Member Benefits & Services
MEREDA’s Mission: The Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) is an organization whose mission is to promote an environment for responsible development and ownership of real estate throughout the State.
MEREDA accomplishes its mission through legislative advocacy, regulatory oversight, sponsorship of programs and conferences, and by serving as a unified and proactive representative for real estate and economic development interests.
MEREDA’s Guiding Principle: Practicality, Predictability, and Clarity in Regulation
MEREDA is the only voice for the real estate development industry in Maine, and our success is dependent upon bringing together the many different trades that are vitally interested in promoting positive growth in our great state. MEREDA advocates for fair, consistent, predictable regulations to create a healthy economic climate. Our efforts to promote responsible growth through fair and predictable legislation and regulation are vital for a return to a healthy, thriving economy.
Our members, from large corporations to small, one-person consulting firms, have found membership invaluable. Our membership network provides an optimal forum for addressing the mutual concerns of our industry and provides you great access to the top experts in their field. MEREDA membership will connect you with this network and keep you informed of the issues and initiatives we are pursuing on your behalf.
MEREDA helps its members succeed by focusing on three key areas.
The first is Advocacy. Our Legislative Committee keeps a watchful eye on dozens of bills during every legislative session. This is a complicated, time consuming, detail oriented, and often-costly mission. MEREDA has been successful in establishing itself as a voice of reason who will help Legislators understand the potential implications, both good and bad, of a piece of proposed legislation. We have been and continue to be very well positioned to influence the process. Due to the consistent and reasonable approach our members and friends have taken in Augusta, our opinions are sought out, incorporated into the debate and reflected in the results.
The second focus area is Education. Throughout the State each year, from Portland to Lewiston/Auburn to Bangor, MEREDA hosts a series of outstanding educational seminars on topics of interest to our members. Our annual Forecast and Spring Conferences regularly have 200-400 attendees making these our “can’t miss” events.
The third focus area is Networking. By being an active member you have the opportunity to connect with a diverse network of real estate related service providers. Over the years, many beneficial business relationships have been established as a result of the networking opportunities available as a MEREDA member.