Category Archives: Business

MEREDA’s Morning Menu – “Planning for Growth: Portland’s Eastern Waterfront”

Come learn about Portland’s economic growth in the East End over the last ten years, including the public-private sector partnerships which support it. In 2004, the Portland City Council approved a plan for the eastern waterfront of the city that … Continue reading

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Build-to-Recruit

How the Right Workspace Can Help Your Recruiting Efforts by Jessica Estes, Partner, Broker, The Boulos Company As of August, the unemployment rate was 2.4% in Cumberland County, Maine. At this level, economists will tell you that everyone who wants a … Continue reading

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MEREDA’s Morning Menu Breakfast Event: Transforming the Retail Experience

Rock Row is a transformative 110 acre mixed-use development thoughtfully designed to complement state-of-the-art architecture with the site’s unique natural features. Through careful planning, Rock Row in Westbrook, Maine combines healthy urban living, destination retail, modern workplaces, select and full … Continue reading

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The times they are a changin’

by Justin Lamontagne, CCIM, SIOR, Partner, Broker at NAI The Dunham Group My mind wandered recently while on a long solo drive, as it often does. I had the music cranking and, in typical Maine fashion, cell phone coverage was … Continue reading

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DevelopME “Lunch & Learn” Seminar – Building a Career In Real Estate

Join DevelopME on Thursday March 7, 2019 at the Portland Public Library from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. for their latest Lunch and Learn event, “Building a Career In Real Estate” to hear three industry veterans answer questions about how they navigated their careers in the … Continue reading

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Selecting the Right Project Delivery Method

Kenneth E. Rubinstein, Attorney, Preti Flaherty Cordelia Pitman, Director of Preconstruction Services, Wright-Ryan Construction Identifying the right construction project delivery method is critical to successful execution. Three of the most common delivery methods are Design-Bid-Build, Construction Manager (CM) at Risk, … 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 ~ Bangor Edition ~

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, … Continue reading

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Four Real Estate Leaders Honored at the MEREDA Forecast Conference in Portland

A record of nearly 1000 of Maine’s real estate professionals gathered on January 17 to hear experts give statewide economic projections at the Maine Real Estate & Development Association’s (MEREDA)’s annual Forecast Conference, sponsored by TD Bank, in Portland. In … Continue reading

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Want to Know What’s Really Happening in Maine Real Estate? The MEREDA Index Has More Than Just The Numbers.

The MEREDA Index, a key economic indicator for the state of Maine, was presented yesterday at the Maine Real Estate & Development Association’s (MEREDA) 2019 Annual Forecast Conference.  While the Index was little changed in the last six months, declining … Continue reading

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MEREDA’s Morning Menu Breakfast Event – Everyone Needs an Affordable Home: Building on Housing Solutions That Work

Safe, affordable housing is a basic human need. It can lower stress, bolster health and reduce transiency, enabling children to perform better in school, adults to retain jobs, and neighbors to feel connected and safe. Unfortunately, Maine is experiencing a … Continue reading

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