Atlanta Due Diligence at Dawn
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM (EST)
December 5, 2012
Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead, Atlanta, GA
Don’t miss this fall’s DDD! ASTM Standards, Lender Panels and more!
• Find out what the current strongest drivers are for commercial property assessments – nationally and locally
• Get important updates on three ASTM Standards that influence property due diligence
• Get up to speed on what new technology you should be embracing today that will streamline your business
• Learn from a panel of lenders what they most value in environmental professionals in today’s market
See below for full agenda.
Check-in and continental breakfast
Intro and Welcome
EDR Insight Market Update: Navigating in an Uncertain Market
Presented by: Dianne P. Crocker, Principal Analyst, EDR Insight
EDR Insight is the property assessment industry’s only source of market metrics and intell on the strongest forces driving recovery.
In this early stage of recovery in the commercial real estate market, certain markets for property assessment services are more active than others. This introductory session will provide an overview of the strongest drivers for commercial property assessments today. Attendees will learn about the latest volume trends from the Property Assessment Market Map model, the impact of the downturn on risk management practices of lenders and investors, strategies for responding to today’s market pressures and the latest intell on due diligence hot spots locally. EDR Insight’s latest research will be valuable for environmental professionals interested in staying abreast of the latest areas of opportunity, as well as for commercial real estate lenders curious about the current state of capital markets and the forecast for lending and investment.
Update on ASTM Standards Influencing Property Due Diligence
Presented by: Anthony J. Buonicore, P.E., BCEE, QEP, Principal, The Buonicore Group
This session will discuss the revisions being made to the ASTM E 1527-05 Phase I standard, how the ASTM E 2600-10 vapor migration standard guide is being used in Phase I investigations, and the impact the new ASTM E 2797-11 Building Energy Performance Assessment Standard will have on property due diligence. The information provided will be useful to both those environmental professionals performing Phase Is and those who retain the services of Phase I professionals.
Tomorrow's Technology and Site Assessments
Presented by: Paul Schiffer, VP, Product Management, EDR & Gerry Tsui, VP, Information Technology, EDR
Changing technology continues to have a deep impact on the speed, quality and effectiveness of Property Assessments. In this session, leaders in information technology will show you how trends in digital content, applications and devices can impact how you will do your work in the future. Topics will include mobile, information access, workflow and communications trends that you can harness to improve your business.
Lenders Weigh in: What They Value in EPs
Panel of local commercial real estate lenders
Commercial real estate lenders are balancing the need for growth with internal and external pressure to manage all types of risk effectively. In this session, learn from local lenders how their institution is responding to these challenges. Panelists will be asked to share their opinions on today’s hottest topics, including:
• What makes a “stand-out” Phase I ESA report?
• What are the qualities that characterize a valued EP?
• What types of environmental issues can slow down the origination process?
• How have environmental due diligence practices changed in the downturn?
Lunch and Product Demo
When & Where
EDR provides data and workflow solutions to property due diligence professionals. Since 1990, we have been curating America’s most comprehensive repository of environmental and land use information from both public and private sources. EDR also conducts market research and shares strategic industry intelligence through a variety of online channels and in-person events.