As a Principal and Environmental Manager for Trammell Crow Company, Neal Holdridge is an authority on the management of environmental issues pertinent to real estate transactions and property management. He is registered with the State of California as an Environmental Assessor and is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager at the Master level. Neal has been an integral participant in the development of more than 2 billion dollars in commercial real estate. His systematic and detailed approach to mitigating contingent liability and construction risks has led to the redevelopment of several dozen environmentally distressed Brownfield properties. Neal also works with other TCC offices and clients to evaluate environmentally distressed real estate in the national marketplace, and serves as the environmental resource to the Company’s Investment Committee.
Trammell Crow Company
1996 – Present
• As the Manager of Environmental Asset Services, Inc. (a Trammell Crow Co. subsidiary), Neal is solely responsible for environmental due diligence on property transactions, as well as the management of a tenant auditing program implemented in 28 major market areas.
• Neal also offers specialized project expertise to owners, asset managers, and lenders in managing environmental investigation and remediation projects, indoor air quality issues, and asbestos, mold, and lead-based paint abatements.
• Serving as the environmental resource to TCC’s national investment committee as well as to several national clients, Neal is also identified as an expert for environmental matters on Trammell Crow Company’s national “experts” database.
• A tenant environmental auditing program managed by Neal’s EASI group conducts periodic environmental inspections on more than 1,200 tenants leasing over 500 buildings constituting approximately 90 million square feet of industrial property located in 28 major cities across the country and in Canada.
• The acquisition and re-development of Superfund sites, numerous former defense contractor installations, and several former commercial properties, including; metal recycling facilities, chemical research facilities, manufacturing operations, landfills, and former oil production fields. These contaminated properties were restored to useful service through mitigating liability risk to investment capital, and by integrating site remediation and monitoring obligations into redevelopment construction plans and schedules.
• Neal has successfully provided environmental expertise and risk mitigation strategies for more than 50 contaminated properties developed by TCC, including sites formerly owned by Raytheon, TRW, Allegheny Teledyne, Unocal, CalMat, Lockheed Corporation, Marquardt Company, Cookson America, Huntsman Chemical, Siemens, Northrop Grumman, and Carrier Corporation, among others. All of these environmentally challenged deals were successfully completed without delays or impediments into productive commercial, office, or mixed use product.
1989 – 1996
• Supervised operations of the west coast division office of a National Environmental Consulting and Construction firm. Provided oversight and review for all projects, including regulatory agency permitting and reporting. Experienced in UST installations and removals, site assessments, and various soil and groundwater remedial technologies. Managed large-scale construction projects involving heavy equipment, earth moving, and on-site treatment equipment. Also responsible for the construction, implementation, and ongoing management of a regulated waste treatment facility for soil treatment.
North Cal Const. / Groundwater Resource Industries
1986 – 1989
• Responsible for various environmental investigation and remediation projects, and environmentally related construction projects.
Core Laboratories, Inc.
1981 – 1986
• Oilfield research & exploration; performed geological & reservoir engineering studies & collected samples from on-shore & off-shore rigs.
M.S. Environmental Studies (Env. Science), California State University, Fullerton, 1996
Hazardous Materials Management Certificate Program, University of California, Irvine, 1992
B.A. Geography (Geology Minor), California State University, Northridge, 1977
Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, Master level (CHMM #9640)
Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP)
Registered Environmental Assessor (REA #3822), State of California
Member – National Brownfield Association
Hazardous Waste Operations & Supervisory Training (HAZWOPER CFR 1910.120)
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