Would you purchase a non-residential property without setting foot onsite? Probably not. Similarly, it does not make sense for a lending institution to take title to a non-residential property without conducting sufficient due diligence. Given the current economic conditions, lenders are facing many challenges in loan work environmental due diligence, and risk management.
My colleague Amy Rudegeair, a senior project manager for environmental assessments at Partner Engineering and Science, has co-authored a paper on guidance for best environmental due diligence practices in loan workout situations. To read the full paper, download the link below.