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2010 Annual Real Estate Forecast Conference and Member Showcase

January 28, 2010 - 9:00AM
to 5:00PM

Holiday Inn By the Bay
88 Spring Street
Portland, ME



About the Event:

Online registration for this event is now closed. Please contact MEREDA at 874-0801 for more details.

MEREDA's Signature Event, sponsored by TD Bank, will be held on Thursday, January 28, 2010 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM at the Holiday Inn By the Bay, 88 Spring Street, Portland, ME.

MEREDA's Annual Real Estate Forecast Conference is a unique forum specifically geared toward developers, brokers, architects, bankers, attorneys, accountants and other industry professionals.

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.

Former State Economist, Laurie Lachance, President of Maine Development Foundation along with Charles Colgan, Professor of Public Policy and Management in the Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine will join us to provide their outlook on Maine’s economy, and the Honorable John E. Baldacci, Governor, State of Maine will provide our Welcome Address.

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 Sixth Annual Member Showcase with MEREDA Members exhibiting their products and services in front of the "who's who" in commercial real estate. We anticipate approximately 550 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.

Click here to see a list of the 2010 exhibitors and a map of the exhibition hall.

The showcase portion of the event is sponsored by:

SHOWCASE SPONSOR: PIERCE ATWOOD, LLP;
SHOWCASE CO-SPONSOR: SMRT ARCHITECTURE ENGINEERING PLANNING;
LUNCHEON SPONSOR: COUNTRY PRIDE CLEANING SERVICE, INC.;
LUNCHEON CO-SPONSOR: VERRILL DANA, LLP;
MEDIA SPONSOR: MAINEBIZ;
CONFERENCE & EXHIBITOR BROCHURE SPONSOR: HALEY & ALDRICH; and
TECHNOLOGY SPONSOR: THE SHERIDAN CORPORATION.



Event Schedule:
     
9:0010:00 AM   Conference Registration
    Member Showcase Open
     
10:00 AM   Seminar Introductory Remarks: Raymond J. Cota, Jr., President, MEREDA Board of Directors
     
10:15 AM   WELCOME ADDRESS: The Honorable John E. Baldacci, Governor, State of Maine
     
10:30 AM   Southern Maine Retail Forecast: Mark Malone, Malone Commercial Brokers
     
10:55 AM   Greater Bangor Market Overview: Bev Uhlenhake, Epstein Commercial Real Estate
     
11:20 AM   Central Maine Market Forecast: Chris Paszyc, CB Richard Ellis / The Boulos Co.
     
11:40 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: Moderated Panel Discussion & Audience Q&A
    Moderator, Lawrence A. Wold, TD Bank
    Laurie Lachance, Maine Development Foundation
   

Charles S. Colgan, Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service

     
2:10 PM  

Maine's Vacation / Hospitality Forecast: Sean Riley, Maine Course Hospitality Group

     
2:30 PM   Southern Maine Residential Forecast:
   

Multi-Family: Brit Vitalius, Sullivan Multi Family Realty

    Single Family: Chris Lynch, Legacy Properties Sothebyʹs International Realty
     
3:10 PM   ** 10-Minute Break **
     
3:20 PM   Southern Maine Industrial Forecast: Tom Dunham & Greg Hastings, NAI The Dunham Group
     
3:40 PM   Southern Maine Office Forecast: Drew Sigfridson, CB Richard Ellis / The Boulos Co.
     
4:00 PM   Showcase Re-Opens: Join Us in the Exhibit Hall for Cocktail Hour & Raffle Drawings, including two drawings for $250 cash! (Must be Present to Win)
     



Continuing Education Credits:

This course has been approved for 4.00 Broker and 4.00 Legal Continuing Education Credits.

 
News About This Event:

02/04/2010   Annual Forecast Conference and Member Showcase Draws Record Attendance as MEREDA Kicks Off 25th Anniversary Year   Release
 
 
Materials Related To This Event:

2010 Annual Real Estate Forecast Conference and Member Showcase Mailer   Adobe PDF File
 
Southern Maine Retail Forecast   Presentation
Mark Malone, Malone Commercial Brokers    
 
Greater Bangor Market Overview   Presentation
Bev Uhlenhake, Epstein Commercial Real Estate    
 
Central Maine Market Forecast   Presentation
Chris Paszyc, CB Richard Ellis / The Boulos Co.    
 
Maine’s Economic Outlook: Implications for Real Estate   Presentation
Laurie Lachance & Charles Colgan    
 
Maine's Vacation / Hospitality Forecast   Presentation
Sean Riley, Maine Course Hospitality Group    
 
Southern Maine Residential Forecast: Multi-Family   Presentation
Brit Vitalius, Sullivan Multi Family Realty    
 
Southern Maine Residential Forecast: Single Family   Presentation
Chris Lynch, Legacy Properties Sotheby?s International Realty    
 
Southern Maine Industrial Forecast   Presentation
Tom Dunham & Greg Hastings, NAI The Dunham Group    
 
Southern Maine Office Forecast   Presentation
Drew Sigfridson, CB Richard Ellis / The Boulos Co.    
 
 


 

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