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 nation’s 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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Great information Joe!!
Posted by Richard L | Monday, June 23 2014 at 8:08PM ET
Thanks for the information. One of the biggest casualties of the housing meltdown of the past few years has been Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two independent government agencies that act as holding companies and insurers to the bulk of mortgage loans in the whole nation. Fannie Mae, the government-backed home loan insurance company, has achieved a landmark.
Posted by Camille B | Wednesday, June 25 2014 at 1:51AM ET

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