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  April 21, 2016  
  Nationally renowned architects to headline MEREDA's spring conference
Maine trade association for commercial real estate welcomes experts from Texas
  PORTLAND, Maine - The Maine Real Estate & Development Association announced today that two nationally renowned experts will travel to Portland next month to keynote the group’s annual spring conference scheduled for Tue., May 17 and entitled “Office of the Future.”

Architects Dean Strombom and Sven Govaars, from the Houston, TX-based Gensler, will lead a conversation about how place and technology work together to improve employee engagement, performance and well-being, with benefits for companies’ bottom lines.

“It is a coup to have these guys in Maine. The pair will offer real world examples of these trends, and why company leadership ought to embrace them,” said Brian Curley, MEREDA board member and president with PDT Architects. “Attendees will learn how to put these ideas into action, deal with resistance to change and measure the benefits of this new way of working.”

The conversation will be augmented by a panel of executives from three Maine companies that have embraced the tremendous business opportunity that comes with providing choice to today's enlightened worker. Additionally, attendees will learn about the reverberations for commercial real estate, the spaces we build, own, and lease and how the Maine market is changing as a result.

The event is perfect for developers, workers, architects, facility managers and others who operate in the commercial real estate and construction space. “Office of the Future” is scheduled for Tue., May 17 at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland, beginning at 12 noon. Registration and additional details are available at The early bird deadline ends on May 11.

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