Category Archives: Networking

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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MEREDA Thanks Its Valued Members

During this Thanksgiving season, the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) pauses to thank our over 300 members who employ thousands of Maine citizens and invest millions of dollars in the Maine economy each year.  MEREDA is the only … Continue reading

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MEREDA’s Morning Menu: Real Estate Development 202: Housing Development Demystified— A Look Behind the Veil

As many Maine communities continue to experience a boom in housing development, public curiosity about the inner workings of the development process has elevated. What’s driving decisions like site selection, target markets, and design choices? Make plans to join MEREDA … Continue reading

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Morning Menu Breakfast Event: Sustainable Stormwater Infrastructure = Sustainable Growth Perspectives on Stormwater Service Fee Programs and Credits

With each passing year, cities and towns are faced with increased requirements, under the federal Clean Water Act, to protect and restore water quality in our streams, rivers, lakes and coastal waters.  These mandates require communities to ensure they appropriately … Continue reading

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MEREDA’s Morning Menu: The High Cost of Construction: Avoiding Surprises

Building new or renovating an existing facility is an expensive endeavor. Whether it is speculative office space, an industrial facility or a mixed use property, construction costs can spiral upward very easily.  The potential surprises and unexpected occurrences during the process … Continue reading

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MEREDA Hosts Annual Fall Networking Social

  Another great “meet-and-greet” opportunity, this time on Portland’s Waterfront, join the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) at its highly-anticipated Annual Fall Social on October 20th! MEREDA’s networking events attract key players in Maine’s real estate industry and … Continue reading

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