Commercial Properties has earned the reputation as one of Maine’s most respected commercial brokerage and management companies.
Commercial Properties, Inc. was established in Portland, Maine in 1978 by Richard J. McGoldrick to engage in the leasing and sales of commercial and industrial property primarily in Northern New England.
Since that time the firm has been involved in the sale or leasing of over $500,000,000 of such properties including retail developments throughout the United States, industrial and warehouse buildings, land sales, subdivisions (industrial and multi-family), office buildings, and multi-family apartment projects.
Since 2005, Commercial Properties, Inc. has concentrated it’s activities in the area of acquisition and development of commercial property in New England, Arizona, and US Virgin Islands. CPI and its affiliates own approximately 1,600,000 SF, and through Silver Street Development Corporation over 8,000 apartment units.
Originally, Commercial Properties Management LLC was established by Richard McGoldrick as a division of his company to manage his growing development/investment portfolio. Commercial Properties Management expanded into a third party management in the late 1990’s and is currently run by an experienced staff of accounting, management, and maintenance associates with decades of experience.
Meet Our Team
Richard J. McGoldrick
Richard McGoldrick founded Commercial Properties Inc. in 1978 and has initiated or participated in the development of over four million square feet of commercial space in Maine.
Richard is also a founder and officer of Commercial Properties Management LLC, which manages 53 properties in Maine; and Silver Street Development Corporation, which owns over 8,000 apartment units in 13 States.
Active in the community Richard has served as: a former member of the Board of the Finance Authority of Maine (Chair 2000-2002); former co-chair of the Annual Auction of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Portland and a member of the Investment Committee; a founder and former President of the Maine Real Estate and Economic Development Association; a founder and Board Member of the Maine Business Alliance; McGoldrick serves on the board of Bangor Savings Bank and Bangor Savings Foundation.
Daniel Catlin has been in the real estate brokerage and development business since 1993. Beginning with the redevelopment of the Hannaford Store on Maine Street in Brunswick in 1993, Dan has since been involved in the development of the Androscoggin Savings Bank and the acquisition and renovation of the Tontine Mall, both on Maine Street in Brunswick. In addition, he spearheaded the development of several lots at the Topsham Fair Mall, including the Wendy’s Restaurant, the 99 Restaurant, Goodwill, and Winner’s Circle, which includes Starbucks, US Cellular, H&R Block, Athletes Foot, and the UPS Store.
Dan has been working with Commercial Properties, Inc., since 1998. His focus is primarily on the Mid-Coast Maine area. He recently represented Bath Iron Works as the exclusive broker for the deposition of its surplus property, the Times Record in the sale-and-leaseback of its facilities in Brunswick, and several other projects in the Bath/Brunswick market.
Designated Broker/ Owner
"My favorite part of brokerage is directed towards working with the owner to define a clear objective, and adding the most value to the asset through strong tenancy."
Erik Urbanek is the Principal and Designated Broker for the brokerage division of Commercial Properties. Erik has been active in the sales, leasing, and management of the company portfolio, as well as third party brokerage representation since 2002. Erik was raised in Aroostook County, Maine. After studying Marine Research in North Carolina, he returned to Southern Maine where he now lives in Cape Elizabeth with his wife and four children.
He is on the Board of the Portland Downtown District and the York County Shelter Programs, and is also a frequent contributor to Woodfords Family Services, the Boys and Girls Club, and the Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation.
Chief Financial Officer
“I really like to see projects brought from start to finish, and you really get to experience the full spectrum at Commercial Properties. When I hand a client a report, I know that I’m providing a service and a product that I can be proud of.”
As Chief Financial Officer, Karen manages the financial relationship between clients, financial institutions, and mortgage companies. Karen has been with Commercial Properties for over 13 years, and she says, “The decision to come to Commercial Properties was easy. It’s a small company where the goals are clear and everybody works together to accomplish them.”
