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Does the Size of a Property Matter When It Comes to Doing Due Diligence?

Does size matter? I often hear from clients that they aren’t concerned about the potential environmental liability for properties that are particularly small. The problem is, that in the instance of liability on a property that is contaminated, it doesn’t matter whether a property is 0.5 acre by 10 feet or several acres. Contamination clean…

Partner Continues Industry Education Efforts with New Due Diligence Series

Environmental and engineering due diligence in relation to real estate transactions often poses questions about how, when and why. As an industry leader in providing assessments, Partner had taken to task to also be industry leaders in educating the real estate industry on the When of ordering a report, the Whys, the Hows, and the…

Fannie Mae Form 4262

Fannie Mae has come out with an update to Form 4262.  Some of the changes that are now included is a seperate worksheet to “Insert Brochures or Documents.” To view the the worksheet go to Partner Engineering and Science’s Fannie Mae page.

ALTA Survey, Phase I ESA and Property Condition Report all in One Call

Bundle or “one call” due diligence (ESA, PCR and ALTA) provides simplicity for commercial real estate buyers

Environmental Due Diligence: Phase I ESAs and Other Options

If you are buying a commercial property, you need to do environmental due diligence.  The gold standard for due diligence is the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment.   The Phase I ESA is basically a research project into the properties current and past use and how these uses could potentially affect the environment.   As a buyer,…