Testimonial

"Roxane guided me through purchase of my first building and when we needed to 
expand, helped identify and facilitate the purchase of a good second building to add space. Most recently, when a small tenant moved out, she structured a new lease so that we 
increased our rental revenue - and had the surplus space leased within 2 months in a very
challenging market. Roxane looks at properties creatively, finding alternative structures and uses that add value and gets deals done."

  • David McClees
    Topspin LLC

"Roxane Cole is the consummate commercial broker: she understands the market; she understands the intricacies and nuances of real estate finance; but, most importantly, she takes the time to understand the needs of both the buyer and the seller and makes sure the deal meets both. We’ve completed several complex transactions with the assistance of Roxane who was involved every step of the way. In this field, I cannot think of anyone better."

  • Robert A. Martin, Chief Operating Officer
    Mattson Development

"We are extremely grateful for your assistance with the acquisition of our new building. I am convinced that the purchase would not have gone forward without your expert guidance. Your service to us was exemplary and I always felt that we were your most important client. Please know that through your efforts, the American Red Cross is better able to provide services to the people of Southern Maine."

  • Matt Rancourt, Director of Finance and Administration
    American Red Cross Portland Chapter

"Back in 2005, my family was recommended by our accountants to use Roxane Cole to handle the sale of Sturdivant Wharf on the Portland waterfront. This type of property presented many unique issues which Roxane was able to help us through in the easiest way possible. She did take care of our interest first and foremost exactly as our accountant said she would. I would definitely recommend her new firm's services to friends and colleagues in need of a commercial real estate broker."

  • Scott Lessard, Former President
    Industrial Welding & Machine, Inc

"I managed the Portland Maine and Worcester Massachusetts properties for Unum. In 2001 our business strategy made the Southborough Maine Properties available for sale. This parcel consisted of three separate and different lots; one included a Unum occupied office building of 116,000+/- square feet. Roxane Cole was the listing broker for the properties. She worked diligently to develop qualified prospects, always keeping Unum’s interests up front. Through Roxane’s efforts properties were sold, including a leaseback of the office building. Additionally, we worked together for the sale of other properties owned by Unum, including an airplane hangar, a warehouse and a training center. I would certainly recommend Roxane Cole and her new company. I am positive that you will never find anyone who works harder to get the deal done."

  • Ed Robidoux, Former Director of Facilities - Northeast Region
    Unum

"Now that we have signed a lease with our new landlord, on behalf of Northern New England Housing Investment Fund, I want to thank you for your diligence and guidance in helping us plan for our new headquarters office. Having been a tenant in Portland’s Old Port for the past ten years, it was important to us to make a thoughtful decision about our corporate home, hopefully for the next ten years and beyond. Your role as Tenant Representative was invaluable to us, from surveying our options to helping us negotiate lease terms on selected space. I appreciated your communication skills and obvious experience, as well as your personal style. You listened carefully to the company’s needs and wants, and helped me to articulate priorities. Your flexibility and professionalism in dealing with multiple inputs from a small but opinionated core of decision-makers made things easier at my end. I would strongly recommend your services to other potential clients."

  • Jan McCormick, Vice President, Asset Management
    Northern New England Housing Investment Fund

"When I was asked to lead this project over a year and a half ago, it was clear that we would need a strong professional to make this a reality for us. Based on past experience, I knew you were the professional I wanted, but the church’s congregational nature demanded due diligence in scoping out the field of professionals available in the marketplace. After clearing that hurdle and our creating a partnership, the work of getting the new building purchased was placed largely in your capable hands. I wouldn’t have had it any other way. You were magnificent, you were professional, and you made me feel like your most valued customer. As a representative of a small church, that is a rarity-yet essential. The sale of our existing property is now complete, and again I have to say, I won’t ever work on another project like this one again unless you are in the picture, Roxane."

  • Mr. Daniel S. Cote, Elder
    Payson Park Evangelical Free Church

"I have known Roxane Cole for nearly twenty years and have been doing commercial real estate business with her for over fifteen years. Roxane helped with three very successful office relocations into excellent space at a very competitive rates. Her highly ethical and savvy business practices have been instrumental in helping us find the right space for my expanding non profit agency. Her professional expertise was vital during lease negotiations with prospective landlords. Our own professional real estate attorneys form out of state, have told me how impressive Roxane was to work with and what a difference she made in our final lease agreement. She was both supportive and timely in ensuring we met our timetables and budgetary requirements. I am convinced that we made the right decision to hire Roxane to be our tenant representative during our search for new office space and subsequent lease extensions. I would not hesitate in recommending her, and will use her expertise in any future commercial real estate transactions."

  • Mark Millar, Division Dirctor
    Casey Family Services

"We purchased our building in the Spring of 2000. We used one of the well-advertised large commercial real estate brokers to identify and purchase our space. Fast forward to four years later when after a careful analysis of our business prospects we decided to sell the building. We didn’t call the large commercial real estate broker we had initially used. Instead we called Roxane Cole because she had such a “can do” attitude. We were very concerned about getting enough in the sale price to pay off the building and make a profit after holding the building for only four years. She assured us the market would value our building for more than we anticipated. In the meantime, one of our clients approached us about purchasing the building. It seemed like a strong offer and a good idea but Roxane urged us to avoid what ultimately would have delayed the sales process. Within a month she presented us with an offer that was $100,000 more than the first offer. Needless to say we were delighted with Roxane’s guidance and want to thank her for helping us not only sell our building but, earn a profit larger than we imagined."

  • Mark Carpentier, David Fuller

"Twice we turned to Roxane when looking for larger office space. She took the time to understand our needs and brought to us quality properties to consider. Roxane played a critical role during the entire process. Her insight was invaluable in evaluating properties. Roxane knows the commercial property market, has the ability to see the potential in the property and provides a good business perspective. Her extensive lease knowledge was instrumental in negotiating favorable lease terms. We are very pleased with our current space and lease agreement and attribute that in large part to the professional guidance we received from Roxane. We confidently refer clients to Roxane and she will be our first call if we move again."

  • Cheri Walker, Managing Partner
    Albin, Randall & Bennett Accountants

"I have worked with Roxane on more than one transaction. She listed and sold a former boarding home for Avesta and, in doing so, demonstrated a great deal of persistence in both finding a buyer and managing the transaction to a successful closing. She did both well. Subsequently, she approached me with a great acquisition opportunity for Avesta – a development lot in downtown Portland that is ideal for a significant housing development. Roxane queried me and advised me on how to structure the offer to maximize the potential of reaching agreement with the seller. Once under contract, she anticipated issues that emerged and her input was effective in our team steering clear of obstacles on the way to a successful closing. To sum it up, Roxane makes transactions happen."

  • Dana Totman, President
    Avesta Housing

"Thank you, Roxane, for all of your hard work and persistence in making this sale happen. I really appreciate it and I know Don does as well. You went above and beyond your responsibilities and I am very grateful - especially not knowing anything about commercial real estate sales!"

  • Andrew J. Bernstein, Vice President
    Maine Youth Golf Foundation

"I’m so lucky that a personal recommendation sent me to Roxane! I had never rented commercial real estate and was a precarious start-up bio tech with limited time and resources. A mistake could have been fatal. Roxane patiently answered my naïve questions (over and over) and listened carefully to my needs. She even showed an interest in the science behind my products. Her considerable experience and expertise not only found the perfect space for my company, she found a new owner who subsequently improved the building! Roxane rocks!"

  • Joan Gordon, President
    Maine Molecular Quality Controls, Inc.