Partner News Room Archive

May 23, 2016--Partner wins Prism awards for Industry Influencer and Creativity in Marketing.

May 5th, 2016-- Partner Hires Jennifer Giuliano as Part of the Firm’s Ongoing Expansion
Jennifer Giuliano joins Partner as part of the firm’s ongoing expansion in the Midwest region.

May 4th, 2016-- Environmental Consulting Services Expert with 30 Years Experience Joins Partner
Douglas E. Harbour Joins Plano, TX office to Expand Environmental Consulting & Remediation Practice

May 2nd, 2016-- The ENR Top 500: Most Markets on the Rise
Partner jumps up 27 spots on the ENR Top 500 Design Firms list for 2016!

April 14th, 2016-- Partner Adds Seven Experts to Its Engineering Assessments & Solutions Team
Bill Easley, Tyler Palmatary and team bring 80 collective years of forensics engineering & assessments experience.

April 8th, 2016-- Panel: What Every HUD Lender Must Know About the Latest MAP Guide
Partner ESI and Partner Energy are teaming up for a webinar on April 14th to review long anticpated revisions to the HUD MAP Guide published January 29th 2016.

March 31st, 2016-- Partner & GlobeSt Team Up for Intersection of Technology and CRE Webinar
Partner’s CEO Joe Derhake joins a panel of experts to discuss how technology creates new opportunities, but can also present new risks for commercial real estate investors, owners, lenders and brokers.

March 21st, 2016-- Derhake to Discuss Technology at CRE//TECH Intersect LA
Partner’s CEO Joe Derhake was invited to share his expertise about the impact of technology on the commercial real estate industry at the upcoming CRE//TECH Intersect 2016 conference in Los Angeles

February 23rd, 2016-- Florida Native Timothy DeBord Joins Partner as National Client Manager
Environmental Consulting Services Expert with Over 28 Years Experience Joins Partner

February 19th, 2016-- Construction Lenders Gather To Discuss Industry Changes
Third annual Construction Lenders Risk Management (CLRM) Roundtable in Miami Beach, FL March 7-9, 2016 to be sponsored by Partner and attended by nearly 100 leaders across construction lending industry.

February 11th, 2016-- Partner Acquires Azimi Pearsall & Associates Civil & Survey Firm
Ali Azimi and Ron Warrecker Join Partner to Lead the Expansion of West Coast Civil Engineering Practice

February 1st, 2016-- Partner Rated the #1 Environmental Due Diligence Provider in the United States

January 29th, 2016-- Partner Appoints New Executives Frank Romeo & Monique Burrola
Partner appoints Frank Romeo as President and Monique Burrola as Chief Operational Officer.

January 28th, 2016-- Joe Derhake, CEO of Partner invited to speak at the upcoming MBA CREF
Derhake’s presentation How is Technology Improving Underwriting While Creating Risk of Obsolescence? on Monday Feb. 1st explores risks and opportunities new technologies create within the CRE industry.

January 6th, 2016-- Partner’s Seismic/ Structural Design Team Growing to Satisfy Retrofit Demand
Bryan G. Cortnik joins the Seismic/ Structural team at Partner as Technical Director.

December 4th, 2015--Partner on LABJ Top Firms List Again

November 4th, 2015--Partner’s Russell McLellan Advises LA Seismic Retrofit Ordinance
Partner Structural Design Engineer Russell McLellan, EIT, presented design recommendations and a design example at the Strengthening our Cities Summit hosted by the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC).

October 13th, 2015--Los Angeles Retrofit Ordinance Passed
On October 9 the Los Angeles City Council unanimously passed a mandatory retrofit ordinance, aimed to improve the City’s seismic safety and resilience by strengthening vulnerable buildings most at risk during a major earthquake.

October 12th, 2015--Partner CEO Derhake To Discuss Technology at RealShare NY
Joe Derhake, CEO of Partner, has been invited to speak at the upcoming RealShare New York event, to be held at the Roosevelt Hotel on October 14, 2015.

October 9th, 2015--Partner Hires New Chief Financial Officer Marc Goldberg

October 6th, 2015--Partner Energy Hosts West Coast GRESB Results Event
Partner Energy, a sister company to Partner Engineering and Science, Inc., will host the 2015 GRESB Results Event and Investor Analyst Training on Wednesday, November 4th in Los Angeles.

October 2nd, 2015--Partner CEO Derhake To Discuss Driverless Car Technology at ULI Fall Meeting
Joe Derhake, CEO of Partner, has been invited to speak at the upcoming Urban Land Institute (ULI) Fall Meeting to be held in San Francisco on October 5-8.

