Client Results

“I manage a law firm with approximately 90 employees and with a need for over 25,000 square feet. We began working with Jim two years before our lease expired, and he led us through a very deliberate and thoughtful process, identifying multiple options for suitable space, some of which was not yet on the market, and then working with us to narrow the choices to three suitable alternatives. He then worked as our representative and assisted in lease negotiation, and stayed involved and supportive through the fit out process and our move. Jim listened to us carefully throughout this process, and was very responsive to our requests for information and for feedback. His experience was invaluable, and I recommend him highly.”
Steve Hessert

Managing Partner, Norman, Hanson & DeTroy LLC

6 Ashley Drive, Scarborough

Sun Life Financial extended their lease for 38,390 SF.

“We significantly value Jim’s support on our account and feel as though he is a true partner. Our efforts in Portland have the highest levels of visibility at the Executive level and Jim’s degree of market knowledge and professionalism has been widely acknowledged. He is one of the best Brokers I have had the pleasure of working with!”
John Rubus

Director, Transactions and Portfolio Strategy, Sun Life Financial

300 Southborough Drive, South Portland

United Healthcare leased 22,278 SF

“We needed expertise and a real advocate when we were approaching our lease expiration date. Jim was an invaluable partner leading an exhaustive market analysis while educating us along the way. Communication at all times was excellent. In the end he was able to negotiate a very well thought-out deal for us, including a 20% reduction in rent and a significant tenant improvement allowance. I feel Jim was always looking out for our business and ultimately got us to our goal of executing a long term lease within budget.”
John Doyle

VP Marketing & Corporate Communications, Medical Mutual

511 Congress Street

AMEC leased 41,718 SF

“I have worked with Jim for many years starting when I ran a large medical practice in Portland. Jim was instrumental in helping us find expanded office space in Scarborough. When my current business was growing, so were the needs of our retail and office space. I immediately went to Jim to help us find additional space near our existing location on Marginal Way in Portland. Because of Jim’s knowledge of the area and connections, he was able to get us excellent additional space exactly when and where we needed it. His business expertise helped us achieve our goals quickly.”
Mark McAuliffe

Managing Partner, Apothecary By Design

One Canal Plaza

Curtis Thaxter leased 11,706 SF

Curtis Thaxter has benefited greatly from Jim’s invaluable advice and assistance over the years in connection with the firm’s 10th floor office tenancy at One Canal Plaza in Portland, Maine.  In 2009 he helped the firm negotiate a long term lease renewal and extensive tenant improvements, and more recently advised us on market rents and effectively navigated the firm through its lease renewal efforts. His objective analysis and cooperative yet effective approach in negotiations with the landlord offer the right balance, particularly when the parties involved recognize the benefit of a satisfactory long-term tenant landlord relationship. It goes without saying that we value and rely upon Jim’s expertise, analysis of the Portland real estate markets and tenant advocacy, but what I value most as a managing partner is Jim’s willingness to listen carefully, appreciate our objectives and offer rational business advice along the way.”

Jim Costello

Managing Member, Curtis Thaxter

511 Congress Street

Sale of 192 Western Avenue, South Portland

Jim so steadfastly shepherded me through a few years of wandering the desert of commercial real estate. I appreciated his calm reassurance and persistent efforts on my behalf.”

Dan Armstrong