The Importance of Identifying and Boxing Environmental Risks

The Importance of Identifying and Boxing Environmental Risks
in Commercial Real Estate Lending 

Please join CREFC and Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on Tuesday, October 22nd, for an After-Work Seminar on the importance of identifying and boxing environmental risks in various types of commercial real estate lending transactions, including CMBS and balance sheet loan originations and warehouse financing.  The panel will discuss all aspects of identifying, quantifying, and mitigating environmental risks. Topics will include:

  • Necessity of conducting independent lender environmental due diligence
  • Commonly identified environmental risks
  • Quantifying environmental risks
  • Strategies for mitigating environmental risks and protecting security interests
  • Addressing typical environmental-related securitization requirements and representations
  • Potential consequences of failing to identify, quantify and mitigate environmental risks, including impaired collateral value and negative impact on CMBS ratings
  • Avoiding lender liability under environmental laws

Valerie Sheaffer, Special Counsel, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Bill Havard, Senior Vice President, USI Insurance Services
Daniel Rubock, Senior Vice President, Moody's Investors Service
Charlie Tallinger, LEED AP, Principal,  Partner Engineering and Science, Inc.
Additional panelists to be announced.

Sponsored by:

Registration: 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Seminar: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Networking Reception: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Attendee List

Price: $85 Members / $170 Non-Members

Young Professional* Price: $43 Members
*must be approved for the discounted rate in advance - please note that this rate applies to CREFC members only

Academic** Price: $43 Members
**must be approved for the discounted rate in advance

10/22/2019 5:00 PM - 10/22/2019 8:00 PM
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
101 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10178

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REGISTRATIONS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. If a registrant is unable to attend a substitute will be accepted at no additional charge.

  • Contact Janie Lam or call (646) 884-7563 for registration related questions.
  • Contact Kim Pang or call (646) 884-7573 for After-Work Seminar, CREFC Women’s Network and speaking opportunity related questions.
  • Contact Danielle Nathan or call (646) 884-7579 for Young Professional and Education event related questions.
  • Contact Daniela Schneider or call (202) 448-0858 for CLE credit related questions.
  • Contact Meghan Roberts or call (202) 448-0862 for sponsorship opportunities.
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