Checking the Pulse of Maine Real Estate – The 2021 MEREDA Index Unveiled and Discussed at Virtual Spring Conference

On Thursday, May 20, 2021, the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) hosts its Spring Conference.  The conference will include the unveiling of the 2021 MEREDA Index, a key economic indicator for Maine, as well as the recognition of the 2020 Notable Project recipients.  The MEREDA Spring Conference will also feature a panel discussion from the 2021 Index contributors, including Dr. Charles Colgan, Professor Emeritus of Public Policy & Planning at the Muskie School of Public Service; Cheri Bonawitz, CCIM, a broker from Malone Commercial Brokers; Joe Dasco, principal at Reger Dasco Properties; and Drew Sigfridson, Managing Director at The Boulos Company.  Drawing upon the insights presented in the 2021 Index, the conference will provide a forum for Index contributors to look ahead and share their perspective on the future of real estate in Maine.

“The MEREDA Index is the leading way our industry tracks changes in Maine’s real estate markets – commercial and residential, as well as construction employment.  It’s an extremely valuable report because MEREDA includes the ‘feet on the street’ perspective of our contributors as well as the economic analysis from Dr. Charles Colgan,” says Josh Fifield, President of MEREDA and a Vice President of Clark Insurance.  

“Our Spring Conference brings this experienced group of industry leaders together to discuss not just what has happened in real estate in Maine this past year, but to help us all look at the road ahead.  It’s a must-have and must-see conversation as we head into the summer,” Fifield continues.

MEREDA’s Spring Conference is geared towards builders, developers, brokers, attorneys, architects, engineers, municipal leaders, bankers, and accountants, to name a few.  Continuing Education credits are available for brokers and attorneys.  

According to Shelly R. Clark, MEREDA’s Vice President of Operations, the 2021 MEREDA Index is underwritten by Eaton Peabody. MEREDA’s Spring Conference will be produced at O’Maine Studios following strict CDC health and safety guidelines and will be streamed on May 20 from 8:30am to 11am.  Registration is available at

Conference sponsors include NBT Bank, Reger Dasco Properties, Mainebiz, Mascoma Bank, Knickerbocker Group, State 23 Media, AAA Energy Service Co., Criterium Engineers, Gorham Savings Bank, Malone Commercial Brokers, Norway Savings Bank, People’s United Bank, Pierce Atwood, Redstone, and Sevee & Maher Engineers.

Additional Index Supporters include Katahdin Trust Company and XPress Copy.

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