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Maine Real Estate & Development Association Elects Shannon Richards to its Board of Directors

Shannon Richards 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. Shannon returned to Maine in the … Continue reading

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The Right Equation for Responsible Development: Spotlight on Boothbay Harbor Country Club

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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Introduction to Opportunity Zone Investments

By Nelson A. Toner, Bernstein Shur and S. Andrew (Andy) Smith, Baker Newman Noyes On December 22, 2017, Congress enacted and the President signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that introduced into the Code a tax benefit for certain … Continue reading

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Short gains can be part of your long game: George Casey looks ahead.

One of home building operations’ true gurus focuses on an ROI-based approach to changing ‘the way we’ve always done it.’  By George Casey, Stockbridge Associates  I spent a lot of last year working on ideas, knowledge, business models, and all … Continue reading

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Maine Real Estate & Development Association Elects Matthew Pitzer to its Board of Directors

Matthew Pitzer, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C of Falmouth 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. Matt … Continue reading

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The Right Equation for Responsible Development: Spotlight on Bill & Joan Alfond Main Street Commons

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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Maine Real Estate & Development Association Recognizes Retiring Board Member

The Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) has announced that Brian Curley, AIA, LEED AP, president of CHA Architecture (formerly PDT Architects) has retired from MEREDA’s Board of Directors after 8 years of service. In addition to serving as … Continue reading

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MEREDA’s Year in Review 2018 -2019

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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Maine Real Estate & Development Association Announces 2019-20 Officers

The Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) is pleased to announce its 2019-20 slate of officers, which include Bruce Jones of Creative Office Pavilion and Josh Fifield of Clark Insurance serving as Vice Presidents, Mark Stasium of Camden National … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Retail Ownership

By John Meador, Associate Broker, The Boulos Company The consumer retail sector continues to strategize around how to reposition physical stores to offset the growing demand of online shoppers. Many experts suggest that retailers have figured it out—companies understand the … Continue reading

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