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2017 Annual Forecast Conference & Member Showcase

January 19, 2017 - 9:00AM
to 5:00PM

Holiday Inn by the Bay
88 Spring Street, Portland, ME



About the Event:

Untitled Document Over 700 of the state’s leading real estate experts are expected to attend MEREDA’s Signature Event, the TD Bank sponsored 2017 Annual Forecast Conference & Member Showcase being held on January 19, 2017 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. 

The registration process to secure an exhibition booth is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Exhibitors will be able to select their preferred location, but prompt action upon receiving the registration materials will be necessary to secure the booth of your choice.  Past exhibitors can expect to receive their registration materials in the mail the week of September 5th. 

Registration for past exhibitors begins September 6, 2016.

General exhibition registration begins September 13, 2016.

The speaker roster for this year’s event will be posted soon. In the meantime, mark your calendar now to attend one of Maine’s premier real estate conferences!


Click here to see a list of 2017 exhibitors





Agenda:

 

 

 

 

 

9:00 - 10:00 AM

 

Registration
Member Showcase Open

 

 

 

 

 

10:00 AM

 

Seminar Introductory Remarks: 
Paul PeckPresident, MEREDA Board

 

 

 

 

 

10:15 AM

 

WELCOME ADDRESS:
Derek Langhauser, President, Maine Community College System

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECTOR ANALYSIS:

 


 

 

 

 

 

10:30 AM

 

Southern Maine Industrial Forecast: 
Justin LamontagneNAI The Dunham Group

 

 

 

 

 

10:45 AM

 

Central Maine Market Forecast:
Kevin Fletcher, Malone Commercial Brokers

 

 

 

 

 

11:00 AM

 

Augusta - Area Forecast:
Keith Luke, City of Augusta

 

 

 

 

 

11:15 AM

 

Bath, Brunswick, Topsham Forecast:
Erik Urbanek, SVN | The Urbanek Group

 

 

 

 

 

11:30 AM

 

Bangor-Area Market Forecast:
Tanya Emery, City of Bangor

 

 

 

 

 

11:45 AM

 

Recognition Awards Ceremony

 

 

 

 

 

12:00 - 1:00 PM

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ECONOMIC OVERVIEW: 

 


 

 

 

 

 

1:00 PM

 

Economic Overview:
James Marple, Senior Economist, TD Bank Group

 

 

 

 

 

1:30 PM

 

Overview of MEREDA Index

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEREDA HIGHLIGHTS: 

 


 

 

 

 

 

1:50 PM

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECTOR ANALYSIS:

 


 

 

 

 

 

2:05 PM

 

Maine’s Vacation / Hospitality Forecast:
Mitchell Muroff, Daigle Commercial Group

 

 

 

 

 

2:25 PM

 

*10 Minute Break*

 

 

 

 

 

2:35 PM

 

Southern Maine Residential Forecast: 
Multi-Family:  
Brit Vitalius, Vitalius Real Estate Group
Single-Family:  
David Marsden, Bean Group | Portland

 

 

 

 

 

3:15 PM

 

Southern Maine Retail Forecast:
Peter Harrington, Malone Commercial Brokers

       

 

3:35 PM

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

4:00

 

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




Continuing Education Credits:

This course has been approved for 4.0 Hours of Broker, Appraiser, Legal & Architect Continuing Education Credits.

 
News About This Event:

02/09/2017   MEREDA Index shows Maine's real estate industry reaches highest level in ten years, signifies "worker gap"   Release
 
02/01/2017   Real estate luminaries honored with 2017 awards   Release
 
01/24/2017   Shelly Clark honored for 20 years at MEREDA   Release
 
01/10/2017   Surprises expected in reveal of Maine’s real estate performance on Jan. 19   Release
 
 
Materials Related To This Event:

Event Mailer   PDF
 
Southern Maine Industrial Forecast   Presentation
Justin Lamontagne, NAI The Dunham Group    
 
Central Maine Market Forecast   Presentation
Kevin Fletcher, Malone Commercial Brokers    
 
Augusta - Area Forecast   Presentation
Keith Luke, City of Augusta    
 
Bath, Brunswick, Topsham Forecast   Presentation
Erik Urbanek, SVN | The Urbanek Group    
 
Bangor-Area Market Forecast   Presentation
Tanya Emery, City of Bangor    
 
Economic Overview   Presentation
James Marple, TD Bank Group    
 
Maine’s Vacation / Hospitality Forecast   Presentation
Mitchell Muroff, Daigle Commercial Group    
 
Southern Maine Residential Forecast: Multi-Family   Presentation
Brit Vitalius, Vitalius Real Estate Grou    
 
Southern Maine Residential Forecast: Single-Family   Presentation
David Marsden, Bean Group | Portland    
 
Southern Maine Retail Forecast   Presentation
Peter Harrington, Malone Commercial Brokers    
 
Southern Maine Office Forecast   Presentation
Nate Stevens, CBRE | The Boulos Company    
 
 
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