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ERIS’ RISK-E BUSINESS Podcast will delve into a variety of current ‘hot’ topics and issues related to environmental risk and property due diligence. The podcast can be consumed easily and anywhere in episodes of less than 30 minutes in length – perfect for ERIS’ busy industry client professionals.

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The commercial real estate market is booming! Certain trends and drivers of change continue to fuel robust transactional and redevelopment activity, including the adaptive reuse of CRE, which gives older structures and spaces new life and purpose. Guest host Mary Ann Grena Manley welcomes guest Mark Johnson, a Principal Consultant with Geosyntec, based in the company’s Wilmington, NC office, to discuss these evolving trends as well as the impact of emerging environmental justice policies and ESG factors on environmental due diligence and project planning. Mark also offers practical tips for parties involved in adaptive reuse and brownfields redevelopment projects.

Environmental justice (EJ) has become a force of change in our industry with major implications for developers and investors. While every state has some kind of EJ policy, New Jersey’s new landmark legislation is the first of its kind with real teeth and its implementation will be closely watched by various stakeholders. Guest host Mary Ann Grena Manley welcomes guest New Jersey environmental attorney Matt Karmel with Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP, to explain the nuts and bolts of the new law, what industries it will impact, and its broader implications for businesses and projects nationwide.

Guest Kevin Drover of Stantec Consulting Ltd speaks with host Brayden Ford about the development of drones for environmental property due diligence. Kevin oversees an international group whose specific role is to apply unmanned aerial vehicle technology for the expansion of site research and monitoring.

Guest Derek Ezovski explains how the lender landscape is impacting environmental due diligence practices. Derek and Jeff also give insight into SBA standard operating policies, the RSRA (Records Search Risk Assessment) and ASTM standards within the due diligence framework.

Want to make better technical reports (with less effort)? Kelly Stratton knows how. After years of report writing as an environmental professional Kelly launched technical report writing platform Quire specifically to help clients produce better reports more easily. Kelly outlines six ways you can improve your reports in a conversation that will be help anyone who writes technical reports as part of their responsibilities.

Not all Phase I reports are created equal. And some are downright dangerous. Phase Is are a common and necessary first-step in many environmental professionals’ due diligence workflow. In this discussion, Brayden Ford and his expert guest, Bill Leedham, give you clear best practice advice for Phase I research reports. They cover not only best practices but some common (and costly) mistakes, lurking dangers, and the limitations placed on the fulfillment of this important first step.

Guest Julie Kilgore dives deeper with us into potential ASTM revisions. Find out what big changes for users and property due diligence professionals could be underway.

Guest Julie Kilgore outlines potential ASTM revisions and explains why they could mean big changes for users and environmental professionals.