Redevelopment Opportunities – A Day Discussing the Real Estate Development Process

On February 27, 2018, FET in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) will host a Brownfields Redevelopment Seminar at the Country Inn & Suites in Pewaukee.  The focus of the seminar is redeveloping brownfields — abandoned, idle or underused commercial or industrial properties, where the expansion or redevelopment is hindered by real or perceived contamination. 

The value of revitalizing contaminated or brownfield sites has gained widespread acceptance over the past 20 to 30 years. Still, brownfield redevelopment transactions remain challenging. However, with the benefit of experience, the risks associated with these transactions are manageable.

The key challenges to the successful redevelopment of a brownfield site includes technical, legal, financial, future land use and community issues. The efforts at remediation and eventual redevelopment of these sites involve several key stakeholders, including the property owner, the local government, investor, lender and developer, the attorneys, environmental consultant, and the regulators.  This day-long discussion about the real estate development process will look at the key issues associated with brownfields redevelopment and examine some of the more successful approaches that have been employed.  Agenda and registration information: 2-27-18 Brownfields