An open attitude between developers and municipal officials generally leads to satisfactory results

Member Article Submitted by Justin Lamontagne, NAI | The Dunham Group
Mainebiz – May 28, 2012

“They are impossible to deal with.” It has been said about every town and city hall in Maine. Yet, commercial real estate projects and economic development continues to advance throughout our great state. So what gives? Are all state and municipal officials the “bad guys” and simply in the business of layering on red-tape? Or are property owners and developers overly sensitive and impatient? Surely neither is universally true. But one thing is certain: Understanding how to work with government officials and within regulatory policy is paramount to any successful real estate transaction or transition.  Continue


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