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MEREDA Celebrates 35 Years of Supporting Responsible Development in Maine

2020 is MEREDA’s 35th Anniversary and we are proud to celebrate 35 years of service to our industry and our state! To mark this occasion, we are holding a celebratory gala event on March 26, 2020 at Ocean Gateway in Portland with drinks and hors … Continue reading

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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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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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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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After an Overwhelming Number of Attendees at our Bangor Breakfast, We are Pleased to Host our “Solar Power in Maine” Program Again in Portland!

In 2019, the Maine Legislature passed a number of bills related to renewable energy development. After lagging our neighbors in the rest of New England in terms of solar deployment for the last decade, the new policy landscape promises to … 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

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, by properly investing … Continue reading

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MEREDA’s Morning Menu Breakfast Event “Developing in Maine for Nearly Two Centuries”

J.B.Brown & Sons was founded in 1828 and is one of the oldest and largest property owners in the greater Portland area. Join us for a MEREDA breakfast whereby our state historian, Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. shares how the company was founded and … Continue reading

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MEREDA’s Morning Menu Breakfast Event: Solar Power in Maine: What you need to know about investing in solar in Maine

In 2019, the Maine Legislature passed LD 91 which reset the state’s metering policy for solar and ensures that consumers who produce electricity from solar panels are fairly compensated for supplying excess energy back to the electric grid. Come learn more … Continue reading

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Nominations Now Being Accepted for MEREDA’s 2019 Notable Project Awards

Each year, MEREDA identifies and recognizes the most noteworthy and significant Maine commercial development projects from the previous year, all of which embody MEREDA’s belief in responsible development. Nominations are now being accepted for MEREDA’s Notable Project Awards.  The recipients will … Continue reading

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