Howard A. Goldenfarb has brought a distinctive vision for developing and managing real estate to properties on three continents for over four decades.
In the early 1970s, he began acquiring historic, yet underutilized properties in the Old Port Exchange district of Portland, Maine. With a keen eye for detail, his historic renovation of over 22 buildings in the Old Port is widely credited with sparking the city’s revitalization and garnered him and RAM national attention. Of his work in the Old Port, The Portland Press Herald stated, “Goldenfarb’s golden touches – restoration and reuse – are big factors in the renaissance of the area.”
His subsequent development activities have included the repositioning of office and industrial real estate in New England and the Southeast, the development of innovative retail outlet centers in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East, thoughtful adaptive reuse of historic buildings into prime retail and office space, and award-winning luxury residential developments.
Known as a trailblazer in the retail sector, Goldenfarb and RAM developed the Maine Outlet, a purpose built factory outlet center, the first outlet center in Maine, and among the first 20 in the United States. Mr. Goldenfarb brought his expertise in outlet development to Europe in the 1990’s and continued to develop in England, Belgium, and Israel.
Mr. Goldenfarb is a proud 25-year partner of two of the country’s preeminent boat building companies, Sabre Yachts & Back Cove Yachts, both headquartered and built in Maine.
He and his wife Barbara are long-time supporters of various charitable organizations including the Fisher Island Philanthropic Fund, The Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research, Maine Medical Foundation, The Ogunquit Playhouse, and Graves Memorial Library.
Mr. Goldenfarb is an avid boater, cyclist, and is active in the martial arts.