Category Archives: Networking

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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Shelly Clark honored for 20 years at MEREDA

At its sold-out forecast conference earlier this month, Shelly Clark was honored for two decades of service to the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA), the trade association that advocates for responsible development and ownership of real estate throughout … Continue reading

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MEREDA’s Morning Menu Breakfast Event – “Parking for Successful Development: Threading the Needle”

Developments usually need parking. Whether provided on-site or nearby, many people drive to their destination and expect to be able to park when they get there. But parking is expensive. Surface spaces in the city can cost up to $10,000 … 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.”

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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Surprises expected in reveal of Maine’s real estate performance on Jan. 19

Real estate industry to gather for annual conference   The economic indicator that measures the health of Maine’s real estate sector will be revealed on Thurs., Jan. 19 at a day-long conference of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association … Continue reading

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MEREDA’s Morning Menu: Maine Legislative Update: MEREDA’s top policy initiatives and how you can help!

Every year, the Maine Legislature and Governor consider over a thousand bills, and chances are high that some of them threaten to impact your business.  Savvy business leaders today stay informed of the current issues, and know how to engage … Continue reading

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Where Healthcare Credit meets Retail Rent: Why you should be adding Urgent Care Facilities to your Tenant Mix

By Cameron Woodford, Associate Advisor at SVN | The Urbanek Group In the last few years the “urgent care” or “quick care” industry has been on fire and with good reason. Key market changes resulting from the Affordable Care Act as … Continue reading

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