“They’re dedicated, committed. They don’t overextend themselves, they don’t take on too many projects. When Viridian’s on a project, they’re focused on it.”
“There are a million items involved in a project like this and each of those items has a different path and coordinating those to go down the same path is very, very difficult. But Viridian makes it look easy. And they make it all look connected. It’s like solving a puzzle – knowing which pieces go where and how they fit. Viridian’s level of detail is unlike anything that I’ve seen. It’s a monumental task, and they’re doing a phenomenal job.”
“The biggest thing was the great team Viridian assembled – the lending folks, the general contractor, geotech, regulators, the municipality. We all sat down as a team, and they made sure everybody’s concerns and issues were addressed. You know everybody’s going to have their own things they want to get done and there would have to be some give and take, but at the end of the day Viridian was able to get everything done.”
“Viridian is a very reputable company; they were very open and honest with us. I trust them implicitly. They were a very straightforward group of individuals with high integrity.“
“Viridian Partners were always very good communicators. They’re very complicated projects, but they’re able to boil it down in a way that everyone understands so we could make smart decisions. They’re great guys; I trust them. They’re top notch.“
“Viridian takes the tough stuff that nobody else is willing to go near, and they solve the problems. They’re not afraid to spend whatever time and expertise are necessary to get it done. They really are impressive at all levels.“
“These are heavy, heavy lifts for anyone in the industry. There’s a plethora of challenges, and there are only a handful of folks that get involved and have the expertise to close on these sites. Viridian is as good as it gets with brownfield sites.“
“Viridian Partners are one of the best in the business, particularly because they’re more national in reach. Whether its PA, NJ or CA, these guys have seen a lot of sites, they know the nuances and each particular regulation within that given space. I think that sets them apart.“
“Viridian Partners are very qualified, very knowledgeable. They understand brownfield redevelopments at a level that most people don’t. They’re easy to work with; super responsive. They’re all the things you’re supposed to be as a company.“
“They’re unique in what they do. Viridian understands the complexity of remediation and redevelopment, plus they understand our business. Sophistication, knowledge and depth are some of their key strengths.“
The words “environmental contamination” immediately create the knee jerk reaction of “no” from many investors, but a smart investor asks how he or she is protected against this risk. Viridian has developed a series of risk protocols that mitigate and compartmentalize risks for both the seller and the investor.
With few exceptions, the Brownfields marketplace is largely devoid of quality, experienced players with a proven track record of successfully repositioning Brownfield real estate. The competitive landscape is comprised of a few regional developers that do a handful of one-off transactions, with the balance comprised of development interests who team with remediation contractors to perform the cleanup of these properties on a fixed-price guaranteed basis.
Viridian Partners have repositioned more the 50 large-scale Brownfield projects across the country during their careers. Our focus is always on the real estate and its redevelopment potential, and we are not interested in building a backlog of remediation service and construction work.
Our broad skill set and decades of expertise allows us to carry a deal from environmental remediation through vertical development, while maximizing the value of the project. As such, there are significant and exceptional opportunities for equity partners and lenders to be involved along the continuum.
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