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Rural Surplus Properties: Resource for Alternative Redevelopment

It’s early January and it’s cold in Chicago (if I find Al Gore, I’ll invite him here to experience it himself) as we kick off another new year of the magazine. In early December, I attended the annual Brownfield News Editorial Board meeting along with other contributors of the written word and BFN staffers to plan and discuss ideas for 2008. One of the ideas that bubbled up from the lively conversations around magazine names and topics was the opportunity to work with “Community Department” editor Kelly Novak on some of the corporate ownership challenges that surround lower-value corporate brownfield properties. As Kelly points out on the previous page, they are in abundance, they are not always easily detectable, but the potential to identify them and put them back into productive use is growing. As manager of real estate reuse for BP/Atlantic Richfield Co., I can attest to the fact…Log In to Read Full Article

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