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Hidden Hazards 

Rising gas prices and a highly competitive market have closed more than 3,000 of the nation&rsquo s 164,292 gas stations in the last year, the biggest drop in five years, according to National Petroleum News. In June, ExxonMobil announced it

Watch Your Language 

Avoid 5 common mistakes in contract environmental clauses. For decades, I've advised financial and strategic commercial real estate buyers and sellers in connection with the environmental aspects of their transactions. I review scores of acquisition agreements each year. Objectives of the parties are oftenti

Under Control 

In the decade since the risk of vapor intrusion has become a prominent commercial real estate environmental concern, sophisticated developers have learned to assess and manage the risk and unlock the value of the affected properties.

Wind Resistant 

Environmentalism is so deeply embedded into the U.S. culture - including its business culture - that even a radical change in U.S. presidential administrations won't set it off course. Some good business practice that commercial real estate professionals have adopted are susceptible to the political winds.