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.
However, several signifi cant trends in the purchase and
sale of commercial real estate will be largely unaffected by
political change. These trends include the many sources of
environmental liability, the utility of environmental insurance,
the risk of criminal liability, after bankruptcy liability,
and the movement toward disclosure and transparency.