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2017 Annual Forecast Conference & Member Showcase

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

Holiday Inn by the Bay
88 Spring Street, Portland, ME

Under direction of the venue, we have reached capacity for this event and may not accept any additional registrations.

Be sure to check back here after the conference to view the speaker presentations!

This course has been approved for 4.0 Hours of Broker, Appraiser, Legal & Architect Continuing Education Credits.

About the Event:

Untitled Document Over 700 of the state’s leading real estate experts are expected to attend MEREDA’s Signature Event, the TD Bank sponsored 2017 Annual Forecast Conference & Member Showcase being held on January 19, 2017 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. 

The registration process to secure an exhibition booth is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Exhibitors will be able to select their preferred location, but prompt action upon receiving the registration materials will be necessary to secure the booth of your choice.  Past exhibitors can expect to receive their registration materials in the mail the week of September 5th. 

Registration for past exhibitors begins September 6, 2016.

General exhibition registration begins September 13, 2016.

The speaker roster for this year’s event will be posted soon. In the meantime, mark your calendar now to attend one of Maine’s premier real estate conferences!

Click here to see a list of 2017 exhibitors







9:00 - 10:00 AM


Member Showcase Open






10:00 AM


Seminar Introductory Remarks: 
Paul PeckPresident, MEREDA Board






10:15 AM


Derek Langhauser, President, Maine Community College System

















10:30 AM


Southern Maine Industrial Forecast: 
Justin LamontagneNAI The Dunham Group






10:45 AM


Central Maine Market Forecast:
Kevin Fletcher, Malone Commercial Brokers






11:00 AM


Augusta - Area Forecast:
Keith Luke, City of Augusta






11:15 AM


Bath, Brunswick, Topsham Forecast:
Erik Urbanek, SVN | The Urbanek Group






11:30 AM


Bangor-Area Market Forecast:
Tanya Emery, City of Bangor






11:45 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






1:30 PM


Overview of MEREDA Index

















1:50 PM


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

















2:05 PM


Maine’s Vacation / Hospitality Forecast:
Mitchell Muroff, Daigle Commercial Group






2:25 PM


*10 Minute Break*






2:35 PM


Southern Maine Residential Forecast: 
Brit Vitalius, Vitalius Real Estate Group
David Marsden, Bean Group | Portland






3:15 PM


Southern Maine Retail Forecast:
Peter Harrington, Malone Commercial Brokers



3:35 PM


Southern Maine Office Forecast:  
Nate Stevens, CBRE | The Boulos Company








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 Broker, Appraiser, Legal & Architect Continuing Education Credits.

News About This Event:

02/09/2017   MEREDA Index shows Maine's real estate industry reaches highest level in ten years, signifies "worker gap"   Release
02/01/2017   Real estate luminaries honored with 2017 awards   Release
01/24/2017   Shelly Clark honored for 20 years at MEREDA   Release
01/10/2017   Surprises expected in reveal of Maine’s real estate performance on Jan. 19   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
Kevin Fletcher, Malone Commercial Brokers    
Augusta - Area Forecast   Presentation
Keith Luke, City of Augusta    
Bath, Brunswick, Topsham Forecast   Presentation
Erik Urbanek, SVN | The Urbanek Group    
Bangor-Area Market Forecast   Presentation
Tanya Emery, City of Bangor    
Economic Overview   Presentation
James Marple, TD Bank Group    
Maine’s Vacation / Hospitality Forecast   Presentation
Mitchell Muroff, Daigle Commercial Group    
Southern Maine Residential Forecast: Multi-Family   Presentation
Brit Vitalius, Vitalius Real Estate Grou    
Southern Maine Residential Forecast: Single-Family   Presentation
David Marsden, Bean Group | Portland    
Southern Maine Retail Forecast   Presentation
Peter Harrington, Malone Commercial Brokers    
Southern Maine Office Forecast   Presentation
Nate Stevens, CBRE | The Boulos Company    

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