The Science of Real Estate:

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About This Thought Leadership Blog

Thought leadership on a variety of CRE related issues including phase 1 and phase 2 environmental site assessments by expert environmental consultants and building engineers.
  • Going Green: The Value of Working with a Product Agnostic Energy Consultant

    When implementing energy efficiency measures, it’s important to not only understand the purpose of a product, but how it can be used best to increase energy savings. An energy consultant can help you identify the best solutions to meet your “green” goals.

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  • Is Your Adaptive Reuse Project a Good Financial Fit?

    Adaptive reuse projects are a popular way to revitalize communities and cater to a new generation of consumers but there are factors to consider that may not be present in traditional ground up development projects. Here is what you should consider when evaluating whether or not your project is financially feasible.

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  • Cracking the Code on Adaptive Reuse

    Adaptive reuse projects are still popular in urban areas. This generation of consumers wants all the comforts of a modern building and in order to accomplish that, your building has to be up to current codes.

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  • Will Technology Disrupt Your Return on Investment?

    Technological developments are changing the value proposition of product types across the commercial real estate industry, creating new opportunities but also significant risks. As our buildings and cities become increasingly "networked", managing these risks will be critical to ensuring optimal returns on investment.

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  • A Foolproof Development Approach

    In the highly competitive and risky (re)development market, good planning is critical. It pays to commit to a comprehensive feasibility study early on in the due diligence process so that costs to address any concerns can be calculated into the project budget and timeline. Having a careful step by step approach will prevent unexpected surprises, help protect against losses and liabilities, and ensure the success of a project.

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  • Why It Pays to Add An Environmental Compliance Audit

    Environmental compliance audits are detailed audits of an operation or manufacturer to determine if the operator is in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations. Compliance audits differ from Phase I and II environmental site assessments (ESAs) in a fundamental way: Phase I and II ESAs focus on releases of hazardous substances to real estate, whereas compliance audits focus on whether or not operations comply with environmental laws with the objective of reducing regulatory risk,…

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  • Tackling the NY Legionella Outbreak

    The recent cases of Legionnaire's Disease within New York City brings up the need for a new solution for an old problem. Brian Nemetz tells you what you can do to manage and prevent these deadly outbreaks.

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  • 25 Years of ADA – How Well Do We Know Our Accessibility Obligations?

    On the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, accessibility specialist Christy Kim reviews some common questions surrounding the law's applicability, requirements and options for ensuring compliance.

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  • EPA’s New UST Regulation – What Does This Mean To You?

    EPA has published new guidelines that significantly increase requirements for the proper operation and maintenance of Underground Storage Tank equipment. Lyly Churchill discusses how the key revisions will impact property owners and lenders.

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  • Does Your Environmental Due Diligence Pass the EPA Test?

    Sometimes, a Phase I ESA alone just isn't good enough.

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About Partner Engineering and Science, Inc.

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.