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!
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.
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.
Looking for an agent you can trust? Our managing partners own investment properties themselves and are uniquely equipped to advise you on your property.
Steve Baumann’s expertise in creative property development earned him a seat on Portland’s Old Port Task Force.
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.
Steve BaumannManaging 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 PeoplesPartner/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 DaviesAssociate 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 SoleyAssociate Broker
Josh Soley is a commercial real estate broker specializing in office, retail, and multi-family units. Josh has over five years of experience working in property management and real estate. He previously served as a property manager for Lincoln Center Property Management before creating SoleyCorp Property Management with the goal of assisting foreign investors acquire local assets. In addition to property management, Josh served as a Sales Agent with NAI before joining Compass in 2015. Today, Josh serves on the Program Committee of the Maine Real Estate Development Association.
A graduate of Syracuse University, Josh is an avid basketball players and political junkie. He earned his bachelor’s degree in International Relations and a minor in Political Science. He has a regional focus in the Middle East and Northern Africa and specialized in International Securities and Diplomacy. Upon graduating Syracuse, Josh published an article in the Maxwell review titled Nuclear Supply Chains in the MENA Region: Leveraging the Nuclear Marketplace. If you would like to hear him rant about the changing balance of power, he is more than happy sit down with you.
A Maine native, Josh attended Freeport High School, where he played every sport he could get his hands on: basketball, soccer, tennis, baseball, lacrosse, and ultimate frisbee. In his rarely found spare time, Josh volunteers at the Preble Street Resource Center Soup Kitchen, coaches basketball at Waynflete Academy, and enjoys spending time outdoors with his family and his pets. He aspires to be a proficient guitar player and Arabic speaker.
John Golden had a successful career in New York as a fashion and food magazine writer, editor and publisher, then sold his interests in a national mass market publishing house and began his career in real estate in the late 1980s. Since then he brokered high-profile significant sales for Sotheby’s International Realty in New York City, the Hamptons and Palm Beach, Florida, and wrote a real estate gossip column for a national publication. He moved to Maine in 2002 and has been affiliated with Maine brokerage offices of Landvest, Sotheby’s and as principal at The John Golden Group where he brokered both commercial and residential sales. Since 2007 he has also been licensed in New York as an associate broker with Douglas Elliman with a focus on commercial and residential sales in Manhattan and the Hamptons and is responsible for completing significant sales to high-profile Wall Street buyers and sellers. He also is licensed with the John Golden Group, NY, in which his focus is commercial real estate, specializing in lodging, multi-family, retail and office properties. His latest NY sales include a Penn Station area retail building, a portfolio of hotel properties in midtown Manhattan and currently lists several properties including $100 million residential high rise on the Upper East Side; a $40 million development in-fill site in Midtown Manhattan and represents several national REITs as broker. In Maine he has brokered a variety of high-end condo deals and hotels including the Danforth Inn in Portland. He joined Compass Commercial Brokers in January 2017 as a Broker, where his focus is on condo and residential sales, lodging, multi-family and office properties.
He also continues his popular blog, www.thegoldendish.com and writes on food and dining for local and national magazines.
Mark Sandler is a University of Tampa graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. Prior to joining Cardente Real Estate, Mr. Sandler was the President of Sandler Brothers, a family owned food distribution company that was established in Maine in 1929. Mark sold his successful company to a new corporation and continued on in a management role for several years. Mark then decided to pursue his passion for commercial real estate. Mr. Sandler specializes in investment sales and the leasing and sale of office, retail, industrial, multifamily and land. Mark is a certified Broker Price Opinion Resource (BPOR), and is a member of the National Association of Realtors, Maine Association of Realtors, and the Maine Commercial Association of Realtors. Mark is a lifelong resident of the Portland area.