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Due Diligence at Dawn


October 16, 2019
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM EDT

Speakers: Andrew N. Davis

October 16, 2019
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM EDT

Sheraton Edison Hotel
125 Raritan Center Parkway
Edison, NJ 08837


Andrew Davis, Ph.D., partner and Chair of Shipman & Goodwin’s Environmental Practice Group will be a speaker at the EDR Due Diligence at Dawn event.

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7:30-8:30 am Continental Breakfast & Nametag Pickup

8:30-8:45 am Welcome and Introduction

8:45-9:30 am NAVIGATING THE CREST OF THE RECOVERY: What You Can Expect in 2020
Presented by Dianne Crocker, Principal Analyst, EDR Insight

The last two years have been strong ones for the commercial real estate market—and by extension, for the U.S. Phase I ESA market. Market fundamentals in 2019 are still strong, but mid-year market barometers paint a picture of slowing growth. Speaker Dianne Crocker will drill down into the year-to-date stats from the ScoreKeeper model to take the pulse of the U.S. Phase I ESA market and highlight how the hot spots for CRE investment are driving the fastest-growing markets for environmental due diligence over the near-term.

9:30-10:15 am VAPOR MIGRATION IN THE PHASE I ESA: Lessons Learned from Recent Case Studies
Presented by Anthony Buonicore, P.E., Principal, Buonicore Group

Learn how vapor migration risk is being evaluated using ASTM E2600 during this in-depth review of topical case studies drawn from Phase I ESAs. ASTM E2600 criteria will be reviewed and used as the basis for decision-making in each case study. Join us for this interactive session and walk away armed with valuable “lessons learned” from real-life examples.

10:15-10:45 am Networking Break

10:45-11:30 am PFAS AND DUE DILIGENCE: Practical Information for Managing This Emerging Risk
PFAS: What’s All the PFUSS?
Presented by Andrew N. Davis, Ph.D., Partner and Chair of Shipman & Goodwin LLP’s Environmental Practice Group
PFAS: Due Diligence Considerations
Presented by Norm Farmer, PFAS Program Director, SGS North America EHS

Emerging information on the dangers of Polyfluoroalkyl Substances, or PFAS, is creating confusion and concern across the environmental industry. Many states have put new guidelines and regulations in place for managing PFAS risks, and the U.S. EPA will likely act soon. In today’s uncertain regulatory environment, what do environmental due diligence professionals need to be aware of to prevent liability for themselves and their clients? At this track, leading local experts will share the practical information you need to identify and manage PFAS risks during property due diligence during this interim period as the regulations catch up with the science.

11:30 am-Noon UPCOMING REVISIONS TO ASTM E1527: An Early Review of the Changes
Presented by Elizabeth Krol, National Client Manager for Partner Engineering & Science
The ASTM Phase I ESA Task Group is in the final stages of revising the E1527 standard—with a final version anticipated in early 2020. Get a leg up on the new revisions with this timely track when a task group member will detail key areas of change.

Noon-1:00 pm Lunch & Learn Presentation
Stay for lunch and learn about the latest innovations from EDR


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