PHILADELPHIA — RTM Communications is organizinga conference October 7-9 on "SUSTAINABLE PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS:Closing Deals and Capturing Market Opportunities." The conferencewill be held at the SheratonPhiladelphia Society Hill Hotel - OneDock Street, (2nd and Walnut Streets).


Managing environmental risk successfully is challenging for alltypes of corporate and real estate deals from the portfolio andone- off commercial or industrial property transactions, says RTM. The environmental risk and liability concerns that arise inMergers & Acquisitions to the legacy liabilities associatedwith the redevelopment of brownfield sites require the use ofbullet proof legal tactics, deal strategies that can bracket and ortransfer the environmental risks and the financial tools to closethe deal.


Environmental risk can impact the success of closing thetransaction, valuation of the assets, and the transfer of legacyliabilities. It takes creative funding, the bracketing ofenvironmental risk using rigorous and alternative due diligence andremedial alternatives, and deal structuring techniques grounded inbullet proof legal and risk management strategies to assure thatthe redevelopment or reuse or su.ccessful disposition of thesurplus or stranded assets can be successfully implemented.


This RTM conference zeroes in on deal flow of corporate andlocal government property types, business tactics and strategiesfor reducing the uncertainty caused by environmental risk andclosing the deals employing creative environmental risk managementapproaches. The Conference will also delve into facilitatingdynamic energy transactions and sustainable brownfieldredevelopments that include the siting and financing of renewableenergy/clean technology, the business, regulatory and environmentalrisk management issues pertinent to hydraulic fracturing and shalegas production and the opportunities and risks of performingsustainable/green remediation at complex sites including formermanufacturing sites, defense sites and port terminals.


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