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.
  • New 2016 ALTA Standards are coming-What does it say about wetlands?

    The new 2016 ALTA Standards go into effect February 23, 2016. Martin Tirella, PLS tells you how one of these changes could potentially impact your project.

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  • GRESB: Integration of Sustainability in Commercial Real Estate

    The real estate market has become increasingly eager to engage and improve sustainability practices. GRESB provides a path for real estate portfolio owners to benchmark and measure their success in a broad range of sustainability efforts.

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  • MBA Report: Commercial Mortgage Industry Still Going Strong

    The latest Commercial/Multifamily DataBook for the second quarter of 2015 shows continued strength across the commercial mortgage industry.

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  • LA Passes Seismic Retrofit Ordinance - What You Need To Know

    The City of Los Angeles has unanimously voted to pass the Seismic Retrofit Ordinance, which mandates structural strengthening of vulnerable buildings in an effort to protect the city against major losses in case of the next major earthquake.

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  • 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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About Partner Engineering and Science, Inc.

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