PORTLAND, Maine (July 19, 2016) Paul Peck, attorney at Drummond & Drummond and real estate developer with LWS Development LLC is the new president of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA), a statewide organization of commercial real estate owners, developers and related service providers. Founded in 1985, MEREDA promotes responsible development and ownership of real estate in Maine through legislative advocacy, educational programs and professional networking opportunities.
Paul succeeds Michael O’Reilly of Bangor Savings Bank who has led MEREDA for the past two years. “Mike has been a great inspiration to our fellow board members, and under his leadership, MEREDA remains committed and positioned for future growth and success”, said Peck. “I welcome the opportunity to guide the organization in its continued pursuit of advocating for legislation in Augusta that encourages responsible development and sensible planning, as well as providing quality opportunities for learning and business development.”
Since joining the Board of Directors in 2010, Paul has chaired the Conference & Seminar Committee and also serves on its Executive Committee.
MEREDA also announced its 2016 / 2017 slate of officers which include President Paul Peck of Drummond & Drummond, Vice Presidents Bruce Jones of Creative Office Pavilion and Brian Curley of PDT Architects, Treasurer William Shanahan, of Northern New England Housing Investment Fund and Secretary Shelly R. Clark, who also serves full time as MEREDA’s Vice President of Operations.
L-R: Bruce Jones, Brian Curley, Bill Shanahan, Shelly R. Clark
For further information, please contact MEREDA’s Vice President of Operations, Shelly R. Clark at 207-874-0801 or visit www.mereda.org.
About MEREDA (www.mereda.org) The Maine Development & Real Estate Association (MEREDA) is a nonprofit whose members banded together in 1985 to present the views of the state’s real estate industry to lawmakers in Augusta. Today, MEREDA’s more than 300 member firms are primarily from the commercial real estate industry and employ thousands of Maine citizens and drive a huge percentage of Maine’s economic activity. The organization aims to promote fair and responsible development and ownership of real estate throughout Maine.