OBLR Webinars: RE-Development Academy for Communities

Essex Street Riverfront Park, Rahway City, Union County

Come Join This Webinar Series Hosted By the EPA Office of Brownfield & Land Revitalization (OBLR)!

Ever wonder why some sites sit and some get developed? How brownfields issues affect developer decisions. See how the brownfield redevelopment and real estate development process intersect. Fully participate in the process and understand the key players and critical decision-making steps. Topics covered include cover basic real estate terminology, concepts, and a general overview of the development process, including the role of critical players such as the development team, the public sector, and community stakeholders. Key terminology necessary to understand the development process, including proforma, cap rates, lease rates, defining costs, and other basics of real estate development will be discussed.

This is free webinar series for the Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization’s (OBLR) RE-Development Academy for Communities. This webinar is being offered for community members (including local governments, economic development and environmental protection departments, community nonprofits, brownfield redevelopment agencies & other local stakeholders), technical assistance providers, and state and tribal partners.

RE-Development Academy Real Estate Webinars

Friday, September 13
Friday, October 18
Friday, November 8
1 PM – 3 PM ET
Cost: FREE

Plan to join the RE-Development Academy for Communities, a three-part free webinar series hosted by the Office of Brownfield & Land Revitalization where you will learn the process for redeveloping a contaminated site through the eyes of a property developer.


Increase your understanding of the real estate redevelopment process through the eyes of a developer! Learn about:

  • Factors that motivate or discourage the development of contaminated properties
  • How & when developers make decisions
  • Special issues to consider such as compatibility of site cleanup & reuse, contaminant type & location, institutional or engineering controls, etc.
  • Pre- & post-redevelopment activities, determining cost & return on investment
September 13 Redevelopment Process: The Intersection of Real Estate and Brownfields
October 18 Peering into the Crystal Ball: How the Market Decides Future Use!
November 8 Pulling Back the Curtain: How Developers Make Money!