First Environment is excited to be participating as an exhibitor at RTM Communications upcoming conference “Sustainable Property and Asset-Based Transactions: Closing Deals and Capturing Market Opportunities” taking place April 11-13 in Philadelphia. This year’s event will include program sessions focused on transaction/risk-based topics addressing the “New Normal” in business and real estate transactions involving contaminated properties for mergers and acquisitions (M&A), private equity type transactions, loan participations, and brownfield redevelopments.


“The 2016 M&A market has seen 80% the activity of 2015,” says conference organized Jeff Tellego. “More private equity is participating in complex infill sites that involve a new list of emerging contaminants. The quality of risk management needed for those transactions calls for innovative environmental risk mitigation strategies that include creative financing, bullet proof indemnities, and manuscripted risk transfer alternatives.”


First Environment has been supporting transactions and environmental risk management for developers, liability transfer companies, and private organizations for more than 20 years. Our environmental due diligence team is expert at assessing and communicating environmental risks so that business managers can make sound decisions and manage or avoid environmental liabilities. We provide a broad range of environmental risk management services, including identifying risk objectives–such as established materiality parameters–and providing data and advice in support of a client’s potential liability issues. First Environment specializes in working with owners, buyers, sellers, lenders, and their legal counsel to design and conduct environmental assessments to meet due diligence objectives and promote an understanding of potential environmental liabilities to effectively manage risk. We’ve established long-term relationships with a range of clients, from real estate management firms executing hundreds of transactions a year to individual businesses and property owners.


Topics that will be covered in the technical sessions include acquisition and divestment strategies, tactics involving surplus/distressed corporate assets, and environmental risk management solutions for financial and real estate transactions (including Brownfield sites). To view the agenda or for more information on the event, visit RTM’s website.


We’ll see you in Philly!