Morning Menu Breakfast Event: "Darkness into Light: Cannabis and its impact on Commercial Real Estate in the Post-Prohibition Era." – Bangor Edition


MEREDA takes this important event on the road to the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. Join us for breakfast on June 13 from 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM for a panel discussion and presentation on how this industry has evolved, where things stand today and what the future may hold. The panel will be moderated by Justin Lamontagne, a Partner at NAI The Dunham Group specializing in commercial industrial brokerage. It will feature presentations by Dan Walker of Preti Flaherty and Gretchen Jones of Eaton Peabody, two legal experts with extensive experience in representation of both cannabis landlords and end-users.

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MEREDA’s 5th Anniversary “Strikes for Scholars” Bowl-a-Thon Fundraiser on May 4th Raises Funds for Scholarships for 16 Maine Students!





MEREDA is excited to announce that once again, MEREDA will be providing $20,000 in scholarships to students attending the Maine Community College System and the University of Southern Maine that are enrolled in the building trades and business programs. 

MEREDA strongly supports a strong education system. In fact, over the past 4 years, MEREDA is proud to have raised and donated over $47,000 in scholar­ships helping over 30 Maine students by making it a little easier for them to achieve their goal of obtaining a college credential. This year, those numbers will jump to $67,000 and 46! 

Many thanks to our generous sponsors Landry/French Construction, AAA Energy Service Co., and Mainebiz, as well as our bowling teams for supporting this worthwhile cause.  Without their involvement, these substantial donations would not be possible!   Check out photos from the event on our Facebook page!





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"YIMBY"ism: YES in my Backyard - Why Development is Good
This event will offer a big picture perspective of how development is good for our future, and the rationale around smart growth development.  MEREDA is pleased to welcome Jesse Kanson-Benanav - a Boston-area pioneer in the YIMBY movement who has been instrumental as a leader on the frontlines of this potential sea change in the conversation about development—for a discussion about its present status and implications for the future.  His perspective will be augmented by a panel of local professionals who will anchor this national trend in local context. 

Attendees can expect to gain insight into the near future of community conversations about development, learn how to get more people to think more globally about development, and what it means for the real estate industry more broadly.

Attendees will learn about some of the roadblocks and some of the successful strategies to navigate the land use and zoning regulations to successfully get to a “YIMBY”. Some of those strategies include understanding the interplay between a city’s comprehensive plan and zoning codes, and which land use tools are also legal implements for a successful project review. 

This Course has been Approved for 3.00 Hours of Broker, Appraiser, Legal & Architect Continuing Education Credits.

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