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Annual Forecast Conference & Member Showcase

January 27, 2011 - 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.

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

MEREDA's Signature Event, sponsored by TD Bank, will be held on Thursday, January 27, 2011 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.

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 Seventh 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 2011 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;
LUNCHEON SPONSOR: Country Pride Cleaning Service, Inc.;
LUNCHEON CO-SPONSOR: Verrill Dana, LLP;
MEDIA SPONSOR: Mainebiz;
CONFERENCE & EXHIBITOR BROCHURE SPONSOR: Haley & Aldrich;
TECHNOLOGY SPONSOR: The Sheridan Corporation; and
COCKTAIL HOUR SPONSOR: Wright-Pierce


Event Schedule:

 

 

 

9:00 - 10:00 AM

 

Conference Registration

 

 

Member Showcase Open

 

 

 

10:00 AM

 

Seminar Introductory Remarks: Thomas N. Lea, President, MEREDA Board of Directors

 

 

 

10:30 AM

 

Southern Maine Retail Forecast: Mark Malone, Malone Commercial Brokers

 

 

 

10:55 AM

 

Midcoast Area Market Overview: Doug Erickson, Coldwell Banker Commercial SoundVest Properties

 

 

 

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

 

 

Maine State Economic Forecast - Charles Lawton, Planning Decisions

 

 

2:10 PM

 

Maine's Vacation / Hospitality Forecast: Daren Hebold, Daigle Commercial Group

 

 

 

2:30 PM

 

** 10-Minute Break **

 

 

2:40 PM

 

Southern Maine Residential Forecast:

 

 

Multi-Family: Brit Vitalius, Vitalius Real Estate Group

 

Single Family: Mike LePage, RE/MAX Heritage

 

 

 

3:20 PM

 

Southern Maine Office Forecast: Drew Sigfridson, CB Richard Ellis/ The Boulos Co.

     
3:40 PM    Southern Maine Industrial Forecast:  Greg Perry, Cardente Real Estate 

 

 

 

4:00 PM

 

Showcase Re-Opens: Join Us in the Exhibit Hall for Cocktail Hour & Raffle Drawings. (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:

02/07/2011   Property Predictions: A Breakdown of Maine’s Real Estate Market from MEREDA 2011
(reprinted from Mainebiz’s Feb. 7th issue, Vol. 17, No. 3)
  Article
 
01/31/2011   MEREDA Announces 2011 Award Winners   Release
 
01/28/2011   Economic Recovery Is Going To Be Slow Say Speakers At Annual MEREDA Forecast Conference   Release
 
01/28/2011   'Normal' Just Fine For Retail Real Estate   Article
 
01/27/2011   Portland Area Office Vacancies Hit New High   Audio Clip
 
01/27/2011   Real Estate Conference   Video Clip
 
01/27/2011   Real estate professionals 'cautiously optimistic' about 2011   Article
 
01/04/2011   MEREDA’S Annual Real Estate Forecast Conference Set For January 27   Release
 
12/01/2010   MEREDA to host 2011 Annual Real Estate Forecast Conference & Seventh Annual Member Showcase   Release
 
 
Materials Related To This Event:

Event Mailer   PDF
 
Southern Maine Retail Forecast   Presentation
Mark Malone, Malone Commercial Brokers    
 
Midcoast Area Market Overview   Presentation
Doug Erickson, Coldwell Banker Commercial SoundVest Properties    
 
Central Maine Market Forecast   Presentation
Chris Paszyc, CB Richard Ellis / The Boulos Co.    
 
Maine State Economic Forecast   Presentation
Charles Lawton, Planning Decisions    
 
Maine's Vacation / Hospitality Forecast   Presentation
Daren Hebold, Daigle Commercial Group    
 
Southern Maine Residential Forecast: Multi-Family   Presentation
Brit Vitalius, Vitalius Real Estate Group    
 
Southern Maine Residential Forecast: Single Family   Presentation
Mike LePage, RE/MAX Heritage    
 
Southern Maine Office Forecast   Presentation
Drew Sigfridson, CB Richard Ellis/ The Boulos Co.    
 
Southern Maine Industrial Forecast   Presentation
Greg Perry, Cardente Real Estate    
 
Keynote: Importance of Fiscal Discipline   Presentation
Bruce Poliquin, Maine State Treasurer    
 
 


 

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