Category Archives: Networking

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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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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MEREDA’s Morning Menu Breakfast Event – The State of Senior Living In Maine

The nature in which we address the care and housing of our seniors has evolved in recent years.  Developers, architects, builders, and healthcare providers have all seen the shift in the way we care for Maine seniors makes a drastic, … Continue reading

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Save the Date: MEREDA’s Annual Spring Conference – ‘YIMBY’ism: YES in my Backyard – Why Development is Good

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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MEREDA’s Morning Menu: 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 and … Continue reading

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MEREDA’s Annual Spring Networking Social

Thinking Spring?  Think MEREDA on March 23!  At this time of year, who isn’t already thinking about Spring?  Why not make plans now to join us at Ri Ra Irish Pub & Restaurant for MEREDA’s Annual Spring Social!   MEREDA’s networking events … Continue reading

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Real estate luminaries honored with 2017 awards

At its annual conference, the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) presented its 2017 awards to five luminaries from Maine’s real estate and development industry. The Robert B. Patterson, Jr. Founders’ Award was presented to Lawrence Wold, of Freeport, … Continue reading

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Office Market Overview

by Nate Stevens, Associate Broker at CBRE | The Boulos Company The Greater Portland office market continued to improve in 2016 as the vacancy rate fell for the 7th consecutive year for a direct vacancy of 6.17 percent and total … Continue reading

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