Author Archives: Shelly R. Clark

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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The Trend Toward Car-Free Cities Is Picking Up Speed

By Blueprint, presented by CBRE When you think about it, car-free cities shouldn’t seem like such a radical idea. Cities, after all, have been around for thousands of years, while cars date back just a century or so. And yet, … Continue reading

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MEREDA’s Morning Menu Breakfast Event – Financing the Deal: Forming the Capital Stack

Following up on the success of MEREDA’s Real Estate 101 and 202 breakfast events, join MEREDA June 22 from 7:30 – 9:00 AM at the Clarion Hotel in Portland as our panel presents Financing the Deal and Forming the Capital Stack, an inside look … Continue reading

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

Industry experts suggest that no new-to-market use has had as large an impact on Maine’s commercial real estate landscape in recent years as has cannabis cultivation. Starting as a niche industry five years ago, the marijuana growth business has morphed into a … Continue reading

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MEREDA’s DevelopME’s Lunch & Learn Series – “Analyzing the Deal”

MEREDA is excited to announce the formation of a new committee, DevelopME, for our enthusiastic emerging leaders. The committee is formed with a simple mission: “To engage membership and create professional development opportunities within MEREDA for the next generation of industry professionals”.  Join DevelopME in … Continue reading

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Need Continuing Education Credits? MEREDA’s 2017 Annual Spring Conference has them!

MEREDA’s Annual Spring Conference – ‘YIMBY’ism: YES in my Backyard – Why Development is Good In recent years, many American cities and towns have witnessed a renaissance, with destination cities in particular seeing dramatically increased interest.  Typically, the impacts of … Continue reading

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