About This Thought Leadership BlogThought leadership on a variety of CRE related issues including phase 1 and phase 2 environmental site assessments by expert environmental consultants and building engineers.
Doing the Numbers: Is Solar a Smart Investment?
Solar systems have enjoyed a growth spurt in recent years, and are drawing interest from the commercial real estate community. How should owners, investors and lenders calculate the value a solar system brings to a real estate asset to help them make better business decisions?Read More
Protecting a Property Against Stormwater Damage
Stormwater management is an issue that developers need to think about when planning out their sites, not only to protect their property against damage, but also to ensure compliance with the regulations imposed by state and local agencies. Ralph Orlando provides some insight about how to best manage stormwater issues.Read More
Leveraging Multiple Funding Sources to Pay for your Green Development
How developers should deploy available energy efficiency technologies, leverage multiple sources of green funding, and work closely with architects to deliver a project that is socially, environmentally and financially responsible.Read More
Putting New Hotels in Old Buildings - What Are The Risks?
Chicago is going through a mini-boom of new hotels, many of which are converted old buildings. While these adaptive re-use projects can be very profitable, historic buildings may carry particular risks. Bob Geiger discusses some of the issues you should be on the look-out for.Read More
Freddie Mac Rolls Out New Small Loan Program
In an effort to become more competitively involved in the small balance loan market and to further support affordable housing, Freddie Mac on October 9, 2014 launched a Small Balance Loan Platform (“SBL”) to purchase and securitize small multifamily loans. A number of changes have been made to underwriting requirements that lenders and their borrowers should be aware of.Read More
How Are US and UK Companies Addressing Greenhouse Gas Emission Risks?
Both the U.S. and the U.K. have implemented requirements for corporations to disclose their greenhouse gas emissions. In the U.S., minimal enforcement of such requirements means that the real impact on climate change has thus far fallen short.Read More
Out with the Old, In With the New
Trends in the housing market are on the upswing, and the stock market has shown remarkable earnings in the past year, all positive signs for a recovering economy.Read More
More Lenders Requiring Innovative Remediation Solutions
Requirements to utilize more innovative, out-of-the-box solutions to address contaminated properties are on the rise.Read More
What is the Key to Successful Brownfield Development?
Ken Sisk discusses how a multi-disciplinary approach to Brownfield redevelopment will deliver a better designed, more valuable project.Read More
Environmental Doctor, Here to Treat Your Maladies
Property transactions can cause high blood pressure and a range of other ailments. The environmental doctor discusses how to treat some of the most common conditions.Read More
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Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. (Partner) is a full-service environmental and engineering consulting firm completing projects nationwide. We specialize in evaluating properties in connection with real estate transactions, development or management.