On January 26, 2012, the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) will host its Annual Real Estate Forecast Conference and 8th Annual Member Showcase. Governor Paul LePage is set to open the conference with remarks detailing his vision for Maine’s growing real estate industry and overall thoughts on the industry as a whole.
Over 500 of the state’s leading real estate experts are expected to attend the day’s events, which is being held at Portland’s Holiday Inn By the Bay. The annual conference will provide an outlook at commercial real estate by region and key market sectors, including office, retail, industrial, residential and multi-family properties. In addition to delivering localized and industry-specific forecasts, Charles Colgan of the Muskie School of Public Service will deliver an Economic Forecast for the state.
“MEREDA’s annual conference is a must-attend event for anyone involved in Maine’s commercial, residential and industrial real estate industries,” notes Tom Lea, MEREDA President, and Senior Vice President and Group Manager of Commercial Real Estate at People’s United Bank. “Each year we focus on bringing the state’s top real estate minds together to give a balanced and informed outlook on the year to come. This year we are particularly proud of the group assembled – they represent experts at the very top of their field.”
Scheduled to give presentations at the conference are Maine Governor Paul LePage, Charles Colgan, Muskie School of Public Service; Karen Rich, Cardente Real Estate; Bev Uhlenhake, Epstein Commercial Real Estate; Chris Paszyc, CBRE | The Boulos Co.; Daren Hebold, Daigle Commercial Group; John Graham, Sullivan Multi-Family Realty; Nicholas Dambrie, RE/MAX By the Bay; James Harden, Malone Commercial Broker, and Justin Lamontagne, NAI The Dunham Group.
Supplementing the conference is our popular Member Showcase which provides an excellent opportunity for members to network and market their products and services.
For more information or to register for the event, please click here.
The Forecast Conference is graciously sponsored by TD Bank. Additional sponsors include: Pierce Atwood, LLP, Showcase Sponsor; SMRT, Showcase Co-Sponsor; Harriman Architects and Engineers, Luncheon Sponsor; Verrill Dana, LLP, Luncheon Co-Sponsor; Mainebiz, Media Sponsor; Haley & Aldrich, Conference and Exhibitor Brochure Sponsor; The Sheridan Corporation, Technology Sponsor; and, Wright-Pierce, Cocktail Hour Sponsor.