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Why PCAs are a Valuable Tool for Investors and Lenders

A Property Condition Assessment is used by lenders and investors to help determine the risk associated with an asset. Read More »

March 2015 Events

Start            End              Conference                              Location 1 5 ICBA National Convention Orlando, FL 2 4 CLRM Roundtable Phoenix, AZ 3 3 CREJ: Multifamily Owners and Managers Conference and Expo Englewood, CO 3 4 iGlobal Forum: Global Real Estate Private Equity Summit New York, NY 4 4 ICSC: New England Retail Connection Hartford, CT 8 10 ICSC: RECon Latin America Cancun, Mex... Read More »

Essential of Seismic Risk Assessments Webinar

Partner’s Technical Director – Structural Engineering, Joshua Marrow, PE and Principal, Jenny Redlin, REA presented an informative webinar today regarding the Essentials of Seismic Risk Assessments. This hour long presentation covered many important topics such as; Why do we perform Seismic Risk Assessments? Who are Seismic Risk Assessment Users? Why a Seismic Risk Assessment is Pruden... Read More »

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 »

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 »

Multifamily still rockin’ and rollin’ at RealShare Apartments 2012

Last week’s RealShare Apartments conference in Los Angeles was the place to be for multifamily investors, lenders and brokers.  With almost 2,000 attendees, this was one of the best turnouts ever.  Enthusiasm continues to be high for multifamily properties, despite signs of a returning single-family housing market.  For example, while rent hikes could drive some of the best renters into home owner... Read More »

HERS II Rating System used to qualify for California TCAC and CDLAC, low income tax credits and private debt.

Affordable housing sponsors and developers seeking to utilize tax credits or private activity bonds through California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (CTCAC) and the California Debt Limit Allocation Committee (CDLAC), respectively, for rehabilitation projects must reduce the projects’ energy consumption. The energy reduction must be documented by submitting the California Energy Commission HERS I... Read More »

Property Condition Reports, a Comprehensive Overview

The Property Condition Report is a due diligence tool that helps buyers and lenders of real estate to understand the condition of the asset they are buying.   The most important section of the Property Condition Report is the Immediate Repairs table and the Replacement Reserves Table, where we express to the report user the capital spending that needs to happen in the near term and long term respe... Read More »

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