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Anatomy of Brownfields Redevelopment

Guide explains the real estate process for cleaning up and redeveloping one or more brownfields sites, including: 

  • Opportunities and Risks Specific to Brownfields Redevelopment
  • Typical Brownfields Redevelopment Scenarios
  • Three Stages of the Brownfields Redevelopment Process
  • Paying for Brownfields Redevelopment
  • Critical Players in Brownfields Real Estate Development
  • Two Brownfields Redevelopment Case Studies
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