August 25th, 2015--Why So Many Schools in Connecticut Probably Have Toxic PCBs – But Aren’t Being Tested
Partner’s John Insall, a Licensed Environmental Professional (LEP), was recently interviewed by NPR for a three-piece series about toxic PCBs in schools.

August 20th, 2015--ENR: New Ideas, ASHRAE Standard Could Limit Legionnaires Toll
By Richard Korman, with Nadine Post

Partner's Technical Director for Industrial Hygiene Brian Nemetz was interviewed by ENR regarding Legionella.

August 18th, 2015--2015 Inc. 5000 List: The Fastest-Growing Private U.S. Companies, At a Glance - Partner made the Inc. 5000 List, and the Top Enviromental Service Companies List.

August 14th, 2015--Romeo: Underwriting Standards Should Survive CMBS Wave
Frank Romeo of Partner was recently interviewed by regarding CMBS Loans coming due.

August 14th, 2015--Leon Kouyoumdjian joins Partner as Technical Director for Construction

August 10th, 2015--What Will It Take To Save New Jersey's Suburban Market?
Partner's Adam Alexander moderated a panel at NJ Bisnow on Revitalizing New Jersey

August 6th, 2015--The ENR Top 200 Environmental Firms: Infrastructure, Nature in Harmony
Partner was featured on the Engineering News-Record Top 200 Environmental Firms 2015 List

August 3rd, 2015--New England Environmental Industry Expert Elizabeth Krol Joins Partner

July 30, 2015--Partner’s Fourth Annual New York Networking Event

July 28, 2015--Partner’s Tryon Invited Back to Speak at RMA

July 21, 2015--Survey: Technology and Real Estate

July 16, 2015--Partner on 2015 Best Firms to Work For List

July 13, 2015--Partner CEO Joe Derhake Talks Driverless Cars at RealShare

July 7, 2015--3rd Annual Construction Lender Risk Management Roundtable Dates and Location Announced

June 19, 2015--Construction Services Veteran Barry Cohen Joins Partner as Technical Director

June 10, 2015--Katrine Hansen Joins Partner in Dallas, Texas as a National Client Manager

May 21, 2015--PCA Training Expert Kathy Mendias Joins Partner

May 13, 2015-- Robert Knight Joins Partner in Cincinnati as Regional Manager

May 11, 2015-- EY announces finalists for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year - Partner's Joseph Derhake makes the EY Entrepreneur of the Year finalist list as noted in Business Wire.

April 28, 2015--Leigh Ann Henderson Construction Lending Expert Joins Partner

May 26, 2015--Partner Seismic Expert Joshua Marrow Speaks At CREW Dallas

May 6, 2015-- CREW Dallas To Find Out How DFW-Area Earthquakes Affect Real Estate - Seismic Expert Josh Marrow of Partner to present to CREW Dallas on May 20th.

April 10, 2015--Joe Derhake Nominated for EY Entrepreneur of the Year

March 20, 2015--Ken Sisk Named Governor of the New York Building Foundation

March 13, 2015--2015 Trends in Construction Lender Risk Management

February 25, 2015--Partner Hosts Second Annual Construction Lender Risk Management Roundtable

February 13, 2015--Chad Bedwell Joins Partner's HUD Team

February 11, 2015--Marc Bourdages Joins Partner's Equity Team

January 27, 2015--Partner Supports Independent Higher Education - Partner Teams with Independent Collge Fund of New Jersey and NJTV

January 23, 2015--Lenders Face Pressures on Risk Management - Paul Bubny of Globe St interviewed President of Partner Joseph Derhake, PE to talk about lenders' increased focus on risk management.

January 8, 2015--State-of-the-art SprayPark opens Memorial Day weekend - A current Partner landscape architecture project in New Jersey was featured in the Asbury Park Press.

December 19, 2014--Healthcare Systems Looking For Real Estate Funding - Joseph Derhake, PE of Partner moderated the 4th Annual BisNow Los Angeles Healthcare Real Estate Summit.

December 3, 2014--Freddie to Do Bigger Business in Small-Loan Space - Blog for Commercial Property Executive by Drew McCreery, Partner Technical Director of Agency Services

November 18, 2014--Partner Ranked As No. 1 Due Diligence Firm in Minnesota

November 14, 2014--Partner Ranked As No. 1 Due Diligence Firm in Ohio

November 13, 2014--Partner Ranked As No. 1 Due Diligence Firm in Texas

November 12, 2014--Partner On LABJ Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies List

November 11, 2014--Partner Ranked As No. 1 Due Diligence Firm in New Jersey

November 4, 2014--Partner Ranked LA's No.5 Largest Environmental Firm

October 28, 2014--With 15% Of Market Share, Partner as Top Due Diligence Firm in Utah

October 17, 2014--Grand Opening of Mountain Breeze Villas - A multifamily project shared with sister company Partner Energy.

