Southern Maine's Real Estate Market Still Riding High

January 20, 2018 in Articles

Author: J. Craig Anderson
Publication: Portland Press Herald

Southern Maine’s real estate market is riding high on the strength of rising home values, booming tourism, a tight market for industrial properties and renewed interest in office construction.


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Former Siano's Pizzeria Sells

January 14, 2018 in News

Publication: RE Business Online

Cardente Real Estate Brokers $1.1M Sale of Restaurant Property in Portland, Maine

Cardente Real Estate has arranged the sale of a restaurant property located at 476 Stevens Ave. in Portland. Rock Properties sold the property to 476 Stevens Ave LLC for $1.1 million. Siano’s Pizzeria formerly occupied the 4,091-square-foot restaurant building. Cheri Bonawitz of Cardente Real Estate represented the seller, while Mike Anderson of Malone Commercial Brokers represented the buyer in the deal. 

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Historic Downtown Bangor Building Sells for $1.9 Million

December 11, 2017 in News

Author: Callie Ferguson
Publication: Bangor Daily News

A historic building on Bangor's Main Street was sold for nearly $1.9 million last week to a Colorado developer.


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Cardente Accepted to Forbes Council

December 8, 2017 in News

Matthew Cardente of Cardente Real Estate Accepted into Forbes Real Estate Council

Portland, Maine – December 7, 2017 - Matthew Cardente has been accepted into the Forbes Real Estate Council, an invitation-only community for executives in the real estate industry. Mr. Cardente joins other Forbes Real Estate Council members, who are hand-selected, to become part of a curated network of successful peers and get access to a variety of exclusive benefits and resources, including the opportunity to submit thought leadership articles and short tips on industry-related topics for publishing on

In 2005, Matthew founded Cardente Real Estate in Portland, Maine.  Over a decade later, Cardente Real Estate has grown into a leading commercial real estate brokerage in Northern New England.

Forbes Councils combines an innovative, high-touch approach to community management perfected by the team behind Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) with the extensive resources and global reach of Forbes.

“I look forward to collaborating with other Real Estate Council Members and” Says Matthew Cardente, “Being accepted into the Forbes Real Estate Council sets a new milestone for my real estate career.”

Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, says, “We are honored to welcome Mr. Cardente into the community. Our mission with Forbes Councils is to curate successful professionals from every industry, creating a vetted, social capital-driven network that helps every member make an even greater impact on the business world.”

About Forbes Councils

Forbes partnered with the founders of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) to launch Forbes Councils, invitation-only communities for world-class business professionals in a variety of industries. Members, who are hand-selected by each Council’s community team, receive personalized introductions to each other based on their specific needs and gain access to a wide range of business benefits and services, including best-in-class concierge teams, personalized connections, peer-to-peer learning, a business services marketplace, and the opportunity to share thought leadership content on

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Southern Maine Retail Market Strong and Steady in 2017

December 6, 2017 in Articles

Author: Matthew Cardente
Publication: Northeast Real Estate Business

The retail sector in Southern Maine’s commercial real estate market has remained healthy through the fourth quarter of 2017. Continued on PDF

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