Commercial Real Estate Due Diligence in Philadelphia

April 23, 2013

The Partner Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia staff is experienced with the numerous variables and approaches associated with Pennsylvania Act 2 (the Land Recycling Program) and unique environmental issues local to Pennsylvania, such as Marcellus natural gas drilling.

Partner often customizes reports to meet individual client or agency lender’s (Fannie MaeFreddie Mac) requirements and recognizes the complex geology and hydrology of Pennsylvania.

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

Partner performs Phase II Environmental Testing either in support of a financing decision or to meet the requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Most of our reports are performed to meet the standards set by ASTM E1903-27(2002).

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 usage regulations, Philadelphia and municipality provisions into consideration 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, multi-family, industrial, and hospitality. Some recent Pennsylvania projects and experience include:

Partner has completed Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Phase II Environmental Testing, and radon screening for a portfolio for 23 chain hotels across Pennsylvania (Bethlehem, Danville, Harrisburg, Malvern, Moosic and Shamokin Dam) and several other Northeastern states.

Partner conducted 24 Phase I Environmental site Assessments of medical facilities in Pennsylvania (Bethel Park, Clearfield, Dresher, Greensburg, Hazel Township, Lower Burrell, Monogahela and Norristown) and several other states for US Bank.

 

For more information regarding Partner’s Philadelphia practice, visit http://www.partneresi.com/city/philadelphia.php

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Phase I ESAs in Baltimore

April 10, 2013

The Partner Maryland office provides Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Phase II Environmental testing, Property Condition Assessments, and Asbestos Surveys in support of commercial real estate transactions. The Partner Baltimore staff is familiar with the widely variable geology across the state of Maryland, from the Atlantic Continental Shelf Province to Appalachian Plateaus. Partner also understands the concerns unique to Maryland, such as historical industrial areas and high radon areas.

Partner often customizes Phase I Environmental Site Assessment reports to meet individual client or agency lender’s (Fannie MaeFreddie Mac) requirements and understands the multiple county and municipal regulatory bodies throughout Maryland.

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

Partner performs Phase II Environmental Testing either in support of a financing decision or to meet the requirements of the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE). Most of our reports are performed to meet the standards set by ASTM E1903-27(2002).

Some recent projects and experience that provide insight into our Maryland consulting practice include:

• Partner performed Phase I Environmental Site Assessments for a portfolio of 36 gas stations throughout Maryland (Beltsville, Bladensburg, Bowie, Capitol Heights, Clinton, College Park, District Heights, Fort Washington, Greenbelt, Hyattsville, Landover, Lanham, Laurel, Temple Hills, Riverdale, Suitland and Upper Marlboro).

• A Health Technology center located in Baltimore, MD requested Partner conduct a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment and Property Inspections, including subspecialist inspections of MEP (Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing), roofing, elevator and structure, as well as provides a Property Condition Report.

 

For more information on Partner’s Baltimore practice, visit http://www.partneresi.com/city/baltimore.php


Environmental and Engineering Due Diligence in Denver

April 2, 2013

Since 2010 Partner has completed 749 projects across Colorado with 165 in Denver. The Partner Colorado 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.

In addition to providing Phase I ESAs, 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. Most of our reports are performed to meet the standards set within ASTM E2018-08 guidelines.

Partner performs Phase II Environmental Testing either in support of a financing decision or to meet the requirements of the Colorado Environmental Protection Agency (CEPA). Most of our reports are performed to meet the standards set by ASTM E1903-27(2002).

Colorado has their own Hazardous Waste Act (CHWA) separate from federal laws with independent authority to regulate and enforce cleanup. Partner Denver staff is familiar with CHWA specifications and can navigate Colorado clients through the process if needed.

Partner performs radon testing and consulting services for a variety of commercial and multi-family residential properties. The Partner Denver staff recognizes that many Colorado counties fall within the EPA’s Radon Zone 1 and could potentially have high levels of radon, representing a concern to indoor air quality.

For recent projects and experience that provide insight into our Colorado consulting practice visit http://www.partneresi.com/city/denver.php


Environmental Due Diligence in Seattle

March 28, 2013

When engaging an environmental professional on a property in Washington, be sure they have experience in the state and are familiar with the local geology as well as regulatory agencies. Partner has the experience of over 1,100 projects in Washington since 2010.The Partner Washington 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 and is familiar with the specifications of the Washington Department of Ecology.

Partner performs Phase II Environmental Testing either in support of a financing decision or to meet the requirements of the Washington Environmental Protection Agency (WEPA). Most of our reports are performed to meet the standards set by ASTM E1903-27(2002) while taking into account the unique geology of Washington, from shallow groundwater to glacial till.

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 usage regulations, Seattle and municipality provisions into consideration as well as other regulations, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Some recent projects and experience that provide insight into our Washington consulting practice include:

Partner conducted ongoing Construction Progress Monitoring (CPM) during radon mitigation system installation at a multifamily property in Vancouver, Washington. The property included 39 two-story buildings. The construction progress inspections took place over several months.

