Category Archives: People

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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Surprises expected in reveal of Maine’s real estate performance on Jan. 19

Real estate industry to gather for annual conference   The economic indicator that measures the health of Maine’s real estate sector will be revealed on Thurs., Jan. 19 at a day-long conference of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association … Continue reading

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MEREDA’s Morning Menu: Maine Legislative Update: MEREDA’s top policy initiatives and how you can help!

Every year, the Maine Legislature and Governor consider over a thousand bills, and chances are high that some of them threaten to impact your business.  Savvy business leaders today stay informed of the current issues, and know how to engage … Continue reading

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MEREDA Thanks Its Valued Members

During this Thanksgiving season, the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) pauses to thank our over 300 members who employ thousands of Maine citizens and invest millions of dollars in the Maine economy each year.  MEREDA is the only … Continue reading

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Maine Real Estate & Development Association Elects Michael Lane to its Board of Directors

Michael Lane of Richmond, a partner at Preti Flaherty, has been elected to the board of directors of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA), a statewide organization of commercial real estate owners, developers and related service providers. Mike … Continue reading

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The New-Old Humpty Dumpty

by George Casey, CEO of Stockbridge Associates, LLC Here are 10 trends likely to come amidst a full-circle return to housing finance and economics like it was before homeownership became a policy priority. Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty … Continue reading

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MEREDA Awards Scholarships to College Students

MEREDA’s 4th Annual “Strikes for Scholars” Bowl-a-Thon & Silent Auction Fundraiser, which was held this past May at Bayside Bowl in Portland raised enough funds to donate a total of sixteen $1500 scholarships to students studying at the seven schools in … Continue reading

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When Generations Collide

DESIGNING THE NEW MULTI-GENERATIONAL WORKPLACE By Dean Strombom, Principal, Gensler, Houston, TX This is the first time in history when five generations of employees may co-exist in the workplace: the Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials or Gen Y, and Gen Z. … Continue reading

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The Right Equation for Responsible Development: Spotlight on Pepperell Mill Campus

In the fifth 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: 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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