John Robinson is a member of the Maine Commercial Real Estate Association (MCAR) and is a candidate for Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation. In addition to holding a bachelor¹s degree from Harvard and an MFA from Brown, he has served as a board member of the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance, a soccer coach for the Portland Area Youth Soccer Association, and French/English translator for newly arrived refugees. He has served, or currently serves, on the board of several local non-profit organizations. In his spare time, he teaches literature of the Maine College of Art.
|In addition to the Real Estate Business, John is an accomplished author of these books:|
|A Concise History of Portland
Providing a rich experience for those touched by Portland, Maine, this dynamic resource includes stories and incendiary history of the city. An invaluable narrative history for both residents and vacationers alike, this resource explains the history in and around one of the best kept secrets on the East Coast.
|The Sapphire Sea
Teeming with perilous, exotic locales and widespread examples of social injustice, this bold adventure follows one man’s plight to seek his fortune while commenting on the widespread social and economic effects of the African gem trade. Plagued by a bitter divorce and an overbearing father, gem-expert Lonny Cushman flees to the lawless sapphire fields of Madagascar.
|A Fistful of Diamonds
Fast-talking gem expert Lonny Cushman encounters the dangerous and malevolent world of the African gem industry as he accompanies a young female seminarian from New York to Rwanda in search of her missing father. Once they reach Africa, Lonny chases a collection of flawless green diamonds through the killing fields of the Congo.
| Kilimanjaro Burning
A Fast-paced novel relating the adventures of an ex-patriate American trying to con his way through politically explosive Tanzania.