INSIGHTS

OCC Issues New FAQ on Vendor Management
Emphases that third party vendor risk management is not a “one-size-fits-all” process.  The challenges that financial institutions face managing third-party relationships are real, and so is the uncertainty about what regulators want to see in vendor management policies. In response to questions from OCC-regulated banks, the Office of the Comptroller of Currency just issued a set of frequently asked questions. One year ago, then US Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry issued a warning to banks about what the regulator… READ MORE >
MBA of NY CRE Summit: Shifts in the Market Create Opportunities, Uncertainty
“Players in the commercial real estate business are on pins and needles.” ~CRE Direct Mid-Year magazine First quarter commercial property sales declined as property prices level out. There have been dramatic shifts… READ MORE >
  |   06.16.2017
Improved High-Risk Historical Records help identify RECs and vapor risks that could be hiding.
EDR recently made improvements to the High-Risk Historical Records database, making it more accurate and complete. HRHR helps identify the riskiest historical property uses: gas stations, dry cleaners and manufactured gas plants (MGPs).… READ MORE >
  |   06.14.2017
EDR Partners with Cole to Improve City Directory Super Library
EDR is pleased to announce an agreement with Omaha-based Cole Information Services to provide historical property use information to environmental consultants, lenders, and other stakeholders conducting environmental due diligence for property transactions. Cole… READ MORE >
  |   06.09.2017
Looking Past The Headlines: Trump’s Impact on Brownfields, Commercial Real Estate Lending
What the New Administration Means to Site Redevelopment and Property Lending NOTE TO READERS: This article was just published in the Summer 2017 Edition of the Environmental Bankers Association’s Journal, and appears here READ MORE >
  |   06.07.2017
Welcome to the ‘Risk-Off’ Era
Boston Experts See Room Left to Run in Market Recovery As we approach the mid-year mark, I am fielding more questions from clients who experienced a slower-than-expected first quarter, and are wondering what… READ MORE >
  |   05.30.2017
PRISM 2017 Awards Recognize Excellence in the Property Risk Management Industry, Georgina Dannatt Named Hall of Fame Inductee
EDR, the leader in property due diligence and risk management technology and information, hosted its second annual PRISM conference, held May 1-3, 2017 at the Ballantyne Hotel in Charlotte, NC. The conference brought… READ MORE >
  |   05.18.2017
It's Time for the Polar Bear Pass Again!
It’s that time of year again! In 2015, The EDR CARE Team introduced the “Polar Bear Pass” where employees pledged to donate $10 or more, or participate in a green activity and then… READ MORE >
  |   05.11.2017
Five Tips for Achieving Strategic Growth
PRISM 17 Breakout on Accelerating Strategic Growth What is your firm good at? What new business lines or markets would you like to be in? These were the hard questions raised at last… READ MORE >
  |   05.11.2017