Category Archives: Member Articles

Capital Markets: Where do we stand and where are we going?

By Jon Rizzo, Partner, The Boulos Company As we stand today, investment properties are in high demand, which is a result of low interest rates and pent-up demand from the investment community. With prime investment opportunities moving quickly, staying aware … Continue reading

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Like-Kind Exchanges Present a Number of Tax Deferral Options Part 3 of 3

By S. Andrew Smith, CPA, Principal, Baker Newman Noyes This article is the last in a 3-part series on the mechanics and tax benefits of Like Kind Exchanges In Part I of our series of articles we covered some of … Continue reading

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The Right Equation for Responsible Development: Spotlight on Puritan Medical COVID –Building Expansion (P2)

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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Stabilizing Long-Term Housing Costs and Creating Permanent Workforce Housing

On June 17, 2021, MEREDA presented a virtual presentation  titled, “Creating New Affordable Housing through Limited Equity Housing Cooperatives”.  Below is an article focusing on this same topic. By Harry Zehner, National Co-op Coordinator, Urban Homesteading Assistance Board (UHAB) Availability … Continue reading

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The Faulty Workmanship Exclusion in Builder’s Risk Insurance Measure Thrice, Cut Once

By George F. Burns, Shareholder, Bernstein Shur Builder’s risk insurance is perhaps the least understood insurance product in the construction world. Even sophisticated construction participants are not quite sure what a builder’s risk insurance policy covers, who has rights to … Continue reading

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The Right Equation for Responsible Development: Spotlight on One Merchants Plaza

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 Part 2 of 3

By S. Andrew Smith, CPA, Principal, Baker Newman Noyes This article is the second in a 3-part series on the mechanics and tax benefits of Like Kind Exchanges In Part I of our series of articles we discussed some of … Continue reading

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The Right Equation for Responsible Development: Spotlight on Solterra

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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Escalation Clause: An Escape from the Price-Spike Trap

By Jason G. Howe, Partner, Preti Flaherty Anyone in real estate development would have to be living under a rock not to know about skyrocketing lumber and material prices in the “post”-pandemic world. Pre-pandemic, the average cost for 1,000 board … Continue reading

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Highlighting the Construction Component of the 2021 MEREDA Index

On May 20, Drew Sigfridson, SIOR, Managing Director at The Boulos Company, was a commentator for the Maine Real Estate & Development Association’s (MEREDA’s) 2021 MEREDA Index. Drew’s comments on the Construction Sector follow Economist Charles Colgan’s analysis for 2020.  … Continue reading

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