We invest in our community by breathing life into historic properties
WELCOME TO PKRM
Family owned and operated, we specialize in commercial, industrial, and residential space in the Greater Portland market. Since its inception, the company has developed a niche in working collaboratively with community stakeholders to breathe life back into historic properties.
Inspiring history. Inspired future.
The historic 30-acre Liberty Shipyard, adjacent to Bug Light Park was once home to the New England Shipbuilding Corp., one of 17 shipyards across the country that was responsible for building a total of 2,751 Liberty Ships before and during World War II. The shipyard employed 30,000 people at peak production and built 244 Liberty ships during the four years in which the U.S. was at war. It gradually ceased operating after the war ended in 1945.
“It is humbling to have this opportunity to steward such an important piece of land into the future. Our family has a special affinity to this land as my grandfather enlisted as a merchant marine and worked on the Liberty Ships and my step grandfather worked on this very site. We are committed to working collaboratively with invested members of the community to ensure all of the hard work that has gone into this land over the years is honored and respected.”
Principal of PK Realty Management (PKRM)
“While we are still in the very early stages of considering possible best uses for the land, we believe there is exciting potential to develop something that will add to the vitality of our community for generations to come.”
Founder of PK Realty Management (PKRM)
MEET THE PKRM TEAM
Founded by Richard Packard, PKRM specializes in commercial, industrial, and residential space in the Greater Portland market. Since its inception, the company has developed a niche in working collaboratively with community stakeholders to breathe life back into historic properties.
Rich has 25+ years of project and venue operations management experience under his belt. At PKRM, Rich is accountable for the operational management of 500,000 sf, servicing all of our properties and tenants. A graduate of Saint Michael’s College in Burlington VT.
Mary contributes a diverse background in finance and 20+ years of diverse business experience to PKRM’s management team. A graduate of Northeastern University, Boston MA.
Jennifer joined PKRM as Principal in 2017 and serves as lead project manager. Jennifer’s background includes working internationally as a consultant for BMW/MINI, Audi and AMG (Mercedes Benz) in Europe, America, and South Africa.
David manages legal matters for PKRM on the Liberty Shipyard Project and brings a diversity of experience in areas of law and community development. An actively engaged citizen, David serves on several local boards including Portland Downtown.
Amy’s experience in landscape architecture brings site planning knowledge and a curiosity for the natural and built world to her role as project manager of development and sustainability. She’s an active board member of the Portland Parks Conservancy and enjoys biking well and surfing poorly.
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First-time federal grant to provide boost to Liberty shipyard plans
City officials are optimistic that a $300,000 grant from the federal government will help encourage future development of a 30-acre parcel that was once part of the Liberty Shipyard. The soil at the parcel, once included in a massive shipbuilding operation during...
Cacoulidis family sells waterfront land once envisioned as site for hotel and conference center
A Portland development company has purchased 30 acres of prime waterfront property that the Cacoulidis family has been trying to redevelop for two decades. 1/5 L+R Northpoint, a holding company of...
Prime South Portland waterfront site sold to local developer
Ownership of a 30-acre prime waterfront property next to South Portland’s Bug Light Park has passed from one local family of developers to another. The property is considered significant for its history, size and development potential.
50 Monument Square
Portland, ME 04101