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Updated: June 26, 2024

Portland-based real estate firm provides $50,000 gift to USM's career development center

students at McGoldrick Center Photo / Courtesy, University of Southern Maine The University of Southern Maine's McGoldrick Center for Career & Student Success.

The University of Southern Maine Foundation said this week that Portland-based Reveler Development has become a founding sponsor of the McGoldrick Center for Career & Student Success, providing a gift of $50,000.

Reveler Development, formerly known as Port Property, is a full-service real estate investment, development, construction and management firm with more than 2,000 housing units in Portland and Wilmington, N.C.

Reveler most recently completed the Armature at Hanover Works, with 171 apartments, in Portland's Bayside neighborhood. 

At USM, the firm is sponsoring a space in the Career & Employment Hub, located on the McGoldrick Center’s second floor.

The Career Hub provides a dedicated place for students to connect with prospective employers like Reveler, meet with career counselors, and improve their career readiness through research and preparation.

Career Hub programs offer students invaluable opportunities to gain experience in the field, explore career directions, develop global citizenship skills, and give back to the community.

To date, some 20 employer partners from the Maine’s business community have invested in the McGoldrick Center. 

File photo / Tim Greenway
Tom Watson of Reveler

“It’s exciting to be part of USM and the McGoldrick Center," said Reveler founder Tom Watson, a 2023 Mainebiz Business Leader of the Year.

"We strongly believe that those of you who are about to enter the workforce will soon find that it is your turn to create the future and to build the future.”

Ainsley Wallace, president and CEO of the USM Foundation, said, “We are so pleased to be partnering with Reveler Development to support the McGoldrick Center. USM’s career-development programs are essential, not just for our students, but also for the workforce recruitment needs of Maine’s employers like Reveler Development.

"We are deeply grateful to Tom Watson and his team for their generous investment in our students’ future success.”

About the McGoldrick Center

The three-story McGoldrick Center features an expansive dining area, Husky Brew Pub, University Store, Double L Fireside Lounge, and other public spaces that are available for community use. The center regularly draws hundreds of students, faculty, staff, and community members through its doors.

The second floor is devoted to the Career & Employment Hub, as well as meeting and community engagement spaces. The third floor focuses on cultivating student leadership opportunities and connections, with additional spaces set aside for USM’s Diversity Center, student organizations, Promise Scholars and the Student Government Business Office.

The McGoldrick Center is adjacent to Portland Commons, the first residence hall on USM’s Portland campus.  

The $26.6 million, 41,000 square-foot McGoldrick Center was funded through a combination of private philanthropy, corporate sponsorships and $19 million in public funding from the voter-approved 2018 University of Maine System Workforce Development Bond.  

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