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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

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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

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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

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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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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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MEREDA’s Annual Spring Networking Social

Thinking Spring?  Think MEREDA on March 23!  At this time of year, who isn’t already thinking about Spring?  Why not make plans now to join us at Ri Ra Irish Pub & Restaurant for MEREDA’s Annual Spring Social!   MEREDA’s networking events … 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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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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New Initiative Launched to Reduce Energy, Water and Transportation Emissions

Downtown Portland Property Owners Band Together to Save Money and Resources Portland is joining the ranks of forward-thinking cities across the U.S. and Canada as it launches the Portland 2030 District, a groundbreaking high-performance building district in downtown Portland that … 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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