Monthly Archives: February 2015

MEREDA’s “Morning Menu” Breakfast Event: How Should Portland Address its Workforce Housing Needs? What is the problem and is Inclusionary Zoning the right solution?

Inclusionary Zoning is a policy that requires a certain percentage of units in any housing development over a certain size to be offered at affordable rates for median income households. Usually, Inclusionary Zoning is offered with a package of other … Continue reading

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Maine Real Estate & Development Association Announces Date for its Annual Spring Networking Social

At this time of the year, who isn’t already thinking about Spring? Make plans now to join us on Portland’s Waterfront on March 26, 2015 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Ri Ra Irish Pub & Restaurant for MEREDA’s Spring Social! MEREDA’s … Continue reading

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Fires Spark Needed Landlord-Tenant Discussions

Tony Payne, Business Development Director, Clark Insurance  The recent tragedies of lost lives in Portland and destroyed property in Biddeford due to fires have landlords and tenants talking about safety. The Southern Maine Landlord Association (SMLA) recently met in Portland … Continue reading

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Maine Real Estate Industry Leaders Recognized at MEREDA’s 2015 Forecast Conference

A record of over 750 of Maine’s real estate professionals gathered recently to hear experts give statewide economic projections for 2015 at the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA)’s annual Forecast Conference, sponsored by TD Bank, in Portland. In … Continue reading

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MEREDA Elects Jennifer Sirois to Board of Directors

Jennifer Sirois of Saco 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. Jennifer Sirois is a Relationship Manager … Continue reading

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The Right Equation for Responsible Development: Spotlight on Synergy Center – IDEXX World Headquarters Building

by Jessica Estes, CBRE | The Boulos Company In the fourth 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 … Continue reading

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MEREDA’s Morning Menu (Bangor) Breakfast Event – “Real Estate Development 101”: What You Need to Know

The development process brings together a number of diverse professionals: bankers, brokers, architects, engineers, etc. Developers themselves come from a number of different disciplines and also work with a number of these same professionals along the way. But, how does … Continue reading

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The Outlook for Maine’s Economy is Bright

As a key economic indicator for Maine, the MEREDA Index measures the pulse of the state’s real estate industry. The MEREDA Index is the leading way our industry tracks changes in Maine’s real estate markets. It’s a composite of nine … Continue reading

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MEREDA’s Morning Menu Breakfast Event – Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Revolutionizes Real Estate Development

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) defines IPD as “a project delivery method that integrates people, systems, business structures and practices into a process that collaboratively harnesses the talents and insights of all participants to reduce waste and optimize efficiency … Continue reading

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Maine’s Real Estate Industry Leaders Project “A New Normal” for 2015 at MEREDA’s Annual Forecast Conference

PORTLAND, Maine – A record of over 750 of Maine’s real estate professionals gathered recently to hear experts give statewide economic projections for 2015 at the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA)’s annual Forecast Conference, sponsored by TD Bank, in … Continue reading

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