Her duties range from “helping answer financial questions for owners, preparing financial documents, working with mortgage companies, and performing human resources duties,” she says. “I make sure tenants are paying rent and mortgage payments, that the financials are in order to pay vendors, and that insurance documents for vendors are all in place.” Karen is a Notary Public and holds both a Maine Associate Brokers License and a Certified Property Manager designation. She is also a member of MEREDA, where she is part of the Marketing/Membership Committee. In her spare time, Karen enjoys gardening, traveling, hiking, volunteering, and spending time with family and friends.
“One of the reasons I joined Commercial Properties is that the entire focus of the organization is client-based. We ask the questions that enable our clients to define their commercial real estate objectives; then, together, we create a plan to achieve those objectives.”
Susan Scanlon has been involved in both commercial and residential real estate since 1990. From her beginnings in the Washington, DC, area to joining the Commercial Properties team in November of 2013, Susan has accumulated a wealth of industry experience. “I’ve worked in a commercial mortgage company, as both a residential and commercial real estate agent, and I have also been the Operations Manager for a large residential real estate company,” she says. “That, combined with my experience as a commercial real estate broker, brought me to Commercial Properties as a Marketing Director, Compliance Manager, New Hampshire Principal Broker and, at the heart of it all, a commercial real estate professional.” She is also an active member of MEREDA (Maine Real Estate & Development Association) and currently sits on the conference committee.
However, Susan’s primary focus is real estate brokerage, including “working with property owners and landlords in the sale and lease of commercial space, as well as working with tenants and buyers to help identify and secure space that will help them grow their business.” Outside of work, she has extensive involvement with non-profit organizations: Susan is a former president of the Junior League of Portland, ME, a Crisis Team Manager for the Trauma Intervention Program, and a member of the Board of Directors of Woodfords Family Services.
“I love the relationships I have with tenants (sometimes I call them ‘my’ tenants) and meeting their needs. Sometimes, clients call just to bounce ideas off of me, but most often when they call, they have a question for me to answer or a problem for me to solve.”
Having joined the Commercial Properties Management team in August of 2007, Abigail Cassidy is responsible for directing all maintenance operations, including contracting vendor services, managing repairs and tenant fit-ups, negotiating annual client contracts, gathering bids and building permits for capital projects, and coordinating all preventative maintenance. “Essentially, we reduce the stress of the building owner through total asset management,” she says. “Along with providing top-notch service, we make sure buildings are maintained up to code and that tenants are happy.”
Hailing from Brunswick, Maine, Abigail received her Associates Degree in criminology, and pursued her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at the University of Southern Maine. According to Abigail, “I love real estate and business. Coming from an entrepreneurial family, I always knew that I wanted to get into this industry.” Abigail is also very dedicated to broadening her knowledge of the industry and furthering her education. Currently, she is pursuing her license as a notary and working toward her designation as a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM). Abigail currently lives in Freeport with her family.
“I really enjoy seeing people in business that are doing well. When you have a tenant with a thriving business, then the Landlord has a thriving business as well. I enjoy being able to be a part of that relationship.”
Patty Dugas joined Commercial Properties in 2008 as our Lease Administrator. Prior to joining the Commercial Properties team, Patty spent fifteen years managing over 200 tenancies for one of the largest convenience/gas store chains in the country. At Commercial Properties Patty manages all aspects of the Landlord-Tenant relationship including: receivables, drafting lease documents, lease enforcement/compliance, utility billings, annual expense and tax reconciliations, negotiating renewals, and preparing Estoppel Certs and SNDA’s.
“Lease administration is a very fast-paced and diversified environment. There are so many different directions that your day can take, that I’ve been doing this for over 20 years now and still find it very satisfying.” In her time off, Patty enjoys boating on Casco Bay and spending time with her family
“Taking the time to understand my clients objectives and needs, gives me the opportunity to help them effectively navigate through one of the most important decisions they will make, and identify spaces that are the right fit for their business and their budget.”
Kelli joined Commercial Properties Inc. in 2014 in the newly created Tenant Representative role. She came to Commercial Properties Inc with 10 years of sales experience where she consulted with small to midsize businesses regarding their payroll services, HR solutions, and benefits. “What I enjoyed most was learning about my clients business - the challenges they faced, their initiatives and what their long term goals were - transitioning into Commercial Real Estate allows me to make a greater impact in all these areas.”
