Due Diligence in San Francisco

When hiring an environmental and engineering due diligence firm for properties in San Francisco, one should be sure that they are familiar with the blend of dense metropolitan areas, suburbs, and agricultural areas that make the Bay Area unique. Many clients look to environmental professionals who have an intimate working knowledge of a particular region, and The City and County of San Francisco is no exception, having a unique history in relation to other cities on the West Coast. The Partner San Francisco team excels at integrating thorough regional knowledge into the Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment, providing clients with a superior due diligence product.

The San Francisco Partner team provides Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), Phase II Environmental testing, Property Condition Reports, Asbestos Surveys, Lead Testing, and Seismic Assessments in support of local and nationwide commercial and multi-family real estate transactions. Having a firm that knows the requirements of local regulatory agencies throughout the course of a Phase I, and if necessary a Phase II, is important. Partner performs Phase II Environmental Testing either in support of a financing decision or to meet the requirements of the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board. Our San Francisco environmental professionals understand the highly variable geology found in the Bay Area due to plate tectonic activity as well as regulatory agencies such as the State Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC).

When engaging a firm specifically for a Probable Maximum Loss Report on commercial or multi-family property in San Francisco, it is most important that the local geology is understood and the math correctly reflected.  Partner recently completed 16 Probable Maximum Loss Reports (PMLs) on multi-family properties in San Francisco. The buildings were built in the early 1900s and had several seismic risk concerns.

More recent projects and experience that provide insight into our Northern California consulting practice can be found at http://www.partneresi.com/city/san-francisco.php


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