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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...
Nov 24
18 Monument Square features 1st floor restaurant, three living units on upper floors
Perfect opportunity for owner-occupied investment property Compass Commercial Brokers is pleased to announce that 18 Monument Square in Portland is available for sale. This is a rare downtown mixed-use property featuring a successful restaurant, Shay's Grill Pub, on the first floor Read More...
Nov 23
Historic Roundhouse Complex Provides Convenient Location, Plenty of Parking
Picture Your Business at this Highly Accessible Portland Location The historic Roundhouse complex in Portland offers an attractive, easily accessible location for businesses. 3,150-5,250 SF of office space is currently available for lease by Compass Commercial Brokers in this recently 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
Kevin McQuinn

Kevin McQuinn

Partner/Broker 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.

Kevin McQuinn

Kevin McQuinn


Kevin McQuinn joined Compass Commercial Brokers as a principle after working independently for the last 14 years as owner of Turner Barker Realty, Inc., his property development and management company. Kevin works primarily as a real estate consultant catering to clients that are seeking creative solutions to challenging real estate issues. His focus is on assisting with acquisition, disposition, permitting and financing in most areas of commercial real estate. Prior to Turner Barker, Kevin was a licensed broker for 15 years at Commercial Properties, Inc., learning the real estate business from Dick McGoldrick, and he subsequently took over Turner Barker Realty, Inc., from George Crockett, another mentor and commercial real estate leader in southern Maine.

Kevin has owned properties throughout southern Maine, where he still maintains a commercial real estate portfolio in partnership with other local real estate investors. He has owned, developed and syndicated commercial office, industrial, retail, hospitality and housing projects. He has obtained permits for new construction projects as well as permits for change of use and expansion of existing real estate before planning and zoning boards in many of the southern Maine municipalities.

Kevin has been active in both the business and civic communities here in Greater Portland. He has served on the Board of Directors of The Greater Portland YMCA, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Southern Maine, The Serenity House and Portland Little League. He is a Past Board President of the Greater Portland Chamber of Commerce and The Portland Community Chamber of Commerce. He has also served as a member of the Portland Planning Board. Kevin grew up in South Portland and is a product of the University of Southern Maine.

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 an commercial real estate broker with Compass Commercial Brokers specializing in office, retail, and multi-family units with over five years of experience working in property management and real estate. He served as property manager for Lincoln Center Property Management and as commercial broker for NAI The Dunham Group before joining CCB in 2015. A graduate of Syracuse University, Josh received his bachelors degree 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. A Maine native, Josh is an animal lover and enjoys spending time with his family. Josh is currently involved in the Portland Downtown District’s Night Life Oversight Committee (NLOC), PROPEL – The Next Generation in Portland’s Business Leaders, and the Program Committee with the Maine Real Estate and Development Association (MEREDA). During his little amount of free-time, Josh is working on becoming a proficient guitar player and a fluent Arabic speaker.

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