Phase I Environmental Site Assessments in Boston

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


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