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Justin Lia, PE, LEED AP

Managing Director


Located in

Tampa, Florida
  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, New York
  • Introduction to Corporate Finance by the University of Pennsylvania

Certifications and Training

  • NYSERDA/BPI Multifamily Building Analyst Training Program
  • OSHA 10-hour Occupational Safety and Health Training Course in Construction Safety and Health
  • Adventures in Commercial Real Estate – Accelerator Real Estate Financial Modeling


Justin Lia, PE, LEED AP is a Managing Director with Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. With a degree in Civil Engineering, and experience as a consultant, contractor, construction inspector, design engineer, forensic engineer, expert witness, and in real estate brokerage Justin brings a unique perspective to real estate due diligence.  Over more than 20 years, Justin has been integral in the development and maintenance of client relationships in the private equity, REIT, family office, and corporate sectors.  In addition to his experience with equity level property condition assessments, Justin is well versed in civil, structural/geotechnical engineering, forensic assessments, capital planning, and facility condition assessments.

Some of Justin’s most notable projects have included:

  • Pacific Place, San Francisco, CA, 436,000 SFG, mixed-use, $475MM
  • Terminal Stores, New York, NY, 1,200,000 SFG, mixed-use, $800MM
  • Equity Office Properties Disposition, Silicon Valley, CA, 8,200,000 SFG, $3.5B
  • Philadelphia Marriot Downtown, Philadelphia, PA, 1,400+ rooms hotel
  • Bayonne Military Operations Terminal of Bayonne (MOBTY), NJ, industrial development, 156 acres, 1,600,000 SFG
  • Pappas Commerce Center, Boston, MA, waterfront industrial park/redevelopment site, 38.5 acres, 750,000 SFG
  • Amazon Warehouses, 50+ locations, nationwide (distribution centers, cross-dock facilities, last-mile
  • Catholic Health Initiatives, sale-leaseback, 52 MOBs, $725MM
  • Grainger CMMS / Capital Planning, Nationwide, 500+ locations, 3,500,000+ SFG
  • Big Box Store CMMS / Capital Planning Pilot Program for 800 locations, nationwide
  • Dallas County Capital Planning, Dallas County, TX, 7,000,000 SFG, 70+ locations including the courts, prisons, office and lab buildings
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory, Light Source II, Department of Energy, excavation safety and slope analysis, 400,000 SFG, Particle Accelerator, $900MM
  • Evergreen Retaining Wall Design, Huntington Station, NY, 1,000’ long, 50’ high retaining wall design, local stability, pseudostatic global stability analysis, finite element mesh analysis for footing design
  • Nordstrom, roof structure, structural analysis, retrofit design, and construction inspections to strengthen roof structure to support revised loading, Huntington, NY
  • Marine Travel Lift, geotechnical evaluation, pile design, construction oversight, Long Island, NY
  • Center for Advanced Medicine at iPark (North Shore LIJ, Northwell), site/civil design, 135,000 SFG, $50MM, Lake Success, NY
  • Forensic Engineering Evaluation of 40+ commercial and residential buildings in the NY Metro area, following Hurricane Irene and Super Storm Sandy
  • Big Box Retail site evaluations, 100+ conceptual plans, NY Metro Area

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