October 17, 2014--Drew H. McCreery Take Over as Technical Director of Agency Services

October 14, 2014--Peekskill to Break Ground on Waterfront Park, Trails- Partner provides engineering and landscape archtiecture services for the redevelopment of a one mileriverfront trail sytem in a three acre park. View television news cast here.

September 9, 2014--Ralph Orlando, PE is a Featured Panelist on Stormwater Discharge and CWA Compliance Webinar- A Continuing Legal Education webinar by Stafford.

September 5, 2014--John Insall, LEP Joins Partner

September 3, 2014--Ralph Orlando, PE Receives NAIOP Pillar Award

August 25, 2014--Partner Seismic Team Responds to Napa Quake

August 20, 2014--Partner’s Ken Sisk to speak on redevelopment at RTM Conference

April 14, 2014--Bracing for Disaster Article discussing seismic retro-fits on multifamily properties by John Donaldson and Joshua Marrow, published in Los Angeles Business Journal

August 11, 2014--The Top 200 Environmental Firms: Building Up Green Infrastructure Partner was featured on the Engineering News-Record Top 200 Environmental Firms 2014 List

August 8, 2014--Partner Announces Douglas Lawson as the Technical Director of Industrial Hygiene

August 5, 2014--CMBS Reports All About the Small Stuff Partner's Charles Tallinger, LEED AP was interviewed by

November 1, 2013--Keeping Up With the Multifamily Demand Curve Partner's Ken Sisk, PE was interviewed by

July 22, 2014--Bill Tryon Joins Partner Published on

July 10, 2014--Partner Welcomes Bill Tryon

May 28, 2014--Partner Purchases Construction Risk Management Firm MacLean Assessment & Consulting (MAC)

May 14, 2014--Partner Announces Four Key New Hires in New Jersey Office

April 14, 2014-- The Top 500 Design Firms: A Recovery in Need of Speed Partner was featured on the Engineering News-Record Top 500 Design Firms List
Click here for more about the ENR article and list

March 17, 2014--Partner Talks Construction Risk Management Published on

February 28, 2014--Partner Announces Inaugural Construction Lender Risk Management Roundtable

February 24, 2014--Partner Headquarters Receives ENERGY STAR Certification

February 13, 2014--Partner Leverages EDR’s New Technology Tools To Drive Even More Quality and Efficiency

December 12, 2013-- Sister Company Partner Energy Part of Largest Commercial PACE Project

November 4, 2013-- NJBIZ Engineering Spotlight shines on Partner in the annual Eningeering Issue

November 1, 2013--Remediation Revival Partner's Frank Romeo was interviewed by New Jersey Business

October 25, 2013--Partner is a Founding Member of NEEDDA

October 17, 2013--Partner Develops Energy Microgrid for City of Bridgeport

October 16, 2013--Partner Hires Debbie Stott as part of firm's ongoing expansion

September 10, 2013--Hot pockets, odors keep Dietz & Watson fire a hot topic Published in the Burlington County Times

September 4, 2013--Partner Brings on Adam Alexander to Spearhead Firm's Landscape Architecture Practice

August 12, 2013--The Top 200 Environmental Firms: Firms Seek Expanded Horizons Partner was featured on the Engineering News-Record Top 200 Environmental Firms List

July 30, 2013--Partner Brings on Industry Veteran Daphne Galvin as Part of the Firm's Ongoing Expansion Published in The Wall Street Journal's Market Watch

July 9, 2013--Partner Hires William Marcus as Part of Firm's Ongoing Expansion

June 21, 2013--Acquisition of Birdsall Services Group Assets Complete

June 10, 2013--Telecom Compliance Expert Daniel Entler Joins Partner

June 5, 2013--Lender Due Diligence Requirements Not Easing Yet by Jenny Redlin. Published in Commercial Property Executive

May 31, 2013--Partner Grows Northeast Practice

April 29, 2013-- Partner Bolsters Investment Advisory Group with Experienced Civil-Environmental Engineer Misty Vazquez

April 24, 2013-- The Top 500 Design Firms: A Slow Recovery Partner was featured on the Engineering News-Record Top 500 Design Firms List

April 15, 2013-- Partner Brings on Mapping and Surveying Expert Christopher Daniels

March 1, 2013--Melissa Dahl Featured in Real Estate Forum as one of Tomorrow's Leaders in New York

