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From educational seminars on topics like green building and design, innovative financing, and environmental regulations, to purely social events like our networking receptions, MEREDA members come together throughout the year to learn from each other, build relationships and share information. Below is a listing of presentations made at some of MEREDA’s past events. Simply click on any of the titles to access the presentation.

2022 Spring Conference to be held on May 24, 2022

Keynote Presentation – Commissioner Heather Johnson, Department of Economic Development

Keynote Presentation – Dale Doughty, Director of Planning, Maine Department of Transportation

Economic Impact – Dr. Charles Colgan assess the economic impact of Maine’s share of the infrastructure bill

Unveiling of the MEREDA Index – Dr. Charles Colgan’s report for 2021

Panel Discussion Panel of in-state experts share their insight and experiences.

Scott Jason, Infrastructure Group Project Manager, Cianbro

Michael Stoddard, Executive Director, Efficiency Maine Trust

Greg Payne, Senior Advisor, Housing Policy, Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future

Kerem Durdag, President and Chief Operating Officer, GWI Broadband

 

2022 Forecast Conference – January 20, 2022

01 Keynote Address 2022:  Representative Ryan Fecteau, Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives – WATCH THE PRESENTATION
02 Economic Outlook:  James Marple, Managing Director, Senior Economist, TD Bank Group – WATCH THE PRESENTATION
03 Southern Maine Industrial Forecast: Justin Lamontagne & Sam LeGeyt, The Dunham Group – WATCH THE PRESENTATION
04 Bangor-Area Market Forecast:  Tanya Emery, City of Bangor – WATCH THE PRESENTATION
05 Overview of MEREDA’s Legislative Agenda: Elizabeth Frazier, Pierce Atwood – WATCH THE PRESENTATION
06 Southern Maine Residential Forecast – Multi Family:  Brit Vitalius, Vitalius Real Estate Group – WATCH THE PRESENTATION
07 Southern Maine Residential Forecast – Single Family: Dava Davin, Portside Real Estate Group – (Part of the Multi-Family Video above)
08 Central Maine Market Forecast: Frank Carr, Maine Realty AdvisorsWATCH THE PRESENTATION
09 Midcoast Maine Market Forecast: Dave Holman, RE Max Riverside Commercial – WATCH THE PRESENTATION
10 Vacation Hospitality Forecast: Sean Riley, Maine Course Hospitality Group – WATCH THE PRESENTATION
11 Southern Maine Retail Forecast: Peter Harrington, Malone Commercial Brokers – WATCH THE PRESENTATION
12 Southern Maine Office Forecast: Nate Stevens, The Boulos Company – WATCH THE PRESENTATION

2022 MEREDA Awards Presentation


2021 Spring Conference held on May 20, 2021

Download the 2021 MEREDA Index here!

 

2021 Forecast Conference held on January 21, 2021

01 Keynote Address 2021:  Hannah Pingree, Director, Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future
02 Economic Outlook:  James Marple, Managing Director, Senior Economist, TD Bank Group
03 Southern Maine Industrial Forecast: Justin Lamontagne & Sam LeGeyt, NAI The Dunham Group
04 Bangor-Area Market Forecast:  Bev Uhlenhake, Epstein Commercial Real Estate
05 Overview of MEREDA’s Legislative Agenda: Andrea C. Maker & Elizabeth Frazier, Pierce Atwood
06 Southern Maine Residential Forecast – Multi Family:  Brit Vitalius, Vitalius Real Estate Group
07 Southern Maine Residential Forecast – Single Family: Dava Davin, Portside Real Estate Group
08 Central Maine Market Forecast: Frank Carr, Maine Realty Advisors
09 Midcoast Maine Market Forecast: Dave Holman, RE Max Riverside Commercial
10 Vacation Hospitality Forecast: Sean Riley, Maine Course Hospitality Group
11 Southern Maine Retail Forecast: Peter Harrington, Malone Commercial Brokers
12 Southern Maine Office Forecast: Nate Stevens, The Boulos Company

