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Different Types of Environmental Consulting

By Janet Annan What Does Environmental Consulting Include? When you hear the term environmental consultant what do you think? Do you think EPA, private consultant, driller or something else entirely? The term environmental consultant is a fairly generic term, but in general refers to a person with extensive knowledge on environmental regulations and acts as…

PFAS Regulations in New York

What are PFAS Substances? Polyfluoroalkyl and Per- Substances (PFAS) are a group of thousands of chemicals that have been used for various purposes since the 1940’s. Formerly consisting of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluoro-octane sulfonate acid (PFOS) as the primary components, PFAS are a man-made fluoropolymer that has been steadily gaining the attention of the…

Quality Showcase Videos Help Commercial Real Estate

The Benefits of Posting your Commercial Real Estate Videos on Platforms such as YouTube A quality commercial real estate showcase video can provide exceptional marketing for your displayed property and brand. Through YouTube and social media platforms, your property can spread to thousands of potential buyers in a matter of minutes. YouTube shows highly personalized…

IVI Professionals Bring Value

Partner Managing Director, Drew McCreery looks back on his career and the leadership from his former IVI colleagues. Inspection & Valuation International, Inc. (IVI) was a national provider of construction, property condition and environmental consulting, due diligence, and advisory services for the commercial real estate industry for over 40 years.  Founded and incorporated in 1973…

Are We in the Zone? What You Need to Know about Zoning for Commercial Real Estate Deals

Zoning is a major factor in any real estate transaction. It determines how a parcel of land can or can’t be used and allows communities to control property values and ensure safe land use. Zoning rules and regulations are divided into two categories, these being land use requirements and ordinance-based requirements. The intricacies of zoning…

What to Do If Your Phase I ESA Has Environmental Concerns: Alternative Approaches

In compliance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, most commercial real estate sales include a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) to identify environmental concerns at the site. This act of environmental due diligence allows property stakeholders to determine if there are any liability concerns of which they should…

Understanding ADA Requirements for Historic Properties

The passing of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) made access to places of public accommodation a civil right and is applicable to all properties, regardless of age or status as a ‘historic property.’ In other words, all places of public accommodation must remove barriers where feasible with no exclusions or exemptions. However, some historic…