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Partner Engineering and Science, Inc.
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Austin, Texas

Partner has a strong presence in Austin, Texas. The Partner Austin office provides Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Phase II Environmental testing, Property Condition Assessments, ADA Compliance, and Asbestos Surveys in support of commercial real estate transactions. Additionally, Partner’s Austin office allows Partner direct access to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality offices in order to conduct regulatory file reviews for sites throughout the State of Texas. Stefanie Verret leads the Austin team with 15 years of experience in real estate due diligence.


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 E1527-21. Partner often customizes reports to meet individual client or agency lenders' (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac) requirements. Our Austin staff are knowledgeable of and understand the unique attributes of Texas that can impact a Phase I, including up-to-date Underground Storage Tank (UST) regulations and oil gas wells.
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.
Phase II Environmental Testing
Partner performs Phase II Environmental Testing either in support of a financing decision or to meet the requirements of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Most of our reports are performed to meet the standards set by ASTM E1903-11. Partner Austin professionals are familiar with the diverse geology and topography of Texas as well as state programs, such as the Dry Cleaner Remediation Fund (DRRP).
Seismic Assessments
Although Texas has been considered to be in Seismic Zones 0 and 1, over the past several years seismic activity has increased across northwest Texas, including near Austin and the DFW metro area. While Texas earthquakes generally remain relatively small, a seismic risk assessment can determine a building's risk in the event of a larger earthquake, and seismic retrofits possible if deficiencies are found. Partner offers Probable Maximum Loss Reports (PMLs) across the United States where applicable and truly understands the importance of an accurate PML report. Understanding the local geology and correctly reflecting the math in a PML report is most important to those that purchase or lend on the commercial or multifamily property. Our seismic experts bring decades of experience in structural and earthquake engineering consulting to Partner.
Asbestos Survey
While conducting a Phase I ESA, Partner does a visual evaluation of accessible areas for the presence of Asbestos-Containing Materials (ACMs). Should it become evident that Asbestos Containing Materials may be present, Partner can perform sampling and testing to evaluate if Asbestos-Containing Material is in fact present.

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Austin Experience

Partner has completed engineering assessments on over 1,000 jobs for all types of commercial real estate including office, retail, multifamily, industrial, and hospitality. Some recent projects and experience that provide insight into our Austin consulting practice include:

  • Partner completed Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and Phase II Environmental Testing on a multiple-site portfolio of Oil and Gas Warehouse Facilities throughout the Central Texas Region.
  • Partner has completed A Phase I Environmental Site Assessment for an Airport Fixed-Base Operator in Austin, Texas and two Airport Maintenance Repair and Overhaul facilities in San Antonio, Texas.
  • 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.
  • Partner’s Austin office provides Partner with access to properties in Austin, San Antonio, Waco, and throughout Central Texas.

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