EDR Insight delivers objective, frequent communication of strategic market intell to help stakeholders in the commercial real estate risk information market stay informed on the latest news, trends and forecast. Since 1998, EDR’s research group has a long-standing history of providing quality research and statistics on the state of the environmental site assessment market. The creation of EDR Insight builds on this strong foundation to expand the research group’s expertise into the broader property assessment market. Our analysts continually survey the consultant and lender communities to report valuable metrics on how demand for environmental due diligence is changing, hiring trends, pricing and turnaround time benchmarks and banks’ risk management practices. Our Research Agenda focuses on the forces driving property assessments and how best practices for environmental risk management are evolving. EDR Insight’s research is routinely quoted and featured in leading conference agendas and print media.
Dianne P. Crocker
Principal Analyst, EDR Insight
Dianne P. Crocker is a principal analyst for EDR Insight, the analytical research team of Environmental Data Resources, Inc. With twenty years of experience in the environmental industry, Ms. Crocker provides strategic data and analysis on environmental due diligence trends to environmental consultants, commercial real estate lenders, corporations and other parties involved in real estate transactions. Under her direction, EDR Insight delivers strategic analytics, best practices in risk management, market intelligence reports, educational seminars and customized research for stakeholders in commercial real estate deals.
She is a highly-respected expert on environmental due diligence trends, and is frequently invited to speak on the state of the commercial real estate market and how real estate environmental risk is being managed. Recent conferences include the Environmental Business Council of New England, the Treasury Management Association of New England, the Environmental Bankers Association, the Environmental Information Association, SBA America East, and EDR’s own webinars and Due Diligence at Dawn workshops. Her articles have been published in a variety of leading environmental, lending and real estate publications, including Pollution Engineering, Environmental Protection, Brownfield Renewal, Scotsmans Guide and Globe St. She also writes a bi-monthly column, "Inside the Industry" for AWMA's EM magazine. Ms. Crocker is a member of the ASTM E 50.02.06 Phase I Task Group, and she represented EDR as a Resource Participant on EPA's "All Appropriate Inquiry" Negotiated Rulemaking Committee. Ms. Crocker’s efforts to educate the due diligence marketplace about this new rule won EDR a Business Achievement Award from the Environmental Business Journal in January 2005.
Prior to EDR, Ms. Crocker worked as an economic analyst at E.H. Pechan & Associates, Inc., an environmental consulting firm in the Washington, DC area, specializing in the development and implementation of economic models to estimate the financial and market impacts of proposed environmental policies and legislation on affected industries.
Research Analyst, EDR Insight
Ashley Gowen joined EDR Insight as a Research Analyst in May 2011. With a Bachelor’s degree in Management-Marketing from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and Master’s degree in Entrepreneurship from Western Carolina University, Ashley brings academic and market research experience to the EDR Insight team. Her previous research aligns in the areas of environmental sustainability, corporate social responsibility, small business marketing, organizational behavior and economic based theory. Her research has been published in The Southern Journal of Entrepreneurship, among other journals and conference proceedings.
Prior to joining EDR, Ashley founded her own consulting business in Asheville, NC where she worked with small businesses to increase their profits by providing strategic marketing programs and integrated marketing communications plans. Ashley has also worked to develop business plans and lent expertise in market and demographic research that helped individuals build and manage their own small businesses. She continues to do marketing and advertising work for both North Carolina and local Connecticut non-profit businesses and charities.