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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

Greater Portland Industrial Real Estate Market Update

By Justin Lamontagne, CCIM, SIOR, Partner | Designated Broker, NAI The Dunham Group On January 21st Justin presented the “Industrial Market Forecast” at the Maine Real Estate & Development Association’s (MEREDA’s) 2021 Virtual Forecast Conference. Below is a modified version of  NAI The Dunham Group’s Market Survey. Mike Tyson famously said, “everybody has a planRead More

Central Maine Real Estate Weathering Pandemic, Poised For Growth

By Frank Carr, Assistant Broker, MRA The 2020 real estate market in central Maine has faced pandemic-related challenges just like the rest of the world.  The good news: while the market faced many challenges in 2020, central Maine is in a position to come out of a tough year and make 2021 a year to remember.Read More

Midcoast Maine Market Forecast

By Dave Holman, Broker, RE/MAX Riverside Commercial On January 21st Dave Holman, Broker at RE/MAX Riverside Commercial, presented the “Midcoast Maine Market Forecast” at the Maine Real Estate & Development Association’s (MEREDA’s) 2021 Virtual Forecast Conference. Below is a synopsis of his presentation. There’s something exciting happening in Maine’s Midcoast. While much of the fervorRead More

MEREDA’s Virtual Trivia Night to Benefit Student Scholarship Fund SOLD OUT!

Thank you to our members for your overwhelming support!  This event has now SOLD OUT!  If you are still interested in donating to the Scholarship Fund, please contact Shelly Clark at the MEREDA office by emailing info@mereda.org. Since it still doesn’t seem prudent to host our beloved Strikes for Scholars annual fundraiser, we have decidedRead More

The Greater Portland Retail Forecast

By Peter Harrington, Partner & Associate Broker, Malone Commercial Brokers On January 21st Peter Harrington, Malone Commercial Brokers, presented the “Greater Portland Retail Forecast” at the Maine Real Estate & Development Association’s (MEREDA’s) 2021 Virtual Forecast Conference. Below is a synopsis of his presentation. 2020 brought rapid, unprecedented change across the retail industry, potentially alteringRead More

How to comply with Maine’s new paid leave law

by: Laura A. Rideout, Partner, Preti Flaherty Article originally published on November 13, 2020 Fittingly, “Vacation Land” is among a small contingent of states that have a paid leave law on the books.  Maine, however, is somewhat unique in that the paid leave afforded under the new law can be used for any purpose, including emergency,Read More

Pandemic brings new realtors and new perspectives to Maine

By Dava Davin, Founder + CEO, Portside Real Estate Group Article originally published December 4, 2020 When we first saw headlines about COVID-19 in early 2020, we had no idea what it would mean for Maine and the immense ways it would change our lives. We have seen loss, and wrestled with hard choices forRead More

MEREDA’s Morning Menu Virtual Event – Cannabis Industry Update

March 18, 2021 8:30 – 9:30 AM The cannabis industry is proving to be a cash crop for the State of Maine.  Join us on the 18th of March, 2021 for a virtual discussion and deep dive into a SNAPSHOT LOOK AT WHAT’S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW!! We are thrilled to have Hannah King, Attorney from DrummondRead More

How COVID 19 Affected Commercial Lending

In many ways, the beginning of 2020 was the best of times for commercial lenders – stable rates, lots of deal flow and few loan delinquencies. That would quickly deteriorate by March/April due to the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic, to one of the worst public health and economic crises in modern history. “Coming into the pandemic,Read More