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This four-part monthly program, presented by the EBC Site Remediation and Redevelopment Committee, will use a MOCK transaction scenario to take you through all the phases of developing a brownfield site in Massachusetts. View the Attendee List
Register for the first three programs and receive free registration for the final program in the series (Part Four). EBC will take care of your registration for Part Four. Contact EBC with any questions.
Our mock case will involve High Tech Industries, Inc., a company that wants to build a new world headquarters on a high value location, and Messy Scrap Yard Incorporated, a property owner that wants to sell a 75-year-old 30-acre family-run scrap yard in the perfect spot.
Part One: January 17 – Transaction, Funding Aids, and Project Set-up
Part Two: February 14 – Development and Build-Out Planning
Part Three: March 17 – Demolition Phase
Part Four: April 12 – Redevelopment Waste Management Considerations
The series will provide an interactive case study of the trials and tribulations of developing an old contaminated industrial property, located in Massachusetts, into a new and vibrant use. Attendees will observe the interaction between a mock buyer (High Tech Industries, Inc.) and a mock seller (Messy Scrap Yard Incorporated), along with their mock legal counsel, during acquisition negotiations, site assessment, resolution of assessment results, the funding process, final sale, and resolution of several typical development challenges.
This first program, Part One: Transaction, Funding Aids, and Project Set-up, will provide insight into how buyer and seller teams posture and strategize to complete a deal where multiple environmental issues exist. Participants will cover real estate negotiations, assessment results, financial planning options available from tax credits and accessing MassDevelopment funds, as well as insurance options to support the deal. Participants will then take part in a panel discussion to facilitate observations and questions with the audience, as well as an introduction to Part Two.
General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.5 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.
- Robert Atwood, Chair, EBC Rhode Island Chapter; Vice President & Senior Engineer, Environmental Strategies & Management, Inc.
Seller Team Discusses Pending Sale of MOCK Site
- Seller/Owner – Robert Atwood, Vice President & Senior Engineer, Environmental Strategies & Management, Inc.
- Legal Counsel to Seller – Robert D. Cox, Jr., Partner, Bowditch & Dewey, LLP
Buyer Team Discusses Preliminary Transactional Issues of MOCK Site
Discussion of Site Environmental Assessment & Remediation Results
- Evan Cuce, Environmental Scientist, Environmental Strategies & Management, Inc.
Insurance Options To Support Deal
- Karl Touet, Principal, Twin Elms Insurance Agency
Tax Credit Considerations
- Eleni Varitimos, Vice President, Community Development, MassDevelopment, North Region
Final Agenda – EBC Site Remediation Program Series – Contaminated Property Buying and Selling Strategies – Part One – Transaction Funding Aids and Project Setup