Category Archives: Business

Maine Real Estate & Development Association Names New President and Announces 2020-2022 Officers

Portland resident, Josh Fifield, a Senior Account Executive in the Business Insurance Department of Clark Insurance is the new president of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA), a statewide organization of commercial real estate owners, developers and related service providers. … Continue reading

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Maine Issues COVID-19 Guidance for Town Meetings

Throughout the pandemic, MEREDA members have navigated participating in various town public proceedings conducted virtually. Now, with the opening of municipal buildings and the need to accommodate municipal matters requiring a public vote by town residents, Governor Mills and the … Continue reading

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MEREDA Virtual Event – Developing Now: Updates and Insight from Developers and Professionals in a COVID 19 Environment

Virtual Event Tuesday, June 30, 2020 8:30 – 9:30 AM Due to the unprecedented circumstances of the pandemic, MEREDA is presenting a series of free forums on relevant topics to keep members informed.  While this event is free of charge, … Continue reading

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MEREDA Virtual Event – Legal and Practical Implications of Safely Operating Commercial and Residential Properties in the time of COVID 19

Virtual Event Friday, June 19, 2020 8:30 – 9:30 AM Due to the unprecedented circumstances of the pandemic, MEREDA is presenting a series of free forums on relevant topics to keep members informed.  While they are free of charge, registration … Continue reading

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MEREDA Virtual Event – The 2020 MEREDA Index: A Discussion of the 2019 Data and a Review of Current Conditions

Virtual Event Thursday, June 4, 2020 8:30 – 9:30 AM Due to the unprecedented circumstances of the pandemic, MEREDA is presenting a series of free forums on relevant topics to keep members informed.  While this event is free of charge, … Continue reading

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How Commercial Lending, Appraisals and being a Landlord has Changed Amongst the Covid-19 crisis.

Virtual Event Friday, May 29, 2020 8:30 – 9:30 AM Due to the unprecedented circumstances of the pandemic, MEREDA is presenting a series of free forums on relevant topics to keep members informed.  While this event is free of charge, … Continue reading

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Keeping Members Informed

Due to the unprecedented circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic, MEREDA is presenting a series of free virtual forums on relevant topics to help keep members informed. While these events are free of charge, registration is required. May 22, 2020 – … Continue reading

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Construction Businesses: Navigating State and Federal COVID-19 Workplace Safety Requirements

On April 28, Governor Mills released Restarting Maine’s Economy, which lays out a plan for re-opening non-essential businesses. Businesses that were previously deemed essential, including construction businesses, may continue operations – the Governor’s new plan does not impact them. However, … Continue reading

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MEREDA Legislative Update

While much has changed in the world in the past months, the MEREDA Public Policy Committee has continued to stay engaged on critical matters impacting our members. From ensuring a last-minute enactment of an extension to the Maine Historic Rehabilitation … Continue reading

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Real Estate as an Essential Business – DECD Guidance and City of Portland Restrictions on Real Estate Activities 

On April 15, 2020 the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) released new guidance related to the operations of real estate as an essential business during the COVID-19 pandemic. DECD has considered real estate to be an essential … Continue reading

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