Industrial Landscape Changes - A Panel Discussion

    March 25, 2020
    4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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    The Public Works
    52 Alder Street
    Portland, ME 04101
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    As changes to the uses in traditional industrial space accelerates, access and availability to these spaces across Greater Portland and Maine is tightening.  Once plentiful industrial and warehouse spaces have largely been converted to office and commercial uses like restaurants and bars, while our world-renowned breweries have created substantial demand for brew-ready industrial space. With traditional industrial needs growing, and options shrinking, business owners need to get creative. Throwing a curveball into these already notable challenges? The change in cannabis regulation in the state of Maine, which means marijuana grow entities are now also competing for the same, very limited, space. What does all of this mean for the future of Maine’s premier food, beer, and traditional manufacturing, and how can the A/E/C industry prepare for potential changes in how industrial space is developed and utilized?

    Join us to learn more from our panel of experts to learn what the future holds for investment and development of new industrial spaces in our region. Moderated by Maine’s leading industrial broker, Justin Lamontagne, the panel brings together diverse perspectives from all areas of this timely conversation. A networking happy hour will follow the panel. Light refreshments and drinks will be served.

    About our Moderator:

    Justin Lamontagne, CCIM, SIOR - NAI The Dunham Group
    Justin Lamontagne joined NAI The Dunham Group in 2011. In 2016, he earned Partnership in the firm and, in 2019, was named Designated Broker. He has worked in commercial real estate since 2006 and has successfully brokered transactions in all sectors of commercial real estate, specializing in industrial, office and investment properties. Justin's services and expertise include: Industrial & Office Buyer/Tenant strategic planning, site searches and representation; Industrial and Office Seller/Landlord strategic planning and representation; and Commercial property valuation and real estate consulting. In 2013, Justin was named the Maine Commercial Association Realtor of the Year. In 2015, he earned the prestigious CCIM accreditation, an international membership comprised of the world's top commercial real estate professionals.  In 2017 he earned the Society of Industrial & Office Realtor’s (SIOR) designation, a global network of only 3,000 industry leaders. In doing so, he became the 5th broker in the state of Maine to carry both CCIM & SIOR honors. Annually, Justin is the author of NAI The Dunham Group’s Greater Portland Industrial Market Survey, a comprehensive study and inventory of the local industrial market.

    About our Panelists:

    Josh Benthian, Partner/CEO

    Lisa Martin, Executive Director
    Manufacturing Association of Maine

    Erik Gunderson, Director
    Maine Office of Marijuana Policy


    • Registration: 4- 4:30pm
    • Panel: 4:30 – 5:30pm
    • Networking : 5:30 – 6:30pm




    $55.00 SMPS NNE Member

    $55.00 SMPS Member (Outside NNE Chapter)

    $55.00 Manufacturers Association of Maine Member

    $75.00 Not-Yet-a-Member

    $250.00 Program Sponsorship & 1 Registration

    $500.00 Premier Sponsorship & 2 Registrations