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Property Condition Assessment

Property Condition Assessment (PCA) is a baseline commercial and industrial property inspection performed according to the leading industry standard ASTM E-2018-08.  Property Condition Assessment includes site and building inspection, document review and interview of knowledgeable persons to determine current property condition, assess need for immediate, near-term and long-term repair, replacement and upgrades and estimate and project costs over time.

Property Condition Assessment is the standard for commercial and industrial building inspection and assessment pre-purchase, pre-lease and end of lease, especially net lease and triple-net lease.  The typical due diligence package for industrial property includes Property Condition Assessment together with Phase 1 Environmental Assessment.  USA Due Diligence Services is a single-source due diligence services provider and performs Property Condition Assessment as a stand-alone service and Property Condition Assessment and Phase 1 Environmental Assessment as a discounted service package price for your lowest cost for the combination of services. 

Property Condition Assessment assists owners and buyers in purchase, sale, lease decisions and negotiation, understanding operation and maintenance requirements and life cycle which also helps provide confidence to prospective investors and lenders.

The scope of inspection needed and specific areas to be inspected are based on various factors.  Age, use, occupancy, construction type and even climate are all considered and incorporated into a property-specific inspection and assessment protocol.

 

Our clients include, owners, buyers, property managers, investors, lenders, attorneys, municipalities locally and across the USA

 

Property Condition Assessment baseline industrial building protocol includes:

Site Characteristics (paving, landscaping and utilities)
Structural Frame
Building Envelope
Doors and Windows
Roof Surfaces
Mechanical and Electrical Systems
Plumbing Systems
Heating Systems
Air Conditioning and Ventilation Systems
Vertical Transportation
Life Safety/Fire Protection
Accessibility Issues
Interior Elements
Asbestos Survey
Lead Survey
Pest Survey
Document Review
Opinions of Probable Costs
Recommendations

If you are buying or leasing property locally or anywhere is the U.S., USA Due Diligence Services is the only due diligence consulting firm to guarantee you will always be served by the same principal/consultant who is fully responsible and accountable for every facet of your project and always accessible to you by email and cell phone when inspecting your property, preparing reports in our office or traveling back and forth.

 

To discuss your Property Condition Assessment project e-mail Edward Devine or call 585-738-5080

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 Facility Condition Assessment

Facility Condition Assessment (FCA) is a type of property condition assessment of a single facility or a group of owned or leased facilities often in multiple locations around the country that may vary in terms of age, design and construction methods and materials.  The purpose of Facility Condition Assessment is to determine current property condition, identify immediate maintenance, repair and replacement requirements, and establish a 5 - 7 year schedule of required maintenance, repairs, replacements and desirable upgrades, set priorities and estimate and project costs over time.

The Purpose

Facility Condition Assessment allows for effective budgeting and can maximize building and equipment life cycle.  Evaluation of facility costs over time is also invaluable when considering whether to expand and/or repurpose an existing facility of if it would be more cost-effective to move to a new facility.

The Reason

USA Due Diligence Services has completed projects with up to 2 facilities on multiple sites in different U.S. states on a single order and an effectively perform assessments on any number of facilities anywhere in the U.S.  You are assured of consistent quality and uniform reports because every facility in your portfolio will be inspected and assessed by the same USA Due Diligence Services principal-consultant.

The Difference

USA Due Diligence is the only national consultant to guarantee you will always be served at all geographic locations by the same principal-consultant who is fully responsible and accountable for every facet of your project and always accessible to you when inspecting your facility, preparing reports in our office or traveling back and forth.

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To discuss your Facility Condition Assessment project e-mail Edward Devine or call 585-738-5080

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Phase I Environmental Assessment

Maximize Value

Our Environmental Professional provides commercial and industrial real estate investors with more than just information on current environmental condition on a property.  Whether you're buying, leasing, developing or lending, detailed and accurate information on the history of the subject property and investigation of environmental defects and deficiencies on the subject property, adjoining property and property as much as a mile away either validates the basis for your offer, or assist your attorney in negotiation or renegotiate of price and and terms to your best advantage.  Our Phase 1 Environmental Assessment reports conform to the highest standards of ASTM E-1527-13 Standard Practice for Environmental  Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process and if an advanced vapor investigation is required our service conforms to  ASTM E-2600-10 Standard Guide for Vapor Encroachment Screening on Property Involved in Real Estate Transactions, and meets or exceeds lender requirements including requirements of the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) Standard Operating Procedure (SBA) SOP 50 10 5(E) for qualifying property types.