Kelli was a top producer on her teams and was often recognized for her determination and pleasant persistence. She prides herself on being proactive rather than reactive and her goal is to educate her clients on their options so they can feel confident in their decisions. “I think it’s exciting to see someone’s vision come to life, to relocate a business into a better space, and help clients expand into more locations”.
Property Management Administrator
“Every call we receive presents a challenge that the team at Commercial Properties is very prepared to handle. I personally enjoy solving those issues each day and finding creative solutions.”
Rebecca Koerner joined the Commercial Properties team in early 2011, bringing with her over 30 years of corporate real estate and commercial property management experience, including ten years in the Connecticut and New York markets. “I joined Commercial Properties because they are a team of knowledgeable, dedicated people who care about both the Owner and the Tenant, as well as the Property itself,” says Rebecca. “The understanding that the team here has with each tenant & client truly allows us to provide more comprehensive services.”
As our Property Management Administrator, Rebecca handles accounting processes, accounts payable, and Certificates of Insurance. She also responds to assistance calls and advises tenants and owners about inspections and property maintenance. With her extensive experience, Rebecca provides support in various other aspects of property management operations. Rebecca loves living in Maine and being a part of her granddaughter’s life.
“I put so much value in working with and learning from the team at Commercial Properties—they have such a wealth of collective industry experience that they can look at any scenario and know how to turn it to the client’s advantage.”
Dustin Slocum joined the Commercial Properties team in 2014 as a consulting sales agent. Prior to joining Commercial Properties, he ran his own chiropractic practice for 24 years while buying and managing property on the side. “I’ve always been interested in real estate and enjoy putting together deals, so I jumped at the prospect of being able to partner with such an experienced and successful group.” Shortly after joining the Commercial Properties team, Dustin received his license as a real estate broker and moved into a brokerage role.
As an agent, Dustin operates in both the brokerage and development aspects of Commercial Properties, including discerning opportunities to expand the businesses of his clients and aiding in the sale and acquisition of property. “As a broker, you’re pulled in a thousand different directions at once,” he says, “but I think that the fast-paced nature of it is what makes it exciting and engaging.” Dustin has since sold his Brunswick chiropractic practice to his brother—the third in the family to own the business—and now practices on a part-time basis.
“Commercial Properties is dedicated to making our clients’ spaces the best they can be. The team here is incredibly thorough and we work hard to build a relationship with our clients in order to better serve their needs.”
Karen Grant joined the team at Commercial Properties in May of 2013. With her strong background in corporate accounting and an Associates Degree in Business Administration from Casco Bay College, Karen brings a wealth of expertise and industry knowledge to the Commercial Properties team. Working closely with the Lease Administrator and CFO, Karen handles bank deposits, tenant bills, utilities, real estate taxes, and more.
“It’s so beneficial to have the team atmosphere we have here,” Karen says, “and it’s great to always have someone available to help resolve issues for a client. Everything we do moves through multiple channels so that we know we’re giving each client the best result possible.” Karen is passionate about accounting and plans to continue her education with the goal of becoming a Certified Public Accountant. Outside of work, she enjoys camping in Acadia National Park, golfing, snowmobiling and skiing in the winter, and watching her son’s sporting events.
“I enjoy sitting down and speaking with clients to discover their needs and help navigate them through their location and investment issues. I think clients value the breadth of services Commercial Properties is able to offer as an agency.”
Cam Woodford is a recent addition to the Commercial Properties team, but he enjoys the multifaceted nature of working for a full-service agency. “I was excited to work at an entrepreneurial firm that assists real estate investors in all three major areas of their real estate needs: brokerage, asset management, and development,” he says.
Currently, Cam works as a broker dealing with the lease and sale of office, retail, industrial, and investment properties. He also assists the principal of the development division and has experience working in Low Income Housing Tax Credit developments.
He is working toward his Bachelor’s degree in Economics at Bowdoin College, where he also served as the captain of the track and field team. Both his upbringing in Maine and his studies at Bowdoin “equipped me to understand Maine’s unique business climate. I realized that Maine has a lot of great resources to support a growing economy… it just needs a little steering.”