Maine Real Estate & Development Association Names New President and Announces 2018-2019 Officers

Gary Vogel, attorney at Drummond Woodsum, is the new president of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA), a statewide organization of commercial real estate owners, developers and related service providers. Founded in 1985, MEREDA promotes responsible development and ownership of real estate in Maine through legislative advocacy, educational programs and professional networking opportunities.

Gary succeeds Paul Peck of Drummond & Drummond who led the Association the last two years. Since joining the Board of Directors in 2004, Gary chaired the Public Policy Committee for 13 years and continues to serve on MEREDA’s Executive Committee.

“I am excited about the opportunity to step up and lead MEREDA.  MEREDA is one of the most impactful statewide trade organizations and exerts a huge positive benefit for the entire state of Maine,” Vogel stated.

A shareholder (partner) at the law firm of Drummond Woodsum, Gary’s practice is concentrated in real estate real estate development, finance transactions, commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions and commercial law.  His practice often involves developments utilizing the Federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, Federal and State Historic Tax Credits and New Market Tax Credits.  He has been practicing law in Portland for over 30 years and resides in Yarmouth.

MEREDA also announced its 2018 / 2019 slate of officers which include President Gary Vogel of Drummond Woodsum, Vice Presidents Bruce Jones of Creative Office Pavilion and Brian Curley of PDT Architects, Treasurer William Shanahan, of Northern New England Housing Investment Fund and Secretary Shelly R. Clark, who also serves full time as MEREDA’s Vice President of Operations.

                L-R: Gary Vogel, Bruce Jones, Brian Curley, Bill Shanahan, Shelly R. Clark

For further information, please contact MEREDA’s Vice President of Operations, Shelly R. Clark at 207-874-0801.

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