April 15, 2016
New Hampshire Commercial Investment Board of Realtors
Minutes of Seacoast Marketing Session
Optima Bank was the breakfast sponsor. Jerry Bazata,, SVP and senior commercial loan officer, presented that the bank was established in 2008 and now has 400 million in assets. Optima is the fastest growing bank in New England. Their newest addition to the lending team is Doreen Austin who will be joining from Northeast Credit Union.
Ute Luxem is a commercial lender with Profile Bank, a 107 year old community bank out of Rochester. She serves NH and Southern Maine. All decisions are made locally in a very timely fashion.
Bob Marchewka of One Commercial Real Estate is looking for 10,000 – 15,000 sf industrial space, preferably for lease. Location preference is Hampton, Exeter, Rye and potentially Seabrook.
Walter Cheney of Cheney Properties has multiple residential and mixed use developments in the Seacoast which he will either sell outright or as a participation.
Anne Brown of Daystar manages IT services to property management companies, Realtors and businesses that need it. Welcome to CIBOR, Anne!
Jon Shapleigh of Bank of New Hampshire highlighted the new branch at Portsmouth’s Portwalk. He welcomed Wendy Rayno as the newest member of the Bank’s lending team.
Bill Jean of Fulcrum Associates is always looking for new projects. The company is currently renovating a hotel in the area.
Ken Berry of Berry Surveying and Engineering is very active and just recently passed an environmental certification that only nine professionals in NH possess. Congratulations Ken.
Don Marshall of Marshall Associates is listing a $850,000 in sales landscaping business in the Manchester area.
Heather Rowan of Office Resources designs office space for every need and budget.
Adam Johnston of Optima Bank has money to lend.
Jay Lee of NAI Norwood Group has a cash buyer interested in occupied medical buildings (established leases) in the Southern NH area.
Jeff Lessard of NAI Norwood Group joined the Seacoast meeting today. Welcome Jeff!
Chris Melanson of Harrington and Reeves has no cash buyers. Welcome Chris!
Robert Cruess of TF Moran explained that TF Moran is a civil, structural and traffic engineering company with land surveyors and landscape architects on staff.
David Marshall of Keller Williams Commercial has been a City Councilor for the City of Portland, ME. If you need help at City Hall, call Dave.
Tony Donovan of Keller Williams Commercial works with Dave Marshall and has an investor interested in multifamily investment properties.
Andy Ward of Colliers International has somebody looking for a 1031 exchange property. The client is looking for office space in the Seacoast area, Hampton preferred, or for land on which he/she can build an office building. The second cash buyer is a daycare center that is searching for 8,000-10,000 sf in the Portsmouth to Hampton area.
James Betzer of SVN/The Urbanek Group has an investor looking for distressed industrial properties.
Peter Gluckler of BHG Masiello has an investor looking for permitted subdivisions.
Justin Mikolyski of Creative Office Pavilion has solutions if businesses need to renovate and/or move.
Vincent Chestnut of Alpha Locksmith recommends to figure out the combination to your safe before you lock the door and turn the wheel. If you did not, call him.
Hank Beresin of First Street Business Brokers is offering a sanitation business in Southern NH.
Bill Stewart of First Street Business Brokers has an investor looking for a staffing style business.
Mark Carbonneau of Georgetown Bank would like to finance your projects.
Mary Ellen Humphrey, Economic Development Director for the Town of Durham, recommends to come and see her if you are planning an investment in Durham. She is there to help through the process.
Al Silva of Silva Graphics offers the nicest signs in the Seacoast and beyond.
Susan Miltner of Seacoast Business Machines gets your copies up to speed and performance. She has 32 years of experience in the business.
Sheryl Watson of CTI will provide you with the best communication systems.
Maxine Kenny of Colliers International has an investor looking for retail property – preferably in downtown Portsmouth.
Victoria Gray of Citizens Bank offers treasury management services.
Marie Bodi of CP Management offers great property management.
Doreen Austin of Optima Bank is excited with her change and her new territory in Southern NH.
Andy Fleisher of NAI Norwood Group is looking for any investment with a decent cap rate.
Fred Attala of Weichert Points East is back from Florida and looking for properties for his investors.
Butch Ricci of DeStefano & Associates is building a 94 unit apartment building and redeveloping the old life guard station in Kittery.
Erin Pike of St. Germain Collins offers environmental consulting services.
Bill Cormier of Hourihane, Cormier Associates has no cash buyers.
Joe Nelson of the Bean Group is looking for investment properties.
Ray Theil of Ehrlich Pest Control offers pest control before you put a property on the market – everything from rodents to bed bugs – he can get rid of it.
Danielle Lape of King Real Estate is looking for investment grade office space.
Nina Cutts of Institution for Savings offers great rates and service for your commercial financing.
Mark Sullivan of Seacoast Asset Management is a great investment advisor.
Roland Pothier of North Branch Construction is a project manager for the company.
Joe Friedman of Brooks Properties has an investor interested in properties in the I 93 corridor.
Samantha Goodwin of Keller Williams Commercial has no cash buyers.
Dave Garvey of Keller Williams Commercial has an investor looking for 5 acres on Lafayette Road to build a car dealership.
