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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Partner has a strong presence in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Partner Philadelphia office provides Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Phase II Environmental testing, Property Condition Assessments, Construction Services, Renewable Energy, and Asbestos Surveys in support of commercial real estate transactions. The Partner Philadelphia office is led by Brian Ward who has 20 years of experience applying engineering expertise to the construction management arena.


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 and recognizes the complex geology and hydrology of Pennsylvania.
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.
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 II Environmental Testing
Partner performs Phase II Environmental Testing either in support of a financing decision or to meet the requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Most of our reports are performed to meet the standards set by ASTM E1903-11. Partner Philadelphia staff is experienced with the numerous variables and approaches associated with Pennsylvania Act 2 (the Land Recycling Program) and unique environmental issues local to Pennsylvania, such as Marcellus natural gas drilling.
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 into consideration, as well as local and municipality provisions and other regulations such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Construction Risk Management Services
For construction lenders and equity capital providers, understanding construction budgets and keeping payments in line with progress is critical. Partner is available to help manage and mitigate the inherent risks of construction in commercial real estate with a robust staff of seasoned engineers and construction managers who can provide a wide range of services in support of construction lending and investment.
Renewable Energy Services
Partner’s renewable energy consultants work with our clients to identify, develop, and implement renewable energy initiatives. Renewable Energy Consulting services can be provided as a stand-alone service or an integrated component of your project. Partner assists from conception through to implementation of renewable energy projects, which include Photovoltaic (PV) Solar, Concentrated Solar, Energy Storage Systems (ESS), Wind, and Waste-to-Energy.

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Pennsylvania Experience

Partner has completed engineering assessments on all types of commercial real estate including office, retail, multifamily, industrial, and hospitality. Some recent Pennsylvania projects and experience include:

  • Partner provided a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment and Property Condition Assessment for a golf course in Avondale, PA.
  • Partner has completed Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Phase II Environmental Testing, and radon screening for a portfolio for 23 chain hotels across Pennsylvania (Bethlehem, Danville, Harrisburg, Malvern, Moosic, and Shamokin Dam) and several other Northeastern states.
  • Partner conducted 24 Phase I Environmental site Assessments of medical facilities in Pennsylvania (Bethel Park, Clearfield, Dresher, Greensburg, Hazel Township, Lower Burrell, Monogahela, and Norristown) and several other states for US Bank.
  • Partner completed Property Condition Reports for 26 parking structures in Pennsylvania (Coraopolis, Essington, and Philadelphia) and nationwide for Wells Fargo.
  • 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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