WEX’s new 105,000 SF waterfront headquarters is expected to be move-in ready by late January. The company will bring about 400 employees to the impressive building, which broke ground back in October of 2017. The new headquarters will bring WEX back to the city where the company started. Read the Portland Press Herald story here.
Historic waterfront site next to South Portland’s Bug Light Park has passed from one family of developers to another. Thomas Moulton and Katie Millett brokered the sale. Read the Mainebiz story here.
The rapidly growing outdoor and lifestyle brand, Flowfold, has acquired 16 Sanford Drive in Gorham. This 7,500-square-foot multi-tenant industrial building will serve as the company’s new headquarters. The move was prompted by consistent year-over-year growth and a need to keep up with expanding sales. Justin Lamontagne, CCIM, SIOR assisted in Flowfold’s site search and brokered… » Read more
The Greater Portland Office market has continued at a steady pace in the first half of 2018; there are currently 1.5± MM square feet of office space available for lease. Rental rates have plateaued or dipped slightly depending on asset class and parking costs continue to rise, but when will tenants say enough is enough?… » Read more
The Southern Maine investment market remains robust. Out of state investors, 1031 tax deferred exchange transactions and historically low interest rates have all contributed to the continued strength of investment sales over the past year. CAP rates appear to have somewhat plateaued but remain historically low. Although the investment market sector remains strong, it is… » Read more
After 20+ quarters of shrinking vacancy rates and rising lease prices, the Southern Maine industrial sector finally saw signs of slight market correction. Vacancy rates have risen for the first time in almost six years, albeit marginally. My current estimation is that the overall Greater Portland industrial vacancy rate is hovering near 2.5%, up from… » Read more
New on the market! We are pleased to offer the The Children’s Museum of Maine building for sale. Located at 142 Free Street, this is a unique opportunity to own a historic piece of Portland. Read Mainebiz story here.
‘Layered’ deal at Foden Road in South Portland results in a commercial condominium agreement for Agren Appliance and Bedderrest. Read the summary by Mainebiz here. We are also listing the 10,500 SF former Thatcher’s space for lease!
Greater Portland’s industrial vacancy rate is at an all-time low. Justin Lamontagne speaks with Mainebiz about this economic crisis.
Here is a summary of the talking points from MEREDA’s annual Forecast Conference yesterday; 900 people were in attendance! Justin Lamontagne delivered his annual Southern Maine Industrial Forecast and unveiled our 2018 Industrial Market Survey. Download your own copy here!