Author Archives: Shelly R. Clark

MEREDA’s Morning Menu Breakfast Event “Town Hall with the Mayor: Kate Snyder, City of Portland”

MEREDA is honored and excited to invite its membership to “Breakfast with the Mayor of Portland, Kate Snyder”.  A welcomed opportunity to engage in a “Town Hall Meeting” discussion about the role of this leadership position within our community, and … Continue reading

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Stop me if you’ve heard this before

by Justin Lamontagne, CCIM, SIOR, Partner, Designated Broker at NAI The Dunham Group Is it plagiarism if you copy yourself? I hope not, because here goes… “Vacancy rates are getting critically low. As the economy improves, Maine’s small and medium … Continue reading

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Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) Recognizes Outstanding Members with Annual Awards

In a ballroom overflowing with the broad spectrum of Maine’s real estate and development professionals, MEREDA President Gary Vogel singled out five individuals at last week’s annual Forecast Conference. If tasked with building a structure, this quintet certainly would be … Continue reading

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Join MEREDA for Breakfast on Feb. 25 for a Morning Menu Presentation: “Portland’s Arts District Garage: A Case Study of Private Parking Structure Development”

The five-story, 280-spaced Arts District Garage parking structure on the corner of Brown Street and Cumberland Ave was completed in the summer of 2019. The Arts District Garage project provides lasting new value and utility to the adjacent 10-story office tower … Continue reading

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“Outlook Good”: MEREDA’s Forecast Conference Calls for Continued Growth

Over 900 of Maine’s real estate and development professionals converged on the Holiday Inn by the Bay Thursday, each one on the hunt for the latest and greatest industry information and connections. “Anyone who stayed in the office is going … Continue reading

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Safe Harbor Options for Taxpayers as the Solar ITC Begins to Sunset

By Mark Vitello, BerryDunn Read this if you are a solar investor, developer, or installer. The solar carve out of the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) has been a great incentive for taxpayers to invest in solar assets over the last … Continue reading

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Reading the Real Estate Tea Leaves: MEREDA’s Forecast Conference Takes Place January 16th, 2020

As the words “recession” and “downturn” try to tint rose colored glasses with shades of gray, more and more attention turns to the real estate sector to provide a realistic gauge of Maine’s overall economic health. How immune is Maine … Continue reading

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Perceptions of Housing in Maine

By:  MaineHousing Staff Housing is a hot topic these days – from affordable housing challenges across Maine, to having enough housing for our communities and businesses to thrive, for aging Mainers, and everything in between. And no wonder – housing … Continue reading

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Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) Announces Appointment to its Board of Directors

Tiffany Dembowski of Portland has been elected to the board of directors of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA), a statewide organization of commercial real estate owners, developers and related service providers. Tiffany is State Counsel at Chicago, … Continue reading

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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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