Press Release

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

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 the Maine Real Estate & Development Association on November 13 from 7:00 – 9:00 AM at Gardiner’s newly renovated Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center for a discussion with real estate developers, political leaders, and local economy experts as we explore how community development stimulates market activity, property development opportunities, and demand for Maine real estate.

Invited guests include Senator Roger Katz, Representative Gay Grant, Kevin Mattson of Mattson Development, and Nate Rudy, City of Gardiner.

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Founded in 1985, MEREDA is an organization of commercial real estate owners, developers and related service providers, whose mission is to promote an environment for responsible development and ownership of real estate throughout the State of Maine.