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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

Are you in for a (price) shock?

Strategic considerations in allocating risks of Tariffs, price escalation and supply chain disruptions in construction contracting By:  Robert Ruesch, Esq., Verrill Dana, LLP Compared to where we were ten years ago, the real estate and construction segments of our economy are booming.  The uptick in development in hotels, condominiums, apartments and commercial facilities, particularly inRead More

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

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

MEREDA’s Morning Menu Breakfast – Workforce Development: A Conversation with Labor Economist, John Dorrer, and Chief Executive Officer of Associated General Contractors of Maine, Matt Marks

Building the next generation of skilled workers is a national challenge. Maine can be a leader in its approach to building a trained workforce with your help! Join MEREDA for Breakfast in Biddeford at Pepperell Mill Campus on November 29th for a conversation with Labor Economist John Dorrer and Matthew Marks, CEO of the AssociatedRead More

Maine Real Estate & Development Association Appoints Rick Flagg of Norway Savings Bank to Board of Directors

The Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) has announced that Rick Flagg of Scarborough, Regional Vice President of Commercial Lending for Norway Savings Bank has been appointed to its Board of Directors. Rick was born and raised in Eastport, Maine and attended Eastport Elementary School and Shead High School before receiving his degree inRead More

Change is Necessary to Propel Housing Forward

Investment in off-site building is the first step toward addressing the country’s shortages of labor and housing. By George Casey, Stockbridge Associates In November 2016, I put forth the thesis that the home building industry was reaching the point of severe labor constraint and that new thinking and business models were needed. The constraint wasRead More

Maine Real Estate & Development Association Recognizes Retiring Board Member

The Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) has announced that Noel Graydon of Kennebunkport, Regional Vice President for Norway Savings Bank has retired from MEREDA’s Board of Directors after 9 years of service. During this time, Noel served on MEREDA’s Membership & Marketing Committee bringing many ideas to the table over the years, andRead More

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

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 some extent eliminate, recent capital gain income, by properly investing their gain proceeds.  Gov. LePage has designated 32 Opportunity Zones in MaineRead More

The Right Equation for Responsible Development: Spotlight on Saco Mill #4

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

START-UP SEEKING SPACE FOR SUBLEASE – How Start-ups Can Benefit From Subleasing

October 9, 2018 by Samantha Marinko Associate, CBRE | The Boulos Company Maine is the home to a plethora of creative minds—entrepreneurs, artists, techies, chefs—it’s a melting pot of talent from all facets nestled comfortably in the northeast corner of New England. With these creative minds comes new and interesting business ventures, ventures that needRead More

MEREDA’s Morning Menu Breakfast Event – AIA Contracts: Setting the Stage for Success at the Contracts Phase

There is no one right or best form of construction project delivery. There are many different ways to structure a construction project from Design-Bid Build, At-Risk Construction Management, Design-Build, and IPD with each approach having corresponding advantages and disadvantages with regard to speed, collaboration, cost, and customization. This panel of industry experts will discuss the relativeRead More