Category Archives: Member Articles

The Economic Impact of MaineHousing’s Investment in Affordable Multifamily Housing: State and Regional

by Richard Taylor, Research and Communications, MaineHousing Building housing contributes to the quality of life in a community and its economy.  Economic contributions are measured in jobs, wages, revenues, and increases in the overall value of products and services produced … Continue reading

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Is Your Paycheck Protected?

By Kerry Peabody, CSA, CLTC Long Term Care, Life & Disability Insurance Agent You’ve insured your home, your car, your boat – but have you insured the one thing that makes all of those other things possible – your income? … Continue reading

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THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM 2.0

by George Casey, CEO of Stockbridge Associates, LLC Here’s home-building operations guru George Casey’s take on how tech-driven automation will drive into site-built home building sooner than later. My recent article “Home Building’s Elephant in the Room” has elicited some interesting responses … Continue reading

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The Trend Toward Car-Free Cities Is Picking Up Speed

By Blueprint, presented by CBRE When you think about it, car-free cities shouldn’t seem like such a radical idea. Cities, after all, have been around for thousands of years, while cars date back just a century or so. And yet, … Continue reading

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Challenges for Marijuana Businesses and their Vendors

by Gretchen L. Jones, Shareholder and Chair, Business Law Practice Group at Eaton Peabody While Maine has legalized marijuana for both medical and recreational use, the conflict between state legalization and federal criminal prohibition creates challenges for marijuana businesses and … Continue reading

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How to speed up the Commercial Real Estate Appraisal process

by Mark L. Plourde, MAI, Maine Valuation Company When the parties of interest in a commercial real estate transaction finally reach agreement, and financing is a component of the deal, why does it then take so long to get a … Continue reading

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2017 Greater Portland, Maine Industrial Market Snapshot

by Justin Lamontagne, CCIM, Partner | Broker, NAI The Dunham Group A “healthy” market is a catchy and common term to describe the current state of the Greater Portland industrial sector. But our experience suggests that the market is only … Continue reading

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Succession Planning with an Employee Stock Ownership Plan

by Eric D. Altholz, Vice Chair of Verrill Dana’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group and A. Robert Ruesch, Chair, Chair of Verrill Dana’s Construction Law Group According to the National Center for Employee Ownership, there are roughly 7,000 true … Continue reading

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Home Building’s ‘Elephant in the Room’ … a manifesto from operations guru George Casey.

Without innovation, today’s home building business models risk extinction by George Casey, CEO of Stockbridge Associates, LLC Over the past several weeks, I have had the opportunity to attend a variety of fall industry conferences: the Urban Land Institute (ULI) … Continue reading

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Keys to an Effective Environmental Risk Management Program (ERMP)

By Donald McFadden, C.G., Director of Environmental Services, St.Germain Collins Managing environmental risk in commercial real estate (CRE) lending can be challenging. Although it’s something the lending community has been doing for decades, it has historically been viewed as unnecessary … Continue reading

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