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2014 Annual Forecast Conference & Member Showcase

January 23, 2014 - 9:00AM
to 5:00PM

Holiday Inn by the Bay
88 Spring Street
Portland, ME

About the Event:

This course has been approved for 4.00 hours of BROKER, LEGAL, APPRAISER & ARCHITECT Continuing Education Credits.

Over 500 of the state’s leading real estate experts are expected to attend MEREDA's TD BANK Sponsored Signature Event being held on January 23, 2014 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM at the Holiday Inn By the Bay, 88 Spring Street, Portland, ME. This annual conference attracts hundreds from Maine’s real estate, construction, finance, architecture, legal, engineering, tourism, and economic development communities, the largest gathering of commercial real estate professionals in Maine.

Each year, MEREDA assembles some of Maine's top real estate leaders to provide the annual Economic Overview and Outlook on Maine's economy, which includes an examination of current State statistics and what they reveal about the future of Maine's economy with an emphasis on real estate, along with the popular Market Overview by property type focusing on both Commercial and Residential Forecasts. This unique forum is specifically geared toward developers, brokers, architects, bankers, attorneys, accountants and other industry professionals who will gain valuable insights on the state of the economy and what lies ahead in the coming months for the real estate industry.

Supplementing the conference will be MEREDA's Tenth Annual SOLD OUT Member Showcase with MEREDA Members exhibiting their products and services in front of the "who's who" in commercial real estate. The Member Showcase 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 the 2014 exhibitors and a map of the exhibition hall



  9:00 - 10:00 AM   Registration | Member Showcase Open
  10:00 AM   Seminar Introductory Remarks:   Drew Sigfridson,  MEREDA President
  10:15 AM   WELCOME ADDRESS: Senator Angus S. King, Jr, United States Senator

  10:30 AM   Southern Maine Industrial Forecast:   Justin Lamontagne,  NAI The Dunham Group
  10:55 AM   Bangor-Area Market Forecast:  Tanya Emery, City of Bangor
  11:20 AM   Central Maine Market Forecast:  Chris Paszyc, CBRE | The Boulos Company
  11:40 AM   Recognition Awards Ceremony
  12:00 - 1:00 PM   Lunch Served in the Casco Bay Exhibit Hall.   |  Member Showcase Re-Opens

  1:00 PM   Maine State Economic Forecast:  Arthur Jones, CBRE Econometric Advisors

  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:  Mike LePage, RE/MAX Heritage
  3:15 PM   Southern Maine Office Forecast:  Jim Harnden, Malone Commercial Brokers
  3:35 PM   Southern Maine Retail Forecast:  Karen Rich, Cardente Real Estate


  4:00 – 5:00 PM   Cocktail Hour – Showcase Re-Opens

Continuing Education Credits:

This course has been approved for 4.00 hours of BROKER, LEGAL, APPRAISER & ARCHITECT Continuing Education Credits.

News About This Event:

01/27/2014   MEREDA Announces 2014 Award Winners   Release
01/24/2014   Reports - Maine real estate market brightening   Article
01/24/2014   Maine home sales up 11.5 percent in December   Article
01/23/2014   Maine Realtors Upbeat About State's Economy   Article
01/23/2014   Maine real estate ranking shows signs of economic recovery, group says   Article
01/23/2014   A bright economic future is on Maine’s horizon   Release
01/23/2014   Maine real estate poised for growth   Video Clip
01/23/2014   Maine realtors say 2013 was a very good year   Video Clip
01/23/2014   Real estate, tourism experts see positive economic signs for Maine   Video Clip
Materials Related To This Event:

Event Mailer   PDF
Southern Maine Industrial Forecast   Presentation
Justin Lamontagne    
Bangor-Area Market Forecast   Presentation
Tanya Emery    
Central Maine Market Forecast   Presentation
Chris Paszyc    
Maine State Economic Forecast   Presentation
Arthur Jones    
Maine’s Vacation / Hospitality Forecast   Presentation
Matthew Arrants    
Southern Maine Residential Forecast: Multi-Family   Presentation
Brit Vitalius    
Southern Maine Residential Forecast: Single-Family   Presentation
Mike LePage    
Southern Maine Office Forecast   Presentation
Jim Harnden    
Southern Maine Retail Forecast   Presentation
Karen Rich    
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