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Environmental Due Diligence

How a Geologic Review Can Avoid Costly Issues during Construction Projects and Transactions

How can geologic reviews or geotechnical investigations save you money? Read More »

Due Diligence in the Purchase and Sale of a Hotel Property

In the transaction for the sale or purchase of a hotel, both the seller and buyer will usually have divergent due diligence concerns.  The buyer typically wants full disclosure and broad representations and warranties from the seller while the seller wants to limit its risks, convey the property “as is” and make only limited representations or warranties that expire at or a short time after closin... Read More »

Happiness as a Strategy for a Better Workplace (2 Comments)

Entry by JoeDerhake Entry If we work harder, we become more successful, and then we’ll be happier…. Right? Not so, says Shawn Anchor in a fantastic TED talk I watched the other day (you should watch it too.)  He argues the formula should be flipped around:  First, you must raise positivity and feel good about what you do to achieve what he calls the “happiness advantage” that leads to su... Read More »

Happiness as a Strategy for a Better Workplace

Entry by JoeDerhake Entry If we work harder, we become more successful, and then we’ll be happier…. Right? Not so, says Shawn Anchor in a fantastic TED talk I watched the other day (you should watch it too.)  He argues the formula should be flipped around:  First, you must raise positivity and feel good about what you do to achieve what he calls the “happiness advantage” that leads to su... Read More »

Happiness as a Strategy for a Better Workplace (1 Comment)

Entry by JoeDerhake Entry If we work harder, we become more successful, and then we’ll be happier…. Right? Not so, says Shawn Anchor in a fantastic TED talk I watched the other day (you should watch it too.)  He argues the formula should be flipped around:  First, you must raise positivity and feel good about what you do to achieve what he calls the “happiness advantage” that leads to su... Read More »

March 2015 Events

Start            End              Conference                              Location 1 5 ICBA National Convention Orlando, FL 2 4 CLRM Roundtable Phoenix, AZ 3 3 CREJ: Multifamily Owners and Managers Conference and Expo Englewood, CO 3 4 iGlobal Forum: Global Real Estate Private Equity Summit New York, NY 4 4 ICSC: New England Retail Connection Hartford, CT 8 10 ICSC: RECon Latin America Cancun, Mex... Read More »

Quick Recap Of First EBA Meeting of 2015

Entry by JoeDerhake Entry The Environmental Bankers Association (EBA) concluded its first meeting of the year in South Carolina last week (Jan 11-14).  While Charleston was a beautiful venue, it was bitter sweet as we all said good-bye to Jeff and Tacy Telego.  Jeff and Tacy founded the EBA and served as co-executive directors for 21 years.  The program packed with great panels, ope... Read More »

PCBs – A Question of Due Diligence

The use of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) was widespread before 1977, and the health risks associated with PCBs are well known. PCBs have been widely studied, analyzed, regulated, and managed since the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was passed in 1976. Over the nearly four decades since 1977, PCBs have been found in a wide variety of building products, including sidewalk caulk, window glazi... Read More »

California Case Upholds Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser Defense

Entry by JoeDerhake A number of recent court cases have highlighted certain ambiguities that exist around how and when the Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser (BFPP) defense applies.  The BFPP defense provides protection for liability under CERCLA to eligible property buyers who have knowledge of existing contamination if they take “appropriate care” to address the contamination. In thi... Read More »

Ten Takeaways from EBA June 2014

Entry by JoeDerhake Entry The Environmental Bankers Association’s June meeting in Seattle just wrapped up last week.  EBA continued its 20th anniversary celebration with great content as always and lively discussion on how our industry and EBA are changing and moving forward.   Here are 10 takeaway points:   1)      Vapor Intrusion Regulatory Drivers:  ... Read More »

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