Due Diligence in Orlando and across Florida

February 28, 2013

The Partner Orlando team understands Florida’s unique geology and hydrogeology, such as karst topography. The Orlando Partner team provides Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), Phase II Environmental testing, Property Condition Reports, Asbestos Surveys, and Lead Testing in support of local and nationwide commercial and multi-family real estate transactions.

Partner provides both local and nationwide Property Condition Assessments. Partner architects, engineers, and commercial building inspectors inspect the subject property in order to gain an understanding of the condition of the building.

Partner performs Phase II Environmental Testing either in support of a financing decision, property transaction or to meet agency requirements of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). Typically our reports are performed to meet the standards set by ASTM E1903 – 11.

Partner’s Zoning Reports take into consideration usage regulations, Miami and other municipality provisions as well as other regulations, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act.

For more information on Partner’s Orlando practice visit http://www.partneresi.com/city/orlando.php

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Phase I Environmental Site Assessments in Boston

February 26, 2013

Due to Massachusetts’ diverse geology ranging from urban infills to problematic geological conditions, engineering and site characterization can be a difficult task. Partner’s Bostonians  understand the complex local history and geology, and are able to apply it to properly assess environmental and engineering concerns.

The Boston 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.

Partner performs Phase II Environmental Testing either in support of a financing decision, property transaction or to meet the requirements of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) agency. Typically our reports are performed to meet the standards set by ASTM E1903 – 11.

While conducting a Phase I ESA, Partner does a visual evaluation of accessible areas for the presence of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs). If it becomes evident that Asbestos Containing Materials may be present, Partner can perform sampling and testing to evaluate if Asbestos Containing Material is in fact present.

A zoning report is a necessary part of many real property transactions because the current owner is responsible for existing zoning violations. Partner’s Zoning Reports take into consideration usage regulations, Boston and other municipality provisions as well as other regulations, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Partner has completed engineering assessments on all types of commercial real estate including office, retail, multifamily, industrial, and hospitality. Some recent Massachusetts projects and experience can be found at http://www.partneresi.com/city/boston.php.


Due Diligence in Minnesota

February 21, 2013

The Partner Minneapolis office provides Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Phase II Environmental testing, Property Condition Assessments, and Asbestos Surveys in support of commercial real estate transactions for multiple national clients. Our Minneapolis staff is familiar with the diverse geology of Minnesota, from the Canadian Shield in the North to the Driftless Zone in the Southeast.

Partner is the national leader in Phase I Environmental Site Assessments by volume. Most reports are performed to meet the standards of ASTM E1527-05. Partner often customizes reports to meet individual client or agency lender’s (Fannie MaeFreddie Mac) requirements.

Partner provides Property Condition Assessments and Commercial Building Inspections for a wide variety of clients, including CMBS lenders, Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac lenders, and equity clients.

Partner performs Phase II Environmental Testing either in support of a financing decision or to meet the requirements of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). Most of our reports are performed to meet the standards set by ASTM E2018-08 guidelines.

Partner has the experience of over 280 projects in Minnesota since 2010. Some recent projects and experience that provide insight into our Minnesota consulting practice include:

Partner completed Property Condition Reports for a 17 site portfolio across Minnesota (Lake Elmo, Mendota and Eagan) and the country.

Nine Phase I Environmental Site Assessments were completed by Partner for a portfolio of industrial warehouses across Minnesota (St. Paul, Savage, and Rogers) and Ohio.

 

For more on recent projects Partner has performed in or near Minneapolis visit http://www.partneresi.com/city/minneapolis.php


Phase I ESA in Dallas

February 19, 2013

An environmental professional who understands the unique attributes of Texas, including up to date UST regulations and oil gas wells Petroleum Storage Tank (PST) regulations, and the particulars that can come with land previously used for cattle ranching, is pertinent to commercial real estate due diligence in Texas. The Partner Dallas office provides Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Phase II Environmental testing, Property Condition Assessments, and Asbestos Surveys in support of commercial real estate transactions

Most of Partner’s reports are performed to meet the standards of ASTM E1527-05. Partner often customizes reports to meet individual client or agency lender’s (Fannie MaeFreddie Mac) requirements.

Partner performs Phase II Environmental Testing either in support of a financing decision or to meet the requirements of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Most of our reports are performed to meet the standards set by ASTM E1903-27(2002). Partner Dallas professionals are familiar with the diverse geology and topography of Texas as well as state programs, such as the Dry Cleaner Remediation Fund (DRRP).

Partner has completed engineering assessments on all types of commercial real estate including office, retail, multi-family, industrial, and hospitality. Some recent projects and experience that provide insight into our Dallas consulting practice include:

Partner completed $56K worth of work, including A Phase I Environmental Site Assessment with a sub-specialist inspection for MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing), and a Property Condition Report for an airport in Addison, Texas.

Partner completed Phase I Environmental Site Assessments for a 175 property portfolio across the country. Fifty-three of those projects were in Texas with 11 of them in Dallas.

For more on recent projects Partner has performed in or near Dallas, visit http://www.partneresi.com/city/dallas.php


Houston: Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and Beyond

February 12, 2013

Partner has a strong presence in Houston, Texas. The Partner Houston office provides Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Phase II Environmental testing, Property Condition Assessments, and Asbestos Surveys in support of commercial real estate transactions. Partner is the national leader in Phase I Environmental Site Assessments by volume. Most reports are performed to meet the standards of ASTM E1527-05. Partner often customizes reports to meet individual client or agency lender’s (Fannie MaeFreddie Mac) requirements while taking the widely varying geology and topography of Texas into consideration.

Partner performs Phase II Environmental Testing either in support of a financing decision or to meet the requirements of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Most of our reports are performed to meet the standards set by ASTM E1903-27(2002). The Partner Houston staff is experienced with attributes particular to Texas including oil gas wells and state Petroleum Storage Tank (PST) regulations, and the particulars that can come with land previously used for cattle ranching.

Partner has the experience of nearly 450 projects in Houston alone since 2010. The following are brief summaries of a few:

Partner completed a twenty-eight site portfolio of Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and Phase I Environmental Site Assessment updates across Texas (Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Laredo and Irving) and several other states.

Partner accomplished 45 Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, over half of them in Houston, for a portfolio extending across Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas and Utah.

For more on recent projects Partner has performed in or near Houston visit http://www.partneresi.com/city/houston.php


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