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Build-to-Recruit

How the Right Workspace Can Help Your Recruiting Efforts by Jessica Estes, Partner, Broker, The Boulos Company As of August, the unemployment rate was 2.4% in Cumberland County, Maine. At this level, economists will tell you that everyone who wants a … Continue reading

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The times they are a changin’

by Justin Lamontagne, CCIM, SIOR, Partner, Broker at NAI The Dunham Group My mind wandered recently while on a long solo drive, as it often does. I had the music cranking and, in typical Maine fashion, cell phone coverage was … Continue reading

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Selecting the Right Project Delivery Method

Kenneth E. Rubinstein, Attorney, Preti Flaherty Cordelia Pitman, Director of Preconstruction Services, Wright-Ryan Construction Identifying the right construction project delivery method is critical to successful execution. Three of the most common delivery methods are Design-Bid-Build, Construction Manager (CM) at Risk, … Continue reading

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Are you in for a (price) shock?

Strategic considerations in allocating risks of Tariffs, price escalation and supply chain disruptions in construction contracting By:  Robert Ruesch, Esq., Verrill Dana, LLP Compared to where we were ten years ago, the real estate and construction segments of our economy … Continue reading

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Change is Necessary to Propel Housing Forward

Investment in off-site building is the first step toward addressing the country’s shortages of labor and housing. By George Casey, Stockbridge Associates In November 2016, I put forth the thesis that the home building industry was reaching the point of … Continue reading

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START-UP SEEKING SPACE FOR SUBLEASE – How Start-ups Can Benefit From Subleasing

by Samantha Marinko Associate, CBRE | The Boulos Company Maine is the home to a plethora of creative minds—entrepreneurs, artists, techies, chefs—it’s a melting pot of talent from all facets nestled comfortably in the northeast corner of New England. With … Continue reading

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Homeownership Remains Unaffordable; Rental Affordability Showing Signs of Improvement

August 28, 2018 by Richard E. Taylor, Research Manager at MaineHousing MaineHousing has released the 2017 Maine Homeownership and Rental Affordability Index.  The index indicates buying or renting a home in Maine remains unaffordable.   The index provides a statewide, county … Continue reading

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So Do We Have a Deal? Maybe Not

By: Asha Echeverria, Shareholder, LEED AP, Bernstein Shur A written contract signed by both parties is always best. So what happens when negotiations take months and only one side signs the contract? Is there a contract? Was there a meeting … Continue reading

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Tax Reform has Mostly Good News for the Real Estate Industry

By Andrew Smith, Principal, Baker Newman Noyes December’s federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) contains some of the most significant tax law changes seen in decades.  Many in the real estate industry will come out ahead as a … Continue reading

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Solar Plus Complementary Technologies Leads to an Economical, Sustainable Grid

By Fred Greenhalgh, Employee-Owner ReVision Energy Thanks to over a 75% decline in the cost of solar panels over the last ten years, it’s now economically viable (and environmentally necessary) to fully power our modern society with clean energy. However, … Continue reading

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