INSIGHTS

LIGHTBOX HONORS GRADUATES OF ITS DEVELOPING LEADERS MENTOR PROGRAM
Phoenix reception honors the first class of mentee graduates Inspired by the Developing Leaders Award category at the annual PRISM conference, LightBox created a mentor program in January 2019, in collaboration with Truist Sr. Environmental VP, John Rybak, to provide education and mentor/mentee connections to spread the insights of business leaders, and give newer professionals the tools and resources they need to meet their professional development goals. Rybak’s motivation in teaming with LightBox’s Dianne Crocker to bring the mentor program… READ MORE >
FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ASTM’s BUILDING ENERGY PERFORMANCE STANDARD
E3224 Brings Building Energy Performance into Commercial Property Due Diligence In an exciting development for anyone involved in Property Condition Assessments, an ASTM Task Group just finalized the new E 3224 Building Energy… READ MORE >
  |   12.18.2019
DDD TRACK HIGHLIGHT: PFAS-The Trifecta of Technical, Legal and Practical Insights
Answers on How To Address PFAS Risk as Regulations Take Shape Emerging information on the dangers of Polyfluoroalkyl Substances, or PFAS, is creating confusion and concern across the environmental industry. Many states have… READ MORE >
  |   11.13.2019
DDD TRACK HIGHLIGHT: Tips for Assessing Vapor Migration Risk
In October, we hosted three Due Diligence at Dawn/Dusk events in Detroit, Edison and Arlington. One track, titled Vapor Migration Case Studies in Phase I ESAs, was presented by Anthony Buonicore, P.E., BCEE,… READ MORE >
  |   10.31.2019
OPINION: Now is When Commercial Lenders Need to Prepare for the Next Recession
NOTE TO READERS: This article was published by National Mortgage News on August 29, 2019, and is reprinted here with permission from the publisher. Author: Dianne Crocker July 1, 2019, was an important… READ MORE >
  |   09.04.2019
A NEW LOOK AT THE METROS OUT IN FRONT IN 2019: Top 5 Phase I ESA Markets by Size
Late last month, I delivered my mid-year market update, highlighting key trends in commercial real estate this year—and what that’s meant for the volume of Phase I environmental site assessments across the U.S.… READ MORE >
  |   08.22.2019
Banks, Credit Unions at Odds Over New Evaluation Rule
After a long period of stasis, there has been a cascade of updates to Federal regulations on when real estate appraisals are required by lenders. The shift began in 2018 when the Office… READ MORE >
  |   08.20.2019
PRISM DEVELOPING LEADERS WEBINAR: WORDS OF WISDOM FROM INDUSTRY LEADERS
As part of EDR’s Developing Leaders mentor program, launched in January, we are hosting webinars that enable prominent industry leaders to share their wisdom with the next generation. On July 17, I was… READ MORE >
  |   07.22.2019
SBA NEWS FLASH: 7(a) AND 504 LOAN VOLUME AT MID-YEAR
Loans under the 7(a) program are 13% below this time last year, Live Oak maintains top spot, while Newtek makes a move.  The last time we checked in on loan volume under the… READ MORE >
  |   07.12.2019