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The Right Equation for Responsible Development: Spotlight on 40 Free Street (Portland)

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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The Right Equation for Responsible Development: Spotlight on Harnois & Emery Apartments (Westbrook)

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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The Right Equation for Responsible Development: Spotlight on Riverdam (Biddeford)

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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Highlighting the Construction Component of the 2022 MEREDA Index

On May 24, Shannon Richards, Founder of Hay Runner, was a commentator for the Maine Real Estate & Development Association’s (MEREDA’s) 2022 MEREDA Index. Shannon’s comments on the Commercial Sector follow Economist Charles Colgan’s analysis for 2021.  The MEREDA Index … Continue reading

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Highlighting the Residential Component of the 2022 MEREDA Index

On May 24, Dan Brennan, Director of MaineHousing, was a commentator for the Maine Real Estate & Development Association’s (MEREDA’s) 2022 MEREDA Index. Dan’s comments on the Residential Sector follow Economist Charles Colgan’s analysis for 2021.  The MEREDA Index is … Continue reading

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Easing the potential burden of abandoned 401(k) accounts

By David Stone, Manager | CPA, MBA, CFE at BerryDunn Read this if you are a plan sponsor of a 401(k) plan. The trend of US workers leaving their jobs and employers struggling with high levels of employee turnover continues … Continue reading

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The Right Equation for Responsible Development: Spotlight on Thornton Heights Commons (South Portland)

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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Office Conversion Projects And A Plan to Make Them Affordable

By Nate Stevens, Partner, Broker, The Boulos Company When discussing the current and future status of the commercial real estate market, no topic is more heavily debated and difficult to predict than the office market.  With the pandemic-driven rise of … Continue reading

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Highlighting the Commercial Component of the 2022 MEREDA Index

On May 24, Katie Allen, a Broker at The Dunham Group, was a commentator for the Maine Real Estate & Development Association’s (MEREDA’s) 2022 MEREDA Index. Katie’s comments on the Commercial Sector follow Economist Charles Colgan’s analysis for 2021.  The … Continue reading

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Innovating with Materials

By Matthew Bronski, P.E., Principal, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Mankind has innovated with design and construction methods and materials since Homo Habilis laid one flat stone horizontally across two upright stones to build the first dolmen around 2,000,000 BCE. Since … Continue reading

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