The Science of Real Estate:

Assessing risk. Engineering returns.

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.
  • Investing in Canada? What You Need To Know About Environmental Risk.

    Canada's regulatory and liability landscape is less black and white than the Innocent Landowner requirements in the US, and thorough due diligence is arguably even more critical to adequately protect against losses and liabilities when investing in Canada. Nicole Shelton discusses the local nuances those investing across the border should be aware of.

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  • How Can I Be GRESB Ready?

    With the launch of the 2015 GRESB Survey, many portfolio owners are looking for ways to improve the energy and sustainability performance of their buildings. John Rockwell summarizes what you can do to achieve a more favorable GRESB rating as well as ways boost your existing GRESB score.

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  • Top 10 Silly Assumption CRE Investors Make

    In honor of the final Late Show with David Letterman this week, here’s a commercial real estate version of his regular Top Ten List segment: ten common due diligence assumptions investors make that put them on thin ice!

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  • Can Due Diligence Increase Certainty of Closure?

    The way you and your consultant address red flags encountered during the due diligence process can have a great impact on the success of your deal. Frank Romeo discusses some proactive and reasonable approaches that will allow you to get in front of red flags and adequately manage risks and liabilities while increasing certainty of closure.

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  • How Hiring the Right Geotechnical Engineer Can Make You Money

    Information is power, and when buying a commercial real estate asset a geotechnical study can offer critical insights to help give you the upper hand at the negotiating table!

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  • What You Need To Know About OSHA's Revised HazCom Standard

    70% of OSHA violations involve the Hazard Communication Standard, which has recently been revised. Health and Safety expert Brian Maitland, ASP, CSP, CET discusses liabilities, key changes and dates to be aware of to ensure ongoing compliance.

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  • An Ounce of ADA Compliance Prevention...

    ADA specialist Christy Kim discusses some of the proactive measures that will help you stay ahead of so-called "professional plaintiffs" seeking out businesses to bring lawsuits against.

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  • Can Retrofit Ordinances Create Liability Risk?

    The aim of seismic retrofit ordinances is to create a more seismically resilient building stock, limit costly damage, and most importantly - protect life safety of building occupants in case of a severe seismic event. To what extent does non-compliance expose property owners and managers to liability risks?

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  • Senate Bill 445 Passes - What this means for Remediation of Contaminated Sites

    Senate Bill 445 recently passed in California to amend current laws regulating underground storage tanks that are used to store hazardous substances, petroleum, groundwater and surface water contamination. Kathryn Peacock looks at what this means for the remediation process and requirements.

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  • Freddie Mac's PCA Changes in a Nutshell

    Freddie Mac has made a number of important changes to its seller servicer guide related to several parts of the Property Condition Assessment.

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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.