PORTLAND, Maine (January 8, 2021) The Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) is pleased to announce that Portland resident Benjamin Brennan, Sales Executive for KONE Elevators, has been named as co-chair of its DevelopME Committee.  Since 2017, the DevelopME Committee has worked to engage the membership and create professional development opportunities within MEREDA for the next generation of industry professionals.

As a Sales Executive for KONE Elevators, located in Westbrook, ME, Ben is responsible for new equipment business development & project management and partners with stakeholders of new and existing real estate developments.   From providing AIA continuing education, design assistance and pre-construction services to ensuring smooth transition through all stages of project execution, Ben is involved throughout a project’s life cycle.

A graduate of the University of Maine, Ben was hired in 2013 by KONE to deliver energy efficient elevator solutions to the Northern New England market.  As a green energy advocate, Ben’s interests lie in finding a medium between green technology & affordability. Ben also serves on MEREDA’s relatively new Local Issues Committee.

“Ben brings a lot of enthusiasm and energy to the committee,” says Shelly R. Clark, Vice President of Operations for MEREDA.   “We are excited to have Ben step into this role and serve alongside co-chair Cameron Woodford of LIHC Investment Group, and we look forward to working with them in the coming year.”