Category Archives: Member Articles

4 ways to plan for a better 1031 exchange process

By: Dannielle Lewis, Teri Samples | Partners at Wipfli 1031 exchanges are common in the real estate world. However, they are often wrought with hidden complexity that can quickly send a straightforward project into chaos. Here are four common mistakes … Continue reading

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Listen Up! The October 2023 Episode of the “MEREDA Matters” Podcast is Now Available!

An Economic Outlook with Ken Entenmann, Chief Economist at NBT Bank Ken Entenmann, Senior Vice President, Chief Investment Office and Chief Economist at NBT Bank, sits down with MEREDA President Craig Young and Senior Director of Affordable Housing at NBT … Continue reading

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Downtown Portland Class A Office 2023 Mid-Year Update

By Samantha Marinko | Associate, The Boulos Company This time last year, I made reference to “the current stalemate in the market,” referring to the minuscule variance in the vacancy rate for downtown, Class A office buildings in the six … Continue reading

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Listen Up! The September 2023 Episode of the “MEREDA Matters” Podcast is Now Available!

New Trends in Housing Design: A Conversation with Ryan Senatore, AIA LEED AP, & Will Savage, P.E. Will Savage, President of Acorn Engineering and Ryan Senatore, Principal of Ryan Senatore Architecture, sit down with MEREDA Vice President Shannon Richards and … Continue reading

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Listen Up! The August 2023 Episode of the “MEREDA Matters” Podcast is Now Available!

A Conversation with Josh Miranda, Owner of the Miranda Restaurant Group. Josh Miranda, Owner of Miranda Restaurant Group, sits down with MEREDA Board Member Josh Soley and MEREDA President Craig Young for the eighth episode of MEREDA Matters – the … Continue reading

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Maximizing energy tax credits for RE developers

By Anita S. Mahamed, Dannielle Lewis, Teri Samples | Partners at Wipfli The real estate industry can greatly benefit from energy tax credits and the changes made in the Inflation Reduction Act. As sustainability and environmental responsibility become increasingly important … Continue reading

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Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) Appoints New Vice President

PORTLAND, Maine (July 18, 2023) The Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Favreau, Principal at BerryDunn to Vice President for 2023 -2024. With over twenty years of experience providing federal and … Continue reading

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MEREDA Announces Appointments to its Board of Directors

PORTLAND, Maine (July 12, 2023) – Nick Cormier of South Portland and Lisa Beeler of Scarborough have been elected to the board of directors of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA), a statewide organization of commercial real estate … Continue reading

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Listen Up! The July 2023 Episode of the “MEREDA Matters” Podcast is Now Available!

A Conversation with Sonja Trauss, YIMBY Activist and Responsible Housing Advocate Sonja Trauss, Executive Director of Yes in My Back Yard (YIMBY), sits down with MEREDA Vice President Shannon Richards and MEREDA President Craig Young for the seventh episode of … Continue reading

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Maine’s Housing Shortage Conundrum

By John Finegan | Associate Broker, The Boulos Company Like many states across the country, Maine has a housing crisis. The ripple effects of COVID and the needs of asylum seekers have created an influx of people coming to Maine. … Continue reading

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