The 30 Lofts Team
Welcome to 30 Lofts & 5/7 Lofts! These two projects were born out of our desire to provide the very best urban housing at a fair price. These locations were most recently occupied by two 2‑unit homes that were truly uninhabitable and beyond repair. So, the choice to tear down and reimagine over restore was an easy one. From there came the question about what to build – what would be the best use of these sites and what does Portland need. Clearly there are people moving from the suburbs into our city, there are younger folks that are going against past conventions that one has to move to the burbs and there are folks from all across the country that love the Portland lifestyle. So, there certainly is demand. From there we set out to meet this need by building enduring and inspiring buildings and through them communities we could all be proud of. These properties will offer owners nearly worry free living for years to come, the lowest possible ownership costs and amenities, design and aesthetics that are modern, clean and inviting. We, as your future neighbors and fellow citizens of this wonderful city, have and will work tirelessly to ensure we exceed expectations.
Tom is an accomplished and respected Realtor®, entrepreneur and developer. He is the founder of Benchmark Residential & Investment Real Estate (one of the state’s leading independent and non‑franchised brokerages) CornerStone Building & Restoration (high‑end residential and commercial design, build and restore company) and several other companies and partnerships. Tom brings a breadth and depth of knowledge and creativity that’s truly rare to each project and to benefit every client. Tom is a Maine native and lives with his wife Amy and daughter Madelyn in a Victorian home they restored off Portland’s beautiful Back Cove.
Rich was born and raised in Portland Maine and graduated both Deering High School and the University of Maine where he earned his degree in Business Administration. Rich founded Paradigm Windows and was the Vice President of Applicators Sales and Service a Maine based wholesale building products company. Rich currently lives on Munjoy Hill in Portland’ East End and works with Benchmark Real Estate. Rich is also the co‑owner of MyResidentLinc a custom mobile app company with focus on multi‑family properties throughout the country
Mike was born and raised in Portland, and currently resides in Falmouth. He enjoys the vibrant restaurant scene and many outdoor activities that exist within the greater Portland area. Mike has led the development and general contracting of multiple residential projects in Portland, primarily focusing on multi‑family/ condo residences. He is grateful for the opportunity to improve and expand the housing in the city he grew up.
Bild Architecture was founded by husband and wife, Evan Carroll and Sasha Salzberg. While architecture is the common thread, the Bild team brings together direct experience from the fields of business management, construction, mechanical and plumbing design, property management, building science consulting, and community based design‑build architecture. This diverse set of backgrounds brings together the pragmatic, relationship‑based approach to building design that is Bild Architecture. Bild Architecture believes the role of an architect is to look both inward at how spaces shape people's’ lives, and outward at how the built environment shapes society. This belief is exemplified at 30 and 57 Lofts. The 30 and 5/7 Lofts are a project of intersections. Seeking to provide modest and achievable living possibilities in a popular neighborhood, the design is both “of this time” and respectful of the historic context. 30 and 57 Lofts boast high levels of insulation in the walls and roof, along with high performance windows. The building systems run entirely on electricity, allowing owners to elect low carbon footprint energy options. 207‑408‑0168 | bildarchitecture.com
From minor home improvements to full scale restorations, CornerStone’s dedicated team does it all. With licensed electricians, plumbers, masons, architects and master carpenters as well as painters, flooring specialist, roofers and landscapers they truly are your single source for ALL residential and commercial renovation, maintenance, improvement and new construction needs. CornerStone values every project, of every size, on any budget. Tom Gagne was born in Portland, Maine and has been in construction management and building practices for over twenty years.
Tom Gagne, Lead Project Manager
As lead project manager and business development partner for CornerStone Building and Restoration Tom has found the perfect venue for his extensive experience in building beautiful spaces through creative problem solving and the development of great relationships. He also practices music and falconry and lives in Cumberland with his wife and their three children. 207‑775‑9085 | cornerstonebr.com
Benchmark was founded on the principle of providing the very best client service and overall experience in the real estate industry. Specialists in Greater Portland & Coastal Southern Maine Real Estate. From exclusive ocean, lake, and country estates, in‑town condominiums, stately Victorians and historic mansions, to multi‑family buildings, lots, and investment packages ‑ our experienced team of professional Realtors® has the passion and experience to ensure superior results. 207‑775‑0248 | firstname.lastname@example.org