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MEREDA Makes News.

Maine newspapers and radio and television stations, as well as national publications like The Wall Street Journal, seek out MEREDA leaders for comments on issues of concern to the commercial real estate industry. Check out some recent recent articles and news releases below

Meet Dan Brennan, New MaineHousing Director

Earlier this year, Dan Brennan was confirmed as the new director of MaineHousing, succeeding John Gallagher who recently retired. Brennan has been with MaineHousing for 25 years, and before his appointment as director, he was Senior Director of Programs. Dan has also recently been elected to MEREDA’s Board of Directors.  MaineHousing has been a great supporter of MEREDA over the years andRead More

Join MEREDA for another great “meet-and-greet” opportunity, this time on Portland’s Waterfront!

Another great “meet-and-greet” opportunity, this time on Portland’s Waterfront, you are invited to the Maine Real Estate & Development Association’s (MEREDA’s) highly-anticipated Annual Fall Social on October 25th! MEREDA’s networking events attract key players in Maine’s real estate industry and provide our members with excellent opportunities to interact with the experts. Join us on Portland’sRead More

MEREDA’s Morning Menu Breakfast – On Fertile Ground: The Maine Marijuana Industry

The marijuana industry offers enormous opportunities for real estate owners and professionals, but poses unique risks and challenges. MEREDA is pleased to welcome attorneys Ted Kelleher and Hannah King from the law offices of Drummond Woodsum as they provide an overview of how the Maine medical and recreational marketplaces will function going forward, what kinds of licenses will beRead More

The Right Equation for Responsible Development: Spotlight on Huse School Apartments

September 4, 2018 In multi-part series, exclusive to the Maine Real Estate Insider, we’ll provide an up-close look at the most notable commercial development projects of the past year that are helping to fuel Maine’s economy in terms of investment and job creation.  MEREDA is proud to recognize responsible development based upon criteria including environmentalRead More

Homeownership Remains Unaffordable; Rental Affordability Showing Signs of Improvement

August 28, 2018 by Richard E. Taylor, Research Manager at MaineHousing MaineHousing has released the 2017 Maine Homeownership and Rental Affordability Index.  The index indicates buying or renting a home in Maine remains unaffordable.   The index provides a statewide, county and local breakdown of home buying and rental affordability.  The index calculation is based onRead More

MEREDA’s DevelopME’s Lunch & Learn Series “Advocating in Augusta”

Join DevelopME on Thursday September 20, 2018 at the Portland Public Library from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. for their latest Lunch and Learn event, “Advocating in Augusta” to learn how MEREDA works to promote an environment for responsible development and real estate ownership in our state’s capital. We will hear from Andrea Cianchette Maker, MEREDA’s Public Policy Counsel and Partner at PierceRead More

The Right Equation for Responsible Development: Spotlight on Aura

In multi-part series, exclusive to the Maine Maine Real Estate Insider, we’ll provide an up-close look at the most notable commercial development projects of the past year that are helping to fuel Maine’s economy in terms of investment and job creation.  MEREDA is proud to recognize responsible development based upon criteria including environmental sustainability, economicRead More

MEREDA’s Morning Menu Breakfast Event Fair Winds & Following Seas: A Conversation with MDOT Commissioner David Bernhardt and Eimskip’s Larus Isfeld

Eimskip, the Icelandic steamship company began calling on Portland, Maine in March of 2013, after more than $45 million in public and private dollars of investment by the Maine Port Authority (MPA) and Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) revitalized the once derelict International Marine Terminal (IMT) property. The MPA has seen growth at the portRead More

So Do We Have a Deal? Maybe Not

By: Asha Echeverria, Shareholder, LEED AP, Bernstein Shur A written contract signed by both parties is always best. So what happens when negotiations take months and only one side signs the contract? Is there a contract? Was there a meeting of the minds? According to the court in Ellis Construction, Inc. v. Town of FarmingdaleRead More