San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
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Check-in and breakfast
The Past Is Prologue: What Should You Be Doing Now to Prepare for the Next Cyclical Market Downturn?
Presented by: Dianne P. Crocker, Principal Analyst, EDR Insight
The market for Phase I environmental site assessments has benefitted from recovery—albeit slow—in the commercial real estate market for the past eight years. The growing consensus is that a cyclical downturn is not far into the future so the time is now to start thinking strategically about how to best position your firm for the changing tide. What are today’s strongest demand drivers? The weakest? What are other firms doing to prepare for the next downturn in the real estate cycle? How are Phase I ESAs evolving in response to the market? What can you do to find areas of growth in a disruptive and challenging environment?
Vapor Encroachment in Today’s Real Estate Deals
Presented by: Anthony J. Buonicore, P.E., BCEE, QEP, Principal, The Buonicore Group
ASTM published the first Standard Guide for Vapor Encroachment Screening in 2008—and it has been updated two times since, most recently in December 2015. Consideration of vapor migration risk is now a more standard part of due diligence. Yet confusion remains. Should vapor be part of every Phase I ESA? What are EPs doing to help clients mitigate vapor-related risk? How can the updated ASTM E2600 guidance document be used to evaluate vapor migration?
Part II: Vapor Encroachment in Today’s Real Estate Deals
Presented by: Anthony J. Buonicore
The market is approaching the peak of loan maturities that were originated in the market heyday before the first ASTM E2600 guidance document was published in 2008. How are EPs dealing with past Phase I ESAs that did not consider vapor? What does that mean for refinancing through a new environmental lens that brings vapor and other risks into sharper focus?
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Raise Your Hand! Demystifying HREC-CREC-REC Determinations
Moderated by: Anthony J. Buonicore
- Brian R. Duggan, General Counsel, Sr. Environmental Scientist, Cashin Associates, P.C.
- Chuck Merritt, President at Merritt Environmental Consulting Corp.
- Thomas Melia, Sr. Project Manager, P.W. Grosser Consulting
You asked for it…you got it. Past attendees have asked for more Phase I ESA case studies. Join us for our first-ever panel of local environmental professionals who will be leveraging their technical expertise to debate the most talked-about Phase I ESA topics. This moderated panel will consider common issues of complexity, including REC-no REC scenarios, making HREC-CREC-REC determinations, dealing with off-site issues and more. Audience participation is encouraged!
12:00 pm-12:15 pm
What's New in Data? Defining the Boundary of "Reasonably Ascertainable"
Presented by Paul Schiffer, VP of Product Management, EDR
The boundary of “reasonably ascertainable” is evolving as more types of property content are being created and made publicly available. In this presentation, Schiffer will share his unique insights into some of the biggest trends in content generation impacting the environmental due diligence industry today, including how information is being created and accessed and what it means for the future of assessments
Lunch Presentation: Do Your Best Work Faster
Over the last few months EDR has launched the greatest innovations to our products ever, all created to help you do your best work faster. Our product experts will guide you through a live demonstration of EDR Lightbox, which has been dramatically enhanced with more content, better tools, and an improved interface. We’re also excited to present the breakthrough of Tax Parcel Georeferencing. Rather than plotting points along a street, EDR now harnesses the power of tax maps to connect sites to actual properties. The result is more accurate searches, increased efficiency and superior quality reports. Stay for lunch when we’ll cover these innovations and more.
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.