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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

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

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

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

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

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

Maine Real Estate & Development Association Names New President and Announces 2018-2019 Officers

Gary Vogel, attorney at Drummond Woodsum, is the new president of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA), a statewide organization of commercial real estate owners, developers and related service providers. Founded in 1985, MEREDA promotes responsible development and ownership of real estate in Maine through legislative advocacy, educational programs and professional networking opportunities.Read More