Category Archives: Business

MEREDA’s Annual Fall Networking Social

Another great “meet-and-greet” opportunity, this time on Portland’s Waterfront, you are invited to the Maine Real Estate & Development Association’s (MEREDA’s) highly-anticipated Annual Fall Social on October 17th! MEREDA’s networking events attract key players in Maine’s real estate industry and … Continue reading

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The Right Equation for Responsible Development: Spotlight on Topsham Care Center

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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Will homebuilding finally evolve? Lessons from the American experience with factory-built housing

MEREDA’s Spring Conference in May included a keynote presentation by Dr. Lynn Fisher of the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. Dr. Fisher provided both national and state economic data, painting a bigger picture of the housing situation.  We thought … Continue reading

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DevelopME Lunch & Learn Seminar “Real Estate and Financing Issues in Maine’s Cannabis Marketplace”

DevelopME is pleased to present “Real Estate and Financing Issues in Maine’s Cannabis Marketplace” at the Portland Public Library’s Rines Auditorium on September 18, 2019 from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Come hear from industry members and stakeholders on the current climate for conducting business with cannabis companies here in … Continue reading

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A Stream or a Ditch? What You Need to Know

By: Joe Roy, Project Technician & Rodney Kelshaw, Project Manager/Project Scientist, Stantec When evaluating a site for purchase or development it is important to understand environmental resources that could affect allowable uses and property value. One factor that should be … Continue reading

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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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