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Confluent, Harbor Break Ground on 123-Unit Seniors Housing Community in Portland, Maine

PORTLAND, MAINE — A partnership between Confluent Senior Living and Harbor Retirement Associates has broken ground on HarborChase of South Portland, a 123-unit seniors housing community in Portland. Located at 165 Running Hill Road, the 116,000-square-foot community will offer 83 assisted living units and 40 memory care apartments in one- and two-bedroom floorplans. Amenities will include multiple restaurants, a barbershop and a fitness center. EGA Architects is designing the project, and …

Tremont Mortgage Provides $18.1 Million Refinancing for 576-Bed Student Housing Community Near University of Maine

ORONO, MAINE — Tremont Mortgage Trust has provided an $18.1 million loan for the refinancing of Orchard Trails, a 576-bed student housing community located near the University of Maine in Orono. The floating-rate loan includes an initial funding of approximately $17 million and a future funding allowance of approximately $1.1 million for property improvements. The loan is structured with a three-year initial term and two one-year extension options. Originally built in 2006, the community …

Cardente Negotiates 8,443 SF Retail Lease for Fitness Concept in Portland, Maine

PORTLAND, MAINE — Cardente Real Estate has negotiated an 8,443-square-foot retail lease for Work Out Anytime fitness center in Portland, located approximately 60 miles southwest of Augusta. The property is situated at 511 Congress St. within the Ocean Gate Plaza retail center. Tenants include Living Room Dance Collective, Northwestern Mutual and nonprofit organization EqualityMaine. Matthew Cardente of Cardente represented the landlord, Ocean Gate LLC, in the lease negotiations. Sylas Hatch …

Capstone, University of Southern Maine to Develop 577-Bed Residence Hall, Student Center

PORTLAND, MAINE — A partnership between Capstone Development Partners and the University of Maine System will develop a 577-bed residence hall and student center on the University of Southern Maine’s (USM) campus in Portland. The proposed 209,000-square-foot community will offer apartment-style units alongside academic support space. The partnership hopes to break ground on the project in spring 2020, with Capstone providing financing for the student housing component and the university …

SLIB Negotiates Sale of 130-Unit Granite Hill Estates in Hallowell, Maine

HALLOWELL, MAINE — Senior Living Investment Brokerage (SLIB) has arranged the sale of Granite Hill Estates, a continuing care retirement community in Hallowell, a southern suburb of Augusta. Granite Hill Estates features 46 independent living cottages, 60 independent living apartments and 24 assisted living/memory care units. The independent living portion was built in 2000 and assisted living was added in 2006. MaineGeneral Health sold the property to a regional owner-operator for an …

CBRE Brokers $20.8M Sale of Bayside Village Apartment Community in Portland, Maine

PORTLAND, MAINE — CBRE has brokered the $20.8 million sale of Bayside Village, a 101-unit apartment community in Portland, located approximately 60 miles south of Augusta. Located at 32 Marginal Way, Bayside Village comprises a five-story residential building with 3,300 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Amenities include bike storage, a resident lounge, business center with print station, laundry facility, outdoor space and a billiards room. The property previously served as a student …

Koucar Management Breaks Ground on 102-Room Cambria Hotel in Portland, Maine

PORTLAND, MAINE — Koucar Management, a Michigan-based developer, has broken ground on a 102-room hotel in Portland, a city about 55 miles north of Augusta. The property is a Cambria-brand hotel from Choice Hotels International, a Maryland-based international hotel franchisor. Amenities include an indoor-outdoor rooftop bar, 2,000 square feet of event space, fitness center and a restaurant and bar. The hotel is slated to open in

Cardente Negotiates Sale of 24,150 SF Retail Center in Portland, Maine

PORTLAND, MAINE — Cardente Real Estate has negotiated the sale of Brighton Avenue Plaza, a 24,150-square-foot retail center located at 1041 Brighton Ave. in Portland, for approximately $3 million. Greg Perry of Cardente represented the buyer, All-American Family LLC, in the transaction. Charles Day of Porta & Co. represented the seller, 1041 Brighton Ave. LLC. The property was built in

Cinemark to Open 12-Screen Theater Near Portland, Maine

WESTBROOK, MAINE — Cinemark Holdings Inc., a publicly traded owner-operator of movie theaters, will open a 12-screen venue within the Rock Row mixed-use development in Westbrook, Maine, a western suburb of Portland. The theater, which will be built from the ground up, is scheduled to open in spring 2021. All auditoriums will feature oversized recliners with footrests and cup holders, as well as wall-to-wall screens and enhanced sound systems. Rock Row, a 100-acre development by Waterstone …

URS Acquires Opportunity Zone Land in Portland, Maine for 256-Unit Apartment Project

PORTLAND, MAINE — Huntington, New York-based URS Capital Partners has acquired seven acres within a qualified opportunity zone in Portland, Maine, for the development of a 256-unit multifamily project. Local lender Bar Harbor Bank provided an undisclosed amount of construction financing for the project, the groundbreaking of which is slated to occur this month. Following stabilization of the property, URS plans to hold the asset for 10 years. Opportunity zone legislation provides tax breaks …

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