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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

After an Overwhelming Number of Attendees at our Bangor Breakfast, We are Pleased to Host our “Solar Power in Maine” Program Again in Portland!

Click Here to Register Now In 2019, the Maine Legislature passed a number of bills related to renewable energy development. After lagging our neighbors in the rest of New England in terms of solar deployment for the last decade, the new policy landscape promises to make Maine a leader in this area and provides substantialRead More

Maine’s Coming Solar Expansion

On October 29th, a panel of experts gathered in Bangor to participate in MEREDA’s Morning Menu Breakfast event titled, “What You Need to Know about Investing in Solar in Maine”.  Panelist Vaughan Woodruff of Insource Renewables provides us with this overview of what may lie ahead for solar in Maine. ____________________________________________ By:  Vaughan Woodruff, CEORead More

The Right Equation for Responsible Development: Spotlight on the Ballard Center

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 environmental sustainability, economic impact,Read More

2019 Greater Portland Mid-Year Office Market Survey

Prepared by Nick Malone, Malone Commercial Brokers The Portland economy has been expanding year after year putting this little big city on the radar for many businesses. The first half of 2019 was no exception, setting the scene for what the future office market might hold. Tenants relocating, construction in full swing, downtown parking  becomingRead More

MEREDA’s Morning Menu Biddeford Breakfast Event – Opportunity Zones: What you Need to Know to Take Advantage of this Opportunity in Real Estate and Beyond

REGISTER NOW Join MEREDA for breakfast on November 21 from 7:30 AM – 9 AM at the Pepperell Mill Campus in Biddeford to learn more about these complicated new rules. The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created a bi-partisan tax incentive program based on economically distressed Opportunity Zones. Investors in Qualified Opportunity Zone businesses now have the ability to defer, and to someRead More

Resolution of Disputes: The Pros and Cons of Arbitration and Litigation

By:  Richard Gagliuso, Shareholder, Bernstein Shur  Disputes are a common, if not inevitable, byproduct of construction projects. Most commercial construction contracts anticipate that disputes may arise by providing a mechanism for resolving them. There is great variety in these “dispute resolution provisions,” but they typically provide for litigation or arbitration, with or without mediation asRead More

Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) Announces Appointments to its Board of Directors

Jason Howe, Partner at Preti Flaherty, and resident of Gorham, Rebecca Hatfield of Falmouth, VP of Real Estate Development and Management at Avesta Housing, and Ethan Boxer-Macomber of Portland, principal of Anew Development, have been elected to the board of directors of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA), a statewide organization of commercialRead More

Join MEREDA in Bangor on 10/29 to Learn About Investing in Solar Power in Maine

In 2019, the Maine Legislature passed LD 91 which reset the state’s metering policy for solar and ensures that consumers who produce electricity from solar panels are fairly compensated for supplying excess energy back to the electric grid. Come learn more about solar, from design to financing to tax credits. Make plans to join us forRead More

Understanding Commercial Fire Damage and the Restoration Process

By:  Holly Merrill & Barbara Rapoza, SERVPRO of Maine Most property owners know that the worst thing which can happen to them is fire damage. What many do not know is the fact that the toughest part of dealing with commercial fire damage comes in after the fire trucks and the firefighters have left, andRead More