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  • What’s Your Growth Strategy for 2018?
    What’s Your Growth Strategy for 2018? Al Spiers, Founder and CEO, 2020 Environmental Group Recorded: Nov 1 2017 46 mins
    Business conditions for the environmental industry are currently strong, particularly in infrastructure, transportation and commercial development markets. Still, forecasters are predicting the market will begin to experience recessionary conditions in the next 18-24 months. What’s your strategic plan? Are you positioned to benefit from any market changes, and what will be the opportunities and challenges?

    Join us for this timely webinar and come away armed with the tips you need to position your firm for growth. Al Spiers, 2020 Environmental Group Founder and CEO, will give attendees proven strategies for developing an effective strategic growth plan. Topics will include: what markets are hot and not; strategic growth plans for expanding into new markets and geographies; improving key performance metrics to support investment strategies; and opportunities for using M&A as a growth strategy. This includes companies that may be considering selling and merging with a new, larger strategic partner.
  • Webinar Part II: Changes to SBA's Environmental Guidelines
    Webinar Part II: Changes to SBA's Environmental Guidelines James Haberlen Recorded: Oct 19 2017 31 mins
    The updated SOP was released by the SBA last Friday.

    EDR is pleased to host Part II of last week’s webcast where we’ll focus exclusively on changes to the environmental guidelines. This 20-minute webinar is a must attend for anyone originating SBA 504 or 7a loans.
    Version J of SOP 50 10 5 represents the agency’s first update to its environmental guidance since 2014 (when it adopted the revised ASTM Phase I E 1527 standard). EDR’s James Haberlen will provide a timely update on what this round of changes mean to the environmental due diligence required on any loans seeking the SBA’s approval.
  • 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).

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