Partner has a strong presence in Atlanta, Georgia. The Partner Atlanta office provides Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Phase II Environmental testing, Property Condition Assessments, and Asbestos Surveys in support of commercial real estate transactions. Georgia assessments and surveys are completed by career Georgians and provide the necessary understanding of local law and geology to every report and survey. The Partner Atlanta office is headed by Nikki Walker, with over 10 years in real estate due diligence, and Joseph Bonin, with over 14 years of experience in the construction risk management/ bond alternative component of the commercial real estate industry.
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 Atlanta environmental professionals are familiar with the unique mixture of agricultural and forestland areas combined with metropolitan areas and suburban communities found throughout Georgia.
In addition to providing Phase I ESAs, Partner provides Property Condition Assessment 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 Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division. Most of our reports are performed to meet the standards set by ASTM E1903-97(2002). Partner Atlanta staff understand the geological variations in Georgia, from the Appalachian Plateau to Coastal Plains, as well as state regulatory programs such as the Georgia UST Trust Fund.
While conducting a Phase I ESA, Partner does a visual evaluation of accessible areas for the presence of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs). If it becomes evident that Asbestos Containing Materials may be present, Partner can perform sampling and testing to evaluate if Asbestos Containing Material is in fact present.
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, Atlanta and municipality provisions into consideration as well as other regulations; such as the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Since 2010 Partner has completed nearly 1,926 jobs in Georgia, 1,212 of which were Phase I Environmental Site Assessments. Some recent projects and experience that provide insight into our Georgia consulting practice include:
• Partner performed storm water erosion inspections for a 69 site portfolio of vacant land across Georgia (Adairsville, Alpharetta, Aragon, Atlanta, Braselton, Clayton, Covington, Cumming, Dawsonville, Decatur, Douglasville, Fairburn, Forsyth, Flowery, Gainesville, Griffin, Hogansville, Jasper, Palmetto, Rome, Savannah, St. Simons).
• Partner conducted Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Property Condition Reports, Moisture and Mold Inspections meeting Housing and Urban Development (HUD) specifications for 680 apartments throughout a two building complex in Marietta, GA.
• Partner completed a 30 site portfolio throughout the country, including Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), Property Condition Assessments (PCAs) and seismic Probable Maximum Loss (PML ) Reports on properties. The Phase I ESAs, PCAs, and PMLs were conducted for an equity client.
• Our sister company Partner Energy secured $13 million of ARRA grants and loans for implementation of energy efficiency projects at low income multifamily projects across the country.