The Science of Real Estate:

Assessing risk. Engineering returns.

About This Thought Leader

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.
  • 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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  • Romeo: Underwriting Standards Should Survive CMBS Wave

    NEW YORK CITY—As the market braces itself for a tidal wave of maturing CMBS loans coming due, issues are sure to arise. Partner Engineering & Science’s Frank S. Romeo Jr., explains why underwriters should be fine in this EXCLUSIVE video.

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  • Tackling the NY Legionella Outbreak

    The recent cases of Legionnaire's Disease within New York City brings up the need for a new solution for an old problem. Brian Nemetz tells you what you can do to manage and prevent these deadly outbreaks.

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  • Partner Hosts NY’s CRE Pros

    NEW YORK CITY—The firm’s annual cocktail party—held on 230 5th Ave.’s rooftop for the fourth straight year—was well-attended.

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  • 25 Years of ADA – How Well Do We Know Our Accessibility Obligations?

    On the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, accessibility specialist Christy Kim reviews some common questions surrounding the law's applicability, requirements and options for ensuring compliance.

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  • EPA’s New UST Regulation – What Does This Mean To You?

    EPA has published new guidelines that significantly increase requirements for the proper operation and maintenance of Underground Storage Tank equipment. Lyly Churchill discusses how the key revisions will impact property owners and lenders.

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  • Does Your Environmental Due Diligence Pass the EPA Test?

    Sometimes, a Phase I ESA alone just isn't good enough.

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  • E-Designation - What You Need to Know

    The New York State Office of Environmental Remediation is placing Restrictive Environmental Reviews, also referred to as E-designation, on properties being built or re-zoned throughout the state. Find out what this means for your property and how you can comply with this program.

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  • Driverless Cars Will Change CRE

    LOS ANGELES—Partner Engineering and Science’s Joe Derhake talks about how technology is changing the commercial real estate landscape in this EXCLUSIVE video interview.

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  • Don't Let PCB Be a Roadblock to Redevelopment!

    The presence of PCBs is often seen as a deal-breaker for redevelopment projects, but it doesn't need to be. John Insall discusses some of the solutions to manage PCB concerns and take advantage of these potentially profitable development opportunities.

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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.