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MEREDA's Morning Menu: Real Estate Development 202: Housing Development Demystified - A Look Behind the Veil

December 08, 2016 - 7:30AM
to 9:00AM

Portland Regency Hotel
20 Milk Street
Portland, ME

About the Event:

Buffet Breakfast: 7:30-8:00 am
Program: 8:00-9:00 am

As many Maine communities continue to experience a boom in housing development, public curiosity about the inner workings of the development process has elevated. What’s driving decisions like site selection, target markets, and design choices?  Make plans to join MEREDA for breakfast on December 8th at the Portland Regency Hotel in Portland as developers, Jonathan Culley of Redfern Properties and Ethan Boxer-Macomber of Anew Development share their approaches to Housing Development through case studies of recently completed projects.

This is the second installment in our development series!  We hope you will join us for what is sure to be a very interactive and informative session and a look behind the veil of the housing development process.  Discussions will include how to weigh opportunities, measure risks and understand the numbers.  Please come to the event prepared to ask questions!

About the Presenters:

Jonathan Culley is the owner of Redfern Properties, a Portland-based real estate developer.  Redfern focuses on residential and mixed-use developments with an emphasis on infill and other “smart-growth” projects that make neighborhoods and communities more vibrant and sustainable.  Recent and current projects include West End Place, Munjoy Heights, 89 Anderson, and 667 Congress.

A Maine native, Jonathan founded Redfern upon returning to Portland in 2005 from Seattle, Washington.  He holds an A.B. and an M.B.A., both from Duke University.

Ethan Boxer-Macomber, LEED AP, has over 18 years of experience in real estate, housing, and community development and has successfully led multiple large-scale residential development projects across southern Maine. In 2013, Ethan started Anew Development, a Portland-based real estate development company dedicated to residential infill that provides highest, best community value by adhering to principles of quality urban design, smart growth, and sustainability. 

Ethan formerly was a City Planner for the cities of Davis, California, and Portland, Maine. He earned a BS in natural resources and ecology from the University of Maine and an MS in community planning and development from the University of California, Davis. He is a returned Peace Corps volunteer and was formerly certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).

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