Partner has a strong presence in the State of Ohio. The Partner Cincinnati office provides Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Phase II Environmental testing, Property Condition Assessments, Asbestos Surveys, and Construction Risk Management services to support commercial real estate transactions. The Cincinnati staff understand the Ohio Valley Region and applies Partner’s national experience to provide local relationship-based business. The Partner Cincinnati regional office is led by Robert Knight, AIA LEED AP with 28 years of experience in the Commercial Real Estate services sector.
Partner is the national leader in Phase I Environmental Site Assessments by volume. Most reports are performed to meet the standards of ASTM E1527-13. Partner often customizes reports to meet individual client or agency lender's (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac) requirements. Partner Ohio environmental professionals are familiar with the unique mixture of agricultural, recreational and industrial areas combined with metropolitan areas and suburban communities found throughout Ohio.
In addition to providing Phase I ESAs, Partner provides Property Condition Assessments and Commercial Building Inspections for a wide variety of clients; including, CMBS lenders, Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac lenders, and equity clients. Most of our reports are performed to meet the standards set within ASTM E2018-08 guidelines.
Partner performs Phase II Environmental Testing either in support of a financing decision or to meet the requirements of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA). Most of our reports are performed to meet the standards set by ASTM E1903-11 and consider the unusual and sometimes difficult geology of Cincinnati and the entire Ohio Valley. Most of our reports are performed to meet the standards set by ASTM E1903-11. Partner Cincinnati staff understand the geological variations in the Ohio Valley as well as state regulatory programs within the State of Ohio and neighboring states.
While conducting a Phase I ESA, Partner does a visual evaluation of accessible areas for the presence of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs). Should it become evident that Asbestos Containing Materials may be present, Partner can perform sampling and testing to evaluate if Asbestos Containing Material is in fact present. Our local staff recognize how asbestos and other hazardous materials are of concern in Cincinnati due to the age of the city and manufacturing history.
A zoning report is a necessary part of many real property transactions because the current owner is responsible for existing zoning violations. Partner’s Zoning Reports take usage regulations, Cincinnati, and municipality provisions into consideration as well as other regulations; such as the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Partner helps our clients maximize the benefits of energy efficiency and sustainable building design, which includes: cost, consumption and demand savings; improved operational efficiencies and flexibility; maximized asset value and performance; improved tenant satisfaction, attraction, and retention; better management of future energy costs and volatility; embracing environmentally and socially responsible practices; ensuring project development success; and improved economic results.
Construction Risk Management is a comprehensive program of 3rd party services designed to minimize the risk of construction lending. Construction Risk Management Services include: Construction Risk Management; Document and Cost Review; Contractor Evaluation; Code Compliance Inspection; Construction Progress Monitoring; Pay Application Review (Funds Control); Mid-Construction Compliance Inspection; Cost to Complete; Budget Reviews.
Since 2010, Partner has completed over 2,000 projects in Ohio, and over 3,500 total projects in the Ohio Valley Region (Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky). This includes 240 projects in Greater Cincinnati.
- Partner completed several 30 + site portfolio throughout the southern Ohio area including Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) and Property Condition Assessments (PCAs) on multi-family properties. The Phase I ESAs and PCAs were conducted for lending purposes.
- Partner works as a preferred consultant for the Ohio Valley region with multiple regional and national lenders in conducting physical due diligence services such as Phase I ESAs, PCAs, ALTA Surveys and Zoning Reports.