Category Archives: Business

MEREDA’s Morning Menu Breakfast Event – Darkness into Light: Cannabis and its impact on Commercial Real Estate in the Post-Prohibition Era – Bangor Edition

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

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

MEREDA’s DevelopME’s Lunch & Learn Series – “Analyzing the Deal”

MEREDA is excited to announce the formation of a new committee, DevelopME, for our enthusiastic emerging leaders. The committee is formed with a simple mission: “To engage membership and create professional development opportunities within MEREDA for the next generation of industry professionals”.  Join DevelopME in … Continue reading

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

Need Continuing Education Credits? MEREDA’s 2017 Annual Spring Conference has them!

MEREDA’s Annual Spring Conference – ‘YIMBY’ism: YES in my Backyard – Why Development is Good In recent years, many American cities and towns have witnessed a renaissance, with destination cities in particular seeing dramatically increased interest.  Typically, the impacts of … Continue reading

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

Challenges for Marijuana Businesses and their Vendors

by Gretchen L. Jones, Shareholder and Chair, Business Law Practice Group at Eaton Peabody While Maine has legalized marijuana for both medical and recreational use, the conflict between state legalization and federal criminal prohibition creates challenges for marijuana businesses and … Continue reading

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

How to speed up the Commercial Real Estate Appraisal process

by Mark L. Plourde, MAI, Maine Valuation Company When the parties of interest in a commercial real estate transaction finally reach agreement, and financing is a component of the deal, why does it then take so long to get a … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Member Articles, MEREDA Resources | Leave a comment

2017 Greater Portland, Maine Industrial Market Snapshot

by Justin Lamontagne, CCIM, Partner | Broker, NAI The Dunham Group A “healthy” market is a catchy and common term to describe the current state of the Greater Portland industrial sector. But our experience suggests that the market is only … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Member Articles, MEREDA Resources | Leave a comment

MEREDA’s Morning Menu Breakfast Event – The State of Senior Living In Maine

The nature in which we address the care and housing of our seniors has evolved in recent years.  Developers, architects, builders, and healthcare providers have all seen the shift in the way we care for Maine seniors makes a drastic, … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Events, Networking | Leave a comment

Save the Date: MEREDA’s Annual Spring Conference – ‘YIMBY’ism: YES in my Backyard – Why Development is Good

MEREDA’s Annual Spring Conference – ‘YIMBY’ism: YES in my Backyard – Why Development is Good In recent years, many American cities and towns have witnessed a renaissance, with destination cities in particular seeing dramatically increased interest.  Typically, the impacts of … Continue reading

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

Succession Planning with an Employee Stock Ownership Plan

by Eric D. Altholz, Vice Chair of Verrill Dana’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group and A. Robert Ruesch, Chair, Chair of Verrill Dana’s Construction Law Group According to the National Center for Employee Ownership, there are roughly 7,000 true … Continue reading

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

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

Posted in Business, Member Articles | Leave a comment