Monday, May 30, 2011

Webinar on the Environmental Challenges Faced by Lenders

On Tuesday, May 31, 2011 between 1:00 and 2:00 EST a free webinar will feature Dianne Crocker, a principal analyst with EDR's market research group. She is responsible for providing EDR’s clients with strategic data and analysis on environmental due diligence trends.

Crocker gives presentations about environmental risk at industry conferences and client workshops across the country. She is a frequent contributor to leading commercial real estate, lending and environmental magazines, and her column, "Inside the Industry," appears monthly in EM, the magazine of the Air & Waste Management Association.

The lending industry is undergoing a period of dramatic change. While foreclosures, refinancing, and workouts are still the norm, originations are slowly beginning to ramp up. Under intense pressure to tighten risk management practices, lenders are rethinking how they conduct environmental due diligence.In this webinar EDR will explore this new landscape with industry expert Dianne Crocker. Sharing results from her team’s latest Benchmarking Survey of Financial Institutions, Dianne will explain what lenders are looking for, and how environmental professionals can earn new lender business.

Participants will learn:
1) Why today’s lenders are looking to tighten environmental due diligence
2) What they’re doing—or not doing—on foreclosures, refinancing, and workouts
3) Challenges lenders face adhering to the U.S. SBA’s environmental guideline4) Characteristics lenders value most in their consultants

This event is intended for environmental consultants who conduct Phase I environmental site assessments for lenders. To register for the event click here.

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