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October 23, 2023 at 10:28 am

DevelopME Committee’s Lunch & Learn Event – Financing and its Role in the Development Process

In-Person – Pre-registration is required.

Tuesday, November 14, 2023 – 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

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

Lunch: 11:30 – 12:00pm Program: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

About the Event:

Join MEREDA’s Emerging Leaders Committee for its next Lunch & Learn Event!

In this third installment of the DevelopME series of panel discussions organized to understand the roles and responsibilities of professionals engaged in development projects, this session will cover the value of having both a residential and commercial lending relationship as part of your team, and learning about the biggest differences between the two.

Meet our Presenters:

Gwen Hulit is a Mortgage Loan Officer with U.S. Bank, with lending capabilities in all 50 states. She originates residential mortgages on properties ranging from 1-4 units as primary residences, second homes, and investment properties. Gwen is the Co-Chair of MEREDA’s DevelopME committee and is active with the Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institute. Gwen lives in her hometown of Falmouth with her husband and daughter.

Dana Myles is a Regional Vice President, Commercial Lender for Norway Savings Bank. She is based in the Portland Office, but can help with Commercial financing across Southern, Western and Midcoast Maine. She can help with answering questions and financing commercial real estate, construction loans, business acquisitions, business equipment loans, business startup loans and operating lines of credit. Dana is a part of MEREDA’s DevelopME committee and is on the Advisory Committee for CEI Ventures. Dana lives in Scarborough with her husband and two boys.

The program will be moderated by Taylor McFarlane, Associate Broker on the McFarlane Field Team at Portside Real Estate Group. Taylor is a Maine native, raised in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. She graduated from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill where obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Communications. Taylor epitomizes integrity and attention to detail in every real estate transaction, which has resulted in her rapid growth and success in the real estate industry in just a few short years. Today, whether working with those new to the process or the very experienced, each transaction gets 100 percent of her attention and expertise.

As parents of two young children, Taylor and her husband Phil embrace every opportunity to explore Maine as a family. Taylor is an active community member, offering invaluable local insights to her clients. In 2022, she was honored as a recipient of Maine Biz’s 40 under 40 award.

MEREDA’s Refund Policy: Your RSVP is requested by November 7. 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 November 7.

Cost: Members: $35.00 each | Non-Members: $45.00 each — Prices increase by $10 after 11/7.

Register Here!

This event is sponsored by Foreside Title Co. and Lotfey Dennett Insurance Brokers.

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