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.
#20: Josh Broder on Digitalization and the Workforce in Maine
In this episode, guest-hosting for Greg Boulos is Partner and Broker Tony McDonald, as he sits down with Josh Broder, CEO of Tilson Technology Management. Tilson is a Portland based firm with a national presence, whose mission is to build America’s information infrastructure. Josh Broder started Tilson in 2006. After Josh completed his career in the military, he came back to Maine, where he grew up, to begin working at a startup. Learn more about how Josh got involved in Tilson, the company’s tremendous growth, and the environment in Maine which helped Tilson Technology thrive.
Discover Josh's opinion on the effects of COVID on digitalization, his thoughts on working remotely, and the workforce in Maine.
#19: Melissa Smith on Portland's Eastern Waterfront & The Future for Wex
In this episode, guest-hosting for Greg Boulos is Partner and Designated Broker Jessica Estes, as she sits down with Melissa Smith, Chair and CEO of WEX. Melissa Smith started at WEX in 1997 as a senior financial advisor and worked her way to the company’s most senior position. She participates in extensive non-profit work and serves on the Equifax and MaineHealth boards of directors.
Tune in to hear about Melissa’s journey, her thoughts on WEX’s continued growth, their position on going back to the office, and how women can support one another.
#18: Tom Watson on Multifamily & Being Bold in Commercial Real Estate
In this episode, guest-hosting for Greg Boulos is Partner and Broker Nate Stevens, as he sits down with Tom Watson, founder and owner of Port Property Management.
Founded with his father in 1993, Port Property Management owns and operates over 2,000 units in Greater Portland, as well as Wilmington, NC, Providence, RI, and Lowell, MA. Tom oversees management of over 100 unique properties in just the Greater Portland area – the majority of them in Downtown Portland. Significant recent projects include The Linden at 132 Marginal Way, an adaptive reuse project at 82 Hanover Street, and the Riverdam Mill redevelopment in Biddeford.
Discover how Tom got into the multi-unit business, how he discovered Portland, and where he plans to invest next in this episode of The Boulos Beat.
#17: Josh Benthien on the Business Philosophies Behind Northland Enterprises
In this episode, guest-host, Partner and Designated Broker Jessica Estes sits down with Josh Benthien, CEO and Partner of Northland Enterprises. Based in Portland, Maine, Northland specializes in commercial real estate development, including new construction, historic renovations and build to suit projects. Northland has been developing and managing commercial real estate throughout Maine, upstate New York and Vermont since 2001. Significant projects include the Baxter Library redevelopment, the Elks Lodge on outer Congress Street, and the former Century Tire site that is now Century Plaza on Marginal Way. Discover Josh’s business philosophy, what project he is most proud of, and his views on how the pandemic will impact real estate going forward.
#16: Jonathan Cohen on Real Estate, Responding to COVID, and Taking Care of Your People
In this episode, host Greg Boulos sits down with Jonathan Cohen, a key commercial real estate developer of Portland's Eastern Waterfront and President and CEO of AD&W Architectural Doors & Windows. Jonathan invests in and develops many prominent properties around Greater Portland, including both WEX World Headquarters Buildings, the Residential Condos at 10 Exchange Street, and the Ocean Gateway Parking Garage. Tune in to hear Jonathan discuss his transition from family business to commercial real estate investment, the mentors and principles that have guided the success of his career, and the strategies he employs to help his tenants adjust to the effects of COVID-19.
In this episode, guest-host Nate Stevens sits down with Bill Stauffer, Principal of Storrey Industries and Executive Vice President and Co-Founder of Eco-Story LED Lighting. Storrey Industries owns and operates commercial and residential property in the Greater Portland area as well as in Seattle, Washington. Beyond his business and real estate dealings, Bill is involved in numerous non-profits, including Freedom Story, Oceanside Conservation Trust of Casco Bay, and Mechanics Hall. In Nate Steven’s words, Bill is a true renaissance man. Discover how Bill first got involved in real estate, what building he is most proud of, and his views on how the pandemic will affect real estate going forward.
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