Frank O’Connor, CCIM, SIOR

A skilled problem solver, Frank has over 35 years of experience in commercial real estate, specializing in office, retail, and investment properties in southern and central Maine. Always an advocate for his clients, Frank represents landlords, tenants, buyers, sellers, and developers, providing not only location and market insight, but financial analysis as well.  Committed to putting together deals that benefit all parties, he is adept at communicating and managing the emotional aspects of a transaction.

“I don’t sell.  I don’t push.  I listen to what clients want.  If there is an option and I don’t think that it is financially appropriate or that they could get hurt because they are spending too much money, then I will tell them.  I have talked more people out of deals than I have talked in.  I care about their interests, but also my interests.  I don’t want to wake up in the middle of the night thinking I did something wrong.”

Frank holds both the CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) and SIOR (Society of Industrial and Office Realtors) designations. He was the 2001 recipient of the MCAR (Maine Commercial Association of Realtors) Realtor of the Year. Frank is a graduate of Maine College of Art.

Notable Transactions

  • 254 Commercial Street, Portland: Frank represented Pierce Atwood in their move into an 80,000 SF build-to-suit lease on the waterfront. The building was the Cumberland Self Storage building on Merrill’s Wharf, and it was completely redeveloped for the firm.
  • 84 Marginal Way, Portland: Frank represented the buyer/developer of the land site along Marginal Way. Prominently visible along I-295, the property that was developed into the 285,570 SF Intermed office tower with 400 rooms for student housing. Frank leased out the building to Intermed and the Drummond Woodsum Law Firm.
  • Intercontinental Land Site and Ocean Gateway Parking Garage, Fore Street, Portland: Frank represented the seller of a 1.3± acre development site on the waterfront with a 720 stall parking garage. It sold for $20,000,000. Frank, Tom Moulton, and Katie Allen then sold the garage to another investor for $13,000,000. The Intercontinental land site was developed into the AC Hotel by Marriott and a residential condo/commercial building. This deal kick-started the major development that took place over the next few years in the India Street Neighborhood on Portland’s Eastern Waterfront.