Category Archives: Member Articles

The Right Equation for Responsible Development: Spotlight on Founders Place Campus, Bangor

In a 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 … Continue reading

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Industrial Market Mid-Year Review

by Justin Lamontagne, CCIM, SIOR, Partner, Designated Broker at NAI The Dunham Group How’s the market? It is the most common question asked of any commercial broker in these trying times. And, most often, the answer is “…depends”. Unlike retail … Continue reading

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The Right Equation for Responsible Development: Spotlight on 62 Spring Street, Auburn

In a 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 … Continue reading

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Depreciable Life of Qualified Improvement Property

By John Hadwen, CPA, Principal, Baker Newman Noyes April 1, 2020 (A long overdue technical amendment) Updated as of April 22, 2020 This article was updated on April 22 to incorporate the guidance of Rev. Proc. 2020-25. It provides another … 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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Pandemic Leaves Landlords in a Difficult Position

by Gary D. Vogel, Attorney, Drummond Woodsum, MEREDA President The coronavirus pandemic is affecting everyone.  Many businesses are shut down, or are minimally operating.  The CARES Act recently adopted by Congress with over two trillion dollars of emergency funding will … Continue reading

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Maine Home Prices – Where do we go from here?

by: Dava Davin, Principal, Portside Real Estate Group When I presented at the 2020 MEREDA Real Estate Forecast Conference in January, I was full of good news and positivity in the residential market. I shared that 2019 represented the eighth straight … Continue reading

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Message from MEREDA’s President

To our Members: What a challenging time we find ourselves in!  First and foremost, I hope this email finds you, your family, loved ones and coworkers safe and healthy.   We hope that you are coping with all of the changes … Continue reading

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