Author Archives: Shelly R. Clark

The Right Equation for Responsible Development: Spotlight on the Motherhouse

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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Environmental DNA (eDNA): What is eDNA and How Can it Benefit the Development Community

By Gabe Pelletier, Project Technician and Jake Riley, Associate, Stantec What do human beings, Zebra mussels, and Atlantic salmon have in common? They all contain deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) in each cell. DNA is the molecule that contains the genetic code … Continue reading

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After an Overwhelming Number of Attendees at our Bangor Breakfast, We are Pleased to Host our “Solar Power in Maine” Program Again in Portland!

In 2019, the Maine Legislature passed a number of bills related to renewable energy development. After lagging our neighbors in the rest of New England in terms of solar deployment for the last decade, the new policy landscape promises to … Continue reading

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Maine’s Coming Solar Expansion

On October 29th, a panel of experts gathered in Bangor to participate in MEREDA’s Morning Menu Breakfast event titled, “What You Need to Know about Investing in Solar in Maine”.  Panelist Vaughan Woodruff of Insource Renewables provides us with this … Continue reading

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The Right Equation for Responsible Development: Spotlight on the Ballard 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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2019 Greater Portland Mid-Year Office Market Survey

Prepared by Nick Malone, Malone Commercial Brokers The Portland economy has been expanding year after year putting this little big city on the radar for many businesses. The first half of 2019 was no exception, setting the scene for what … Continue reading

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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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