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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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5th Anniversary ‘Strikes for Scholars’ Bowl-a-Thon Fundraising Event

MEREDA is proud to host its 5th Annual “Strikes for Scholars” Fundraising Event at Bayside Bowl in Portland on May 4, 2017.  “Strikes for Scholars” supports scholarships for Maine students pursuing studies in building trades, architecture, construction, engineering or a business program at a Maine … Continue reading

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Keys to an Effective Environmental Risk Management Program (ERMP)

By Donald McFadden, C.G., Director of Environmental Services, St.Germain Collins Managing environmental risk in commercial real estate (CRE) lending can be challenging. Although it’s something the lending community has been doing for decades, it has historically been viewed as unnecessary … 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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Maine Real Estate & Development Association Recognizes Retiring Board Member

PORTLAND, Maine (March 7, 2017) – The Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) has announced that Anne L. Littlefield, VP of Dead River Properties, has retired from MEREDA’s Board of Directors after 10 years of service. During this time, … Continue reading

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Maine experts still proclaim Portland “hot,” see growth expanding north

The residential real estate market remains hot statewide, with single family sales very solid, according to experts who reviewed trends in the last year of Maine real estate as part of MEREDA’s annual conference, featuring a sold-out crowd of more … 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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MEREDA Index shows Maine’s real estate industry reach its highest level in ten years, signifies “worker gap”

“The second quarter of 2016 saw the Maine real estate industry reach the highest level in ten years, led by a 10% growth in the residential component” said Rick McCarthy, consultant with Eaton Peabody and board member with the Maine … 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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