Category Archives: Maine Real Estate Insider

MEREDA Kicks Off 2023 With Its Forecast Conference

On Thursday, January 26, 2023, leaders from across Maine’s real estate industry will gather for the Maine Real Estate & Development Association’s (MEREDA’s) Forecast Conference and Member Showcase. This annual event will take place at the Cross Insurance Arena in … Continue reading

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HOW TO INCREASE THE VALUE OF YOUR COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

by Craig Young, The Boulos Co. Partner/Senior Broker These savvy tips will help you get the most out of your investment For those in the commercial real estate business, it is essential to find ways to continually maximize your investment. … Continue reading

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Maine is readying new public-private financing tool to facilitate “green” development

Commercial property assessed clean energy (C-PACE) financing has enabled at least $2 billion of energy-saving upgrades in other states, but Maine bankers fear it will bring added risk to mortgage lenders. Maine officials are finalizing a new statewide program that … Continue reading

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MEREDA Inducts Four Exceptional Individuals to Honorary Board as Directors Emeritus

PORTLAND, Maine — On November 3, 2022, the Maine Real Estate and Development Association (MEREDA) inducted four exceptional individuals to their Honorary Board as Directors Emeritus. The MEREDA Board of Directors established the Honorary Board in 2003 as a way … Continue reading

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The Right Equation for Responsible Development: Spotlight on Deering Place

Each year, the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) recognizes some of the state’s most “noteworthy and significant” real estate projects, completed in the previous year. The exemplary projects from across the state, completed in 2021, not only embody … Continue reading

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Election day is next week. We encourage you to vote and make your voice heard!

On November 8, 2022, Portland voters will consider 13 ballot questions, consisting of five proposed Citizen’s Initiative questions and eight proposed Portland Charter Commission questions. These 13 questions, an unusually large amount for any one election, would significantly threaten Portland’s … Continue reading

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The Winners of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022: Real Estate Developers

Part One: New Incentives By Kory Reynolds, Senior Manager, Baker Newman NoyesOctober 2022 This is the first of a two-part series discussing the impact of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 on the real estate industry. Part one focuses on … Continue reading

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The Right Equation for Responsible Development: Spotlight on Children’s Museum + Theatre

Each year, the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) recognizes some of the state’s most “noteworthy and significant” real estate projects, completed in the previous year. The exemplary projects from across the state, completed in 2021, not only embody … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Prepare Your Business for a Storm

By Barb Rapoza and Holly Merrill, Marketing Managers, SERVPRO   Here in Maine our weather can be unpredictable, and we do not know what to expect after a storm event. The storm could bring on flooding, wind, snow, or ice … Continue reading

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MEREDA’s Morning Menu – The Future of Portland’s Waterfront

MEREDA has invited two prominent wharf developers, Steve Goodrich, owner of Maine Wharf and Custom House Wharf, and Don Perkins, President and CEO of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute to discuss their future plans with the prominent Portland wharfs, … Continue reading

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