Over the last 15 years we have closed x deals, including the remediation of distressed property containing unexploded munitions, contaminated groundwater and PCBs. The result has been the repurposing of over XXX square feet of productive space for community use.
Viridian offers sellers an “AS IS, WHERE IS” fee simple sale, or the opportunity to contribute property to a development joint venture.
“Viridian does their work with complete honesty and amazing integrity. What they said they would do, they did. It’s absolutely true. Viridian’s success is because of the quality of the people and the fact that they just seem to get things done. I met many very competent executives in my career, and Viridian Partners compare very well to the best and most ethical people I’ve ever worked with.”
“You need a group like Viridian to help everyone work together to get these projects done right. Viridian takes the project from cradle to grave. Viridian Partners are flexible and easy to work with. While they do have a tried and true template, they are willing to be flexible to make it work for all parties. We all worked together really well. Everyone got a good deal in the end. Everybody won. That’s the way it’s supposed to work.”
“Viridan was easy to deal with. They told us what they wanted to do, they told us what approvals they needed to get, and then kept us informed the entire time. They did exactly what they said they were going to do, and they made every deadline. This site was very polluted and it was quite a challenge. Not many companies could have come in and dealt with the severity of the clean-up. But Viridian did, and we’re thrilled that they did. They turned over a completely clean piece of land to FedEx, who then could expand their operations in Woodbridge.“
“What’s most important in the real estate business – and particularly when you’re doing a complex transaction – is that you find a crew that is committed to doing what they say they’re going to do and close. And those guys did what they say what they were going to do. There were a lot of moving parts, and with every transaction there are bumps along the way, but eventually with their knowledge of the regulatory and capital markets, they were able to get it closed. And I understand the project is a very nice success.”
“Viridian Partners are very capable. They’re trusted by institutions as well as corporate clients. They are very experienced and thorough. 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. 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.”
“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.
Viridian’s honesty and integrity can be seen in the volume of deals that they’ve done over their career – and the partners they’ve had. You don’t get to be partners with Goldman Sachs and other companies like that that are huge institutions unless you have some extreme credibility behind you. Having a team with the track record and knowledge of Viridian is crucial to making the transactions occur. Their work ethic and determination are second to none; they’re on it 24/7. They’re as good as it gets to deal with.
The proof is in their results. What Viridian does is very difficult. There are a lot of challenges that get thrown their way on every single transaction. They’re very creative and they’re very capable of navigating difficult environmental and other concerns during the development process that other people might walk away from or other people might think isn’t worth the headache. Viridian always finds a way to see it through to the end.”
“Viridian Partners are very, very good at what they do. They’re honest people. They’re very attentive partners, because they’ve partnered with equity before. They’re also not too big where you’re getting lost in a large company. They are the guys I started with, and they are the guys I finished with. They’re a great team.
The thing that impressed me about Viridian was that they really needed to be fairly hands on with potential buyers in terms of talking about what contamination the site had, what they’ve done and what they have to get through until final closure by the state. These guys are responsive and were available 24/7.
Viridian Partners are one of the best in the business, particularly because they’re more national in reach. I work on a national team, and whether its PA, NJ CA, these guys have seen a lot of sites, they know a lot of the nuances and each particular regulation within that given space, and I think that sets them apart. Viridian Partners will go anywhere if the site deems appropriate.”
“These are heavy, heavy lifts for anyone in the industry. There are a lot of challenges, including time factors, sellers’ expectations, regulations that change over time, entitlements, etc. New Jersey has one of the highest barriers to entry of any market in the country. 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 very responsive and thorough. They are extremely good listeners. Phone calls and requests don’t go unanswered. Questions and inquiries get an immediate response. They are realistic and are level-headed; there are no emotions in the project. They don’t overpromise and underdeliver. Quite the opposite.”
“The complications with the site were enormous, with multiple entities that were responsible for the pollution of the site; it was literally a nightmare. But Viridian got it done. And you now have very fine warehouse distribution facilities and industrial buildings on the property. They redeveloped the property just spectacularly.
Viridian Partners’ honesty and integrity are top notch. They do not over promise. They do not bluff as to what they can and cannot do. They are unbelievably practical in making sure they put together a deal that’s actually going to work economically and environmentally.
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.”
“Viridian Partners are really concerned first and foremost with the successful completion of a project. They work tenaciously to ensure the best possible outcome for our projects. Every one of these projects had unique challenges; they were tough projects. The processes themselves tend to be very unpredictable and I think they navigate that very well. They’re thoughtful and detailed with approaches to entitlements and clean-up of the properties. Viridian Partners have the right relationships, they know the right contractors and attorneys, and have great relationships with the regulatory officials. These guys are very knowledgeable on local and state regulations. They know their way around the block, so they’re able to get there. Ultimately at the end of the day, the properties all got remediated, entitled, and a building built on them, and that’s the final score.
Viridian Partners were always very good communicators. They were always transparent with the operations of the properties, so we always felt like we knew what was going on. 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.”
Founded in 2003, Viridian is a well-established Brownfield development company. The partners have completed more the 50 large-scale Brownfield projects across the country during their careers.
Viridian Partners is committed to the acquisition, remediation, risk management and redevelopment of distressed properties within highly land constrained markets.
The Viridian partnership offers a wealth of knowledge creating a new frontier for Brownfield redevelopment and environmental sustainability.