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Partner Engineering and Science, Inc.
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Houston, Texas

Partner has a strong presence in Houston, Texas. The Partner Houston office provides Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Phase II Environmental testing, ADA Surveys, Property Condition Assessments, Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) services, and Asbestos Surveys in support of commercial real estate transactions. Jeffrey Polasek heads the Houston office, drawing on over 20 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 lender's (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac) requirements while taking the widely varying geology and topography of Texas into consideration.
Property Condition Assessment Reports
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 1 Environmental Site Assessments throughout Texas in Houston, Pasadena, Meadows Place, Bellaire, Galena Park, Pearland, Channelview, San Antonio, Austin, Arlington, Odessa, Plano, El Paso, and Frisco.
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 Houston staff are experienced with attributes particular to Texas including oil gas wells and state Petroleum Storage Tank (PST) regulations.
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.
Seismic Risk 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 Dallas 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 are 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.

Digging Deeper

Houston Experience

Partner has the experience of over 2000 projects in Houston alone since 2010. Some recent projects and experience that provide insight into our Houston consulting practice include:

  • Partner completed a twenty-eight site portfolio of Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and Phase I Environmental Site Assessment updates across Texas (Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Laredo, and Irving) and several other states.
  • Partner conducted twenty-one Phase I Environmental Site Assessments for Petroleum Wholesale across Texas (Abbott, Caldwell, Cleveland, Georgetown, Houston and Orem), Utah and New Mexico.
  • Our sister company Partner Energy secured $13 million of ARRA grants and loans for the implementation of energy efficiency projects at low-income multifamily projects across the country.

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