EXPANDING DUE DILIGENCE WORK SCOPES DURING THE MARKET TRANSFORMATION
4:00-4:45: Networking Session
Drinks and appetizers will be served
4:45-5:15: Property Due Diligence Markets in Transition: What You Can Expect in 2018
Presented by Dianne Crocker, Principal Analyst, EDR Insight
Business conditions are currently strong, but the engines fueling commercial real estate are slowing down and analysts expect the next cyclical downturn in 18-24 months. Clients are demanding efficiency more than ever before. What are the top challenges that environmental consultants face in the field, and how are firms responding to them? How does the Dallas market look, and what do analysts expect in the coming year?
5:15-6:00: Profitably Expanding the Due Diligence Work Scope with the Emerging Interest in Building Energy Performance
Presented by Anthony Buonicore, P.E., BCEE, QEP; CEO, The Buonicore Group
Driven by the growing trend toward sustainability, an area of the market that represents potential opportunity in the conduct of due diligence for a commercial real estate transaction is the growing interest in a building’s energy performance. This will eventually impact both Phase I environmental due diligence and property condition assessments (PCAs). To bring more value to clients, many firms with expertise in both Phase Is and PCAs are already adding building energy assessment capabilities to their services. The presentation will focus on this business opportunity including the business drivers, what the work might involve and how it will benefit your firm, your client and the lender.
6:15-6:45 Shifting Standards: Upcoming Revisions to E1527 and Defining the Boundary of “Reasonably Ascertainable”
Presented by Paul Schiffer, VP of Product Management, EDR
A task group has formed to reopen and revise the ASTM E1527-13 Phase I ESA Standard. Learn what could change and why you should pay attention. Meanwhile, 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.
6:45-7:15 Do Your Best Work, Faster
Learn about the latest innovations from EDR, all aimed at helping you do your best work faster than ever before.
7:15-7:30 Networking Session
Drinks and appetizers will be servedRegister Now