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Physical Needs Assessment

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 »

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 »

2011 RealShare Apartments – Multifamily is Rockin’ and Rolling

The 2011 RealShare Apartments conference was a huge success with a noticeable increase in attendance and palpable optimism.  The multifamily market is booming, and signs indicate it will continue to do well for the foreseeable future. Multifamily Success Factors Optimism for the multifamily market stems from some significant trends tied to the bad economy, including: Historically low homeownership... 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 »

Check out our Video on PCAs!

We hope this video will help inform the commercial real estate industry about the purpose of a PCA, the PCA process, and the value of the Property Condition Report (PCR). Read More »

Fannie Mae Inspections

A property inspection, also known as a Physical Needs Assessment (PNA), is one of the first steps in an equity or transfer of ownership lending transaction involving Fannie Mae as the insurer of the loan.  Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. specializes in transactions that Fannie Mae consider their “small loans” division. These are loans that are less than 3 million dollars and are specifically... Read More »

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