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Minneapolis, Minnesota

Partner has a strong presence in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Partner Minneapolis office provides Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Phase II Environmental testing, Property Condition Assessments, ADA Surveys and Asbestos Surveys in support of commercial real estate transactions for multiple national clients. The Partner Minneapolis office is managed by Aaron Kovan, LEED AP.

Phase I Environmental Site Assessments

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.

Property Condition Assessments

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.

Building Engineering

Partner’s Building Engineering services incorporate structural engineering evaluations in the commercial, residential, healthcare, education, historical, and light industrial sectors. This includes the structural assessment and investigative work by Partner of a building’s facades and framing as well as remedial design and restoration.

Phase II Environmental Testing

Partner performs Phase II Environmental Testing either in support of a financing decision or to meet the requirements of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). Most of our reports are performed to meet the standards set by ASTM E1903-97 guidelines. Our Minneapolis staff is familiar with the diverse geology of Minnesota, from the Canadian Shield in the North to the Driftless Zone in the Southeast.

Asbestos, Lead-Based Paint and other Industrial Hygiene services

As an add-on to a Phase I ESA or Property Condition Report or as a separate service, Partner offers assessments and solutions to address the risks of asbestos, lead paint and mold.  

While conducting a Phase I ESA, Partner is able to complete a visual evaluation of accessible areas for the presence of Asbestos-Containing Materials (ACMs) and Lead-Based Paint (LBP). If desired, or as part of a property due diligence assessment as required by a lender, sampling of suspect ACM and LBP can be conducted to determine if proper abatement should be conducted as part of project renovation and demolition.

Partner offers a variety of Lead-Based Paint services including Inspection, Testing, Risk Assessments, and Clearance Inspections.

Moisture and Mold issues can escalate quickly if not addressed promptly. We offer mold testing, assessments and remediation to help owners address and mitigate this concern. 

ALTA Land Title Surveys and Zoning Services

Partner is a coordinator and preparer of ALTA/NSPS Surveys, Boundary Surveys, Topographic Surveys and Zoning Reports across the United States for use in commercial transactions. We effectively handle and facilitate the coordination of land surveyors, title, ordering, process, product, and delivery. We manage the entire process of acquiring your survey and can effectively manage single-site or multi-site transactions. Our extensive network allows us the flexibility to provide a registered professional land surveyor for any site location—nationwide—with competitive pricing. We will coordinate all questions and comments from all transaction parties with the site surveyor and furnish reliable timely surveys all from one point of contact.

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, Minneapolis and municipality provisions into consideration as well as other regulations such as the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Minnesota Experience

Partner has the experience of over 1800 projects in Minnesota since 2010. Some recent projects and experience that provide insight into our Minnesota consulting practice include:

  • Partner conducted Phase I Environmental Site Assessments for a 12-site portfolio across Minnesota (Albert Lea, Alexandria, Brainerd, Milaca, Mora, St. Paul and Walker) and Iowa for Northland Restaurant Group LLC.
  • Nine Phase I Environmental Site Assessments were completed by Partner for a portfolio of industrial warehouses across Minnesota (St. Paul, Savage, and Rogers) and Ohio.
  • Partner completed Property Condition Reports for a 17-site portfolio across Minnesota (Lake Elmo, Mendota and Eagan) and the country.
  • 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.
Location Address and Information: 
6600 France Avenue South
Suite 460
Edina, MN 55435
United States
Office Location Type 
Regional Office