Wackerman to address “Brownfields 2017”

Pittsburgh, PA, November 22, 2017:  ASTIs President & Director of Brownfield Redevelopment, Tom Wackerman, has been selected to address Brownfields 2017 that convenes December 5-7, 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA.  Wackerman speaks both locally and internationally on bringing seemingly disparate groups in the public and private sector together to obtain tax credits, TIF, grants and loans to redevelop community eyesores (gas stations, dry cleaners, mines, industrial property and blighted and obsolete buildings) that raises taxable value, and creates jobs.  2017 marks the third time he has been selected to address this particular audience.

The National Brownfields Conference is the largest event in the Nation focused on the environmental revitalization and economic redevelopment.  Held every two years since 1996, the National Brownfields Conference attracts nearly 3,000 stakeholders in brownfield redevelopment and cleanup, including real estate developers, planning and economic development practitioners, academia and professional service providers (environmental consultants, attorneys, financial institutions, contractors), to share knowledge about sustainable reuse and celebrate the EPA Brownfield program’s success


  • 11,000 Environmental Assessment, Remediation, Compliance, Restoration and Incentives projects nationally since 1985
  • 3,500 clients, including American Community Developers, Ashley Capital, Bedrock, Cass Community Social Services, DTN Management, Dwelling Place of Grand Rapids, Edward C. Levy, First State Bank, Granite REIT, Grupo Antolin, HRS Green, Hyundai-KIA Motors, Jonna Cos., LaFargeHolcim, Level One Bank, Meyer C. Weiner Company, Quinn Evans Architects, REDICO, Robertson Bros., Scannell Properties, Subaru Research, Toll Bros., Uptown Reinvestment Corp., Walbridge, Waste Management and Wayne County Airport Authority.
  • Have obtained $200MM of incentives (grants, tax credits, loans, TIF) to redevelop distressed properties
  • 32 associates with 350+ years of technical experience
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