Monthly Archives: May 2019

MEREDA’s 7th Annual “Strikes for Scholars” Bowl-a-Thon Fundraiser on May 23rd Raises Funds for Scholarships for 16 Maine Students

Again this year, MEREDA is excited to be able to provide $20,000 in scholarships to students pursuing studies in building trades, architecture, construction, engineering or a business program at a Maine Community College (MCCS), or the College of Science, Technology … Continue reading

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Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) Announces Josh Fifield as Vice President

The Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) is pleased to announce that Portland resident, Josh Fifield, a Senior Account Executive in the Business Insurance Department of Clark Insurance has been elected vice president. Josh has been participating on the … Continue reading

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MEREDA Brings Together Industry Leaders to Collaborate and Innovate on Housing

On Tuesday, May 7, some 300 members of Maine’s real estate industry gathered in Portland for the Maine Real Estate & Development Association’s (MEREDA’s) 2019 Spring Conference on the future of housing in Maine.  With housing at a critical juncture … Continue reading

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Maine Real Estate & Development Association Awards Top 6 Notable Projects of 2018

Projects from Portland to Boothbay Harbor to Augusta received special recognition at MEREDA’s 2019 annual Spring Conference in Portland on May 7th. The exemplary projects from across the state, completed in 2018, not only embody MEREDA’s belief in responsible real … Continue reading

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Spring 2019 MEREDA Index Commentary – THE CONSTRUCTION COMPONENT – Richard Brescia, Cianbro

Richard Brescia, Vice President of Cianbro recently provided insight for the Spring 2019 Edition of the MEREDA Index by sharing his perspective on the Construction Sector over the last 6 months.  “In late 2018 and early 2019, Cianbro continued to … Continue reading

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Spring 2019 MEREDA Index Commentary – THE COMMERCIAL COMPONENT – Joseph Porta, Porta & Co.

Joseph Porta, SIOR, Broker/Manager of Porta & Co. recently provided insight for the Spring 2019 Edition of the MEREDA Index by sharing his perspective on the Commercial Sector over the last 6 months.  With Q1 of 2019 behind us, and … Continue reading

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Challenges and Opportunities: The MEREDA Index Tells the Story of Maine’s Real Estate Markets

Industry leaders gathered in Portland on May 7 to attend the Maine Real Estate & Development Association’s (MEREDA’s) Annual Spring Conference to discuss solutions and challenges in the future of housing in Maine.   As part of the Conference, MEREDA released … Continue reading

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Spring 2019 MEREDA Index Commentary – THE RESIDENTIAL COMPONENT – Elise Kiely, Esq., Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

Elise Kiely, Senior Vice President , Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty recently provided insight for the Spring 2019 Edition of the MEREDA Index by sharing her perspective on the Residential Sector over the last 6 months.  We are continuing to … Continue reading

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Spring 2019 MEREDA Index Commentary – INTRODUCTION – Tim Soley, East Brown Cow Management, Inc.

Tim Soley, President of East Brown Cow Management, Inc. recently provided insight for the Spring 2019 Edition of the MEREDA Index by sharing his perspective on the markets overall.  I’ve always found the MEREDA Index to be an extremely valuable … Continue reading

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MEREDA’s Morning Menu Breakfast Event – The State of Housing in Bangor

Housing has become a large topic of conversation in service center communities across the state.  Businesses, families and individuals are being impacted by Maine’s recent economic trends; rising construction costs, rental affordability challenges and limits on the supply of both … Continue reading

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