2020 Forecast Conference
Held on January 16, 2020
2020 Economic OverviewLeslie Preston, TD Bank
Presentation by Commissioner Heather Johnson, Department of Economic and Community DevelopmentCommissioner Heather Johnson, Maine DECD
Southern Maine Industrial ForecastJustin Lamontagne, NAI The Dunham Group
York County Market ForecastWill Armitage, Southern Maine Finance Agency
Overview of MEREDA’s Legislative AgendaAndrea Cianchette Marker & Elizabeth Frazier, Pierce Atwood
Southern Maine Residential Forecast, Multi-Family
Southern Maine Residential Forecast, Single Family
Brit Vitalius, Vitalius Real Estate Group
Dava Davin, Portside Real Estate Groujp
Central & Coastal Maine Market ForecastTim Millett & Mac Simpson, Porta & Co.
Bangor-Area Market Forecast
Maine’s Vacation/Hospitality Forecast
Southern Maine Retail Forecast
Southern Maine Office Forecast
Tanya Emery, City of Portland
Sean Riley, Maine Course Hospitality
Karen Rich, Malone Commercial Brokers
Nate Stevens, The Boulos Company

2019 Spring Conference

Held on May 7, 2019
Keynote Presentation- Lynn Fisher, American Enterprise InstituteLynn Fisher
Presentation – Martin Ditto, Ditto ResidentialMartin Ditto
Presentation – Dan Brennan, MaineHousingDan Brennan
Presentation – Matt O’Malia, GoLogicMatt O’Malia

 

2019 Forecast Conference

Held on January 17. 2019
Overview of MEREDA’s Legislative AgendaAndrea Cianchette Maker
2019 Economic OverviewLeslie Preston
Maine’s Vacation/Hospitality ForecastSteve Hewins
Multi-Family Forecast for Southern MaineBrit Vitalius
Single-Family Forecast for Southern MaineDava Davin
Central & Coastal Maine ForecastKevin Fletcher
Bangor Area Market ForecastBev Uhlenhake
Southern Maine Retail Forecast
Southern Maine Office Forecast
Southern Maine Industrial Forecast
Karen Rich
Nate Stevens
Justin Lamontage
2018 Annual Spring Conference – “Workforce Challenges: How Innovation Can Help”
Held on May 16, 2018
Keynote PresentationJohn Dorrer
Presentation By Ellen Belknap, SMRT Architects EngineersEllen Belknap
Bridging Craftmanship with InnovationDave Thomas
Converting Rigid Pipelines to Mix & Match TrainingRon Cantor
 

 

2018 Annual Forecast Conference & Member Showcase
Held on January 18, 2018
Southern Maine Office ForecastNate Stevens
Southern Maine Retail ForecastKaren Rich
Southern Maine Residential Forecast: Single-FamilyDava Davin
Southern Maine Residential Forecast: Multi-FamilyBrit Vitalius
Maine’s Vacation / Hospitality ForecastSteve Hewins
Economic OverviewJames Marple
Bangor-Area Market ForecastBev Uhlenhake
Bath, Brunswick, Topsham ForecastSteve Levesque
Central Maine (Lewiston / Auburn / Augusta) Market ForecastKevin Fletcher
Southern Maine Industrial ForecastJustin Lamontagne
 

 

MEREDA’s 2017 Annual Spring Conference: ‘YIMBY’ism: YES in my Backyard – Why Development is Good
Held on May 18, 2017
Keynote Presentation – YIMBYism – Yes In My Back YardJesse Kanson-Benanav
58 Fore Street – Master PlanJames Brady
YIMBY: Yes in My Backyard on the Small Scale “Because I can also build in my backyard”Jeff Levine
NIMBYISM TO YIMBYISM: Upfront consensus transforms opposition into community support\Patrick Venne
 

 

2017 Annual Forecast Conference & Member Showcase
Held on January 19, 2017
Southern Maine Industrial ForecastJustin Lamontagne
Central Maine Market ForecastKevin Fletcher
Augusta – Area ForecastKeith Luke
Bath, Brunswick, Topsham ForecastErik Urbanek
Bangor-Area Market ForecastTanya Emery
Economic OverviewJames Marple
Maine’s Vacation / Hospitality ForecastMitchell Muroff
Southern Maine Residential Forecast: Multi-FamilyBrit Vitalius
Southern Maine Residential Forecast: Single-FamilyDavid Marsden
Southern Maine Retail ForecastPeter Harrington
Southern Maine Office ForecastNate Stevens
 

 

MEREDA’s Annual Real Estate Spring Conference: “The Office of the Future & the Future is Now”
Held on May 17, 2016
Keynote PresentationsDean Strombom & Sven Govaars
Panel PresentationKathy Shafer
Panel PresentationPaul Larkins
Panel PresentationBrett Austin
 