February 22, 2013-- Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. Ranked Leading Environmental Due Diligence Firm in Arizona

February 1, 2013-- Michael P. Arias Joins Partner as Senior Project Manager

February 1, 2013-- Partner completes due diligence for La Jolla Management in $2.4M purchase of La Casa del Zorro

January 28, 2013-- Michael Cunneen Joins Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. in Southern California

January 28, 2013-- Partner Hires Roy Canino as New Technical Director

January 22, 2013-- Brian Ward Joins Partner Philadelphia office as Construction Technical Director

January 17, 2013-- Cody Taylor Joins Partner to head up new Fresno location

December 22, 2012-- Jo Drake Keim Joins Partner Houston Office

November 2012-- The Risks and Rewards of Dry Cleaners, By Nicole Moore. Published in Shopping Center Business

Monday, November 12, 2012-- Steady Growth in the National Third Quarter of Property Environmental Site Assessments

August 6, 2012-- Partner Bolsters NEPA Practice

July 31, 2012-- Significant Jump in Environmental Reporting

May 16, 2012--
10.7% Jump in 1Q Demand for Environmental Property Reports
1 Q Phase I Environmental Reports up Nearly 11% in Midwest
1Q Phase I Environmental Reports up Nearly 9% in West

March 28, 2012-- Partner Engineering and Science Takes Occupancy of New HQ in Torrance, CA

March 5, 2012- Bonin Joins Partner out of Atlanta office.

Change is in the Air, by Jay Grenfell. Published in Scotsman Guide

December 2011- Ira Grossman, RA joins Partner in Southern California office.

November 2011- Pamela Froelich, PE, LEED joins Partner in Dallas, TX office.

Radon Affects Real Estate Deals, by Richard Morgan. Published in Colorado Real Estate Journal

November 2011- 3Q Phase I Environmental Reports up 6.5% in South
Hike signals resurgent commercial real estate market Austin leads the U.S. Other dramatic increases seen in San Antonio and Oklahoma City
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November 2011- 3Q Phase I Environmental Reports up 10.4% in West
Hike signals reviving commercial real estate market Most dramatic increases seen in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and Seattle

October 2011- Partner Energy to Provide No-Cost Energy Audits for Qualifying Oncor Customers in Texas Dallas, TX

October 2011- US-based Partner Engineering and Science expands across the Atlantic, teams with UK firm GO Contaminated Land Solutions

Bradley Fountain, MBA, article published in Multi-Housing News:
Mapping Your Way through Due Diligence Requirements for the FHA Loan Program

August 2011- Mark Lambson tapped by Partner to head newly formed Equity Advisory Group

August 2011- Partner Opens Colorado Office

July 2011- Partner Sees Increase in REO Sales

June 2011- Partner has opened its first office in the Pacific Northwest in Seattle, headed by environmental scientist Ryan Golden.
Story featured on, by Natalie Dolce

April 2011- Partner acquires new Headquarters
Stories featured by Real Estate Rama-California and Globe Street

February 2011-Press Release: Partner Acquires ALTA Survey Company Continental Surveying

February 2011-Press Release: Partner Ranked #1 in US, Nevada, North Carolina, and Alabama in Phase I ESAs by EDR Scorekeeper for the 4th quarter of 2010.

February 2011- Press Release: Chris Gregor joined Partner as Senior Project Manager and Head of SBA team.

February 2011-Press Release: Agatha Kim, PE and Dominic Juego join Partner in El Segundo office.

February 2011-Press Release: Partner Ranked #1 in Florida in Phase I ESAs by EDR Scorekeeper for the 3rd quarter of 2010.

February 2011- Press Release: Eric Correia tapped as Technical Director of Fannie Mae Services at Partner.

Matt Pheanis "Groundbreaker" in November 5th issue of Western Real Estate Business E-Newletter.

Partner Lead Story on
Partner Engineering and Science, Inc.'s growth covered in cover story by West Coast Editor, Natalie Dolce

Frank Romeo, Covered by Globe Street
Partner Principal, Frank Romeo, heads up new Partner HUD due diligence practice Read More

December 2010-Press Release: Partner opens Philadelphia office. Aaron Epstein joins Partner to head it.

October 2010-Press Release: New Orange County Office in Irvine opens.

Energy Disclosure for Commercial Properties by Joseph Derhake, PE

October 2010- Amy Rudegeair named RMA 2010 Paperwriting Competition Winner for article that she coauthored. For complete article, visit Resources Page.

