The Team

 
 
Frank Carr   Frank Carr is the founder of No Hype Consulting, with an impressive resume of real estate experience including developing and constructing million square foot commercial offices, hotels, and apartment projects. Frank understands the importance of business relationships and demonstrates this understanding when he helps clients and communities tackle unique design and business problems. Frank draws on his professional experience to quickly find workable solutions aligning interests for everyone involved in the built environment. Working with various development companies, Frank has guided teams to develop 50 Sewall St in Portland, Custom House Square Office Buildings in Portland, the Hampton Inn in North Conway, and the Hilton Garden Inn in Portsmouth. Recently, he coordinated the apartments at The Clark on Pleasant in Portland, and the Notre Dame on Cutts apartments in Saco.

Frank Carr

Frank Carr is the founder of No Hype Consulting, with an impressive resume of real estate experience including developing and constructing million square foot commercial offices, hotels, and apartment projects. Frank understands the importance of business relationships and demonstrates this understanding when he helps clients and communities tackle unique design and business problems. Frank draws on his professional experience to quickly find workable solutions aligning interests for everyone involved in the built environment. Working with various development companies, Frank has guided teams to develop 50 Sewall St in Portland, Custom House Square Office Buildings in Portland, the Hampton Inn in North Conway, and the Hilton Garden Inn in Portsmouth. Recently, he coordinated the apartments at The Clark on Pleasant in Portland, and the Notre Dame on Cutts apartments in Saco.

Vanessa Farr   Vanessa Farr is an urban planner and the Principal of Maine Design Workshop. The focus of Vanessa’s work is on helping communities identify the best of what they are, aspirations for the future, and action-oriented plans to move a place closer to those shared values and goals. Vanessa specializes in outcome driven zoning (Form-Based codes), comprehensive planning, local community and economic development, and urban design to support walkable, human-scaled streets, buildings and public spaces. Vanessa co-founded Build Maine in 2013, is an accredited member of the Congress for the New Urbanism, and in 2014 received the Maine Association of Planners Professional Planner of the Year award. Vanessa’s clients include municipalities both big and small, local and out-of-state, and private developers.

Vanessa Farr

Vanessa Farr is an urban planner and the Principal of Maine Design Workshop. The focus of Vanessa’s work is on helping communities identify the best of what they are, aspirations for the future, and action-oriented plans to move a place closer to those shared values and goals. Vanessa specializes in outcome driven zoning (Form-Based codes), comprehensive planning, local community and economic development, and urban design to support walkable, human-scaled streets, buildings and public spaces. Vanessa co-founded Build Maine in 2013, is an accredited member of the Congress for the New Urbanism, and in 2014 received the Maine Association of Planners Professional Planner of the Year award. Vanessa’s clients include municipalities both big and small, local and out-of-state, and private developers.

Sean Ireland   Sean Ireland is the Principal of Windward Development Group. Windward Development is positioned as a “small-scale redevelopment group”. Here, projects are sought after and measured by the success of their economic and community development impact. Mixed-use, urban infill, pedestrian-friendly, and revitalization and repurposing of historic buildings are project characteristics. Sean’s recent projects include: The Press Hotel and Federal Street Folly (Portland), Handy’s Market/Cafe (Yarmouth), and Bath Brewing Company (Bath). Windward Development believes investing in Maine’s downtown districts is critical to the success of healthy and vibrant communities. In 2018, Windward Development was awarded The Economic and Community Development Award from the Maine Development Foundation for Bath Brewing Company; Design Award from Bath’s Main Street; Historic Preservation Award from Sagadahoc Preservation Incorporated.

Sean Ireland

Sean Ireland is the Principal of Windward Development Group. Windward Development is positioned as a “small-scale redevelopment group”. Here, projects are sought after and measured by the success of their economic and community development impact. Mixed-use, urban infill, pedestrian-friendly, and revitalization and repurposing of historic buildings are project characteristics. Sean’s recent projects include: The Press Hotel and Federal Street Folly (Portland), Handy’s Market/Cafe (Yarmouth), and Bath Brewing Company (Bath). Windward Development believes investing in Maine’s downtown districts is critical to the success of healthy and vibrant communities. In 2018, Windward Development was awarded The Economic and Community Development Award from the Maine Development Foundation for Bath Brewing Company; Design Award from Bath’s Main Street; Historic Preservation Award from Sagadahoc Preservation Incorporated.

Mandy Reynolds   Mandy Reynolds is a researcher with six years of experience in corporate social responsibility on environmental, social, governance, and human rights-related research projects. Mandy is also the Executive Director of Build Maine, an annual conference that convenes all people involved in the act of building Maine’s cities and towns, and which promotes thoughtful approaches to transportation, urban design, and development. She consults with firms based in Portland and Boston on planning, design, and real estate development projects, focusing on marketing, due diligence research, leasing and tenant development and outreach. Mandy’s background in corporate social responsibility provides a strong base in data analysis, management and market trends. Mandy is a Maine licensed real estate sales agent with SVN | The Urbanek Group, based in Portland.

Mandy Reynolds

Mandy Reynolds is a researcher with six years of experience in corporate social responsibility on environmental, social, governance, and human rights-related research projects. Mandy is also the Executive Director of Build Maine, an annual conference that convenes all people involved in the act of building Maine’s cities and towns, and which promotes thoughtful approaches to transportation, urban design, and development. She consults with firms based in Portland and Boston on planning, design, and real estate development projects, focusing on marketing, due diligence research, leasing and tenant development and outreach. Mandy’s background in corporate social responsibility provides a strong base in data analysis, management and market trends. Mandy is a Maine licensed real estate sales agent with SVN | The Urbanek Group, based in Portland.

Justin Stimpson   Justin Stimpson is a business and economic development consultant, focusing his entrepreneurial energy on the creative redevelopment of underutilized real estate in small towns, villages, and cities in Maine. Justin was born and raised in Bowdoinham, Maine where he now lives after nearly ten years away serving as a Helicopter Rescue Swimmer with the United States Coast Guard, and subsequently completing an undergraduate business degree in Entrepreneurship and Economic Development. Justin has demonstrated leadership in the non-profit and public service sector having founded and led fathering.me since 2017, and serving as a board member with two other impactful 501(c)3 organizations in Pennsylvania: The Downtown Mechanicsburg Partnership, and Someone To Tell It To. For his work with fathering.me, Justin was selected by PRAXIS Labs - an international entrepreneurship collective and incubator - as one of fourteen next-generation entrepreneurs for their Emerging Founders program.

Justin Stimpson

Justin Stimpson is a business and economic development consultant, focusing his entrepreneurial energy on the creative redevelopment of underutilized real estate in small towns, villages, and cities in Maine. Justin was born and raised in Bowdoinham, Maine where he now lives after nearly ten years away serving as a Helicopter Rescue Swimmer with the United States Coast Guard, and subsequently completing an undergraduate business degree in Entrepreneurship and Economic Development. Justin has demonstrated leadership in the non-profit and public service sector having founded and led fathering.me since 2017, and serving as a board member with two other impactful 501(c)3 organizations in Pennsylvania: The Downtown Mechanicsburg Partnership, and Someone To Tell It To. For his work with fathering.me, Justin was selected by PRAXIS Labs - an international entrepreneurship collective and incubator - as one of fourteen next-generation entrepreneurs for their Emerging Founders program.