Author Archives: Shelly R. Clark

The Right Equation for Responsible Development: Spotlight on Rock Row Phase 1 Retail Center

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 2020, not only embody … Continue reading

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Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) Re-Elects Brian Curley to its Board of Directors

PORTLAND, July 20, 2021 – Brian Curley, AIA, LEED AP, of Portland, and Senior Vice President, Business Practice Leader, Architectural & Structural, of CHA Consulting, Inc. (CHA) has been re-elected to the board of directors of the Maine Real Estate & … Continue reading

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MEREDA’s Year in Review for 2020-2021

Since its inception, MEREDA has continued to make progress on behalf of the development community addressing the challenges and issues relating to Maine’s real estate activities. MEREDA’s strength has always come from the support and participation of its valued members. … Continue reading

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Highlighting the Residential Component of the 2021 MEREDA Index

On May 20, Joe Dasco, Principal at Reger Dasco Properties, was a commentator for the Maine Real Estate & Development Association’s (MEREDA’s) 2021 MEREDA Index. Joe’s comments on the Residential Sector follow Economist Charles Colgan’s analysis for 2020.  The MEREDA … Continue reading

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The Right Equation for Responsible Development: Spotlight on Hospice of Southern Maine

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 2020, not only embody … Continue reading

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Like-Kind Exchanges Present a Number of Tax Deferral Options

By S. Andrew Smith, CPA, Principal, Baker Newman Noyes This article is the first in a 3-part series on the mechanics and tax benefits of Like Kind Exchanges Internal Revenue Code Section 1031’s “like-kind exchange” rules allow taxpayers to defer … Continue reading

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Highlighting the Commercial Component of the 2021 MEREDA Index

On May 20, Cheri Bonawitz, CCIM, a Broker at Malone Commercial Brokers, was a commentator for the Maine Real Estate & Development Association’s (MEREDA’s) 2021 MEREDA Index. Cheri’s comments on the Commercial Sector follow Economist Charles Colgan’s analysis for 2020.  … Continue reading

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Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA)Elects Benjamin Brennan to Board of Directors

PORTLAND, Maine (June 17, 2021) Benjamin Brennan of Portland, and Sales Executive for KONE Elevators has been elected to the board of directors of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA), a statewide organization of commercial real estate owners, … Continue reading

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The Right Equation for Responsible Development: Spotlight on 82 Hanover Street

Each year, 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 2020, not only embody MEREDA’s belief in responsible real estate development, … Continue reading

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MEREDA’s Virtual Trivia Night Fundraising Event to Fund Eight $1250 Scholarships for Maine Students

PORTLAND, June 14, 2021 – Although the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) wasn’t able to host its “Strikes for Scholars” Bowl-a-Thon Fundraising Event again this year due to the pandemic, we instead opted for a Virtual Trivia Night and … Continue reading

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