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RTM Communications, Inc. and Bloomberg BNA Webinar on  

 "Closing Property Transactions Using Mitigation Banking Credits.”  



COST:  $99 CD


         Mitigation credits resolve environmental permitting and enforcement requirements for the divestiture and/or acquisition of surplus corporate properties, brownfield redevelopments or for the development of commercial or residential real estate.  Mitigation banking effectively satisfies regulatory compliance permitting for wetland restoration and water quality impacts through the sale of credits for wetland and stream resources, as well as for impacts to endangered species through Conservation Banks. More recently nutrient mitigation banks are being established in jurisdictions where a TMDL related water quality rule has been established. There are approximately 1,100 wetland, stream, forestry and nutrient mitigation banks operating to expedite permitting related to key infrastructure elements to projects. 

Creative financing tools including the use of mitigation banks provide a clear monetary value for transportation and energy sector projects as well as infrastructure development industries and brownfield redevelopments.  Infrastructure developments that have permitting, enforcement and or even litigation challenges should look to the advanced compensatory development of eco-assets, otherwise known as mitigation credits as a risk transfer mechanism to bring economic viability to a project and the successful closure of a real estate transaction.

During the webinar our moderator and speakers will empower attendees to:

·        Facilitate brownfield redevelopments using mitigation banking

·        Offset environmental permitting or enforcement actions through the use of ecosystem financial tools and tactics

·        Learn what mitigation credit stacking can do for energy and infrastructure projects and brownfield properties that may qualify for many kinds of mitigation credits

·        Use mitigation credit banking to reposition nonperforming real estate and meet environmental permitting requirements

·        Navigate the effective ways to sell mitigation credits to permittees for water resources and carbon sequestrations issues

·        Examine through case studies how successful brownfield developers and corporate owners use mitigation banking

RTM Communications, Inc. is proud to have a distinguished panel to discuss these cutting-edge topics:

  • ·       Doug Lashley, Managing Member, GreenVest, LLC
  • ·      Brad Campbell, President, Swan Creek Energy, LLC
  • ·      Jeffrey Cappola, Shareholder, Wilentz Goldman &Spitzer, PA 
  • ·        Jeff Telego, President, RTM Communications, Inc. (Moderator)


RTM Communications, Inc. is proud to have a distinguished panel to discuss these cutting-edge topics

Doug Lashley, Managing Member, GreenVest, LLC

Doug Lashley founded GreenVest, a land re-developer in 1998 and since that date has helped lead a national charge to balance economic objectives with enhanced environmental performance. Doug is a real estate and environmental lawyer, with 36 years of experience in commercial litigation, sustainable development, complex land use, permitting and redeployment of environmentally impaired real estate. Doug is a national thought leader in the innovative development of eco assets as a tool in helping solve conflicting stakeholder interests.   He has been a principal and or counsel in industrial and waterfront revitalization projects, brownfield and reclaimed mining properties. His focus today is on water quality issues involving mining reclamation, wetland, stream, forestry and nutrient mitigation projects with the EPA and the USACOE as well as numerous State, County and Municipal environmental resource agencies.    

Doug holds a B.A. in Business from the University of Maryland and a J.D., from George Mason University.



Brad Campbell, President, Swan Creek Energy, LLC

Brad Campbell is currently President of Swan Creek Energy LLC. Brad is a nationally recognized environmental leader, currently in private practice as an attorney and consultant focused on issues involving the environment, energy, and entrepreneurship and science. His work spans a wide range, encompassing brownfield cleanup, natural resource restoration, innovative and alternative energy project development, municipal environmental projects, and general litigation.                                                                                

In 2006, Brad completed four years of service as Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). In this role, Brad successfully led major initiatives to protect water resources and reshape development. These included landmark legislation and implementing regulations to protect New Jersey's Highlands; the nation's toughest stormwater management and stream buffer rules; and a series of regulatory reforms and new financial tools to promote and finance brownfields cleanup and redevelopment. 

Prior to his service at DEP, Brad served as regional administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Mid-Atlantic region (1999-2001), where he was responsible for implementing and enforcing federal environmental                                        

        Brad lectures and writes regularly on major legal and policy issues, and is currently a public scholar at Monmouth University's Urban Coast Institute. He also has been a visiting professor at the University of North Carolina Law School.                                                                          

Brad is an alumnus of the University of Chicago Law School (J.D. cum laude, 1987), where he was a comment editor of the law review and a member of the Order of the Coif, and Amherst College (B.A. magna cum laude, 1983).


Jeffrey Cappola, Shareholder, Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer, PA

Jeffrey Cappola is a shareholder with the New Jersey headquartered law firm Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer, PA.  Jeff concentrates on brownfield and landfill redevelopment, land use, and regulatory compliance with environmental laws. He provides counsel to businesses and developers by identifying the applicability of, and developing strategies for obtaining environmental and land use permits from local, state and federal agencies. He has extensive experience with all aspects of real estate development which includes: due diligence, property acquisition, financing, permitting, liability protection, environmental insurance and negotiating and drafting real estate purchase and sale agreements and redevelopment agreements. 

In addition, Jeffrey has extensive experience negotiating with federal, state and local authorities regarding obtaining permits and approvals pertaining to projects regarding waterfront development, coastal areas, flood hazard areas and wetlands. Another expertise of Jeff’s is negotiating with regulatory agencies to obtain permits for wetland impacts from development projects and for wetland mitigation banks on behalf of a international warehouse developer along the east coast.

As a brownfield attorney, Jeff has also negotiated Administrative Consent Orders and Bonafide Prospective Purchaser Agreements with federal and state authorities. His experience includes advising clients on cost recovery options related to cleanups, and with regard to compliance with New Jersey’s Industrial Site Recovery Act and Site Remediation Reform Act pertaining to property transfers requiring remediation of contaminated property


Jeff Telego, President, RTM Communications, Inc. (Moderator)

Dean Jeffery Telego is President of Risk Management Technologies (RTM) and RTM Communications, Inc.  Jeff directs RTM corporate development and oversees the companies’ technical operations.  Jeff has been in the environmental risk management field since 1978.             

For RTM Communications, Inc., Jeff creates and chairs two national conferences on sustainable property transactions, featuring corporate and real estate deal flow, environmental finance and risk management topics each year and develops customized training for the financial services industry in the United States, Asia and in Eastern and Central Europe.  Jeff was the managing co-editor of the book published by RTM Communications, Inc., entitled Environmental Risk Management--A Desk Reference.                             

Jeff is also Executive Co-Director of the Environmental Bankers Association (EBA), a financial services industry trade association created to develop model environmental risk management policies and procedures, exchange information by means of a clearinghouse and network, and apply this information in practical terms to credit risk analysis process in lending and for sustainable development transactions.