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Maine Real Estate & Development Association to Welcome National & Local Economic Development Experts to May 20 Conference in Portland

By Shelly on May 13, 2014, at 4 p.m.
MEREDA’S Annual Spring Conference – 50th to 1st: Ingredients of a Successful Economic Development Plan – How does Maine move to the top of Forbes Magazine’s ‘Best State to do Business’ list? A primer from away. May 20, 2014 – 7:00AM to 12:00PM Holiday Inn By the Bay 88 Spring …

Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) returns to Bangor to host its 4th Annual Networking Social

By Shelly on May 13, 2014, at 3:58 p.m.
The Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) returns to Bangor to host its 4th Annual Networking Social Event on June 26, 2014 at the new Cross Insurance Center! MEREDA’s networking events attract key players in Maine’s real estate industry making this an excellent opportunity to interact with the experts. …

MEREDA’s breakfast on historic masonry buildings and tax credits

By Shelly on Feb. 05, 2014, at 11:20 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine – Join the Maine Real Estate & Development Association  for breakfast 7:30-9 a.m.  March 4, at Holiday Inn By the Bay in Portland for a presentation that will address one of the most important tax incentives available to real estate developers, while providing a specific strategy on how to …

MEREDA’s Morning Menu Breakfast: Cashing in on New Regulations: Real Estate Tax Planning

By Shelly on Jan. 13, 2014, at 11:41 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Cost Segregation is a highly beneficial and widely accepted tax planning strategy utilized by commercial property owners, tenants, CPAs and trusted advisors, to defer tax, accelerate depreciation deductions and improve cash flow. This valuable strategy can be implemented for newly constructed, acquired or currently owned properties. With …

Defining Quality of Place: How Community Development Drives Real Estate and Business Investment in Maine

By Shelly on Oct. 15, 2013, at 3:25 p.m.
GARDINER, Maine — Studies have pointed to “Quality of Place” as a top selling point for Maine real estate and business development, but how do we create and maintain compelling messages about real estate value in Maine’s small cities and towns along the coast and I-95? Make plans to join …

Real estate experts to address MEREDA’s annual forecast conference

By Shelly on Sept. 16, 2013, at 1:08 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — On Jan. 24, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Maine Real Estate & Development Association will be host to its annual Real Estate Forecast Conference and ninth annual member showcase. Department of Economic & Community Development Commissioner George Gervais, will serve as keynote. More than …

MEREDA’s “Morning Menu” Breakfast Event: Income Tax Planning for Real Estate Development in a Time of Uncertain Tax Policy

By Shelly on Sept. 16, 2013, at 12:39 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Join the Maine Real Estate & Development Association for breakfast 7:30-9 a.m. on Oct. 8, at Hollywood Casino Hotel, Bangor to learn how to plan for the future and minimize income and other real estate-related taxes. Breakfast buffet 7:30-8 a.m.; program 8-9 a.m. Tax policy changes annually, …
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Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) to Host Annual Lewiston/Auburn Fall Networking Social

By Shelly on Aug. 09, 2013, at 1:05 p.m.
Make Plans to Join MEREDA after the Summer Break in Auburn for its Annual L/A Fall Social! Sponsored by Androscoggin Bank, Hebert Construction, Summit Environmental Consultants, a CES, Inc. Company MEREDA’s networking events attract key players in Maine’s real estate industry providing great opportunities to interact with other industry experts. …

MEREDA Hosts 2013 Annual Fall Social on Oct. 24 on Portland’s Waterfront

By Shelly on Aug. 09, 2013, at 12:48 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 5 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Portland Downtown Waterfront, 65 Commercial Street, Portland, ME For more information: Shelly Clark; 2078740801; mereda.org Sponsored by: Bangor Savings Bank, Preti Flaherty, and Mattson Development When: October 24, 2013 | Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM Where: Hilton …
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MEREDA’s “Morning Menu” Breakfast Event: Portland, Maine: Rising Again – Why the Portland Real Estate Market is Booming

By Shelly on Aug. 08, 2013, at 10:18 a.m.
Join the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) for breakfast on September 11th from 7:30 – 9:00 AM at the Holiday Inn By the Bay, 88 Spring Street in Portland as the City of Portland’s Mayor, Michael F. Brennan, shares his insights on why Portland’s real estate market is …

Maine Real Estate & Development returns to Bangor to host annual Networking Social

By Shelly on June 04, 2013, at 4:21 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The Maine Real Estate & Development Association returns to Bangor to host its 3rd annual Networking Social Event from 5 to 7 p.m. on June 27, at Sea Dog Banquet & Conference Center, 26 Front St. The event is sponsored by Rudman Winchell, Bangor Savings Bank, Webber …
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l. to r., Drew Sigfridson, MEREDA President, Peter Connell, Ocean Properties, Ltd., Amy Cullen, The Szanton Company, Bill Bola, University of New England, Debora Keller, Avesta Housing, Matt Peters, Avesta Housing, Shelly R. Clark, MEREDA Business & Operations Manager.

