Author Archives: Shelly R. Clark

The Right Equation for Responsible Development: Spotlight on Harold Alfond Hall (Bangor)

Each year, the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) recognizes some of the state’s most “noteworthy and significant” real estate projects, completed in the previous year. The exemplary projects from across the state, completed in 2021, not only embody … Continue reading

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Once-in-a-Generation Opportunity: MEREDA Spring Conference Does Deep Dive Into the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

On Tuesday, May 24th, the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) hosted its annual Spring Conference where some 200 real estate professionals gathered at the Holiday Inn By the Bay, as well as virtually, to learn more about the … Continue reading

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The Best Baseline Measure of Maine’s Real Estate Market: 2022 MEREDA Index Unveiled at Spring Conference

On May 24th, over 200 real estate insiders gathered both in-person at the Holiday Inn By the Bay and virtually for the Maine Real Estate & Development Association’s (MEREDA) annual Spring Conference. As part of the Conference, MEREDA released its … Continue reading

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The Magnificent Seven: MEREDA’s 2021 Notable Project Recipients

The Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA), the state’s leading organization promoting responsible real estate development, honored projects from Portland to Biddeford to Bangor, with each receiving special recognition at MEREDA’s 2022 Spring Conference on May 24th. Each year, MEREDA … Continue reading

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New Horizons in Housing

What Public Law 2021, Chapter 672 (LD 2003), the “Housing Act” Means for Maine Overview LD 2003, signed into law by the Governor on April 27, 2022 as Public Law 2021, Chapter 672, also known as the “Housing Act,” marks … Continue reading

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MEREDA’s Morning Menu – 3 Mistakes Developers Frequently Make

We all make mistakes and learn valuable lessons with each development. A well-known and experienced developer, lawyer, and accountant team up to head us off at the pass – by disclosing common real estate project errors and providing tips on … Continue reading

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Bridges, Broadband, & Roads:  MEREDA to Host Spring Conference on What the Infrastructure Bills Means for Maine

On May 24, 2022, the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) will host a dynamic and forward-looking conference on how the recently enacted Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will affect Maine’s economy. Facilitating a multifaceted discussion, MEREDA’s Spring Conference … Continue reading

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It’s a good time to review your IT security plan

by Joshua Fifield, CPCU, AAI, Vice President, Senior Account Executive, Business Insurance Agent, Clark Insurance We have been experiencing unpredicted cyber liability claims since the start of the pandemic, from ransomware to social engineering fraud to cloud jacking, etc. It’s … Continue reading

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Maine Contractor Licensing and Regulation Fails Again in the Maine Legislature

By Michael R. Bosse, Shareholder, Bernstein Shur If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again. LD 1977, a proposed bill titled “Registration for General Contractors for Home Improvement and Construction” was reported out as “Ought Not To Pass” … Continue reading

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Has COVID made a permanent shift to Maine’s real estate market?

By Dava Davin, Founder + CEO, Portside Real Estate Group         Maine’s residential real estate market (condos + single family homes) was a $8.7 billion market in 2021, a 22% increase over 2020. Units traded remained mostly the same, but the … Continue reading

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