 

2016 Annual Forecast Conference & Member Showcase
Held on January 21, 2016
Southern Maine Industrial ForecastJustin Lamontagne
Central Maine Market ForecastJohn Holden
Bath, Brunswick, Topsham ForecastDonald Spann
Bangor-Area Market ForecastTanya Emery
Economic OverviewJames Marple
Maine’s Vacation / Hospitality ForecastMatthew R. Arrants, ISHC
Southern Maine Residential Forecast: Multi-FamilyBrit Vitalius
Southern Maine Residential Forecast: Single-FamilyDavid Marsden
Southern Maine Office ForecastNate Stevens
Southern Maine Retail ForecastKaren Rich
 

 

Practical Considerations for Major Redevelopment Projects – and What’s Next in the City of Bangor
Held on October 06, 2015
Tanya Emery, City of Bangor PresentationTanya Emery
 

 

2015 Annual MEREDA Spring Conference –
Maine’s Growing Food Economy & Its Impact On Real Estate
Held on May 12, 2015
Maine Food Cluster Project 2015Betsy Biemann
CommonWealth KitchenJen Faigel
Maine Farming: Renaissance in ProgressJohn Piotti
2015 Annual Forecast Conference & Member Showcase
Held on January 22, 2015
Southern Maine Industrial Forecast Justin Lamontagne
Bangor-Area Market Forecast Bev Uhlenhake
Central Maine Market Forecast Kevin Fletcher
Maine State Economic Forecast Michael Dolega
Maine’s Vacation / Hospitality Forecast Daren Hebold
Southern Maine Residential Forecast: Multi-FamilyBrit Vitalius
Southern Maine Residential Forecast: Single-FamilyAngelia Levesque
Southern Maine Office Forecast Nate Stevens
Southern Maine Retail Forecast Mark Malone
 

 

MEREDA’S Annual Spring Conference – 50th to 1st: Ingredients of a Successful Economic Development Plan
Held on May 20, 2014
Ingredients of a Successful Economic Development PlanAlan Hall
 

 

2014 Annual Forecast Conference & Member Showcase
Held on January 23, 2014
Southern Maine Industrial ForecastJustin Lamontagne
Bangor-Area Market ForecastTanya Emery
Central Maine Market ForecastChris Paszyc
Maine State Economic ForecastArthur Jones
Maine’s Vacation / Hospitality ForecastMatthew Arrants
Southern Maine Residential Forecast: Multi-FamilyBrit Vitalius
Southern Maine Residential Forecast: Single-FamilyMike LePage
Southern Maine Office ForecastJim Harnden
Southern Maine Retail ForecastKaren Rich
 

 

The Maine Drain: Stormwater Management Strategies and Solutions
Held on June 12, 2013
Bangor’s Storm Water UtilityPaul Nicklas
Integrated Municipal Stormwater and Wastewater Planning Approach FrameworkMichael Kuhns
Urban Impaired StreamsJim Katsiaficas
Lewiston, Maine’s Storm Water UtilityDavid Jones
Integrated Planning: The solution to the water resources puzzle?Zach Henderson
Portland’s ApproachMichael Bobinsky
Stormwater Management Strategies and SolutionsBill Taylor
 

 

2013 Annual Spring Conference – The Retrofitting Movement: Repositioning Underutilized Commercial Real Estate
Held on May 22, 2013
Retrofitting SuburbiaEllen Dunham-Jones
Presentation SlidesSarah Schindler
Presentation SlidesDenis Lachman
Presentation SlidesTex Haeuser
Presentation SlidesVanessa Farr
Presentation SlidesCraig Gorris
2013 Annual Forecast Conference & Member Showcase
Held on January 24, 2013
Southern Maine Retail ForecastMark Malone
Bangor Area Market OverviewBev Uhlenhake
Central Maine Market ForecastChris Paszyc
Maine State Economic ForecastCharles Colgan
Maine’s Vacation / Hospitality ForecastSean Riley
Southern Maine Residential Forecast – Multi-FamilyBrit Vitalius
Southern Maine Residential Forecast – Single FamilyHarper Lee Collins
Southern Maine Office ForecastTony McDonald & Drew Sigfridson
Southern Maine Industrial ForecastJustin Lamontagne
 

 

