MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: DREW SIGFRIDSON
Drew Sigfridson started his career in commercial real estate with The Boulos Company in 1998. Since that time, Drew has focused primarily on brokering investment and development projects throughout Maine and New Hampshire and corporate representation assignments for leasing and dispositions. In his role as Managing Director of CBRE | The Boulos Company, Drew manages operations for the company’s brokerage offices in Portland, ME and Portsmouth, NH.
He is President of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association, has been a director and Past-President for the Maine Commercial Association of Realtors, is the Designated Broker and Partner of CBRE | The Boulos Company and currently serves as Chairman on the Board of Directors for Avesta Housing.
Drew is a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), a professional recognition of the highest level of knowledge, production and ethics in the commercial real estate industry. Drew works in all aspects of real estate, including development assemblages, strategic planning, lease transactions of all sizes, Landlord and Tenant representation and investment sales. Over the years, Drew has represented a diversity of clients including: the City of Portland, Hannaford Bros., MEMIC, MaineHealth, The Libra Foundation, Nike and Dead River Properties, among others.
Drew resides in the Back Cove area of Portland, Maine with his wife, April, and their three children.
Maine Real Estate Lic. #DB904519, New Hampshire Real Estate Lic. #052489
Maine Real Estate Designated Broker License
New Hampshire Real Estate Salesperson License
SIOR Certification (Society of Industrial and Office Realtors)
National Association of Realtors, Member
Maine Commercial Association of Realtors, Past President (‘07-’08)
Board Member, New England Chapter – SIOR
Board Chair, Avesta Housing
President, MEREDA (Maine Real Estate & Development Association)
Realtor Magazine’s 30 Under 30 – 2005
Maine Commercial Realtor of the Year – 2006
Maine Today’s 40 Under 40 – 2011
Bowdoin College, Cum Laude, 1998
Universitat de Barcelona, 1997
WHAT WAS YOUR DREAM JOB AS A CHILD?
Truck Driver – 18-wheelers… I even subscribed to Overdrive magazine.
WHAT PROVOKED YOUR INTEREST IN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE?
Lobstering. I know it is a strange way to get interested in commercial real estate, but I worked on a lobster boat after graduating from college and the owner of the boat was starting to buy and develop commercial land. He encouraged me to get into the business.
WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT YOUR POSITION?
Winning and Closing. I love when we win an assignment, when one of my clients sells a building, finds a new space, buys a new investment – these are the great moments and why we work in this business.
WHAT DO YOU ENJOY DOING FOR FUN OUTSIDE OF WORK?
Skiing (ideally in British Columbia – best powder) and water-skiing on Sebago Lake.
WHAT DO YOU FEEL IS YOUR GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT?
Professional – Becoming Partner and Managing Director of our company in 2013
Personal – My kids (8, 6, and 4) and wife still look forward to my arrival at home every day after work.
IF YOU COULD HAVE A SUPER HERO POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Flying, of course.
IF YOU COULD EAT ONLY ONE THING FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
I want to say pizza, but sushi would be a healthier choice.
FAVORITE STARBUCKS DRINK: short, dark roast, no room for cream. (Short is even smaller than a “Tall”)
FAVORITE CITY: Portland, Maine, with Seattle a close second.
DREAM JOB (If you didn’t work for CBRE | The Boulos Company, of course): Commercial Property Landlord. (Ideally properties would be net-leased buildings to A-credit tenants, long leases and no debt.)
LITTLE KNOWN FACT: I grew up with a sawmill in my backyard and built barns until I was 20.