Author Archives: Shelly R. Clark

MEREDA’s Morning Menu Breakfast Event – 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 … Continue reading

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Resolution of Disputes: The Pros and Cons of Arbitration and Litigation

By:  Richard Gagliuso, Shareholder, Bernstein Shur  Disputes are a common, if not inevitable, byproduct of construction projects. Most commercial construction contracts anticipate that disputes may arise by providing a mechanism for resolving them. There is great variety in these “dispute … Continue reading

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MEREDA’s Morning Menu Breakfast Event “Developing in Maine for Nearly Two Centuries”

J.B.Brown & Sons was founded in 1828 and is one of the oldest and largest property owners in the greater Portland area. Join us for a MEREDA breakfast whereby our state historian, Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. shares how the company was founded and … Continue reading

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MEREDA’s Morning Menu Breakfast Event: Solar Power in Maine: What you need to know about investing in solar in Maine

In 2019, the Maine Legislature passed LD 91 which reset the state’s metering policy for solar and ensures that consumers who produce electricity from solar panels are fairly compensated for supplying excess energy back to the electric grid. Come learn more … Continue reading

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Understanding Commercial Fire Damage and the Restoration Process

By:  Holly Merrill & Barbara Rapoza, SERVPRO of Maine Most property owners know that the worst thing which can happen to them is fire damage. What many do not know is the fact that the toughest part of dealing with … Continue reading

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Nominations Now Being Accepted for MEREDA’s 2019 Notable Project Awards

Each year, MEREDA identifies and recognizes the most noteworthy and significant Maine commercial development projects from the previous year, all of which embody MEREDA’s belief in responsible development. Nominations are now being accepted for MEREDA’s Notable Project Awards.  The recipients will … Continue reading

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MEREDA’s Annual Fall Networking Social

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 17th! MEREDA’s networking events attract key players in Maine’s real estate industry and … Continue reading

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The Right Equation for Responsible Development: Spotlight on Topsham Care Center

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.  … Continue reading

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Will homebuilding finally evolve? Lessons from the American experience with factory-built housing

MEREDA’s Spring Conference in May included a keynote presentation by Dr. Lynn Fisher of the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. Dr. Fisher provided both national and state economic data, painting a bigger picture of the housing situation.  We thought … Continue reading

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DevelopME Lunch & Learn Seminar “Real Estate and Financing Issues in Maine’s Cannabis Marketplace”

DevelopME is pleased to present “Real Estate and Financing Issues in Maine’s Cannabis Marketplace” at the Portland Public Library’s Rines Auditorium on September 18, 2019 from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Come hear from industry members and stakeholders on the current climate for conducting business with cannabis companies here in … Continue reading

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