Minimize Risk

The federal government recognizes the environmental risk that is inherent in every property purchase.  Even if a property has never had an environmentally sensitive use on it, there is a virtual certainty that some property within mile, mile or farther away has had or will have an environmental incident, and there is a possibility that contamination from that site can travel underground to yours.

A satisfactory Phase 1 Environmental Assessment PLUS Vapor Encroachment Screening report meets or exceeds all requirements for due diligence and qualifies the user for federal environmental liability protections: 

Qualifies user for federal environmental liability protection i.e. innocent landowner or innocent purchaser defense 42 U.S.C. 9607(b)(3) and 42 U.S.C. 9601(35) should it ever become necessary.  

Qualifies user for federal environmental liability protection contiguous property owner liability protection 42 U.S.C. 96079(q) should it ever become necessary and for Brownfields properties, 

Qualifies user for federal environmental liability protection as a bona fide prospective purchaser for bona fide prospective purchaser liability protection 42 U.S.C. 9607(r) pursuant to the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act, Pub. L. No. 107-118 (2002), 42 U.S.C. 9601 et. seq.  

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To discuss your Environmental Assessment project e-mail Edward Devine or call 585-738-5080

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Low Cost Environmental Records Search & Risk Assessment

Only $495

Many properties perceived as being at low risk of contamination may qualify for Enhanced Environmental Records Search & Risk Assessment.  This form of assessment is often called "Preliminary Phase 1" but is sometimes the only assessment certain sites need.  We dramatically improve report outcomes by adding a geology/hydrology investigation to the standard inquiries.  Our proprietary protocol exceeds all industry standards and requirements of Small Business Administration SOP 50 10 5(E) for eligible property types.

This form is often suitable for low price property and property perceived to be at low risk for environmental contamination.

For industrial and commercial property and any property perceived to be at moderate to high risk for contamination generated onsite or on adjoining or nearby sites RSRA is an effective pre-offer screening strategy.  When an offer is subsequently made and full Phase 1 Environmental Assessment is required, the entire RSRA fee is credited to the standard Phase 1 fee.

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Auction Property

Knowledge is power.  Enhanced Environmental Records Search & Risk Assessment is an excellent auction pre-bid assessment. RSRA is a discreet and confidential investigation that can be completed without permission or knowledge of seller and results are available in 1 week or less.

1 week or less
Only $495

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Litigation Consultant / Expert Witness

Edward J. Devine, Principal and Senior Consultant is a litigation consultant with 30 years experience in architecture, engineering, construction management, building, inspection, property condition assessment and environmental assessment.  

Mr. Devine offers pre-litigation consulting and expert testimony relating to environmental conditions, especially known health hazards, physical deficiencies and deferred maintenance issues.  

Hotlink to our litigation consultant / expert witness page. 

 

To discuss your case and our services e-mail Edward Devine or call 585-738-5080

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Vapor Encroachment Assessment  

The new ASTM E 1527-13 Phase 1 Environmental Assessment Standard that went into effect on November 6, 2013 clarifies that a vapor investigation is necessary for you to meet all the standards of All Appropriate Inquiry (AAI) as defined by federal statute 40 C.F.R. 312.21(C)(1)to qualify to apply for liability protections should it ever be necessary to do so:

  • to qualify user for federal environmental liability protection i.e. innocent landowner or innocent purchaser defense 42 U.S.C. 9607(b)(3) and 42 U.S.C. 9601(35) should it ever become necessary.  

  • to qualify user for federal environmental liability protection contiguous property owner liability protection 42 U.S.C. 96079(q) should it ever become necessary and for Brownfields properties, 

  • to qualify user for federal environmental liability protection as a bona fide prospective purchaser for bona fide prospective purchaser liability protection 42 U.S.C. 9607(r) pursuant to the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act, Pub. L. No. 107-118 (2002), 42 U.S.C. 9601 et. seq.

