

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At Maine Mall, Bustle Loses Steam

March 20, 2009 in News

Author: Beth Quimby
Publication: Portland Press Herald

The Maine Mall bustles with shoppers on a late-winter weekend, but on a midweek morning, the scene is quiet.

Done with their daily walk, the silver-haired set fills some of the tables at the food court. Mall workers unobtrusively water plants and sweep debris from the corners, but shoppers are largely absent. This is the time of day, when many people are at their workplaces, that the economic recession’s toll on the retail sector becomes apparent.

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Projecting properties: MEREDA's annual forecast conference steels real estate professionals for a rough 2009

February 9, 2009 in News

Author: Mindy Favreau
Publication: MaineBiz

It’s going to get worse before it gets better. That phrase wasn’t what attendees wanted to hear, but that was the take-away message at the Maine Real Estate and Development Association’s 2009 Annual Real Estate Forecast Conference, held Jan. 29 at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland. Presenters from all of Maine’s real estate sectors — office, industrial, residential and hospitality — provided, with varying degrees of grimness, a 2008 year-in-review and predicted an even tougher year in 2009. Maine’s retail market was no exception. The state, like the nation, is suffering from what industry experts are calling the market ’s worst contraction in 35 years, as national retailers like Circuit City and Linens ‘n Things go out of business. The sour market has also put the brakes on retail development in the state, including the planned $8 million expansion of the Maine Mall, which owners General Growth Properties recently decided to postpone indefinitely becaus e of the weak economy — the second planned expansion the Chicago firm has scrapped in Maine since 2008. (Continued on PDF)

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Shops drop as Old Port cools

February 3, 2009 in News

Author: Beth Quimby
Publication: Portland Press Herald

Some of the storefronts that line the heart of one of Maine's iconic shopping districts are emptying.

In the past few months, a number of shops have moved out of Portland's Old Port to less expensive locations, or have shut down completely.

The recession, coupled with comparatively high rents, has led to the flight of many stores, say retail market watchers. The Old Port's market, once red-hot, has cooled considerably in the past two years, since the days when merchants vied for space along the district's most popular tourist routes.

The trend mirrors what is happening in many other such locations nationally, such as Boston's Newbury Street.

"We are seeing this migration of tenants," said Matthew Cardente of Cardente Real Estate, a Portland commercial real estate company.

Store closings along the busiest street in the Old Port – Exchange – highlight what has happened in recent months.

Edith & Edna's, a craft gallery at 51 Exchange St., and Simply Chic women's clothing shop at 28 Exchange St. announced late last fall that they would be closing for good after Christmas. (Continued on PDF)

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482 Congress Street, Portland Makes Portland Press Herald's Transaction of the Month

June 29, 2008 in News

Publication: Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram

After an ownership that began in 1844, J.B. Brown & Sons has sold its multi-tenanted office building at 482 Congress Street in Portland. Finalized in May, the property was sold to Edmund Wheeler who also owns 511 Congress Street located across the street. The sale included a 52,610+/- square foot office building and an adjacent parking lot that faces the Cumberland County Civic Center. “I think the sale was a win for both Edmund Wheeler and J.B. Brown & Sons,” says Matthew Cardente of Cardente Real Estate who brokered the sale of 482 Congress Street and also handles the brokerage for several other properties owned by J.B. Brown & Sons.

“Finding solid investment properties in Downtown Portland has been difficult over the last several years, and this property offers long term upside to the buyer. On the other hand, J.B. Brown & Sons can focus even more of their attention to reshaping its properties that offer additional development potential.”




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