MEREDA's 2024 Spring Conference 

- In-Person -

May 15, 2024  |  1:00 PM 5:00 PM

Pre-Registration is Required.  |  Registration closes at 5:00 PM on 5/14.


About the Event:  

Doors Open - 12:00 PM  (Lunch will not be provided.)
Registration - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Program: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cocktail Hour:  5:00 PM - 6:00 PM


"Penciling the Future"
Navigating the Changes Impacting Successful Development

The “Penciling the Future” Spring Conference is about building a better tomorrow for Maine. Designed to delve into the critical issues related to envisioning vibrant future communities, the conference will address the complexities of real estate development, including the essential collaboration with municipalities and urban planners. Through insightful presentations and discussions, attendees will gain valuable insights into aligning development goals with evolving societal needs, so projects are not only feasible but also contribute positively to future landscapes.

Jonathan Tate, an award winning licensed architect, with a thriving studio in New Orleans, will share his national perspective. His international practice is centered around housing development and urban planning, in which he is often called upon to develop large scale, strategic projects.

Our economic outlook will be presented by Ken Entenmann, the Chief Investment Officer & Chief Economist of NBT Bank. Ken is an expert at forecasting and his stage presence is undeniable.

Our Spring Conference will further the experience by breaking into deep dive panel discussions where we explore the importance of smart growth practices, the mechanisms for developing and ways to bring projects to fruition. Panelists include Kevin Kraft & Nell Donaldson from the City of Portland, joining us to discuss the current “Re-Code”; Nate Marcet, a Certified Public Accountant from Albin Randall & Bennett, sharing his expertise in Historic Tax Credits; Redfern Properties’ developer Jonathan Culley; Tyler Norod, Development Director at Westbrook Development Corporation; and John Egan, Senior Program Officer for Strategic Initiatives at the Genesis Fund.

We'll also celebrate our 2023 Notable Project Recipients!


This course has been approved for 3 hours by the Maine Real Estate Commission for In-Person Continuing Education Credits for Real Estate Licensees and Appraisers.

This course has been approved by the Board of Overseers for 3 hours of Continuing Legal Education Credits.  

Application has been made to AIA Maine for 3 hours of In-Person Continuing Education Credits for Architect credits.  Approval is pending.

Thank you to our Generous Sponsors!

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Looking to enhance your business's visibility and gain exposure to potential clients and partners?  Consider sponsoring the Spring Conference!  Sponsoring an upcoming MEREDA event could be the solution you need!!  Click here to learn more. 

Before you Purchase Your Tickets!  

Are you a MEREDA Cornerstone or Sustainer Level Member? Please remember that as part of your membership benefits, you are entitled to 5 and 2 (respectively) complimentary conference tickets. Please contact the MEREDA office at [email protected] to obtain your coupon code(s).

Register Now for Early Bird Pricing!  Prices will increase by $15 after May 8.

Refund Policy: Your RSVP is requested by May 8. Payment is expected at the time of registration. No refunds will be granted to anyone who registers, but fails to attend or who cancels after May 8.


Member In-Person Ticket

This ticket grants MEREDA Members IN-PERSON Access to: MEREDA's 2024 Spring Conference


Non-Member In-Person Ticket

This ticket grants Non-Members IN-PERSON Access to: MEREDA's 2024 Spring Conference


Municipal Officials In-Person Ticket

This ticket grants Municipal Officials and Planners In-Person Access to: MEREDA's 2024 Spring Conference


Student In-Person Ticket

This ticket grants Students with a Valid Student Id COMPLIMENTARY IN-PERSON Access to: MEREDA's 2023 Spring Conference

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