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Historic Architecture Solutions

Support your business and protect what is best about our cultural heritage.

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.

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 corporates 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, 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 and support your business and protect what is best about our cultural heritage.

Our Services

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