Partner Webinars

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Development is Back! Mitigate Risk with Due Diligence
With development making a comeback, investors, lenders and developers alike are brushing the dust off their development due diligence policies and getting prepared for the unique challenges and risks of development projects.

This webinar will cover the key engineering due diligence items that can identify potential “fatal flaws” to a development or redevelopment project and help to prevent them.

  • Zoning Analysis
  • Preliminary Development Plan / Feasibility Analysis
  • Geotechnical Study
  • Traffic Study
  • Environmental Assessments
  • Land Surveys
  • Utility Study
  • Impact Fees
  • Permit Analysis
  • Adaptive Reuse
  • Energy & Sustainability
  • Hosted by On demand until March 13th, 2014.

    Fannie Mae Gets a New PNA
    Fannie Mae recently announced changes to its multifamily guide, which contains significant changes to the Physical Needs Assessment (PNA) requirements, some of which include:

  • Minimum qualifications of Property Evaluator and who can conduct site visit
  • New seismic risk and other “special hazards” requirements
  • ADA and FFHA compliance investigation
  • Required remediation for “problematic materials”
  • Report formatting changes
  • Property-type specific PNA Modules
  • These changes go into effect February 3rd, 2014. Partner will host two webinars to review these and other Fannie Mae PNA changes, how they will affect your due diligence, and what you need to do to prepare.

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    Presenter: Aaron Kovan, Technical Director – Agency Services

    A Seismic Shift in Policy - Fannie Mae's New Seismic Requirements
    Fannie Mae's new Multifamily Guide, going into effect this February, includes significant changes to the seismic risk policies and procedures. These changes impact both Fannie Mae lenders and the due diligence providers. Partner’s structural engineering group will provide a side-by-side comparison of the current and updated seismic provisions. The webinar covers:

  • The policy changes;
  • The necessary tools to successfully navigate the new seismic hazard search requirements; and
  • Case studies for multifamily properties with seismic deficiencies that are considered problematic according to the new seismic policy.

  • All Fannie Mae servicers, lenders and brokers are encouraged to attend.

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    Presenter: Joshua Marrow, PE, Technical Director – Structural Engineering

    FFHA Accessibility Compliance 101
    This webinar will cover the essentials on Federal Fair Housing Act (FFHA) compliance. We will discuss what FFHA is (accessibility standards for properties built after 1991), what types of properties it applies to, the design requirements, and the agencies that require a Property Condition Assessment to include an analysis of FFHA compliance as part of the due diligence findings. We will also cover how we, as a third party consultant, cover this issue in our reports.

    February 25th, 2pm EST

    Presenter: JR Lephew, Technical Director – HUD Services

    Complying with California's AB1103 Energy Disclosure Law
    AB 1103 is finally in effect – as of January 1, 2014, applicable nonresidential building owners will need to benchmark and disclose their building’s energy usage. This webinar will review the requirements of AB 1103, what the process of energy benchmarking and disclosure entails, frequently asked questions, and easy options for complying.

    Because the energy efficiency rating disclosure could be considered a material fact in a real estate transaction, all transaction parties will benefit from an understanding of AB 1103.

    Presenters: John Rockwell, Kelsey Namara
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    New Phase I ESA Standard (ASTM E1527-13)--Cancelled
    Please visit the following resources for more information on the changes in the new Phase I ESA Standard:

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    ***Webinars now available on demand!***