ASTM E1527 Revisions: Ballot Results and Next Steps
As we noted in an earlier blog post, balloting on a revised version of the ASTM E1527 Standard closed to ASTM E50 Committee members on October 17, 2012 in preparation for what was… READ MORE >
  |   10.29.2012
Several Sites Under Investigation in Silver Spring Area
Three landfills, stream bed pollution, an old car wash site and a place where oil once leaked have some residents of Silver Spring, Md. bracing for the worse, according to this article. The… READ MORE >
  |   10.29.2012
Will EB-5 Drive Environmental Due Diligence Work?
An old program is receiving new attention—and potentially driving due diligence opportunities in the process. Back in 1990, Congress created EB-5, an Immigrant Investor Program administered by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services… READ MORE >
  |   10.25.2012
Prevailing Mindset Still One of Caution
Despite market improvements, the prevailing mindset is still one of caution as recovery in the commercial real estate market stumbles forward. This mentality manifests itself in the deal-making and loan origination spheres as… READ MORE >
  |   10.24.2012
TCE Spoils North Carolina Water Wells
Homeowners in Wake Forest, N.C., have discovered that some of their water wells are contaminated with trichloroethylene, or TCE. As tests continue, other homeowners wait to hear if their wells have the same… READ MORE >
  |   10.24.2012
Superfund Proposed for Former Tanning and Plating Sites
Two former industrial properties in Massachusetts that pose potential threats to neighboring properties because of contamination migration have been identified for possible addition to the Superfund program. A leather tanning operation was located… READ MORE >
  |   10.18.2012
Lenders Weigh In at October DDD Workshops
On today’s monthly call of the Environmental Bankers Association, I shared the thoughts expressed by our lender panelists during last week’s Due Diligence at Dawn workshops in Chicago, Oakland and Irvine. The six… READ MORE >
  |   10.17.2012
"More of the Same" for Commercial Real Estate Lending, Tight Underwriting in 2013
The latest quarter’s financial results from financial institutions show continued growth in commercial lending, albeit at a slower pace than previous quarters. The forecast will likely remain slow growth with heightened risk awareness.… READ MORE >
  |   10.15.2012
Technology Track: Tsui's Take on Technology
The mobile industry has undoubtedly been growing at an unprecedented rate and dramatically changed how we all live and work. The results of our 2012 Property Assessment Leadership Survey indicated that 78% of… READ MORE >
  |   10.12.2012
"Big Data" and Lenders' Big Data Management Challenges
Big data” is the new buzz word in information technology circles. Wikipedia defines the term as “a collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand… READ MORE >
  |   10.11.2012