Founded in 2017, Porta & Co. is a commercial real estate services firm based in Portland, Maine offering a broad range of professional services including brokerage, private equity sourcing and institutional financing,as well as comprehensive asset management.
Our team has experience in every type of commercial real estate transaction, from ground-up development, to tenant and landlord representation, to managing capital events for investment assets. We understand that commercial real estate assets are dynamic and multifaceted, and that thoughtful organization and planning are essential in order to meet the strategic priorities of the investor. Through our collective experience and extensive local and national networks, we provide the market data and underwriting services needed to achieve these outcomes.
Joseph Porta, SIOR
As the founder of Porta & Company Commercial Real Estate Services, Joe oversees an expert and dynamic staff of brokers and brings his extensive industry knowledge to every transaction. Before starting Porta & Company in 2017, Joe worked for 12 years in real estate, spending the majority of his career with commercial real estate firm CBRE | The Boulos Company in Portland, Maine. While with CBRE, he became their youngest partner and was twice named the top producer of the year. With annual transaction volume in excess of $100 million, Joe has achieved the prestigious SIOR-designation by the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors, a recognition of his peak production and esteem within the industry.
- Member of Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) – 2007-Present
- Member of Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) – 2013-Present
- Member of International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) – 2011- Present
- Former Board Member & President of Maine Center for Creativity
Mackenzie Simpson, Esq.
207-558-0885 ext. 1002
As a broker, developer, and licensed attorney, Mac has extensive, multi-faceted knowledge of all aspects of real estate development, brokerage, law, site permitting, project management and investment sales. Prior to partnering with Porta & Company, Mac successfully developed and sold single-tenant national retail stores across New England totaling over $50 million in transaction volume. He received his Bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from Colby College, and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Maine School of Law.
- Member of Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) – 2012-Present
- Member of International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) – 2013-Present
- Member of Maine State Bar Association – 2012-Present
- Maine Commercial Association of Realtors – 2013-Present
Vince is a detail-oriented broker with strong underwriting skills and an ability to find creative solutions for clients. Prior to joining Porta & Company in 2018, Vince spent 4 years at CBRE | The Boulos Company, where he achieved great success in the brokerage of investment properties. Especially successful with multi-family home deals, Vince personally brokered transactions for over 300 units of multi-family investment properties while with CBRE. In 2015, Vince received the CBRE | The Boulos Company RISE Award. He graduated from Bates College in 2012 with a degree in Rhetoric.
- Member of Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) – 2013-Present
- Maine Commercial Association of REALTORS – 2013-Present
As a broker with Porta and Company, Anthony’s primary objective is to foster relationships between tenants and landlords that maximize the value of the real estate, while creating an efficient and affordable place of business for the tenant. A Maine native, Anthony is a graduate of California State University, and spent many years on the West Coast. He returned home to Maine in pursuit of a career that allows him to take part in the evolution of the Portland area where he grew up.
Tim is a detail-oriented broker with strong underwriting skills and an ability to find creative solutions for clients. Prior to joining Porta & Company in 2019, Tim spent 4 years at The Boulos Company, where he achieved great success in the brokerage of investment properties. Tim works in all areas of commercial real estate including office, retail, industrial, development properties throughout the State of Maine. Tim has considerable experience working with developers, investors, and companies including large regional businesses and State organizations.
An Auburn, Maine native and current Portland resident, Tim is active within the Maine business community. He graduated from Saint Anselm College in 2015 with a degree in Finance & Economics.
- Member of Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) – 2015-Present
- Masters in Commercial Property (MICP) designation
- Maine Real Estate Broker License #BR921381
- DevelopME Committee Member for the Maine Real Estate Development Association (MEREDA)
- Member of Maine Commercial Association of REALTORS (MCAR) – 2015-Present
Charles has more than 15 years of experience in commercial real estate across all asset classes, and an extensive knowledge of the Maine market. Prior to joining Porta & Company, he was a broker at CBRE | The Boulos Company, where he successfully advised and represented clients with their real estate needs, including tenant representation, buyer representation, lease negotiation, valuation and appraisal, and investment strategy. During his 14 years at CBRE | The Boulos Company, Day was responsible for more than $200 million dollars in transaction volume. A Bangor, Maine native and current Cumberland resident, Charles is active within the Maine business community. He holds an undergraduate degree in business management from Bryant University.
- Member of Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA)
- Member of Maine Commercial Association of REALTORS (MCAR)
- Member of International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
As an associate, Peter assists with brokerage-related duties for the team. Prior to joining Porta and Company in 2018, Peter worked in Underwriting at Unum in Portland, with a primary focus on pricing and assessing the risk of new business.
Peter attended Cheverus High School and The Ohio State University, where he graduated with a degree in finance from the Fisher College of Business. He was a member of Ohio State’s football team and was also a teacher’s assistant in the accounting department.