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MEREDA’s Annual Real Estate Spring Conference – The Future of Housing in Maine: Opportunities and Solutions

May 7 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

$25 – $125

May 7, 2019 – 12:00PM to 5:00PM

Holiday Inn By The Bay
88 Spring Street
Portland, ME

About the Event:

Registration: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Program: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) will host an exciting, informative, and solutions-based presentation for anyone living or working in Maine. Housing is reaching a critical juncture here, and MEREDA’s members are at the forefront, finding ways to respond to existing and changing housing needs, and support responsible development. Our Spring Conference will focus on understanding the various ages and demographics needing housing and their impact on developing appropriate housing stock.

Headlining the event we have Lynn Fisher. Lynn, a Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, will deliver a data rich baseline of information, encompassing national and regional trends. Martin Ditto, a Washington, D.C. developer deeply involved in the emerging national trend of Cohousing, will share success stories and his process for recognizing innovative housing solutions.

Bringing these inspiring topics home to roost are Matt O’Malia, Hannah Pingree, and Dan Brennan. Matt, a design/build innovator and principal and co-founder of GO Logic, is developing a European insulation product using paper. His product will create savings in both construction and heating, create jobs here in Maine, and take advantage of a natural product we have in abundance. Hannah, newly appointed by Governor Mills as the Innovation Commissioner, will be speaking to Policy and will tell us how the state and federal government can help. Finally, Dan, with 25 years of experience at MaineHousing, will share his insight and knowledge of both policy and lending products exclusively for funding affordable housing development.

The conference format will be engaging, interactive, and conversational. There will be many opportunities for audience interface and questions. As a bonus to this year’s Spring Conference, we are offering 30 pre-sale ACCESS tickets to a private cocktail party following the conference, where the conversations can continue in a small group setting.  The location has yet to be determined, but you will be notified once the location becomes available. 

The MEREDA Spring Conference will be held on May 7th from 12pm – 5pm. The next edition of the MEREDA Index will be unveiled and MEREDA will also recognize its 2018 Notable Projects Recipients at the event.

Registering for this Event:

Your RSVP is requested by April 30, 2019. 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 April 30, 2019

Ticket Prices:

Members: $85 each | Non-Members: $125 ea
Prices increase by $10 after April 30, 2019. ACCESS Tickets (Private Cocktail Party following the conference) are an additional $25.

Non-Profit Rate: $55 each

Students, Municipal Officials/Employers and Legislators/Agency Employees: FREE
(Please call the MEREDA office at 207-874-0801 to register). 


May 7
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$25 – $125


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


Unlimited available
MEMBER - Spring Conference 2019$100.00 $85.00
Unlimited available
NON-Member - Spring Conference 2019$140.00 $125.00
Unlimited available
NONPROFIT - Spring Conference 2019$55.00
Unlimited available
ACCESS Ticket - Spring Conference 2019$25.00The location has yet to be determined, but you will be notified once the location