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2018 Annual Forecast Conference & Member Showcase

January 18, 2018 - 9:00AM
to 5:00PM

Holiday Inn by the Bay
88 Spring Street
Portland, Maine

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Application will be made for 4 Hours of Broker, Appraiser, Legal, and Architect Continuing Education Credits. Approvals are Pending.

About the Event:

Each January, over 750 of the state’s leading real estate experts attend MEREDA’s TD Bank Sponsored Signature Event, the Annual Forecast Conference & Member Showcase.  Scheduled to be held on January 18, 2018 at the Holiday Inn By the Bay in Portland, this unique conference brings together the largest gathering of commercial real estate professionals in Maine, and is specifically geared toward developers, brokers, architects, bankers, attorneys, accountants and other industry professionals. Each year MEREDA assembles some of Maine’s top real estate leaders to provide an economic overview and outlook on the profession’s key economic indicators, along with the popular market overview by property type, focusing on both commercial and residential real estate forecasts.

This event is well-known as an annual “must attend” for anyone involved in, or touched by, the real estate industry. You should attend if:

  • You want to network with Maine’s top industry professionals.
  • You could benefit from a sneak peek into Maine’s real estate industry – and would like to learn about key trends and transactions in regions and market segments (i.e. Southern Maine vs. Bangor region etc., and multi-family vs. retail transactions, etc.)
  • You desire a front row seat for forecasts from leading insiders about industry trends and the economic recovery.
  • You are in need of continuing education credits.
  • You believe that Maine’s real estate sector is an important economic driver and want to support the future of the industry.

Supplementing the conference each year is MEREDA's popular Member Showcase with MEREDA members exhibiting their products and services.  The exhibition 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 2018 exhibitors

The speaker roster for this year’s event is outlined below. Be sure to mark your calendar now to attend one of Maine’s premier real estate conferences!











9:00 - 10:00 AM


Registration | Member Showcase Open






10:00 AM


Seminar Introductory Remarks: 
Paul Peck President, MEREDA Board






10:15 AM


WELCOME ADDRESS: To be Determined

















10:30 AM


Southern Maine Industrial Forecast: 
Justin Lamontagne, NAI The Dunham Group






10:50 AM


Central Maine (Lewiston / Auburn / Augusta) Market Forecast:  
Kevin Fletcher, KW Commercial






11:10 AM


Bath, Brunswick, Topsham Forecast:  
Steve Levesque, Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority






11:30 AM


Bangor-Area Market Forecast:  
Bev Uhlenhake, Epstein Commercial Real Estate






11:50 AM


Recognition Awards Ceremony






12:00 - 1:00 PM


Lunch Served in the Casco Bay Exhibit Hall
Member Showcase Re-Opens

















1:00 PM


Economic Overview
James Marple, Senior Economist & Director, TD Bank Group






1:20 PM


Overview of MEREDA Index

















1:50 PM


Overview of MEREDA’s Legislative Agenda: 
Andrea C. Maker, Pierce Atwood, LLP

















2:05 PM


Maine’s Vacation / Hospitality Forecast:
Steve Hewins, Maine Innkeepers Association






2:25 PM


*10 Minute Break*






2:35 PM


Southern Maine Residential Forecast: 
Multi-Family:  Brit Vitalius, Vitalius Real Estate Group
Single-Family:  Dava Davin, Portside Real Estate Group






3:15 PM


Southern Maine Retail Forecast:  
Karen Rich, Cardente Real Estate






3:35 PM


Southern Maine Office Forecast:  
Nate Stevens, CBRE | The Boulos Company








Conclusion of Event
Showcase Re-Opens
Social Hour & Raffles - Casco Bay Exhibition Hall

Registering for this Event:

Your RSVP is requested by January 11, 2018. Payment is expected at the time of registration. No refunds will be granted to anyone who registers, but fails to attend or who cancels after January 11.

Ticket Prices:

Members: $100.00 ea | Non-Members: $225.00 ea
Prices increase by $15 after January 11

Special pricing is available for municipal officials ($55.00 ea) and students ($25.00 ea).

During registration, attendees will be asked to choose between receiving presentation materials in either a 3-ring binder or on electronic media. Please note that there will be a $10 fee for each 3-ring binder selected. This $10 fee will be added to the registration fee upon checkout. If neither option is selected, presenter materials will be provided on electronic media at the event.

To register for this event online, click here.

Continuing Education Credits:

Application will be made for 4 Hours of Broker, Appraiser, Legal, and Architect Continuing Education Credits. Approvals are Pending.


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