INSIGHTS

HAPPY NEW FISCAL YEAR! MARKET READIES ITSELF FOR CHANGES TO SBA’S ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
** Part II of our webinar series on the new SOP will be held Thursday, October 19 at 2pm EST. Join us! New SBA SOP 50 10 5(J) Just Released The U.S. Small Business Administration kicked off Fiscal Year 2018 with the release of a new version of SOP 50 10 5—version J—as well as year-end stats on the impressive growth that the agency’s flagship 7(a) and 504 programs have experienced in recent years. Below is a high-level look at… READ MORE >
Boom On! A Look at the Positive Forces Impacting Site Redevelopment
Last Thursday I hosted a webinar, titled “Site Assessment and Redevelopment Opportunities in the New Political Climate.”  I was very fortunate to be joined by three leading experts in the brownfields space who… READ MORE >
  |   09.26.2017
NEWS FLASH: EPA RECOGNIZES ASTM FORESTLAND STANDARD AS AAI-COMPLIANT
EPA Replaces Reference to Old E 2247 Standard to Reflect 2016 Revisions At our May PRISM conference, Patricia Overmeyer, the Land Revitalization Coordinator at the U.S. EPA’s Office of Brownfields Cleanup and Redevelopment,… READ MORE >
  |   07.17.2017
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… READ MORE >
  |   06.23.2017
NEWS FLASH: U.S. SBA Loan Program By Any Other Name...
If you haven’t gotten used to the new names for the SBA’s 7(a) and CDC programs, don’t worry. One of the first moves by the new U.S. Small Business Administrator appointed by President… READ MORE >
  |   03.14.2017
Is Your Environmental Due Diligence Checklist Enough?
NOTE TO READERS: It might surprise some readers that buyers of a commercial property are still unaware of the risks an owner faces for environmental contamination. Real-world examples are illustrative for highlighting the… READ MORE >
  |   02.06.2017
SBA Kicks Off New Year With New SOP, New Head
Just a few months ago, the U.S. Small Business Administration ended Fiscal Year 2016 on a high note with loan volume up over the previous year. The agency also just rebranded its flagship… READ MORE >
  |   12.14.2016
Walking the Regulatory Road
NOTE TO READERS: Along with Dianne Crocker’s article, Bank Regulators Turn Up the Heat in the November 2016 edition of Scotsman Guide, appeared this important article by Rod Alba, senior VP and senior READ MORE >
  |   11.09.2016
Bank Regulators Turn Up the Heat
NOTE TO READERS: The following article, authored by EDR Insight’s Dianne Crocker, was just published in the November 2016 edition of Scotsman Guide.  Regulators Turn Up the Heat Growing loan volume and relaxed… READ MORE >
  |   11.01.2016