Annual Forecast Conference & 2018 Industrial Market Survey

Here is a summary of the talking points from MEREDA’s annual Forecast Conference yesterday; 900 people were in attendance! Justin Lamontagne delivered his annual Southern Maine Industrial Forecast and unveiled our 2018 Industrial Market Survey. Download your own copy here!

2018 MEREDA Forecast Conference

The Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) will hold their annual Forecast Conference one week from today – Thursday 1/18! As always, Justin Lamontagne, CCIM, SIOR will deliver the Southern Maine Industrial Forecast and he will unveil our annual Greater Portland Industrial Market Survey. Register here and come see us at Booth #4 to grab your copy… » Read more

Richardson Allen Building Manufacturing Facility in Mill Brook Business Park

Richardson Allen, high-end outdoor furniture makers, purchased a 3.81 acre lot in Mill Brook Business Park in Saco to construct a new manufacturing plant. They are expected to move into their new facility in January. Greg Hastings, SIOR brokered the sale. Read the Mainebiz story here.

385 Congress Street – Former Press Herald Print Building – Sold

This highly visible part of downtown encompasses an entire city block, right next to City Hall. The 2.2± acre property consists of an industrial building (formerly the Press Herald print building), 2 parking lots, and another industrial building. Tom Moulton, CCIM, SIOR and Katie Millett brokered the sale on behalf of the seller, Metro Media… » Read more

WEX and Cohen Break Ground on Portland Headquarters

WEX was welcomed to Portland by city officials and developer Jonathan Cohen in a groundbreaking ceremony held this morning. 1 Hancock Street is the site of the company’s new world headquarters. (Read Mainebiz story here). The WEX development project received final planning board approval from the City on October 4th. This one-of-a kind building will be Portland… » Read more

Justin Lamontagne Earns Prestigious SIOR Designation

We are pleased to announce that Justin Lamontagne has earned the prestigious Society of Industrial & Office Realtor’s (SIOR) designation. SIOR is the leading global professional office and industrial real estate association. Justin now becomes only the 5th broker in the state of Maine to carry both CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) & SIOR honors.

Katie Millett Named 2017 REALTOR of the Year!

We are very pleased to announce that the Maine Commercial Association of REALTORS (MCAR) has named Katie Millett their 2017 REALTOR of the Year! Katie Millett joined NAI The Dunham Group in 2005.  Before joining the company, Katie practiced law concentrating primarily on real estate transactions.  Katie graduated from the College of Charleston in South… » Read more

Retail Market Update

The southern and central Maine retail markets remain healthy in 2017, although there is substantial future uncertainty in the anchor store sector. Overall vacancy continues to decline, averaging around 3.5%. This has been a steady trend as shopping center overdevelopment from the 2000’s has finally been absorbed. As a result of this vacancy, lease rates… » Read more