The Science of Real Estate:

Assessing risk. Engineering returns.

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Joe Derhake

Mr. Joe Derhake, PE, serves as the president of Partner Engineering and Science, a national environmental and engineering due diligence consulting firm. Mr. Derhake has been practicing in the environmental and engineering due diligence field for over 18 years. He has worked on thousands of transactions, subsurface investigations, and site remediation projects. His clientele includes many of the nationís largest lenders, real estate investors, and corporations. Mr. Derhake is a registered civil engineer in multiple states. He holds a bachelor degree in civil engineering from Michigan State University and Masters in Business Administration from University of Southern California.

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I feel this is more of a must do especially here in the Inland Empire of So. California. In working with some very old properties that have changed hands many times over the years that many owners don't really know the condition of what they have. The DD for the buyer can be overwhelming and the minute they find issues feel the seller is lying when the seller just did not know. After 34 years as a Broker here it's imperitive that we get our sellers to get the best information about their property out to avoid cancellations during the DD period. Loosing deals is not to anyones best interests due to mis-trust that is unwarrented.
Posted by Dan Holznecht | Monday, September 24 2012 at 1:47PM ET

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