Get to Know PCAs
February 2010 Scotsman Guide-- A quality property-condition assessment is imperative for many clients. Read More

Jenny Redlin, REA Profiled in Brownfield
Partner Principal, Jenny Redlin, REA was profiled in Brownfield Profiles. Read More

During Pre-Foreclosure, Complete A New ESA

Foreclosing on a property can expose a lender to a host of new liabilities, even if an ESA was conducted when the loan was originated. Read More

Marshall Stanclift Joins Partner
September 2009 -- Marshall Stanclift, Sales and Marketing Professional, has recently joined Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. as the National Client Manager within the firm's SBA Division. Read More

Understanding PMLs and Managing Engineering Providers
The strength of a PML report is based on its transparency and consistency. Here's how to ensure you are getting the most out of your PML. Read More

Energy Plans Help Projects Secure Loans
A new SBA loan program doubles the allowable loan limit for borrowers who reduce energy consumption, according to Tony Liou, President of locally-based Partner Energy.  Read More

Assessment Districts Give Government Power to Fund Renewable Energy
California cities and counties are finding out that some local residents are willing to take on an additional tax to pay for solar panel installations on their homes and businesses.
(As Published in Read More

Partner Acquires Assets of LandAmerica Assessment Corporation (LAC)
April 2009-- Partner Engineering and Science, a national provider of environmental and engineering due diligence services has acquired the assets of LandAmerica Assessment Corporation (LAC), a LandAmerica Financial Group, Inc. subsidiary which had filed for bankruptcy earlier this month, announced Joseph Derhake, PE principal with Partner.   Read More

All About Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Due Diligence
April 2009-- Summer Gell, Principal with Partner, discusses Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac environmental and engineering due diligence. The article discusses scope requirements for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and Property Condition Assessments in the world of agency finance. (As published in the Scotsman Guide) Read More

California Getting Real Energy
March 2009-- Joseph Derhake, PE, discusses new California law AB1103 and how it mandates energy audits and benchmarking of commercial buildings in the State of California. (As published in ENR) Read More

Partner Acquires Assets of National Environmental Due Diligence Provider
February 2009 -- Partner has acquired the assets of the environmental site assessment practice of Colorado-based US-Reports, Inc. by consummating an Asset Purchase and Release Agreement on February 3, 2009. Read More

Mortgage Orb Names Joseph Derhake, PE Person of The Week -- Derhake discusses new trends in the field of environmental due diligence that affect the commercial real estate industry. Read More

New Energy Disclosures Required by Assembly Bill 1103
November 2008 -- Starting January 1, 2009, the new Energy Star Standards as required by California law, Assembly Bill 1103, will require California non-residential buildings to begin the benchmark process and disclose the building's energy efficiency. Read More

Romeo, Gell Make the Move to Partner Engineering and Science, Inc.
September 2008 -- Partner seeks to employ the best in the business and our two new Partners are proof of our endeavor. Read More

Brian Mende, Environmental Banking Veteran, Joins Partner
July 2008 -- Brian Mende, a professional geologist, joined Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. in April 2008. Mr. Mende brings 25 years of experience in due diligence and environmental consulting. Read More

"All About Probable Maximum Loss Reports"
Knowing what goes into earthquake-related estimates helps guide what comes out. Read More

EBA Technical Committee Risk Tolerance Survey
June 9, 2008 -- Joseph P. Derhake presented the results of a Risk Tolerance Survey to the Environmental Bankers Association at the June Membership Meeting in Utah. The survey attempted to develop industry benchmarks for risk tolerance, highlight areas where opinions differ, and encourage discussion in those areas to achieve greater consensus. Read More

Partner Engineering and Science Supports California's Largest Real Estate Transaction of 2008
May 12, 2008 -- Douglas Emmett, Inc. (DEI) engaged Partner Engineering and Science to conduct Phase I Environmental Site Assessments during their acquisition of six large office properties from Arden Realty. Read More

Partner Opens Offices in Dallas and Chicago
Partner Engineering and Science opened offices in Dallas and Chicago expanding their Phase I Environmental Consulting and their Commercial Building Inspection practices to Texas and the Midwest. Read More

"The New Vapor-Intrusion Standard"
Learn the ins and outs of ASTM’s recently released benchmark for toxic-vapor assessment.
By Joe Derhake, president, Partner Engineering and Science. Read More

"Granite Distributor Sponsors Radon/Granite Testing Project"
Jenny Redlin give some interesting facts about the on-going concern over radon. Read More

"Secrets of an Environmental Banker"
Environmental risk manager turned consultant, Brian Mende, tells all in this detailed article. Read More

"New Law Ranks Commercial Buildings by Efficiency"
Joe Derhake discusses the new law with Read More