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Partner Acquires LandAmerica Assessment Corporation

The acquisition includes the assets of the bankrupt LandAmerica Financial Group, Inc. subsidiary.

Los Angeles — Partner Engineering and Science, a national provider of environmental and engineering due diligence services has acquired the assets of LandAmerica Assessment Corporation (LAC), a LandAmerica Financial Group, Inc. subsidiary which had filed for bankruptcy earlier this month, announced Joseph Derhake, principal with Partner.

Under the terms of the transaction, Partner receives all of LAC’s accounts receivables, digital assets, existing environmental reports and LAC’s “best-in-industry” software systems.

Additionally four senior LAC executives will join Partner as principals. Terry Dungan, National Client Management and Director of Construction Services and Monitoring will be located in the firm’s Irvine, CA office; Melissa Dahl, National Client Manager and Sean H. Daly, Director of Engineering Due Diligence joins Partner in the firm’s Ramsey, NJ office; and Kimberly K. Houston, National Client Manager and Environmental Engineer will head Partner’s newly-opened office in Charlotte, NC.

“Land America Assessment was arguably one of the market leader’s in providing building engineering and environmental site assessment services to the commercial real estate market,” says Derhake. “LandAmerica’s national reach and industry best software systems, combined with Partner’s reputation and technical expertise, will create a very strong and dependable company going forward.”

Partner is one of the fastest growing environmental due diligence firms in the United States. In February the firm acquired the environmental site assessment practice of Loveland, CO-based US-Reports, a top provider of Phase I Environmental Site Assessments to SBA Lenders across the United States.

Los Angeles-based Partner is a national environmental and engineering consulting firm focusing on real estate due diligence, building sciences, construction monitoring and environmental site remediation services. Partner has offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Corona (California), Denver, New York (metro), Dallas, Chicago and Charlotte.

Corporate Contact:

Partner Engineering and Science
Joseph Derhake, PE
2154 Torrance Blvd, Ste 200
Torrance, CA 90501
Phone: 800-419-4923
www.partneresi.com