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Get prepared for AB 1103

AB 1103, California’s commercial building energy disclosure law, has been delayed again. Full compliance is now expected to be required by early next year.  AB 1103 requires commercial building owners to disclose a building’s historical energy usage prior to selling, executing a whole building lease, or financing the asset.  To do this, a building’s energy consumption and…

Preparing for the CALGreen Updates

California’s Green Building Standards, better known as CALGreen, is currently being updated to further advance green building practices. The updated code goes into effect on January 1, 2014. This means that all project construction documents submitted to the building department for plan checks on or before December 31, 2013 will be assessed under the current…

Seismic Risk Assessment and Seismic Probable Maximum Loss Reports

Seismic Risk Assessments are an assessment that can be “forgotten” when the lender/buyer is not themselves in a seismic risk zone. Property that is in a high risk seismic zone should be evaluated for loss during “the big one.” Seismic Probable Maximum Loss Reports are engineering reports that evaluate the expected amount of loss that…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Commercial Real Estate Due Diligence

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…

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…