New Urbanism: Creative Models for Innovation and Economic Growth
Held on May 17, 2012
Article: The Death of the Fringe SuburbChristopher Leinberger
Article: Sim CityPatrick J. Venne, Esq., JD/MCP
 

 

2012 Annual Forecast Conference & Member Showcase
Held on January 26, 2012
Southern Maine Retail ForecastKaren Rich
Bangor Area Market OverviewBev Uhlenhake
Central Maine Market ForecastChris Paszyc
Maine State Economic ForecastCharles S. Colgan
Maine’s Vacation / Hospitality ForecastDaren Hebold
Southern Maine Residential Forecast: Multi-FamilyJohn Graham
Southern Maine Residential Forecast: Single FamilyNick Dambrie
Southern Maine Office ForecastJim Harnden
Southern Maine Industrial ForecastJustin Lamontagne
 

 

MEREDA 2011 Annual Spring Conference, Commercial Real Estate 2030: Mega Trends, Mega Impacts
Held on May 18, 2011
Can improved access to service centers have an economic impact on prospective developers?David Bernhardt
Can you imagine creating buildings that generate more energy than they use?Gunnar Hubbard
Megatrends, Mega-impacts: Implications for Maine, 2035Susan Wachter
Making Maine WorkLaurie Lachance
Annual Forecast Conference & Member Showcase
Held on January 27, 2011
Southern Maine Retail ForecastMark Malone
Midcoast Area Market OverviewDoug Erickson
Central Maine Market ForecastChris Paszyc
Maine State Economic ForecastCharles Lawton
Maine’s Vacation / Hospitality ForecastDaren Hebold
Southern Maine Residential Forecast: Multi-FamilyBrit Vitalius
Southern Maine Residential Forecast: Single FamilyMike LePage
Southern Maine Office ForecastDrew Sigfridson
Southern Maine Industrial ForecastGreg Perry
Keynote: Importance of Fiscal DisciplineBruce Poliquin
2010 Annual Real Estate Forecast Conference and Member Showcase
Held on January 28, 2010
Southern Maine Retail ForecastMark Malone
Greater Bangor Market OverviewBev Uhlenhake
Central Maine Market ForecastChris Paszyc
Maine’s Economic Outlook: Implications for Real EstateLaurie Lachance & Charles Colgan
Maine’s Vacation / Hospitality ForecastSean Riley
Southern Maine Residential Forecast: Multi-FamilyBrit Vitalius
Southern Maine Residential Forecast: Single FamilyChris Lynch
Southern Maine Industrial ForecastTom Dunham & Greg Hastings
Southern Maine Office ForecastDrew Sigfridson
 

 

CanAM: Marrying Transportation and the Economy
Held on November 05, 2009
Northeast CanAm ConnectionsCommissioner David Cole
 

 

2009 Annual Real Estate Forecast Conference and Fifth Annual Member Showcase
Held on January 29, 2009
2008 Greater Portland Office Market SurveyJim Harnden
Lewiston-Auburn Area Forecast: Partly SunnyPaul Badeau
Southern Maine Industrial Market Review And ForecastTom Dunham & Greg Hastings
Overview of the Capital MarketsLawrence A. Wold
Multi Family Market in Southern MaineBrit Vitalius
2009 Southern Maine Residential ForecastAnne Weigel
2009 Southern Maine Retail ForecastMatthew Cardente
Maine’s Vacation & Hospitality ForecastSean Riley
Finding Opportunities In Our Economic ChallengesLaurie Lachance
 

 

MEREDA 2008 Spring Conference
Held on May 15, 2008
Spring Conference – PM Demographic ShiftsFrank O’Hara
Spring Conference – Housing CreationJohn Wasileski
Spring Conference – Nursing HomesBill Gillis
Spring Conference – Low Income “Elder Housing”Dana Totman
Spring Conference – Increased Demands on HealthcareDr. David Howes
 

 

2008 Annual Real Estate Forecast Conference
Held on January 24, 2008
Southern Maine Office ForecastDrew Sigfridson
Greater Androscoggin Market ForecastDaren Hebold
Southern Maine Residential Forecast: Multi-FamilyBrit Vitalius
Southern Maine Residential Forecast: Single FamilyAnne Weigel
Economic ForecastCharles S. Colgan
Greater Bangor Market ForecastDavid Hughes
Southern Maine Industrial ForecastMichael Miller
Southern Maine Retail ForecastDale Holman
Vacation / Hospitality ForecastSean Riley