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Historic Architecture Solutions

The historic built environment poses unique opportunities and challenges often not presented by other forms of real estate. Commercial investors, public sector custodians, corporate occupiers, and regenerative developers share similar goals; to optimize the performance and management of their historic assets and portfolios.

Partner provides Historic Architecture Solutions for the global real estate industry. We help our clients manage risk, make smart investments, and bring historic buildings to life. We have a passion for giving our past a future.

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Supplemental Services

  • Historic Impact & Mitigation Assessments (e.g., NEPA, Section 106)
  • National Register nominations and SHPO consulting
  • Investigative Inspections & Forensic Assessments
  • Identifying Sources of Funding & Historic Tax Credits
  • Design Specification & Management of Repairs and Enhancement Schemes
  • Feasibility Studies & Option Analysis
  • Energy Efficiency & Improvement Assessments

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Frequently Asked Questions

There are a number of benefits to owning a historic property, including:

Tax incentives: Many government entities offer tax credits and other financial incentives for the rehabilitation and preservation of historic buildings.
Increased property values: Historic properties can be more valuable than non-historic properties, especially if they are located in desirable areas.
Eligibility for grants and funding: There are a number of grant programs and funding opportunities available to help property owners with historic preservation projects.
Sense of stewardship: Owning a historic property can give you a sense of connection to the past and a responsibility to preserve it for future generations.

Historic architecture solution firms offer a variety of services, including:

Historic building assessments: Evaluating the condition, significance, and history of a historic building.
Restoration and rehabilitation: Repairing and restoring historic buildings to their original condition or a specific period of significance.
Adaptive reuse: Finding new, compatible uses for historic buildings while preserving their character and historical significance.
Architectural planning and design: Designing additions, alterations, and new construction that is compatible with historic buildings.
Construction management: Overseeing the construction process to ensure that historic preservation guidelines are followed.
Grant writing and funding assistance: Helping property owners secure funding for historic preservation projects.

Challenges in preserving historic architecture include funding constraints, changing building codes and regulations, environmental factors such as natural disasters and climate change, and balancing the need for modern amenities with the preservation of historical integrity.

Historic architecture is important because it reflects the cultural heritage and identity of a society. It provides a tangible link to the past, helps us understand different architectural styles and construction techniques, and contributes to the character and charm of cities and towns.

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Balance Both Commercial and Historic Preservation Requirements

Partner’s consultative and multidisciplinary services align with our client’s needs to support the full lifecycle of historic real estate from acquisition, lease, construction, operation, and disposition. Our holistic approach addresses key concerns including mitigating rehabilitation costs, reducing uncertainty around timescales, identifying funding opportunities, facilitating adaptive reuse, navigating regulatory requirements, enhancing asset characteristics, applying sensitive building conservation techniques, maximizing long-term sustainability, and minimizing risks of non-compliance.

Benefits of the Historic Built Environment

Regeneration of the historic built environment supports healthy and prosperous cities and helps corporations and communities fulfill their Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) responsibilities:

  • For People: It matters to communities and their identity, supports well-being, social diversity, and helps improve the quality of life.
  • For Places: It provides distinction, a unique selling point, making cities more economically competitive, richer in quality, and better places to live and work.
  • For the Planet: Reusing existing buildings underpins environmental sustainability and resilience, mitigates consumption and carbon emissions, and conserves embodied energy.
  • For Prosperity: Historic regeneration is a growth industry, an untapped asset, presenting unique funding/historic tax credit opportunities, and driving economic growth to businesses and communities.
Our Expertise as Historic Building Consultants

Our experience in the commercial real estate industry enables us to advise on matters relating to value often not available from other professionals. Our multidisciplinary team of experts includes chartered building surveyors, registered engineers, licensed architects, qualified preservationists, archeologists, and construction project managers. We have been trusted to advise on some of the most high-profile, iconic, and sensitive landmarks with global experience. We have the expertise to balance both commercial and preservation requirements to support your business and protect what is best about our cultural heritage.

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