31 episodes

The Boulos Beat podcast explores Maine’s commercial real estate world through in-depth interviews with its movers and shakers. Hosted by Greg Boulos and guest hosts, this is a must-listen for anyone interested in this industry.

The Boulos Beat: A Commercial Real Estate Podcast The Boulos Company

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    • 4.8 • 24 Ratings

The Boulos Beat podcast explores Maine’s commercial real estate world through in-depth interviews with its movers and shakers. Hosted by Greg Boulos and guest hosts, this is a must-listen for anyone interested in this industry.

    Chris Lynch On the Transition from Wall Street to Real Estate, His Business Model, & Current Consumer Buying Trends

    Chris Lynch On the Transition from Wall Street to Real Estate, His Business Model, & Current Consumer Buying Trends

    Episode 31: Chris Lynch on the Transition from Wall Street to Real Estate, His Business Model, & Current Consumer Buying Trends

    In this episode of The Boulos Beat, host Greg Boulos sits down with Chris Lynch, CEO & founder of Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty. This leader in luxury real estate has six offices along the coast of Maine located in Kennebunk, Portland, Brunswick, Damariscotta, Camden, and Northeast Harbor on Mount Desert Island.

    Greg and Chris sit down to discuss Chris’s transition from an investment banker on New York City’s Wall Street and retiring from the company in his forties to moving his family to Maine and starting a new career in the real estate industry. The duo also explores the reasons why Chris left Wall Street, how he stayed focused on his real estate career despite doubtful naysayers, the consumer buying trends he notices since the start of the pandemic to the tail-end of it, his untraditional business model, and the general philosophies he uses to run his business.

    Listen to the latest episode of The Boulos Beat on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube, and Vimeo!

    • 53 min
    Paul Ureneck of Colby College on Changing Careers in Commercial Real Estate, the Role of Colby in Downtown Waterville, & Construction Stories Behind Notable Maine Properties. Episode #30

    Paul Ureneck of Colby College on Changing Careers in Commercial Real Estate, the Role of Colby in Downtown Waterville, & Construction Stories Behind Notable Maine Properties. Episode #30

    In this episode of the Boulos Beat, host Greg Boulos sits down with Paul Ureneck, assistant Vice President of Real Estate Development and Operations at Colby College. Paul previously worked at the Boulos Company for over 30 years. Greg and Paul discuss how Paul got his start working for Boulos then at Colby College. Paul goes project-by-project describing the many amazing developments he has overseen throughout his career, including South Park in Lewiston, Merchant’s Plaza in Bangor, L.L. Bean in Ellsworth, the former Levi Building in Freeport, and more plus numerous projects for Colby which are revitalizing downtown Waterville.



    Join us on this episode as we delve into the history behind these fantastic developments & Paul’s career in commercial real estate.

    Watch the latest episode of The Boulos Beat below, or listen to it on Spotify or Apple Podcasts!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Joseph Wishcamper of The Wishcamper Companies on the Value of Spotting Talent & Building Relationships: Episode #29

    Joseph Wishcamper of The Wishcamper Companies on the Value of Spotting Talent & Building Relationships: Episode #29

    On this episode of The Boulos Beat, Boulos Company Partner Tony McDonald guest-hosts for Greg Boulos as he interviews Joseph Wishcamper of The Wishcamper Companies, an affordable housing developer based here in Portland, Maine. Wishcamper entities own roughly 10,000 apartment units nationwide.

    Tony and Joe discuss Joe’s history growing up in a poverty-stricken West Texas community and how he found his way to the affordable housing industry and Portland after graduating from Yale and Harvard Law. They also dive into Joe’s perspective on the importance of building relationships, the pros, and cons, of working in affordable housing, The Wishcamper Company's recent involvement in solar, and the most memorable projects of his career. Joe is a legend in affordable housing circles and in the Portland real estate community, his remarks and reminiscences are truly interesting.

    Listen to the latest episode of The Boulos Beat on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Vimeo, or YouTube!

    • 36 min
    Kevin French on Building a Construction Business, & Landry French's Largest Projects: Episode #28

    Kevin French on Building a Construction Business, & Landry French's Largest Projects: Episode #28

    In this episode of the Boulos Beat podcast, host Greg Boulos speaks with Kevin French, chairman and CEO of Landry-French Construction. A 100% employee-owned company, Landry-French Construction is one of the leading commercial construction companies in New England. Founded in the depths of the Great Recession in 2010, Landry-French is still going strong more than ten years later.

    Having majored in criminal justice and started his career as a police officer, Kevin French discusses his transition into the construction business, his partnership with co-founder Denis Landry, the structure of the company as an employee stock ownership program, and the challenges his business faces today, including inflation and the supply chain.

    Listen to the latest episode of The Boulos Beat on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Vimeo, or YouTube!

    • 52 min
    Jeff Buckwalter of The Holy Donut on Building a Food Business & Supporting the Community through Donuts

    Jeff Buckwalter of The Holy Donut on Building a Food Business & Supporting the Community through Donuts

    In this episode of The Boulos Beat, guest-hosting for Greg Boulos is Samantha Marinko, Associate at the Boulos Company, as she sits down with Jeff Buckwalter, CEO and Co-Owner of The Holy Donut.

    The Holy Donut is a family-owned donut and coffee company that started with a single shop in Portland, Maine, and has grown to employ over 120 people and sell over 2 million donuts a year.

    Samantha and Jeff discuss his professional and educational background, how he ended up leaving his safe, well-paying corporate career in sales to take a leap of faith into the donut business, how the Holy Donut supports the community by focusing on local, natural ingredients, and the challenges associated with growing a donut business (especially during a pandemic).

    • 39 min
    Bob Garver on Building a Small Business in Maine & The Appeal of Organic Coffee - The Boulos Beat Episode 26

    Bob Garver on Building a Small Business in Maine & The Appeal of Organic Coffee - The Boulos Beat Episode 26

    In this episode of The Boulos Beat, host Greg Boulos sits down with Bob Garver. Bob is the owner and President of Wicked Joe Organic Coffees, a company founded in 2003 by Bob and his wife and business partner, Carmen. As part of the company, Bob also owns and operates Bard Coffee.

    Greg and Bob discuss Bob’s introduction to coffee when serving abroad in Turkey, how he found success in building a small business in Maine, and why he remains so committed and passionate about serving and producing Organic Certified coffee. Wicked Joe began with Bob and Carmen in Topsham, and has since grown to employ 40+ employees and sell and distribute coffee in all 50 states.

    • 43 min

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