Real estate developers face few hurdles in getting environment clearance

Real estate projects above 20,000 sq m need Environment Clearance before construction. But the damage to biodiversity is almost ignored when giving clearance. Pic: Amit Gaitonde/Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0) Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environment Management Plan (EMP). These are mandated by law to get environment clearance for largeContinue Reading

MEPA Office Issues Revised Protocols on Climate Change and Environmental Justice: Massachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Initiatives: What Real Estate Professionals Should Know, Part 4 | Holland & Knight LLP

After reviewing and responding to initial public comments, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) has issued its revised draft Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Interim Protocol on Climate Change Adaptation and Resiliency (the Interim Protocol), as well as a revised MEPA Public Involvement Protocol for EnvironmentalContinue Reading

In Review: SCOTUS Environmental and Administrative Decisions in the 2020 Term | Pillsbury - Gravel2Gavel Construction & Real Estate Law

Several decisions of interest were issued in the 2020 term, which stretched from October 2020 until early July 2021. This review will concentrate on environmental and administrative law cases. Texas v. New MexicoOn December 14, 2020, the Court issued its ruling in an Original Action. Water is precious in theContinue Reading

Capital Impact Partners Launches $20 million Diversity in Development Loan Fund and Grant Program in Washington, D.C. to Support Real Estate Developers of Color

This Fund will help even the playing field for real estate developers of color long hampered by systemic racism. Tweet this “For too long, there has not been a level playing field for emerging developers of color trying to enter the real estate market. As a result, many communities areContinue Reading

TPG Real Estate Partners and Quantum Loophole Announce Strategic Joint Venture to Develop Maryland’s First Gigawatt Scale Data Center Development

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Quantum Loophole, Inc., and TPG Real Estate Partners (TREP), the dedicated real estate equity investment platform of global alternative asset firm TPG, announced today that they have formed a strategic joint venture to acquire and develop an innovative, first-of-its-kind, gigawatt scale data center community in Frederick County, Maryland.Continue Reading

How the 3-2-2 Workweek Will Impact Commercial Real Estate

It seems like every day a new company announces that they will be returning to the office. But even when they do return, it is becoming clear that the workweek will continue to look different from the old model: the Monday to Friday 9-5. Harvard Business School professor Ashley WhillansContinue Reading

Inside Track: Planning, Environment & Sustainability - In the media, In practice and courts, Cases and Legislation - Real Estate and Construction

To print this article, all you need is to be registered or login on In the media Commonwealth New app streamlines application process for Green Star ratingGreen Building Council of Australia (GBCA) announces the launch of the first phase of Green Star Online, a new platform that allowsContinue Reading