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ENERGY DISCLOSURE IN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE DEALS

The State of California as well as individual municipalities within California are on the forefront of energy disclosure.  Section 25402 of the California Public Resources Code requires benchmarking and disclosure of energy usage of commercial properties.  Energy benchmarking can be conducted through the EPA’s Energy Star Portfolio Manager, which provides ratings based on energy usage compar... Read More »

CHECK UP – PCAs CAN PROTECT AGAINST DEAL-KILLERS

Property Condition Assessment Reports (PCAs) provide a return on investment (ROI) that many equity investors might overlook.  PCAs yield ROI in three ways: protect buyers from bad purchases; provide buyers with information for price negotiations with sellers; and find opportunities to improve building value post-purchase. As noted in the article; “Not all PCAs are the same. The property condition ... Read More »

Heeding Green Advice

The benefits of green building and energy efficiency are real and increasingly want to be realized by commercial real estate investors and tenants alike.  Partner Engineering and Science, Inc.’s green retrofit of their new company headquarters in Los Angeles provided Partner with firsthand experience in realizing those benefits.  By undertaking this project Partner is now able to provide invaluabl... Read More »

Radon Affects Real Estate Deals

Being that Colorado is an area with a high radon propensity, it is important to know how radon can impact a real estate transaction.  Sellers, lenders, and developers need to be aware of the risks of radon and how it can impact their commercial real estate deal.   Radon testing can be completed to assess whether a particular building has elevated levels and radon mitigation, if necessary, can ofte... Read More »

Cliff Notes from CMBA State of the State

It’s been a full month since this year’s MBA CREF conference and time to look back at the conference happenings. During the 2013 MBA CREF conference that took place from February 2 through February 6, the California Mortgage Bankers Association (CMBA) presented their State of the State breakfast.  This year, Mary K. Ludgin, Ph.D., Managing Director, and Director of Global Investment Re... Read More »

Heeding Green Advice

The benefits of green building and energy efficiency are real and increasingly want to be realized by commercial real estate investors and tenants alike.  Partner Engineering and Science, Inc.’s green retrofit of their new company headquarters in Los Angeles provided Partner with firsthand experience in realizing those benefits.  By undertaking this project, Partner is now able to provide invaluab... Read More »

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