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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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


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 San Diego

January 22, 2013

 

The Partner San Diego staff is familiar with the diverse geographical as well as the geological characteristics that are particular to San Diego. The Partner San Diego office provides Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Phase II Environmental testing, Property Condition Assessments, and Asbestos Surveys in support of commercial real estate transactions.

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.

While Partner offers Probable Maximum Loss Reports (PMLs) to every seismic zone in the United States, those that do commercial or multifamily transactions in San Diego truly understand the importance of an accurate PML report

Partner performs Phase II Environmental Testing either in support of a financing decision or to meet the requirements of the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board. 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, San Diego 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 robust Southern California consulting practice can be found at: http://www.partneresi.com/city/san-diego.php


Environmental and Engineering Due Diligence in Los Angeles

January 17, 2013

Whether your property is located on the coast of Los Angeles or the hills, any environmental due diligence firm engaged for commercial properties in Los Angeles should fully understand the variances of these landscapes. Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. is headquartered in the Los Angeles area. The Partner Los Angeles team is experienced with multiple aspects of the environmental due diligence process, including Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Phase II Environmental Testing, Property Condition Assessments, Probable Maximum Loss Reports, Asbestos Surveys, and Zoning services.

Los Angeles is rich in properties that are both historical and newly built. As such, it is important for anyone dealing with commercial or multifamily properties to gain an understanding of the immediate and future repairs of a property with a Property Condition Assessment. Partner is able to inspect the building’s systems and provide a table that indicates the immediate and future investments that will be required for the property.

Those that do commercial or multifamily transactions in Los Angeles truly understand the importance of an accurate Probable Maximum Loss (PML) report. A firm’s understanding of the local geology and correctly reflecting the math in a PML report is critical to the accuracy of the report. Partner offers Probable Maximum Loss Reports (PMLs) to every seismic zone in the United States, and our Los Angeles office has extensive experience with local Seismic Damageability Assessments.

Some recent projects and experience that provide insight into our robust Southern California consulting practice can be found at http://www.partneresi.com/city/los-angeles.php


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