Author Archives: Shelly R. Clark

Listen Up! The July 2024 Episode of the “MEREDA Matters” Podcast is Now Available!

A Conversation with Mandy Reynolds and Sean Ireland from The Grant From The Grant, Sean Ireland, a Principal at Windward Development, and Mandy Reynolds, a real estate development consultant, sit down with MEREDA President Shannon Richards for the first episode … Continue reading

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In Maine, Evolution Drives Economic Prosperity

By:  James W. Dinkle, Executive Director, FirstPark Maine’s economy is strong, and the proof is in the proverbial pudding. In fact, our state economy is one of the strongest in the country. According to the most recent data, Maine’s economic … Continue reading

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The Right Equation for Responsible Development: Spotlight on University of Southern Maine Portland Commons Residence Hall and McGoldrick Center for Career & Student Success (Portland)

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 2023, not only embody … Continue reading

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Bad for Business…

By: Justin Lamontagne, CCIM, SIOR, Partner | Designated Broker, The Dunham Group The year was 2011, and a young, ambitious broker received a lead on a 30,000 SF industrial tenant in search of a simple warehouse with a few overhead … Continue reading

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MEREDA’s Annual “Strikes for Scholars” Bowl-a-Thon Fundraiser Raises Scholarship Funds for Maine Students

MEREDA is thrilled to announce that its Annual Strikes for Scholars Bowl-a-Thon Fundraiser will once again enable the organization to donate a total of $15,000 towards scholarships to Maine students entering the building trades. $5,000 designated towards scholarships will be … Continue reading

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MEREDA Releases its 18th edition of the MEREDA Index

MEREDA has released its 18th edition of the MEREDA Index. A key economic indicator for the state of Maine, the latest edition of the MEREDA Index showed a decline of 1.5% between 2022 and 2023. The driver of the decline … Continue reading

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Listen Up! The June 2024 Episode of the “MEREDA Matters” Podcast is Now Available!

A Conversation with Shannon Richards, Incoming President of MEREDA Incoming President of MEREDA Shannon Richards sits with current MEREDA President Craig Young and immediate past President Josh Fifield for the eighteenth episode of MEREDA Matters – the podcast that puts … Continue reading

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Maine Real Estate & Development Association Recognizes Top 7 Notable Projects of 2023

The Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA), the state’s leading organization promoting responsible real estate development, honored projects from Portland to Bangor to Presque Isle, with each receiving special recognition at MEREDA’s 2024 Spring Conference on May 15th. Each … Continue reading

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Penciling the Future: MEREDA Spring Conference Highlights Opportunities for Developing Projects Aligned with Maine’s Needs

On Wednesday, May 15th, the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) hosted its annual Spring Conference where close to 300 real estate professionals gathered at the Holiday Inn By the Bay to discuss designing development solutions that align with … Continue reading

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The Greater Portland Retail Forecast for 2024

On February 29th, 2024, Peter Harrington of Malone Commercial Brokers presented “The Greater Portland retail forecast for 2024” at the Maine Real Estate & Development Association’s (MEREDA’s) 2024 Annual Forecast Conference. The following is an overview of what Harrington presented. … Continue reading

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