As founder of CBRE | Boulos Brokerage, Asset Management and Boulos Development in 1975, Joe Boulos now oversees the strategic direction of the management company and the financial health of his real estate portfolio. Over his career, Mr. Boulos has developed and built more than two and a half million square feet of commercial property in the Greater Portland area.
Mr. Boulos served a tour of duty in Vietnam from 1968 to 1973 as a United States Marine Corps pilot. He was a commercial pilot from 1973 to 1975 in Laos, Africa and South America. Mr. Boulos is a Cheverus High School graduate. He holds a BA and honorary MA and Doctorate degrees from Colby College. He is a former Director of the Area Development Council of Maine, the Greater Portland Chamber of Commerce, the Maine Chamber & Business Alliance, the Portland Waterfront Task Force and Junior Achievement. He is a former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Colby College. He is a former member of the board of the Portland Museum of Art, Maine Bank & Trust and a founding director of The Maine Alliance as well as the Maine Real Estate Developers Association (MEREDA). He served as President of MEREDA from 1992 to 1993. He is a former trustee of Cheverus High School, Mercy Hospital and the Maine School of Art. Mr. Boulos was named Developer of the Year by the Finance Authority of Maine in 1988, Developer of the Year by MEREDA in 1992 and was inducted into the Maine Business Hall of Fame in 1997. He was honored in 2002 by Maine State Senate President, Republican Richard Bennett and the entire House of Representatives with the President’s Cornerstone Award “for contributing to the Maine economy and providing a solid foundation for its prosperity”. Mr. Boulos was appointed to the New England Advisory Board of the Federal Reserve and was Colby College’s Alumnus of the Year in 2003. Mr. Boulos formerly chaired Maine’s “Compact for Higher Education”.
The “Patrick Henry Award” was bestowed on Mr. Boulos in 2006 by the National Association of the National Guard for his service to returning Maine veterans. He and his wife Cheryl have created more than 310 college scholarships for Maine veterans through a $1M donation announced at a Christmas party they held for National Guard families in December of 2005. He was most recently awarded the Henri A. Benoit Award for Leadership in the Private Sector and was named Colby College Philanthropist of the Year in 2008. Mr. Boulos was awarded Colby’s Ernest C. Marriner Award in 2010 for exceptional commitment and dedication to the college.
2012 - Appointed Board Member to the US Biathlon Foundation
2012 - Appointed Commissioner of the Smithsonian Museum of American Art
2011 - National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame Distinquished American Award
2010 - Recipient of Colby College Ernest C. Marriner Award
2009 - Honorary Doctorate of Law Degree Recipient - Colby College
2007 - Colby College Philanthropist of the Year
2007 - Henri A. Benoit Award for Leadership in the Private Sector
2006 - Patrick Henry Award, National Association of the National Guard
2005 - Honorary Doctorate of Business Degree Recipient - Thomas College
2004 - Designated Chairman of the Board of Trustees - Colby College
2003 - Colby College Alumnus of the Year
2003 - Appointed to Board of Advisors, Federal Reserve Bank - Boston, MA
2002 - President’s Cornerstone Award, Maine State Senate
1997 - Maine Business Hall of Fame Inductee
1993 - Honorary Master of Arts Degree - Colby College
1992 - Developer of the Year, Maine Real Estate Developers Foundation
1988 - Developer of the Year, Finance Authority of Maine