Monthly Archives: March 2016

Multi-Family Market Update

By Brit Vitalius, Principal, Designated Broker, Vitalius Real Estate Group The multi-family market is at or near the top of hot real estate sectors in Southern Maine. The dramatic price increases are driven by strong buyer demand, low inventory and … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Member Articles | Leave a comment

MEREDA’s Annual Real Estate Spring Conference: “The Office of the Future & the Future is Now”

Today, rapid changes to work styles, expectations of younger generations, and accelerating technological advances are disrupting conventional notions of the office. Workers are abandoning the cubicle, first introduced 50 years ago, for “the new office,” which requires less square footage … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Events | Leave a comment

MEREDA’s Morning Menu: Energy Islanding: Creating Microgrids for Grid Resiliency and On Site Generation

Microgrids are a localized grouping of electricity sources that operate and connect to the centralized grid but can also disconnect and function autonomously. Microgrids serve several functions, they provide continuous electricity for buildings that cannot lose power, they serve as … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Events | Leave a comment

Southern Midcoast Commercial Happenings

By Don Spann, CIAS, Owner/Broker, RE/MAX Riverside The Southern MidCoast (Bath-Brunswick-Topsham) region experienced several long years of anxiety in the general real estate direction, both residential and commercial, beginning with the announcement of the base closure for Naval Air Station … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Member Articles | Leave a comment

Legal Implications of Using Drones

By Michael Bosse, Shareholder at Bernstein Shur Drones are used on an increasing basis in many industries, including real estate, farming, law enforcement and certainly in the construction industry. The evolution of the law surrounding drones is increasing on a … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Member Articles | Leave a comment

MEREDA’s Morning Menu – “Historic Masonry Reborn” – the care of historic brick and stone buildings in Maine

Join MEREDA on April 5th at DaVinci’s Eatery in Lewiston to learn how to address the challenges of repairing historic masonry buildings.  Our panelists will review how to analyze the conditions of existing buildings, propose solutions that meet budget, design and … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Events | Leave a comment

Greater Portland, Maine Industrial Market Snapshot

By Justin Lamontagne, CCIM, Broker, NAI | The Dunham Group For those of us in the business, the continued drop in vacancy rates is astounding. But the data doesn’t lie, and confirms what we’re feeling on a day-to-day basis. For … Continue reading

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