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  • Measure Twice-Cut Once: Legal Advice on Underwriting in Today's Market
    Measure Twice-Cut Once: Legal Advice on Underwriting in Today's Market Grady L. Shields, Attorney, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP and Carol Jones Van Buren, Esquire, Van Buren Law, PLLC Recorded: Oct 12 2017 59 mins
    With commercial real estate prices leveling out—and even dropping in some areas—interest rates on the rise, and the likelihood of another cyclical market downturn in the next 18-24 months, what should lenders and investors be doing differently now to protect themselves from property environmental risk? What environmental risks are tripping up property deals? What are the risks of ignoring vapor migration risk? Two attorneys will share their observations on common mistakes in due diligence, drawing from real-world case studies and provide specifics on how underwriting should change at this stage of the commercial real estate cycle.
  • CLIENT UPDATE: SBA Updates Environmental Guidance with New SOP 50 10 5(J)
    CLIENT UPDATE: SBA Updates Environmental Guidance with New SOP 50 10 5(J) James Haberlen, Managing Director, Lender Solutions, EDR Recorded: Oct 10 2017 32 mins
    EDR will share the late-breaking changes to the SBA’s SOP 50 10 5—the agency’s first update to its environmental guidance since 2014 (when it adopted the revised ASTM Phase I E 1527 standard). Speakers will share details on the changes coming out October 1 and effective in January 2018. Don’t miss this timely update on what this round of changes mean to the environmental due diligence required on any loans seeking the agency’s approval. Benefits:
    -what’s changing?
    -latest statistics on SBA lending volumes
    -a primer on SBA’s tiered process for environmental investigations

    Join us for the latest!
  • How the New Political Climate Is Reshaping Site Redevelopment Opportunities
    How the New Political Climate Is Reshaping Site Redevelopment Opportunities Moderator: Mary Ann Grena Manley, Deputy Editorial Director, EHS Division, Bloomberg BNA Recorded: Sep 21 2017 60 mins
    This timely track will distill the headlines into real-world intel about how the priorities of the U.S. EPA are taking shape in a Trump Presidency. Overmeyer will share the U.S. EPA's latest budget forecast, the recently released regulatory agenda, and likely areas of policy focus for site assessment and cleanup.

    The speakers will highlight what is likely to change, and where bipartisan support remains strong. Outside the Beltway, macro market forces are converging to drive more interest in redeveloping contaminated properties than ever before. Attendees will leave with an understanding of why the U.S. property market is heading into an exciting period of “redevelopment renaissance.”
  • A Faster, More Advanced VEC App is Coming Soon
    A Faster, More Advanced VEC App is Coming Soon Paul Schiffer, VP of Product, EDR Recorded: Jul 6 2017 46 mins
    The industry's only application to screen for vapor encroachment risk will soon be new and improved. We're moving the VEC App to Lightbox, saving you time. These updates will also include major improvements to key VEC App features like the ground water flow tool, filtering, report output and more. Join us for a preview of the new VEC App.
  • Introducing Tax Parcel Georeferencing
    Introducing Tax Parcel Georeferencing Paul Schiffer, VP of Product at EDR Recorded: Sep 13 2016 32 mins
    Points on a Map, But Where?

    With every map EDR delivers to you, we've harnessed the power of tax parcels to locate property records. Rather than simply plotting sites along a street, we've matched them to actual properties.

    Join us on as we present a brief history of georeferencing, why location accuracy matters, and how EDR has created significant improvements to location data with Tax Parcel Georeferencing.
  • Do Your Best Work Faster
    Do Your Best Work Faster Chris Aronson, CEO, EDR Recorded: May 5 2016 36 mins
    EDR's CEO, Chris Aronson, and our product team will introduce product improvements that change the fundamentals of data review, empowering you to do you best work faster.

    • Property Boundaries on your Historical Sources, to quickly locate your target property boundary on your aerial photos, topos, and Sanborn® Maps.
    • Improved EDR Lightbox®, newly updated and streamlined, with superior content and an intuitive interface.
    • Coming this Summer: Property-Based Geocoding

    Join us as we present our most exciting products advancements ever. This 1-hour session will help ensure you and your team make the most of these exciting new features.
  • Seven Things Informed Lenders Should Know About Environmental Due Diligence
    Seven Things Informed Lenders Should Know About Environmental Due Diligence Grady L. Shields, Attorney, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP Recorded: Apr 13 2016 60 mins
    Whether you are new to the environmental due diligence field or a seasoned veteran, this webinar offers something for you. EDR Insight is honored to bring you the expertise of Grady Shields, an attorney with Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP. Shields brings over 30 years of experience practicing environmental law, assisting clients with environmental due diligence and transactions, and counseling lenders on environmental issues.

    At this webinar, Shields will share his insights on seven important issues impacting environmental due diligence in commercial real estate lending. This timely event will cover some of the latest environmental risks, like vapor migration, being pushed to the forefront, new emphasis on risk management tools like environmental insurance, the intense pressure on lenders by regulators and more. Take advantage of this opportunity to get some free advice from a trusted voice in environmental risk management.

