Category Archives: Member Articles

The Right Equation for Responsible Development: Spotlight on Rock Row Phase 1 Retail Center

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 2020, not only embody … Continue reading

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MEREDA’s Year in Review for 2020-2021

Since its inception, MEREDA has continued to make progress on behalf of the development community addressing the challenges and issues relating to Maine’s real estate activities. MEREDA’s strength has always come from the support and participation of its valued members. … Continue reading

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Highlighting the Residential Component of the 2021 MEREDA Index

On May 20, Joe Dasco, Principal at Reger Dasco Properties, was a commentator for the Maine Real Estate & Development Association’s (MEREDA’s) 2021 MEREDA Index. Joe’s comments on the Residential Sector follow Economist Charles Colgan’s analysis for 2020.  The MEREDA … Continue reading

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The Right Equation for Responsible Development: Spotlight on Hospice of Southern Maine

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 2020, not only embody … Continue reading

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Like-Kind Exchanges Present a Number of Tax Deferral Options

By S. Andrew Smith, CPA, Principal, Baker Newman Noyes This article is the first in a 3-part series on the mechanics and tax benefits of Like Kind Exchanges Internal Revenue Code Section 1031’s “like-kind exchange” rules allow taxpayers to defer … Continue reading

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Highlighting the Commercial Component of the 2021 MEREDA Index

On May 20, Cheri Bonawitz, CCIM, a Broker at Malone Commercial Brokers, was a commentator for the Maine Real Estate & Development Association’s (MEREDA’s) 2021 MEREDA Index. Cheri’s comments on the Commercial Sector follow Economist Charles Colgan’s analysis for 2020.  … Continue reading

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The Right Equation for Responsible Development: Spotlight on 82 Hanover Street

Each year, 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 2020, not only embody MEREDA’s belief in responsible real estate development, … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Maine: News from the City of Auburn

By Liz Allen, Director of Communications & Community Engagement, City of Auburn, Maine AUBURN COMMITS TO GROWTH, QUALITY & INVESTMENT Exciting things are happening in Auburn. Just ask anyone on the city’s new “growth, quality and investment” team. In September … Continue reading

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Greater Portland Industrial Real Estate Market Update

By Justin Lamontagne, CCIM, SIOR, Partner | Designated Broker, NAI The Dunham Group On January 21st Justin presented the “Industrial Market Forecast” at the Maine Real Estate & Development Association’s (MEREDA’s) 2021 Virtual Forecast Conference. Below is a modified version … Continue reading

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Midcoast Maine Market Forecast

By Dave Holman, Broker, RE/MAX Riverside Commercial On January 21st Dave Holman, Broker at RE/MAX Riverside Commercial, presented the “Midcoast Maine Market Forecast” at the Maine Real Estate & Development Association’s (MEREDA’s) 2021 Virtual Forecast Conference. Below is a synopsis … Continue reading

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