The one place even conservative banks sometimes gamble dangerously.

In 1990, a major Florida bank was held liable for environmental issues discovered on a property they had financed—and for years to follow, the threat of lender liability hung over commercial real estate transactions throughout the state. Finally, in 1996, the legislature passed the Asset Conservation Act, which protected lenders from environmental liability with a… Read More...

ERMI Celebrates 20 Years of Assessment & Remediation in Florida

Cue the music: May 21, 2019, marks the 20th anniversary of ERMI’s founding. Back in 1999, our founder, Steve Hilfiker, started the company in a construction trailer in his back yard.  Steve had graduated with a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Florida, then worked nearly 10 years on the staff of… Read More...

Environmental Risk Management, Inc. (ERMI) celebrates first year of Tampa branch operations.

One year ago this week, we established our Tampa office to more effectively serve central Florida with locally-based engineering and technical personnel. The new Tampa site builds on ERMI’s two-decade-long history of helping Florida developers, lenders, property owners, and government agencies with assessment, testing, documentation and remediation services. “We’ve had a really good year with… Read More...

ERMI Secures State Licensure for Asbestos-Related Services

ERMI has been awarded an Asbestos License from Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation. This license equips ERMI to expertly ensure that safe procedures are followed in situations involving asbestos, especially in renovation or demolition projects. Asbestos fibers in building materials such as roofing, ceiling tiles, and insulation pose severe health risks, yet is still commonly found in… Read More...

19th Annual Commercial Real Estate Outlook Conference (CCIM)

https://ccimfc.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_jevents&task=icalrepeat.detail&evid=18&Itemid=115&year=2019&month=02&day=11&title=19th-annual-southwest-district-real-estate-outlook-conference&uid=d01cf62ba072462b9e0a2f110a038421 February 11 Monday, February 11, 2019, 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM Hyatt Regency Coconut Point...

How lenders can help FL prepare for 10 million new residents

In 2014 Florida passed New York as the nation’s third-most populous state, and in 2016 our head-count reached 20.6 million. Now, according to research at the University of Florida*, we may expand to 30,000,000 by 2045. Which raises an obvious question: Where are we going to put 10 million more people? The best answer to that question actually… Read More...