    Who Should Attend:

    -Risk managers and loan officers at community banks
    -Risk managers at national banks, looking for a quick refresher and update
    -Environmental due diligence professionals serving lenders
    -Insurance professionals

    Expected Takeaways

    Those attending should come away with a better grasp of:
    -the need for pre-loan diligence, including diligence beyond the real property at issue
    -the use and appropriate terms of borrower environmental indemnification agreements
    -using both Pollution Legal Liability and Lender Environmental Liability coverage to limit lender risk
    -how to maximize value, while minimizing lender risk, in default situations
    -trends being driven by the regulators.
  • Developing Superstar Project Managers
    Developing Superstar Project Managers June R. Jewell, CPA, President AEC Business Solutions Recorded: Nov 18 2015 62 mins
    Project Managers (PMs) are the key to a professional services firm's success. Yet many firms promote technical people into roles they are not prepared or ready for. As a result, project profitability suffers and there is frustration at every level of the organization. By enabling project managers, through financial and systems training, automation, and accountability measures, the firm's profit margins can increase substantially.

    In this webinar, attendees will be able to:
    -Evaluate the challenges that cause many Project Managers to struggle with project profitability
    -Understand the reasons that projects go over budget
    -Review the financial aspects of project management that Project Managers need to know to be successful
    -Learn how technology can help Project Managers deliver more profitable projects
    -Develop some best practices to help Project Managers succeed

    Speaker
    June R. Jewell, CPA, President AEC Business Solutions
    Jewell, a thought leader and expert in AEC firm profitability. has more than 28 years of business management consulting experience, and unsurpassed knowledge of the AEC industry. In addition to this role, she is the original founder and current strategic advisor of Acuity Business Solutions, a Deltek Premier Partner and consulting firm that works with AEC firms to support business profitability through web-based enterprise management technology.

    She is the Amazon best-selling author of the book “Find The Lost Dollars: 6 Steps to Increase Profits in Architecture, Engineering and Environmental Firms.” Jewell has built and run a successful consulting practice, and is a highly sought after speaker at industry events and conferences. Her past speaking engagements include AIA, ACEC, SMPS, Design and Construction Network (DCN), Society for Design Administration (SDA), Zweig Group (formerly ZweigWhite), PSMJ, ROG Growth and Ownership Conference, Project Management Institute (PMI), Deltek Insight and Business of Architecture (BOA).
  • The New Clean Water Rule: Facts, Implications & Pitfalls
    The New Clean Water Rule: Facts, Implications & Pitfalls Carland Holstead, Senior Biologist & Natural/Cultural Resources Department Manager in Terracon's Dallas, TX office Recorded: Nov 17 2015 64 mins
    The new Clean Water Rule has significant implications for the way property due diligence will be conducted throughout the U.S. by altering the definitions and categories of jurisdictional waters and wetlands relating to the discharge of dredged/fill material into Waters of the U.S. These changes have the potential to greatly affect anyone involved in property assessments, land use, planning, development or lending.

    Attempts to block its implementation made for a dramatic late summer and early fall. Tune into this time-sensitive event to ensure that you don’t miss out on important updates, the timing of the new revisions, and more importantly, how these changes impact the work you do, particularly for properties on or adjacent to waterbodies and wetland areas.

    Attendees will benefit from:

    · A leading expert’s take on the “what?” and the “why?” behind the changes
    · Gaining clarity on who will be impacted
    · Learning the specifics on how the new rule redefines “Waters of the U.S.”
    · A close look at what you can expect and what you should be telling your clients
    · An understanding of the differences between the new rule and existing rule

    Don’t be caught off-guard. The new Clean Water Rule impacts the work you are doing today and could drastically impact the work you do tomorrow. Tune in for the latest!
  • Eye on 2016: EDR Insight’s ScoreKeeper State of the Market Update for 3Q15
    Eye on 2016: EDR Insight’s ScoreKeeper State of the Market Update for 3Q15 Dianne Crocker, Principal Analyst, EDR Insight Recorded: Oct 15 2015 29 mins
    Do you know where the market for property due diligence is heading? How is your business performance this year compared to industry benchmarks? How confident are you in your business forecast for next year?

    The fourth quarter of 2015 is almost upon us, and that means, of course, that 2016 is just around the corner. Join us for our final ScoreKeeper webinar of the year when EDR Insight’s principal analyst Dianne Crocker will share her unique perspective on the latest state of the property due diligence market. Her presentation will provide attendees with a deep dive into the underlying economic and commercial real estate trends impacting the environmental due diligence market, and an in-depth look at the latest trends. Attendees of this 30-minute webinar will get answers to the following types of questions:

    • Is my business over- or under-performing the overall market?
    • What story does ScoreKeeper’s output tell about the regions driving the strongest 3Q growth?
    • Is my state among the top 10 fastest-growers this year?
    • Are the hottest mid-year metros still hot or cooling? And if so, who are the new entries taking their place?
    • What do the latest data on market indicators impacting demand for your services say about the future business climate you’ll have to contend with?
    • How aggressive should your business forecast be for 2016? How about 2017?

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