Partner conducted Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Document and Cost Reviews, and Operation and Maintenance Plans for the FDIC across a 42 site portfolio located throughout Washington (Bothell, Edmonds, Everett, Lynnwood, Mukilteo, Olympia, Snohomish and Tumwater).


Phase I ESA in Charlotte

March 26, 2013

When seeking environmental due diligence in support of commercial real estate transactions in the Carolinas, finding local professionals who understand the mixture of agricultural and forestland areas, as well as metropolitan and historical communities with complex site histories, is important. Partner has a strong presence in Charlotte, North Carolina through the entity Partner Engineering North Carolina, PLLC. The Partner North Carolina office provides Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Phase II Environmental testing, Property Condition Assessments, and Asbestos Surveys.

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 Mae, Freddie Mac) requirements.

Partner performs Phase II Environmental Testing either in support of a financing decision or to meet the requirements of the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR). Most of our reports are performed to meet the standards set by ASTM E1903-27 (2002). Partner understands the varying geology of the Carolinas, including the Coastal Plains, Piedmont, and Blue Ridge Mountain physiological provinces.

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 usage regulations, Charlotte and municipality provisions into consideration as well as other regulations, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Since 2010 Partner has completed over 1,000 jobs in North Carolina, nearly 700 of which were Phase I Environmental Site Assessments. Some recent projects and experience that provide insight into our North Carolina consulting practice include:

• Partner completed a Property Condition Report for the NASCAR Hall of Fame located in Charlotte, NC.

• Partner conducted Property Condition Reports for a 44 site portfolio of health care facilities for Ventas Healthcare Properties, Inc. across the country, including several locations in North Carolina (Durham, Elizabeth, Henderson, Raleigh, Rocky Mount, Wilmington and Zebulon).

 

For more information about Partner’s Charlotte practice, visit  http://www.partneresi.com/city/charlotte.php.


Phase I Environmental Site Assessments in Atlanta

March 21, 2013

During commercial real estate transactions in Georgia, it is important to engage environmental professionals who are familiar with the unique mixture of agricultural and forestland areas combined with metropolitan areas and suburban communities found throughout the state. The Partner Atlanta office provides Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Phase II Environmental testing, Property Condition Assessments, and Asbestos Surveys with the necessary understanding of local law and geology.

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.

Partner performs Phase II Environmental Testing either in support of a financing decision or to meet the requirements of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division. Most of our reports are performed to meet the standards set by ASTM E1903-27(2002). Partner Atlanta staff understand the geological variations in Georgia, from the Appalachian Plateau to Coastal Plains, as well as state regulatory programs such as the Georgia UST Trust Fund.

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 usage regulations, Atlanta and municipality provisions into consideration as well as other regulations; such as the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Since 2010 Partner has completed nearly 1,500 jobs in Georgia, 905 of which were Phase I Environmental Site Assessments. Some recent projects and experience that provide insight into our Georgia consulting practice include:

Partner performed storm water erosion inspections for a 69 site portfolio of vacant land across Georgia (Adairsville, Alpharetta, Aragon, Atlanta, Braselton, Clayton, Covington, Cumming, Dawsonville, Decatur, Douglasville, Fairburn, Forsyth, Flowery, Gainesville, Griffin, Hogansville, Jasper, Palmetto, Rome, Savannah, St. Simons).

Partner conducted Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Property Condition Reports, Moisture and Mold Inspections meeting Housing and Urban Development (HUD) specifications for 680 apartments throughout a two building complex in Marietta, GA.

 

For more information on Partner’s Atlanta, Georgia practice, visit http://www.partneresi.com/city/atlanta.php


Environmental and Engineering Due Diligence in Chicago

March 14, 2013

Partner staff understand how Chicago’s industrial past and many building booms represent an uncommon risk in real estate investments. The Partner Illinois office provides Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Phase II Environmental testing, Property Condition Reports, and Asbestos Surveys in support of commercial real estate transactions.

Most of our Phase II Environmental reports are performed to meet the standards set by ASTM E1903-27(2002) and consider the unusual and sometimes difficult geology of Chicago.

Partner performs Clean Construction Demolition Debris (CCDD) Testing per State of Illinois requirements to certify that soils from construction or demolition projects are not contaminated and can be accepted by a clean fill site, or landfill. Our CCDD testing services include: historical site review, site visit and sampling; laboratory analysis; and forms submittal with certification by a Professional Engineer (P.E.).

Partner has completed 929 projects throughout Illinois since 2010, including 571 Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and 302 projects specifically in Chicago. Some recent projects and experience that provide insight into our Chicago consulting practice include:

Partner performed Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and Phase II Environmental Testing for a 45 site portfolio of automotive repair locations spanning across Illinois (Aurora, Chicago, Gauges Lake, Glenview, La Grange, Matteson, Merrillville, Naperville, Oak Lawn, Orlando Park, Palatine, Rockdale and Schaumberg), Colorado and Indiana.

Partner performed a $25k Phase I Environmental Site Assessment and Property Condition Report, including sub-specialist inspections for Roofing, Curtain Wall, and MEP (Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing), on the 52 story Wabash building in Chicago. The Wabash building (formerly known as the IBM building) was designed by renowned modern architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2010.


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