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Brownfield Site Restoration and Remediation

May 12, 2015 @ 10:00 am - May 14, 2015 @ 12:00 pm

Course Title: Brownfield Site Restoration and Remediation-Webinar
Course ID: REM-404W
Status: OPEN
Date(s): May 12, 2015: 10:00am – 12:00pm
May 13, 2015: 10:00am – 12:00pm
May 14, 2015: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Instructor: Mark E. Selman, P.E.
Tuition: $345
$295 / $295* (Before April 4, 2015



**This course will be presented online as a live webinar in three 2-hour sessions. Sessions will be recorded and will be available to all enrolled attendees. **

All classes will be from 10 a.m.-noon Pacific (11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mountain) (noon to 2 p.m. Central) and (1-3 p.m. Eastern).

In this 6-hour course, attendees will learn what characterizes a “Brownfield” project, how it differs from a conventional “Greenfield” real estate transaction, and why it would be desirable for a public entity or private investor to pursue a Brownfield. The material discussed will approach Brownfields from a nationwide perspective, with specific examples from some individual states as necessary. *Attendees with state-specific questions are encouraged to send them toinfo@nwetc.org, and we will pass them on to the instructor, who will address them during the sessions. Questions submitted after one week before the course may not be addressed.

Participants will learn the components of a Brownfields transaction and what pathways are typically available through individual state programs to certify site closure and encourage voluntary cleanup of Brownfields.  Participants will come away with an understanding of the critical due diligence tasks that are necessary to complete a successful Brownfield transaction including legal, real estate, environmental, financing, and risk transfer (insurance).  Case studies and active engagement with the attendees will be used to reinforce the points presented in lecture.

Understanding the topics covered will provide attendees with a current and better-informed perspective on the actual risk and reward afforded to individual investors and public entities that are motivated to produce a win-win financial reward and public benefit.

Intended Audience:

This course is intended for municipal planners, policymakers, and permitting officials in and state nationwide who desire to have a basic working knowledge of what constitutes a Brownfield so that they are able to encourage and facilitate private and public redevelopment investment in their communities.  The course is also intended to educate and encourage real estate entrepreneurs, real estate developers, and their attorneys to pursue Brownfield projects because the perceived financial risk in developing Brownfields is often significantly greater than the actual risks and less than the real estate market risks, and that these perceptions often stymie redevelopment unnecessarily.