Author Archives: Shelly R. Clark

The Economic Impact of MaineHousing’s Investment in Affordable Multifamily Housing: State and Regional

by Richard Taylor, Research and Communications, MaineHousing Building housing contributes to the quality of life in a community and its economy.  Economic contributions are measured in jobs, wages, revenues, and increases in the overall value of products and services produced … Continue reading

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Is Your Paycheck Protected?

By Kerry Peabody, CSA, CLTC Long Term Care, Life & Disability Insurance Agent You’ve insured your home, your car, your boat – but have you insured the one thing that makes all of those other things possible – your income? … Continue reading

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The Maine Real Estate & Development Association Announces 2017-18 Officers

 The Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) is pleased to announce its 2017-18 slate of officers, which include Bruce Jones of Creative Office Pavilion and Brian Curley of PDT Architects serving as Vice Presidents, and Bill Shanahan of Northern New England Housing Investment Fund … Continue reading

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The Right Equation for Responsible Development: Spotlight on Wayfair at Brunswick Landing

In multi-part series, exclusive to the Maine Real Estate Insider, we’ll provide an up-close look at the most notable commercial development projects of the past year that are helping to fuel Maine’s economy in terms of investment and job creation.  … Continue reading

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THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM 2.0

by George Casey, CEO of Stockbridge Associates, LLC Here’s home-building operations guru George Casey’s take on how tech-driven automation will drive into site-built home building sooner than later. My recent article “Home Building’s Elephant in the Room” has elicited some interesting responses … Continue reading

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Home Building’s ‘Elephant in the Room’ … a manifesto from operations guru George Casey.

Without innovation, today’s home building business models risk extinction by George Casey, CEO of Stockbridge Associates, LLC Over the past several weeks, I have had the opportunity to attend a variety of fall industry conferences: the Urban Land Institute (ULI) … Continue reading

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Maine Real Estate & Development Association Awards Top 10 Notable Projects of 2016

The Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) recently announced the recipients of its 2016 Notable Projects Awards at its Annual Real Estate Spring Conference. This year’s event, titled “’YIMBY’ism: YES in my Backyard – Why Development is Good” was … Continue reading

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YIMBYers extol the virtues of development

MEREDA conference offers big picture perspective of Why Development is Good The Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA), the state’s leading organization advocating for responsible real estate development, convened a conference last month entitled, “Yes-In-My-Backyard: Why Development is Good.” … Continue reading

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Maine Real Estate & Development Association Elects Josh Fifield to its Board of Directors

Josh Fifield, a Senior Account Executive in the Business Insurance Department of Clark Insurance has been elected to the board of directors of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA), a statewide organization of commercial real estate owners, developers … Continue reading

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Maine’s second biggest industry as healthy as it’s been in 11 years

Maine’s real estate sector reached its highest point in 11 years, with the industry metric that measures the health of the market, The MEREDA Index, coming in at 96. The MEREDA Index grew by more than 7% over 2016, the … Continue reading

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