|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|December 22, 2008|
|Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) to host 2009 Annual Real Estate Forecast Conference & Fifth Annual Member Showcase|
|CONFERENCE SPONSOR: TD BANKNORTH
MEREDA's Signature Event will be held on Thursday, January 29, 2009 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM at the Holiday Inn By the Bay, 88 Spring Street, Portland, ME.
This must-attend event offers a unique forum specifically geared towards developers, brokers, architects, bankers, attorneys, accountants and other professionals who are part of Maine's real estate industry.
MEREDA has assembled some of Maine's top real estate leaders to provide the annual Economic Overview and Outlook on Maine's economy, along with the popular Market Overview by property type focusing on both Commercial and Residential Forecasts. Attendees will gain valuable insights on the state of the economy and what lies ahead in the coming months for the real estate industry.
This year's conference features a welcome address by Maine Governor John Baldacci, a Maine economic forecast by Laurie Lachance, president of the Maine Development Foundation and former State Economist, and a capital markets overview by Larry Wold, president of TD Banknorth in Maine.
Topics to be covered include: An examination of current State statistics and what they reveal about the future of Maine's economy with an emphasis on real estate and a Market Overview by property type focusing on both Commercial and Residential Sectors.
Supplementing the conference will be MEREDA's Fifth Annual Member Showcase with MEREDA Members exhibiting their products and services in front of the "who's who" in commercial real estate. We anticipate that nearly 500 will attend the Annual Forecast Conference again this year and MEREDA's Member Showcase offers an excellent opportunity for Members to network and market their products and services.
For more information, click here.
The showcase portion of the event is sponsored by:
SHOWCASE SPONSOR: VERRILL DANA, LLP;
SHOWCASE CO-SPONSOR: SMRT ARCHITECTURE ENGINEERING PLANNING;
LUNCHEON SPONSOR: EATON PEABODY CONSULTING GROUP LLC;
LUNCHEON CO-SPONSOR: GAWRON TURGEON ARCHITECTS;
CONFERENCE & EXHIBITOR BROCHURE SPONSOR: HALEY & ALDRICH and
TECHNOLOGY SPONSOR: THE SHERIDAN CORPORATION.
Founded in 1985, MEREDA is an organization of commercial real estate owners, developers and related service providers, whose mission is to promote an environment for responsible development and ownership of real estate throughout the State of Maine.
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