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2016 Annual Forecast Conference & Member Showcase

November 30, 1999 - 9:00AM
to 5:00PM

Holiday Inn by the Bay
88 Spring Street
Portland, ME

Registration for this event is no longer available online. Please contact the MEREDA office at 874-0801 for more information.

This Course has been APPROVED for 4.0 Hours of Real Estate Broker, Legal, Architect & Appraiser Continuing Education Credits.

This Course has been APPROVED for 4.0 Hours of Real Estate Broker, Legal, Architect & Appraiser Continuing Education Credits.

About the Event:

Over 700 of the state’s leading real estate experts are expected to attend MEREDA’s Signature Event being held on January 21, 2016 at the Holiday Inn By the Bay in Portland.  This unique conference brings together the largest gathering of commercial real estate professionals in Maine, and is specifically geared toward developers, brokers, architects, bankers, attorneys, accountants and other industry professionals.  Each year MEREDA assembles some of Maine’s top real estate leaders to provide an economic overview and outlook on the profession’s key economic indicators, along with the popular market overview by property type, focusing on both commercial and residential real estate forecasts.

This event is well-known as an annual “must attend” for anyone involved in, or touched by, the real estate industry. You should attend if:

  • You want to network with Maine’s top industry professionals.
  • You could benefit from a sneak peek into Maine’s real estate industry – and would like to learn about key trends and transactions in regions and market segments (i.e. Southern Maine vs. Bangor region etc., and multi-family vs. retail transactions, etc.)
  • You desire a front row seat for forecasts from leading insiders about industry trends and the economic recovery.
  • You are in need of continuing education credits.
  • You believe that Maine’s real estate sector is an important economic driver and want to support the future of the industry.

Supplementing the conference each year is MEREDA's popular Member Showcase with MEREDA members exhibiting their products and services.  The exhibition has become an integral part of our annual event providing a unique opportunity to network with MEREDA’s members. 

Click here to see a list of 2016 exhibitors









9:00 - 10:00 AM


Registration | Member Showcase Open






10:00 AM


Seminar Introductory Remarks:   Michael O’Reilly President, MEREDA Board






10:15 AM


WELCOME ADDRESS: Governor Paul LePage

















10:30 AM


Southern Maine Industrial Forecast:   Justin Lamontagne NAI The Dunham Group






10:50 AM


Central Maine Market Forecast:  John Holden, Lewiston Auburn Economic Growth Council






11:10 AM


Bath, Brunswick, Topsham Forecast:  Donald Spann, RE/MAX Riverside






11:30 AM


Bangor-Area Market Forecast:  Tanya EmeryCity of Bangor






11:50 AM


Recognition Awards Ceremony






12:00 - 1:00 PM


Lunch Served in the Casco Bay Exhibit Hall   |  Member Showcase Re-Opens

















1:00 PM


Economic Overview: James Marple, Senior Economist, TD Bank Group



1:20 PM


Overview of MEREDA Index












  1:50 PM   Overview of MEREDA’s Legislative Agenda: Andrea C. Maker, Pierce Atwood, LLP













2:00 PM


Maine’s Vacation / Hospitality Forecast: Matthew R. Arrants, ISHC, Pinnacle Advisory Group






2:25 PM


*10 Minute Break*






2:35 PM


Southern Maine Residential Forecast: 
Multi-Family:  Brit Vitalius, Vitalius Real Estate Group
Single-Family:  David Marsden, RE/MAX By the Bay






3:15 PM


Southern Maine Office Forecast:  Nate StevensCBRE | The Boulos Co.






3:35 PM


Southern Maine Retail Forecast:  Karen RichCardente Real Estate Group








Conclusion of Event  |  Showcase Re-Opens  |  Social Hour & Raffles - Casco Bay Exhibition Hall

Continuing Education Credits:

This Course has been APPROVED for 4.0 Hours of Real Estate Broker, Legal, Architect & Appraiser Continuing Education Credits.

News About This Event:

02/24/2016   People & Business: Feb. 24   Article
02/05/2016   Conference show optimism for Maine real estate in 2016 – MEREDA Index at 100   Article
02/02/2016   MEREDA notes industry return to pre-recession levels   Article
02/02/2016   Five real estate luminaries presented with awards   Release
01/28/2016   Experts, numbers show optimism for Maine real estate in 2016   Release
01/27/2016   'Rentals meant for millennials': India Street condos tap into hot real estate trends   Article
01/24/2016   Week in review: Oil prices down, pot sales up, plus good economic signals   Article
01/22/2016   Warehouse shortage fueled by nontraditional uses   Article
01/22/2016   Hoteliers brace for impact of Airbnb   Article
01/22/2016   Holden forecast: Slow, steady for L-A in 2016   Article
01/22/2016   Video: Real Estate Report: Industy outlook for 2016   Article
01/22/2016   Positive Trend in 2016 Seen for Maine Real Estate   Article
01/22/2016   Ready for Business, but No Place to Go   Article
01/21/2016   As office space fills up, pressure to build in downtown Portland rises   Article
01/21/2016   Office, industrial and retail space all tight, tight, tight in Portland   Article
01/21/2016   Maine real estate index shows positive trend   Article
01/21/2016   Brunswick Landing poised for continued growth   Article
01/21/2016   Old Port keeps retail dominance, analysis shows   Article
01/21/2016   Downtown Portland hotels report robust year   Article
01/21/2016   Breweries, pot growers taking over Portland area’s industrial properties   Article
01/21/2016   'Caution and optimism' advised as real estate index dips   Article
01/21/2016   More jobs plus low interest and unemployment rates bode well for real estate in 2016   Article
01/21/2016   Prices, volume of Portland multi-family unit sales rebound to 2005 levels   Article
01/21/2016   Downtown Portland hotels report robust year   Article
01/21/2016   Video: 2016 MEREDA Forecast Conference   Article
12/30/2015   Index of Maine's commercial real estate performance to be revealed Jan. 21   Release
Materials Related To This Event:

Event Mailer   PDF
Southern Maine Industrial Forecast   Presentation
Justin Lamontagne, NAI The Dunham Group    
Central Maine Market Forecast   Presentation
John Holden, Lewiston Auburn Economic Growth    
Bath, Brunswick, Topsham Forecast   Presentation
Donald Spann, RE/MAX Riverside    
Bangor-Area Market Forecast   Presentation
Tanya Emery, City of Bangor    
Economic Overview   Presentation
James Marple, TD Bank Group    
Maine’s Vacation / Hospitality Forecast   Presentation
Matthew R. Arrants, ISHC, Pinnacle Advisory Group    
Southern Maine Residential Forecast: Multi-Family   Presentation
Brit Vitalius, Vitalius Real Estate Group    
Southern Maine Residential Forecast: Single-Family   Presentation
David Marsden, Bean Group | Portland    
Southern Maine Office Forecast   Presentation
Nate Stevens, CBRE | The Boulos Co.    
Southern Maine Retail Forecast   Presentation
Karen Rich, Cardente Real Estate    

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