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.
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!Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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?Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
PCBs: To Test Or Not To Test
Toxic PCBs widely found in building materials are only regulated if they are discovered, but there is currently no regulation requiring CRE owners or investors to test for it. When is it advisable to test during due diligence, and when is it reasonable to avoid the issue so as not to trigger mandatory cleanup in case contaminated materials are found?Read More
High Volatility Commercial Real Estate Regulators Clarify the Ground Rules
The OCC, FDIC and Federal Reserve have issued clarification of questions surrounding the implementation of the new HVCRE rules requiring greater capital reserves on certain acquisition, development and construction loans.Read More
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.