“Baumann Revamps Plans for Shops at 188 Middle,” March 16, 2010

Steve Baumann has always had a knack for finding new creative uses for pieces of Portland’s commercial property regardless of the economic climate, and the Shops at 188 Middle is no exception.
Baumann, a former Paragon Commercial Real Estate vice president who now works with Compass Commercial Brokers in Portland, says he is getting closer to filling up the former Canal National Bank building on Middle Street with a new upscale restaurant and several retail shops and boutiques that he describes as elegant, but still affordable.
“You can reposition real estate. You just have to be creative,” says Baumann. (read more)