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Partner Spring Webinars

Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. is pleased to launch our spring webinar series. This series offers new and updated webinars that discuss commercial real estate trends, standards updates and changes as they affect the commercial real estate industry. Registration for all webinars is at no cost to industry professionals. Webinar Topics Include: The Essentials of Seismic Risk Assessments Why sh... Read More »

Property Condition Assessments and Reports

Engineering due diligence is an important part of the property transaction process. Like environmental due diligence, there are a variety of engineering due diligence products to assist in evaluating an asset. Engineering due diligence can provide a wealth of knowledge about the physical condition of a property. During a Property Condition Assessment, the building systems are evaluated for short a... Read More »

Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments and Due Diligence 101

During the acquisition, refinance or foreclosure of a property, it is important to understand the asset’s potential environmental liability in order to protect your investment and to weigh the risks associate with that investment. This means making sure that there is no major environmental liability associated with the current or past use of the subject property. There are a few due diligence step... Read More »

Commercial Real Estate Due Diligence Underwriters, analysts, and loan officers who want to deepen their knowledge of Commercial Real Estate Due Diligence are well served to learn a little about each type of third party report that is needed to underwrite a commercial real estate transaction.    Five of the most commonly required commercial real estate due diligence reports are Phase I Environmenta... Read More »

2013 MBA CREF, San Diego

The annual MBA CREF 2013 conference is coming up this Sunday. Attendees are expected to be over 2,500. The 2013 MBA CREF conference promises to be one jam packed with networking and deal making. Sunday kicks off, literally, with the Super Bowl. It is almost guaranteed that there will be more people discussing the latest FedRate than whether or not the San Francisco 49ers will bow down to the Balti... Read More »

Does the Size of a Property Matter When It Comes to Doing Due Diligence?

Does size matter? I often hear from clients that they aren’t concerned about the potential environmental liability for properties that are particularly small. The problem is, that in the instance of liability on a property that is contaminated, it doesn’t matter whether a property is 0.5 acre by 10 feet or several acres. Contamination clean up cost is based on the amount of contaminati... Read More »

Partner Continues Industry Education Efforts with New Due Diligence Series

Environmental and engineering due diligence in relation to real estate transactions often poses questions about how, when and why. As an industry leader in providing assessments, Partner had taken to task to also be industry leaders in educating the real estate industry on the When of ordering a report, the Whys, the Hows, and the effects of the report once received. After publishing three videos ... Read More »

Fannie Mae Form 4262

Fannie Mae has come out with an update to Form 4262.  Some of the changes that are now included is a seperate worksheet to “Insert Brochures or Documents.” To view the the worksheet go to Partner Engineering and Science’s Fannie Mae page. Read More »

ALTA Survey, Phase I ESA and Property Condition Report all in One Call

Bundle or "one call" due diligence (ESA, PCR and ALTA) provides simplicity for commercial real estate buyers Read More »

Environmental Due Diligence: Phase I ESAs and Other Options

If you are buying a commercial property, you need to do environmental due diligence.  The gold standard for due diligence is the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment.   The Phase I ESA is basically a research project into the properties current and past use and how these uses could potentially affect the environment.   As a buyer, you want to make sure that you don’t get stuck cleaning up someone... Read More »

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