John Samonas of Samonas Realty has no cash buyers.
Meeghan Sheckler of Kane Insurance can insure your property and is very diligent in her work.
Amy Sharp of TD Bank has money to lend.
Dan Barufaldi, Economic Development Director for the City of Dover, noted that Dover has the youngest median age demographic in the Seacoast and is attractive for 25-35 year olds and school aged children.
Jeff Brown of TD Bank offers merchant services.
Wendy Rayno of Bank of New Hampshire is happy to have a new home at Bank of New Hampshire to which she brings 20 years of prior lending experience.
Jeff Hiatt of Cost Seg can help reduce your income tax burden.
Russ Doyle of Two International Group has no cash buyers.
Joe Horvath of Optima Bank is very diligent and helpful if you offer him the opportunity to quote your project.
Jerry Bazata of Optima Bank is happy to host today and always puts his DJ work into play to find the realtors in the room a new project.
David Choate of Colliers International has an investor looking for 30,000 sf of industrial space for up to $2 million (fully renovated) in the Seacoast area. The investor would consider Rochester.
The statewide NHCIBOR marketing meeting occurs on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 9:00 to 10:15 at 166 South River Road in Bedford. The next meeting will be held April 27, 2016.
May 6, 2016 – professional development class (waiting list only)
Bob Goodwin is running as for the NH Senate. He is on the Republican ticket.
April 27, 2016 Affiliates meeting with Heather Rowan.
Input from Realtors for next training topics requested
Business After Hours sponsorships are available.
June 6, 2016 Commercial Awards Reception to benefit CIBOR Cares. For details, contact Adam Johnston.
NHCIBOR Public Policy Committee activities and concerns were recapped:
HB 1103 addresses how variances are approved and may it make more difficult in the future for applicants to get a variance. There is a chance that the Senate committee will kill the bill.
HB??? Out of State brokers can work with an in state broker on listings – this change is supported by CIBOR.
Question of different licensing for commercial and residential realtors in early stages.
1031 exchanges – currently under discussion in Washington on whether or not it makes sense to keep this regulation in place. CIBOR supports keeping 1031 exchanges intact.
June 16, 2016 Annual TF Moran BBQ
Ute Luxem is a commercial lender with Profile Bank for 6 years and is eager to lend you money for your projects.
Bob Marchewka of One Commercial Real Estate has an 8.000 sf office building in Portsmouth for $1,900,000 (price was just reduced) which is located on Route 1.
Walter Cheney of Cheney Properties highlighted a permitted residential subdivision close to the Lee traffic circle and a mixed use development on Route 108 in Newmarket right next to the Cheney Properties management building. Investors and buyers welcome!
Anne Brown of Daystar highlighted the need for cyber security and provided some flyers.
Jon Shapleigh of Bank of New Hampshire is looking to finance your project.
Bill Jean of Fulcrum Associates recommends involving his company early in the planning and development process because that’s when they provide significant value to your decision making.
Ken Berry of Berry Surveying and Engineering works multiple projects in front of Planning Boards and congratulated Dover on a very professional and smooth process. Kudos to Dan B.
Don Marshall of Marshall Associates has a Rochester dog kennel with 5 dog stalls on 5 acres of property for sale for $550,000. Includes a home on the property too.
Heather Rowan of Office Resources recommends to include a preliminary budget for FFE in your project pro-forma. Her business provides furniture rental as well which can be utilized for interim solutions.
Adam Johnston of Optima Bank has lending experience with very sensible deals.
Jay Lee of NAI Norwood Group has 34-36 South Main Street in Concord listed. Great downtown redevelopment opportunity.
Jeff Lessard of NAI Norwood Group has 2 properties to lease on Route 101A, one has 4,000 sf, the other 2,500 sf, both are office space and will be leased for $12/sf NNN.
Robert Cruess of TF Moran highlighted a recently approved Hampton project. This assisted living facility includes an Alzheimers unit and open garden that has been especially designed for patient needs (plants, features, etc.) The company did an excellent job for this project.
David Marshall of Keller Williams Commercial has no listings.
Tony Donovan of Keller Williams Commercial is going to open an office in Myrtle Beach, Florida. In New England, he has an antique store listed in Wells for $750,000.
Andy Ward of Colliers International has a 9,210 sf industrial space, 15-19 feet high with 1 loading dock, in Portsmouth for lease .
James Betzer of SVN/The Urbanek Group has 6,200 sf and 1,500 sf in Wells to lease.
Peter Gluckler of BHG Masiello has a convenience store in Eliot (Route 236) for lease at 650/month NNN.
Justin Mikolyski of Creative Office Pavilion is currently renovating 6 projects at UNH.
Vincent Chestnut of Alpha Locksmith recommends to have him on speed dial if you are at a showing and the keys to the building are missing.
Hank Beresin of First Street Business Brokers has a seasonal business in Alton Bay listed. Mixed use, including mini golf and ice cream, for $549,000.
Bill Stewart of First Street Business Brokers has 2 landscaping businesses in the $250,000 range listed. One is in the Manchester area and one is in the Seacoast.
