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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…

Heeding Green Advice

The benefits of green building and energy efficiency are real and increasingly want to be realized by commercial real estate investors and tenants alike.  Partner Engineering and Science, Inc.’s green retrofit of their new company headquarters in Los Angeles provided Partner with firsthand experience in realizing those benefits.  By undertaking this project Partner is now…

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…

Radon Affects Real Estate Deals

Being that Colorado is an area with a high radon propensity, it is important to know how radon can impact a real estate transaction.  Sellers, lenders, and developers need to be aware of the risks of radon and how it can impact their commercial real estate deal.   Radon testing can be completed to assess whether…

Property Condition Assessment / Commercial Building Inspection Jobs

Looking for a job in engineering due diligence?   Partner Engineering and Science, Inc., one of the nation’s largest providers of Property Condition Reports, Commercial Building Inspections and Seismic Risk Assessments (Probable Maximum Loss Reports), is hiring experienced Engineers, Architects and Building Inspectors across the country. Partner as a corporate philosophy focuses first on hiring quality…

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…

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…

Green Property Condition Assessment

Green Property Condition Assessments make dollars and sense.

California Energy Disclosure Law’s Implementation Delayed Again

The California Energy Commission delayed the implementation of AB 1103, California’s landmark energy disclosure law.   This is the 4th time that the law’s implementation has been delayed in the past two years.   Now the first set of buildings will require energy disclosure in January of 2012–unless the law is delayed again. No doubt the law…