Some form of vapor investigation is necessary to qualify a user for any of the CERCLA environmental liability protections and applications for liability protection have and will be denied for lack of vapor investigation prior to time of purchase.  Whenever dictated by the standard vapor investigation we perform ASTM E-2600-10 Standard for Vapor Encroachment Screening because ASTM E 2600-10 is the only published and recognized screening methodology and can be replicated if necessary in case of legal dispute.

Vapor intrusion is a real business environmental risk.  Over the past several years, there's been a growing body of evidence that chemicals can penetrate building foundations at levels that raise health concerns for the occupants.  There have been increasing numbers of lawsuits involving vapor intrusion issues.  According to an Environmental Bankers Association survey, vapor intrusion issues affect loan approvals for commercial, industrial, institutional real estate-secured lending, commercial lending and multi-unit residential lending, and also trust activities.

Phase I Environmental Assessment without a vapor investigation component does NOT meet the ASTM 1527-13 Standard and does not satisfy the requirements of All Appropriate Inquiry (AAI) to qualify user for federal environmental liability protections.

Contamination can travel as liquid, solid or vapor through soil and groundwater from a contamination source on site or off site within ASTM Standard search distances. This is true even when contamination has been mitigated and only negligible levels of liquid or solid contamination remain. 

Vapor encroachment is known to be a significant hazard and at least 32 states so far are now reopening all closed soil and groundwater contamination "no further action" (NFA) cases and where vapor contamination is found the current owner becomes liable for remediation costs.  A vapor investigation is required at time of purchase for every property type.

Did you know that lenders order environmental assessment to protect their interest - not yours.  In most cases, as a third party lenders are exempt from financial liability if contamination is ever discovered on your site but if vapor-related contamination is ever discovered on your site you are protected ONLY if a vapor investigation was completed prior to taking possession of the property.  Phase 1 Environmental Assessment with Vapor Encroachment Screening is inexpensive "insurance" against future financial liability.  

   

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If you own lease or manage multiple properties we offer portfolio pricing.

We provide the convenience of fixed pricing schedules so no need to call for a quote each time - you always have the price in your file for planning and approval purposes.  We do not use junior staff or subcontractors; a principal of our firm will be assigned to you, who will complete all your current and future projects so you can depend on consistent high quality.  In addition, you always have direct access to consultant by cell phone and email; whether in the office or on site your consultant can always take your call.

We're your single source for environmental assessment, vapor encroachment survey, property condition assessment and capital needs analysis. You only need to remember one phone number, 585.738.5080 and at the time of your first order you'll know the price for that project and all future projects to make pre-planning easy.  

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Best Value for Just 1 Property or Many

Whether you order 1 or many Phase 1 Environmental Assessment. Property Condition Assessment, Commercial Building Inspection services or a combination of these, we pledge our best to you. We offer quality and value and prompt service everywhere in the USA.

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To discuss any of our services for your project or program e-mail Edward Devine or call 585-738-5080

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Architects, engineers, builders and inspectors look at buildings in slightly different ways. Drawing on his university degrees, industry training and 30 years experience in all four disciplines Edward Devine developed a unique inspection and assessment protocol that considers property condition from all four perspectives.

We offer the best value in due diligence services. Cost is always an important consideration but never the only consideration. We leverage all our experience, continually upgrade our skills and use the latest technologies to deliver the best service at the lowest cost.

USA Due Diligence Services offers Property Condition Assessment, Commercial Building Inspection, Industrial Building Inspection, Facility Condition Assessment, Phase 1 Environmental Assessment and Vapor Encroachment Survey. Discounts apply when you order 2 or more services on 1 property and when you order 1 or more services on 2 or more properties.

30 years of service to owner occupants, investors, attorneys, insurance companies, banks and other lenders, landlords, tenants, facilities directors, property managers, architects, engineers, retailers, municipalities and other governmental units and entities. How can we serve you?

We price each project individually in order to deliver the highest quality service at the best possible price. 

Unlike firms that offer a wide range of engineering, architectural services and environmental services firms we specialize in Property Condition Assessment and Phase 1 Environmental Assessment, Vapor Encroachment Survey and Environmental Records Search & Risk Assessment and Property Condition Assessment and Capital Expenditure Reports.  We focus our comprehensive inspection, engineering, construction and estimating and cost projection experience.  From this focus we are able to maximize our efforts, resources and systems, reducing our cost basis and providing you with the finest service at the best price.  

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