Category Archives: Member Articles

Peaks & Plateaus: MEREDA’s Forecast Conference Gives Context to Maine’s Real Estate Data On Thursday, January 26, over 800 of Maine’s real estate and development professionals gathered at the Cross Insurance Arena to learn about the latest trends and predictions … 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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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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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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