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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

Safe Harbor Options for Taxpayers as the Solar ITC Begins to Sunset

By Mark Vitello, BerryDunn Read this if you are a solar investor, developer, or installer. The solar carve out of the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) has been a great incentive for taxpayers to invest in solar assets over the last several years. It established an increased 30% tax credit for solar assets placed in service,Read More

Perceptions of Housing in Maine

By:  MaineHousing Staff Housing is a hot topic these days – from affordable housing challenges across Maine, to having enough housing for our communities and businesses to thrive, for aging Mainers, and everything in between. And no wonder – housing is key to stability and well-being. And key to our ability to effectively address housingRead More

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

Tiffany Dembowski of Portland has been elected to the board of directors of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA), a statewide organization of commercial real estate owners, developers and related service providers. Tiffany is State Counsel at Chicago, Commonwealth & Fidelity Title Insurance Companies in Portland.  In this role, Tiffany provides underwriting support,Read More

The Right Equation for Responsible Development: Spotlight on the Motherhouse

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

Environmental DNA (eDNA): What is eDNA and How Can it Benefit the Development Community

By Gabe Pelletier, Project Technician and Jake Riley, Associate, Stantec What do human beings, Zebra mussels, and Atlantic salmon have in common? They all contain deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) in each cell. DNA is the molecule that contains the genetic code for each organism. All living organisms expel this unique genetic material into their environment, andRead 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