Category Archives: MEREDA Resources

MEREDA’s Morning Menu Breakfast Event – “Parking for Successful Development: Threading the Needle”

Developments usually need parking. Whether provided on-site or nearby, many people drive to their destination and expect to be able to park when they get there. But parking is expensive. Surface spaces in the city can cost up to $10,000 … Continue reading

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New Initiative Launched to Reduce Energy, Water and Transportation Emissions

Downtown Portland Property Owners Band Together to Save Money and Resources Portland is joining the ranks of forward-thinking cities across the U.S. and Canada as it launches the Portland 2030 District, a groundbreaking high-performance building district in downtown Portland that … Continue reading

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MEREDA’s Morning Menu Breakfast Event – “Darkness into Light: Cannabis and its impact on Commercial Real Estate in the Post-Prohibition Era.”

Industry experts suggest that no new-to-market use has had as large an impact on Maine’s commercial real estate landscape in recent years as has cannabis cultivation. Starting as a niche industry five years ago, the marijuana growth business has morphed into a … Continue reading

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Surprises expected in reveal of Maine’s real estate performance on Jan. 19

Real estate industry to gather for annual conference   The economic indicator that measures the health of Maine’s real estate sector will be revealed on Thurs., Jan. 19 at a day-long conference of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association … Continue reading

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MEREDA’s Morning Menu: Maine Legislative Update: MEREDA’s top policy initiatives and how you can help!

Every year, the Maine Legislature and Governor consider over a thousand bills, and chances are high that some of them threaten to impact your business.  Savvy business leaders today stay informed of the current issues, and know how to engage … Continue reading

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Sustainable Stormwater Infrastructure = Sustainable Growth: Perspectives on Stormwater Service Fee Programs and Credits

By Maura Ryan, Marketing Director at St.Germain Collins | Sentry EHS® At MEREDA’s Morning Menu Breakfast Event in November, a panel discussed stormwater service fees—why they are needed, and what measures property owners can take to reduce their fees. Stormwater … Continue reading

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The New-Old Humpty Dumpty

by George Casey, CEO of Stockbridge Associates, LLC Here are 10 trends likely to come amidst a full-circle return to housing finance and economics like it was before homeownership became a policy priority. Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty … Continue reading

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When Generations Collide

DESIGNING THE NEW MULTI-GENERATIONAL WORKPLACE By Dean Strombom, Principal, Gensler, Houston, TX This is the first time in history when five generations of employees may co-exist in the workplace: the Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials or Gen Y, and Gen Z. … Continue reading

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Energy Islanding: Creating Microgrids for Grid Resiliency and On Site Generation

Geoff Sparrow, ReVision Energy and Dan Kelley, Woodard & Curran Microgrids are a localized grouping of electricity sources that operate and connect to the centralized grid but can also disconnect and function autonomously. These systems can serve a number of … Continue reading

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The Right Equation for Responsible Development: Spotlight on the Circular Block Building

In the second of a 6-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 … Continue reading

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