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.
  • Two Steps Ahead: Getting in Front of Due Diligence Issues

    As the commercial property market continues to heat up, competitive pressures are driving the industry towards faster execution and an increased appetite for risk. It is critical for both lenders and investors to understand the risks associated with an asset upfront – but not all issues need be dealbreakers. There are many proactive and reasonable approaches that will help you get in front of red flags to adequately manage risks and liabilities. This webinar will cover the many environmental and engineering issues that should be considered, and offers practical advice for addressing them.

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  • How Can I Be GRESB Ready?

    With the launch of the 2015 GRESB Survey, many portfolio owners are looking for ways to improve the energy and sustainability performance their buildings. John Rockwell summarizes what you can do to achieve a more favorable GRESB rating as well as ways boost your existing GRESB score.

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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  • 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?

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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?

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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.