Category Archives: Networking

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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Morning Menu Breakfast Event – Complete Streets: Can We Drive, Walk, and Bike in Harmony?

Narrowed vehicle lanes, “Share the Road” signage, multi-use paths, traffic calming, flashing pedestrian crossings – have you heard these terms and wonder what it means here in Maine and the Bangor region? Join the Maine Real Estate & Development Association … 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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MEREDA’s Year in Review 2015 -2016

By MEREDA’s Immediate Past President, Michael O’Reilly, Bangor Savings Bank Since its inception, MEREDA has continued to make progress on behalf of the development community addressing the challenges and issues relating to Maine’s real estate activities.  MEREDA’s strength has always … Continue reading

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The Right Equation for Responsible Development: Spotlight on Capital Judicial Center

In the third of a 6-part series exclusive to the Maine Real Estate Insider, we’ll provide an up-close look at the most notable commercial development projects of the past year that are helping to fuel Maine’s economy in terms of … Continue reading

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MEREDA’s Morning Menu: Alternative Project Delivery – the New Economic Development Opportunity

Relationships between the public and private sectors in the provision of infrastructure projects and other services are evolving and becoming more fluid.  A popular term of art to describe these evolving relationships is a P3 or a public-private partnership. This presentation … Continue reading

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MEREDA Raises Money for Maine Students through Scholarship Fundraiser

On May 5th, the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) hosted its Fourth Annual ” Strikes for Scholars” Bowl-a-Thon and Silent Auction Fundraising Event at Bayside Bowl in Portland.  Thanks to the support of our bowling teams, sponsors, and donators,the event … Continue reading

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Maine Real Estate & Development Association Names New President and Announces 2016-17 Officers

Paul Peck, attorney at Drummond & Drummond and real estate developer with LWS Development LLC is the new president of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA), a statewide organization of commercial real estate owners, developers and related service … Continue reading

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