“The Best Way to Predict the Future is to create it"

The mission of Herrigel & Kennedy is to provide our clients with outstanding customer service and expert guidance throughout every step of the real estate process. Our team’s relationship-based business philosophy, effective negotiation skills and keen understanding of the changing market conditions are critical elements to your successful and positive real estate experience when purchasing a home, condo and luxury property in Maine.. We welcome the opportunity to show you “the way life should be.”


million in sales volume

12+ Years

of operation


closed transactions

John Herrigel

johnherrigel@gmail.com -- 207.650.5383

When not selling real estate and trying to dominate the greater Portland market John enjoys software programming remotely in Colombia, Kite Surfing in Panama or tending to and nursing his 30,000 babies (oysters obviously) off the coast of Maine at his summer home in Phippsburg!

Thomas Kennedy

thomaskennedyj@gmail.com -- 207.332.1114

Thomas Kennedy was born and raised in Raymond, Maine and currently resides in Westbrook. He graduated from USM in 2006 with a degree in Business Economics/Minor in Marketing and started out his business career in sales. Thomas has made his way into the Housing Industry over the last 5 years. He started with investment properties, became a landlord and also started his own Finish Carpentry business, Precision Plus Carpentry. He is now a licensed Real Estate Agent with Portside Real Estate.

Adam Nelson

adam@portsidereg.com -- 207.350.7444

Growing up in the Mid Coast area, I spent most of my childhood exploring all that the region had to offer. From camping, hiking and hunting in the Maine woods to swimming, fishing and boating the many lakes, rivers and coastlines my love of adventure and exploration started at a very young age. Upon graduating High School, I went on to attend college at the University of Maine where I majored in Advertising and Marketing. During this time I continued to travel and explore, spending my summers living and working in the Rockies and Pacific Northwest. After college, I joined the Navy and expanded my travel to the global stage. During my military career I saw 3 deployments, traveled across both the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean multiple times and visited numerous countries and continents. Upon my honorable discharge in 2008, I returned to Maine my sights on small business entrepreneurship. In the Spring of 2009, I opened a string of CrossFit gyms in the Greater Portland area. Fitness has always been a large part of my life, so it seemed like a natural next step.

Phoebe Ijams


I grew up in Southport, Connecticut but have always had strong ties to Maine, spending summers at my family home in Small Point. I spent my high school years in New York at the Millbrook School, where I enjoyed playing squash, lacrosse, and one cold season on the girls JV ice hockey team! After high school, I headed south to Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, graduating in 2012 with a degree in Anthropology. In the fall of 2010 I joined the Semester at Sea program, where I spent four months traveling around the world aboard the MV Explorer. Stops along the way included the Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal, and Robin Island, South Africa, to name a few. After graduation I spent a year working in New York City in the hospitality industry, but soon discovered that Maine was where I wanted to be full-time. Since arriving in Portland I have dipped my toe into the real estate industry and I’m excited to see what the future holds!