Category Archives: Business

Maine Real Estate & Development Association’s DevelopME Committee Co-Chairs to Participate on Board of Directors

In early 2017, MEREDA announced the formation of a new committee for its enthusiastic emerging leaders. DevelopME was formed with a simple mission: “To engage membership and create professional development opportunities within MEREDA for the next generation of industry professionals”.  … Continue reading

Posted in Business, People | Leave a comment

Less Parking, More Walking (and Reading and Biking and…)

By Blueprint, presented by CBRE In the not-too-distant-future, it’s predicted that autonomous vehicles will dominate cityscapes and redefine how urbanites commute. By 2030, a quarter of all miles driven in the U.S. could be in shared autonomous vehicles, according to research … Continue reading

Posted in Business | Leave a comment

How To: Sublet your way around a commercial real estate shortage

by Justin Lamontagne, CCIM, Partner | Broker, NAI The Dunham Group Let me paint a picture and it may sound familiar. You are a small business owner in a tight commercial real estate market. You have grown the company and … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Member Articles, People | Leave a comment

MEREDA’s Morning Menu Breakfast Event “Building for the Future”

What are the trends now in housing to commercial to institutional and how might they change? What is going on now from “away” that should or could be done here?  Examples will be shared about advancements in technology and design … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Events, Networking, People | Leave a comment

MEREDA’s Morning Menu Breakfast Event: Manufacturing in Maine

Join MEREDA for Breakfast in Biddeford at Pepperell Mill Campus on November 30th for an interesting conversation about “Manufacturing in Maine”.  We’re excited to have these three expert panelists confirmed as participating: Lisa G. Martin is executive director of the … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Events, Networking, People | Leave a comment

Change or Die, A short game, long game, or no game manifesto from home building guru George Casey.

by George Casey, CEO of Stockbridge Associates, LLC “Depend upon it, sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.” Samuel Johnson “Ticking away the moments that make up a dull … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Member Articles | Leave a comment

Portland Question 1. Big bureaucracy that’s bad for affordable housing.

Say NO to Rent Control Portland Question 1 – the rent control proposal –  is on the ballot for Portland voters’ consideration on November 7. MEREDA believes that if passed, the initiative could have significant and unintended negative impacts on … Continue reading

Posted in Advocacy, Business | Leave a comment

Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) Announces Gary D. Vogel as Vice President

The Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) is pleased to announce that longtime member, Gary Vogel of Drummond Woodsum, has been elected Vice President. Currently, Gary also serves as chair of MEREDA’s Public Policy Committee, and is a generous … Continue reading

Posted in Business, People | Leave a comment

MEREDA’s Morning Menu Breakfast Event “Introduction to the Portland 2030 District”

A program of the Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG), the Portland 2030 District is a collaborative, nationally recognized, but local community of high performance buildings in downtown Portland that aims to dramatically reduce energy and water consumption and reduce … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Events, Networking, People | Leave a comment

Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) Announces Membership & Marketing Committee Vice Chair

The Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) is pleased to announce that Portland resident, Josh Fifield, a Senior Account Executive in the Business Insurance Department of Clark Insurance will fill the role of Vice Chair of MEREDA’s Membership & … Continue reading

Posted in Business, People | Leave a comment