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MEREDA OPPOSES PORTLAND BALLOT QUESTION 2

A dangerous ballot initiative will be voted upon on November 7 in the City of Portland.  Question 2 asks whether voters support a change to the City Code to give veto power to a small minority of registered voters, in … 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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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 … Continue reading

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Succession Planning with an Employee Stock Ownership Plan

by Eric D. Altholz, Vice Chair of Verrill Dana’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group and A. Robert Ruesch, Chair, Chair of Verrill Dana’s Construction Law Group According to the National Center for Employee Ownership, there are roughly 7,000 true … Continue reading

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Morning Menu Breakfast Event: Vibrant Housing Choices in Maine: Dynamics of the Value Proposition

  Every community needs a continuum of housing choice, both small and inexpensive, to large and more expensive – for rent and for sale. A range of choices allows for healthy diversity in the resident population, with accommodations appropriate for old … Continue reading

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MEREDA’s 2017 Annual Real Estate Forecast Conference & Member Showcase

Over 700 of the state’s leading real estate experts are expected to attend MEREDA’s Signature Event, the TD Bank sponsored 2017 Annual Forecast Conference & Member Showcase being held on January 19, 2017 at the Holiday Inn By the Bay … Continue reading

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Passive House Pushes [& Seals] The Envelope

By Cordelia Pitman, Director of Preconstruction Services for Wright-Ryan Construction Multifamily housing projects around the state have contributed to an improvement in construction activity post-recession. Hidden among the number of multifamily projects, two developments in particular are helping lead an … Continue reading

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OSHA Provides Final Rule on Silicia – Major Changes Likely Ahead for the Construction Industry

By Michael R. Bosse, Shareholder, Bernstein Shur On March 24, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued its final rule on crystalline silica. As many know, everyone has been waiting for this OSHA final rule on silica to come … Continue reading

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MEREDA’s Annual Lewiston/Auburn Fall Networking Social

After the summer break, make plans to join MEREDA at Baxter Brewing Co. in Lewiston on September 22 from 5-7 pm for its Annual L/A Fall Social.  Located in the historic Bates Mill, Baxter Brewing currently distributes its flavorful and … Continue reading

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Maine Real Estate & Development Association Elects William Schad to its Board of Directors

William Schad of North Yarmouth 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 and related service providers. William Schad is Southern Maine … Continue reading

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