Mark Carbonneau of Georgetown Bank passed for the benefit of others.
Mary Ellen Humphrey, Economic Development Director for the Town of Durham, noted that Durham has 2 retail/restaurant spaces left in its new developments: 1,600 sf and 2,000 sf, respectively.
Al Silva of Silva Graphics – your choice for graphic and design work.
Susan Miltner of Seacoast Business Machines sells and maintains among other brands Sharp and Xerox and services everybody from small to City of Manchester size.
Sheryl Watson of CTI will help you with all your lines.
Maxine Kenny of Colliers International has a 2nd floor office space on Islington Street. Parking available at $1,475/month NNN.
Victoria Gray of Citizens Bank offers statement cards.
Marie Bodi of CP Management recommended attending CIBOR on a regular basis as it brings business.
Doreen Austin of Optima Bank is excited to find new customers with Optima.
Andy Fleisher of NAI Norwood Group lists a retail strip (fully leased) for $1,385,000.
Fred Attalla of Weichert Points East has a property on Milton Road in Rochester for $1,200,000. The property can be subdivided into 3 lots with a building on each.
Butch Ricci of DeStefano & Associates stated that the Assisted Living Facility in the Silver Square Development of Dover will be breaking ground this year.
Erin Pike of St. Germain Collins offers environmental consulting services.
Bill Cormier of Hourihane, Cormier and Associates has a 7,500 sf building on 5 acres of land on Route 125 for $8/sf NNN.
Joe Nelson of the Bean Group has 2 older wood structures right behind Eastern Bank for sale- probably tear down and downtown redevelopment opportunity. 8,000 sf lot. He listed the condo for the Somersworth liquor store. The State is leasing month to month.
Ray Theil of Ehrlich Pest Control recently worked for the Somersworth Housing Authority to solve their pest and infestation problems.
Danielle Lape of King Real Estate is leasing a space at 177 Shattuck Way in Newington for $13.50/sf NNN. The space has elevator access.
Nina Cutts of Institution for Savings is willing to sharpen her pencil for a good deal.
Mark Sullivan of Seacoast Asset Management spoke about retirement accounts and fiduciaries.
Roland Pothier of North Branch Construction is a great builder and has 25 carpenters on staff.
Joe Friedman of Brooks Properties has several Salem properties for sale.
Samantha Goodwin of Keller Williams Commercial has 2 properties in Concord, one of them is 1.65 acres.
Dave Garvey of Keller Williams Commercial has a 4th floor lease in Durham at $12/sf NNN.
John Samonas of Samonas Realty has a former Orange Leaf, fully build out and beautiful, 3,000 sf space at $495,000 for sale on State St. in Portsmouth.
Meeghan Sheckler of Kane Insurance is working out of Portsmouth, but is happy to travel to their Portland location if this is more convenient for you or your business partner.
Amy Sharp of TD Bank offered estate planning as one of their services.
Dan Barufaldi, Economic Development Director for the City of Dover, thanked Ken for his kind remarks and distributed his monthly Manager’s Report.
Jeff Brown of TD Bank noted that he is on the Board of the Rochester Opera House which is hosting a Cocktail Party on 4/22. Everybody welcome. Details on the web page.
Wendy Rayno of Bank of New Hampshire said one of her customers would like to purchase a 1-2 bay space in Portsmouth.
Jeff Hiatt of Cost Seg highlighted “Veterans Count” and showed one of their designer Eagles. For more information go to www.vetscount/eagles.org.
Russ Doyle of Two International Group has one space of 7,500 sf and one of 4,000 sf with overhead door, clean room and wet room.
Joe Horvath of Optima Bank has recently worked with a nonprofit organization that needed financing.
Jerry Bazata of Optima Bank said several DJ’s and/or wedding service professionals need office space between 200 and 1,000 sf.
Chris Melanson of Harrington and Reeves is looking for tenants for a to be constructed warehouse in the Granite Meadows Business Park in Raymond.
David Choate of Colliers International said that the white former McIntosh College building in Dover has recently leased 10,000 sf to Great Bay Services, but 16,000 sf are still available in that building at $7.50/sf NNN.
Haves and Wants
Due to time constraints, only Realtors with important listings were asked to speak.
Heather Rowan of Office Resources: there is great Co-Work space in downtown Portsmouth which is ideal for startups. Contact David Choate or Laura Farago about the former Alpha Loft space at 53 Green St.
Jon Shapleigh of Bank of New Hampshire announced Brian Tufts’ retirement by the end of the month. Brian is going on a helicopter ride today and cannot come. Happy Retirement Brian and have a great future!
Tony Donovan of Keller Williams Commercial said that the Oxford Casino has 200 acres ready for development and they are looking for an RV Park developer/operator.
Next Meeting is 8:00 – 9:45 am Friday 20th of May, 2016 at
One New Hampshire Avenue, Third Floor Conference Room
The sponsor will be Bank of New Hampshire.
Disclaimer: these notes were taken by Ute Luxem who was pinch hitting for Tony Fallon at the last minute and are the best she could do given the large turnout and pace of the meeting. For details and clarification, please contact the individual attendee directly and apologies to anyone who was inadvertently omitted or misquoted.