Transaction Screen Standard Update

Transaction Screen Standard Update

In July of this year, the ASTM committee updated the Transaction Screen Standard (ASTM E1528-22). The Transaction Screen is a limited environmental due diligence document designed to identify potential environmental concerns (PEC) at a piece of commercial real estate....
New HUD Guidance on Climate Change Risk

New HUD Guidance on Climate Change Risk

HUD recently issued their Guidance on Considering Climate Change in Environmental Assessment Factors for Multifamily Projects.  According to the guidance document, after December 1, 2022, Multifamily Housing will require consideration of reasonably foreseeable...
Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Checklist

Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Checklist

A Phase I ESA can be triggered by a variety of circumstances, including seeking a loan from a bank or lender in order to purchase a commercial property, satisfying requirements of the “innocent landowner defense”, or as liability against responsibility for...
PFAS and Real Estate: An In-Depth Guide

PFAS and Real Estate: An In-Depth Guide

TABLE OF CONTENTS What are PFAS?Why are PFAS dangerous?What products are PFAS found in?What caused PFAS contamination on my property?Why are PFAS difficult to contain?Does the ASTM E1527-21 require PFAS?Is PFAS a recognized environmental condition (REC)?When are PFAS...