Author Archives: Shelly R. Clark

MEREDA’s Annual Fall Networking Social

Another great “meet-and-greet” opportunity, this time on Portland’s Waterfront, you are invited to the Maine Real Estate & Development Association’s (MEREDA’s) highly-anticipated Annual Fall Social on October 26th! MEREDA’s networking events attract key players in Maine’s real estate industry and … Continue reading

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Has E-commerce Plateaued? An Economist and a Millennial in Conversation

By Blueprint, presented by CBRE Do millennials shop differently than older generations? Are brick and mortar shops fighting back against the rise of e-commerce? Must retailers move online to survive? Are consumers more likely to buy if they browse online? … Continue reading

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DevelopME’s Lunch & Learn Series “Breaking into Development”, Part Two: “Out to Bid: Managing the Construction Process”

Join the Maine Real Estate Development’s DevelopME for their Lunch and Learn Series “Breaking into Development”, Part Two: “Out to Bid: Managing the Construction Process on October 4, 2017 at the Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Our expert panelists will discuss necessary … Continue reading

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The Right Equation for Responsible Development: Spotlight on Mission Hill

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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2017 Changes to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Documents

By Mike Bosse, Shareholder, Bernstein Shur Earlier this year, the American Institute of Architects released its new set of 2017 documents into the market. The AIA has long published standard form agreements for the construction industry, for well over a … Continue reading

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MEREDA’s Annual Lewiston/Auburn Fall Networking Social

After the summer break, make plans to join the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) at Baxter Brewing Co. in Lewiston on September 28 from 5-7 pm for its Annual L/A Fall Social.  Located in the historic Bates Mill, … Continue reading

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The Right Equation for Responsible Development: Spotlight on Village Centre

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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MEREDA’s Morning Menu Breakfast Event – Gown and Town Synergy: The Impact of Commercial Development in Waterville and Colby College’s Vision

Colby College’s ambitious plan to help revitalize downtown Waterville has helped launch multiple projects on and around Main Street that have attracted attention across Maine and the northeast. Join the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) for breakfast on September … Continue reading

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MEREDA’s Year in Review 2016 -2017

Since its inception, MEREDA has continued to make progress on behalf of the development community addressing the challenges and issues relating to Maine’s real estate activities.  MEREDA’s strength has always come from the support and participation of its valued members. … Continue reading

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MEREDA Continues to Improve Real Estate Development Climate – Succeeds in Changing Two Laws to Streamline Processes and Minimizes Two Fee Increases During 2017 Legislative Session

by Andrea Cianchette Maker, Esq., Pierce Atwood, LLP, Public Policy Counsel to MEREDA Based on a survey of MEREDA members in the summer of 2016, MEREDA‘s proactive Public Policy  Committee developed legislation to address difficult governmental challenges faced by the … Continue reading

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