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Jun 27
Eastpoint Christian Church purchases 84,000 SF at Clarks Pond
Compass Commercial Brokers is pleased to announce the purchase of 84,000 SF in Clarks Pond Parkway to Eastpoint Christian Church. Eastpoint will move into the former Bob's Discount and HomeGoods locations and will feature a 1,500 seat auditorium, indoor soccer field and basketball court, five Read More...
Jun 15
Exclusive Exchange Street Location
26 Exchange Street in the hear of Portland's Old Port offers a rare chance to lease Street Level retail space. Compass Commercial Brokers is pleased to offer for lease 1,330+/-SF of retail space with an additional 1,510 +/- SF lower Read More...
Dec 16
Several Convenient Downtown Portland Office Spaces Now Available
Your Company’s New Year’s Resolution: A New Downtown Portland Address If one of your business’ New Year’s resolutions includes leasing a new office, you can’t beat downtown Portland for its location, convenience and many amenities, including world-class dining, shopping and Read More...


Compass Commercial Brokers is dedicated to finding the best possible real estate solutions for our clients. We recognize that each client’s situation and needs are unique and strive for a personalized level of service that takes your situation into full account. Achieving the best outcomes possible for our clients means constantly looking for the best opportunities possible in the current market, even ones that most others would overlook. Whether you’re looking to rent, buy, or make money from an investment property, we will scour the current market to find the best possible solution tailored precisely to your needs. With more than three decades of total experience in the real estate business we know how to spot the deals and opportunities that others will miss. We want to put our experience to work for you. Contact us today!


Welcome to the new Compass Offices on 1 Dana St

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Experience and Perspective

.Our founder, Steve Baumann, has facilitated more than $187 million in real estate deals over more than 15 years in the business.

Our Philosophy

We work side by side with each client to determine their unique needs and comb the current market for the best available solutions.

Full Service Brokerage

Compass is equipped to handle all types of commercial properties for any type of client. Whether you are an individual business owner or a large investor, we have you covered.

Investment Advisors

Looking for an agent you can trust? Our managing partners own investment properties themselves and are uniquely equipped to advise you on your property.

Property Development

Steve Baumann’s expertise in creative property development earned him a seat on Portland’s Old Port Task Force.

Unprecedented Vision

Steve’s unique and creative talents have helped revitalize Portland’s Old Port. He and his team want to help you do the same with your property.


Meet the Team

Steve Baumann

Steve Baumann

Managing Partner View Details
Alan Peoples

Alan Peoples

Partner/Designated Broker View Details
Jennifer Davies

Jennifer Davies

Associate Broker View Details
Josh Soley

Josh Soley

Associate Broker View Details
Steve Baumann

Steve Baumann

Managing Partner

Steve launched Compass Commercial Brokers LLC in 2010 with his partners, building on 15 years of experience in the Greater Portland commercial real estate market and a successful 10-year career with CBRE/The Boulos Company. He has been involved in more than $130 million in sale/lease transactions in his career. Steve is highly experienced in the sale and leasing of retail, office, warehouse and investment real estate, and is uniquely proficient in assisting clients in re-positioning their holdings to compete with new inventory in a challenging marketplace.

As a managing partner of Compass, he works with his partners, Alan Peoples, Kevin McQuinn and Jennifer Davies, to grow and develop Compass Commercial as a progressive brokerage company dedicated and committed to their clients’ real estate needs. Steve’s clients have benefited from his unique ability to market commercial real estate with successful returns from re-imaging static properties, which results in lower vacancy levels and successful sale returns for his clients. With Steve’s unique approach, he has become a tremendous asset to many commercial property owners in greater Portland and has carried this approach through to Compass Commercial.

Steve also manages, owns and develops commercial real estate with his family’s development company. He is active in many local organizations and was appointed to the Old Port Task Force in 2007.

Steve resides in Falmouth with his two children.

Alan Peoples

Alan Peoples

Partner/Designated Broker

Alan has over 26 years of real estate experience, spending 23 of them as the owner/broker of a mid-size residential/investment firm in southern Maine. Alan has served in various capacities on numerous real estate boards in the state of Maine, including Past President of the Multiple Listing Service, Maine Real Estate Resource Center, and the Greater Portland Board of Realtors (GPBR). He currently is chair of the Grievance Committee for the GPBR and a member of the Scarborough Board of Assessment Review.

As a partner at Compass, Alan brings his experience and expertise to this progressive and forward-thinking real estate company. Compass is committed to employing innovation along with collaboration to help benefit all their clients in this ever-shifting real estate market. Our belief is in this market if you’re not continually looking for different opportunities, you’re missing them.

Alan is a native of Portland and active in the community. He resides in Scarborough with his wife Elizabeth and their three children.

Jennifer Davies

Jennifer Davies

Associate Broker

Jennifer’s appreciation of architecture, and experience in interior design and space planning served as a natural transition to joining the world of commercial real estate. Jennifer is an Associate Broker that specializes in house and office real estate.

Before joining Compass Commercial Brokers in 2013, Jennifer had a 20-year career in interior design, starting in her home town of New Canaan, CT. Her experience working with clients one on one has allowed her to fine tune her ability to help clients achieve the best fit for their needs as a business. She excels at assisting see past the structure itself, and instead envision what their next environment could look like.

Jennifer lives in Portland with her husband and four children. She lives an active and full lifestyle that inspires her approach in exceeding client expectations.

Josh Soley

Josh Soley

Associate Broker

Josh Soley is a commercial real estate broker with Compass Commercial Brokers (CCB) specializing in office, retail, and multi-family investment properties. Josh has over five years of experience working in property management and real estate. He served as a property manager for Lincoln Center Property Management and as a commercial broker for NAI The Dunham Group before joining the CCB team in 2015.

Josh received his bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University in International Relations with a focus on International Security and Diplomacy in the Middle East and Northern African Region and a minor in Political Science. Josh is a Maine native, an animal lover, and enjoys spending time with his family. Outside of Compass, Josh is a high school basketball coach at Waynflete, is actively involved in PROPEL – The Next Generation in Portland’s Business Leaders, and serves on the Program Committee for the Maine Real Estate and Development Association (MEREDA). During his rare amount of free time, Josh is working on becoming a proficient guitar player and a decent arabic speaker.

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