MEREDA Celebrates Real Estate Development in Maine and Recognizes 2012 Top Notable Projects

By Shelly on May 28, 2013, at 10:18 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine– Drew Sigfridson, president of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA), the state’s leading organization for commercial real estate professionals, has announced the 2013 recipients of awards presented at MEREDA’s Annual Real Estate Spring Conference on May 22nd. Annually, MEREDA recognizes the most noteworthy and significant Maine …

Maine Real Estate & Development to welcome national retrofitting expert to May 22 conference

By Shelly on May 06, 2013, at 11:13 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — National expert to be joined by local panel for event titled “The Retrofitting Movement: Repositioning Underutilized Commercial Real Estate” The Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) will host a conversation around the cutting-edge concept of retrofitting and creative re-use planning at its annual spring conference, scheduled …

MEREDA welcomes John Gallagher, director of Maine State Housing Authority

By Shelly on March 20, 2013, at 4:48 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Join the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) for breakfast 7:30-9 a.m. on April 25, at the Portland Regency Hotel, 20 Milk St. in Portland as John Gallagher, director of Maine State Housing Authority, shares his vision for MaineHousing and the state’s affordable housing sector, and …

MEREDA welcomes Patricia Aho, Commissioner of Maine Department of Environmental Protection, as guest speaker at breakfast

By Shelly on March 05, 2013, at 4:28 p.m.
Under the leadership of Commissioner Patricia W. Aho and the LePage Administration, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection continues to deliver on its 40 year-old mission of stewarding the state’s natural resources while ensuring a sustainable economy. Join MEREDA for breakfast on April 9th from 7:30 to 9 a.m., at …

MEREDA to host spring networking event

By Shelly on Feb. 21, 2013, at 12:14 p.m.
The Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) will host its 2013 Spring Networking Social 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, at Ri Ra Irish Pub & Restaurant, 72 Commercial Street, Portland. Sponsored by: Bernstein Shur, AlliedCook Construction, and Gorham Savings Bank At this time of the year, rather than …

A Ride on the Rails -The Current Success and Future Prospects for Rail-Based Real Estate Development

By Shelly on Feb. 15, 2013, at 5:06 p.m.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 9 a.m. to 9 a.m. Location: Clarion Hotel, 1230 Congress Street, Portland, ME For more information: Shelly Clark; 2078740801; mereda.org The arrival of train service does more than just offer commuters and travelers alternatives to cars. The presence of passenger rail boosts economic activity in and …

Master Planning for Success: Take Me to the River

By Shelly on Sept. 18, 2012, at 8:13 a.m.
LEWISTON, Maine — Join the Maine Real Estate and Development Association (MEREDA) for breakfast 7:30-9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at DiVinci’s Eatery in the Bates Mill Complex in Lewiston, to learn more about Riverfront Island’s master plan, the opportunities, and the tools utilized, both past and present, to redevelop this …

Join MEREDA at Pineland Farms

By Shelly on Sept. 17, 2012, at 3:36 p.m.
MADISON, Maine — How is it possible to grow tomatoes year-round on 42 acres in Madison, Maine?  What do potato farms and vodka have in common?  What do farms have to do with economic development? Join MEREDA, Green Thumb Farms and Backyard Farms for breakfast 7:30-9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at …

MEREDA’s 2012 Annual Lewiston/Auburn Networking Social

By Shelly on Aug. 14, 2012, at 6:32 a.m.
LEWISTON, Maine — Join the Maine Real Estate and Development Association (MEREDA) and other industry professionals Wednesday, Sept. 19, for hors d’oeuvres, spirits, and great conversation as we kick off our fall event series with our 2012 Fall Networking Social at the Royal Oak Room in Lewiston. Originally built in …
 
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