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Dovetail Consulting LLC includes professionals with experience in housing development, research and data analysis, construction management, architectural design, and much more. 

We are plugged into a regional network of architects, engineers, contractors, surveyors, attorneys, accountants, and property management companies that are experienced in all aspects of real estate development. 


Andy Jackson is a real estate development consultant with experience in multifamily housing development, real estate analysis and financing, project feasibility studies, and owner representation. 

Andy has a track record of securing debt, equity (including low income housing tax credits and historic tax credits), and subsidy financing for a variety of real estate development projects.


Andy is a licensed structural engineer with deep construction experience spanning a variety of building types, sizes, and sectors.


For projects small and large, Andy is a results-oriented manager of design consultants, contractors, marketing, capital improvement projects, and retail fitouts.

Andy's experience includes, as project manager or lead consultant, developing over 600 units of housing (affordable and market rate, rentals and condos) and developing over 120,000 square feet of retail and commercial space ranging from restaurants to spas and daycare facilities. 

Andy's volunteer and community service activities include:

  • Working with a local affordable housing non-profit, Home Start, whose mission is to develop and support affordable housing on Peaks Island.

  • Volunteer for Franklin Reclamation Authority, a neighborhood organization that offers a vision for the revitalization and redevelopment of Franklin Street in Portland with a focus on new affordable housing. 

  • Former board member of the Peaks Island Children's Workshop.

  • Trail maintenance and clearing for Peaks Island Land Preserve


  • Bachelor of Science, Architectural Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1999)

  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering, University of California at Berkeley (2002)

  • Master of Architecture, University of California at Berkeley (2002)

Andy Jackson



Angelina Buzzelli is an assistant project manager at Dovetail Consulting specializing in research, communications, and support across our consulting services.


Angelina has an MBA in Business Analytics from the University of Maine and also works as a researcher at the University's Advanced Structures and Composites Center in Orono.

Angelina Buzzelli

Assistant Project Manager


Forrest Butler is currently an Associate at Dovetail Consulting focusing on owner representation for commercial projects. Forrest brings deep experience in interior design, construction project management (residential and commercial), cost estimating,
property management, contract management, and real estate investing.

Over the last six years, Forrest's experience includes:

  • Successfully completing approximately 20k sq. ft of construction projects with a value of nearly $11m 

  • In 2021 he established Client-Side Building Partners, LLC, a Real Estate Investment and Development Firm

    • Current holdings- 13 Units located in Mid-Coast Maine

    • Asset Class- Multi-family & Office Space

    • As Director, Forrest’s responsibilities include off-market acquisition, financial modeling, P & S term negotiation, securing debt partners, asset repositioning through value-add reno/rehab, and increasing NOI.

  • Real Estate Syndication member with a mixed-use asset containing 18 units and 26k sq/ft


In 2010 Forrest co-founded Royal Rose Syrups. As Director of Sales & Marketing, Forrest secured nearly 1,000 wholesale accounts across the U.S., Canada,
Europe, and Asia. In 2018, Forrest and his co-founder sold Royal Rose to an Organic Spirits Distiller. Their creations are still being made and distributed throughout various parts of the globe!

A Detroit native, Forrest holds a BFA from Wayne State University and studied interior architecture at Boston Architectural College.

Forrest Butler


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