Torrance, CA – December 10, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. (Partner), a national engineering, environmental and energy consulting firm with offices in Dallas and Houston, has been rated the number one service provider of Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) in Texas and nationally for the third-quarter of 2013 by Environmental Data Resources, Inc. (EDR) ScoreKeeper– the nationwide market monitor for the environmental due diligence industry.
“Environmental due diligence services, such as Phase I ESAs, are generally required three to four weeks prior to closing of commercial real estate transactions,” said Summer Gell, principal and national client manager at Partner. “As such, Phase I ESAs are a good indicator of commercial real estate and construction trends in the environmental due diligence industry.”
According to the EDR ScoreKeeper report, the number of Phase I ESA transactions in the Southern region, which includes Texas, increased 39 percent when compared with the third-quarter 2012 data. Partner performed 358 Phase I ESA transactions in Texas during the third-quarter of 2013, totaling 7 percent of the total Phase I ESA transactions in that market.
“Environmental issues are not always thought of as obvious forces affecting the commercial real estate industry, but they can significantly impact deals,” added Gell. “The reported increase in the Southern region is an important indication that the market is recovering. We’re excited to be part of this growth and will continue to concentrate our efforts in Texas.”
With 25 offices nationwide, the firm was also the first-ranked provider of Phase I ESAs performed statewide in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Jersey and Ohio.
Published by Environmental Data Resources, Inc., a national provider of data and applications for the property due diligence industry, the EDR ScoreKeeper report provides strategic and quantitative analysis of Phase I Environmental Site Assessment activity nationally, regionally and by state.
About Partner Engineering and Science, Inc.
One of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States, Partner Engineering and Science Inc. (Partner) is a national engineering, environmental and energy consulting firm serving the commercial real estate industry. Partner’s services include: Environmental Due Diligence; Subsurface Investigations and Remediation; Industrial Hygiene; Property Condition Assessments; Seismic Risk Assessments / Probable Maximum Loss; Engineering Design; Energy Audits; Building Commissioning; Sustainability Consulting; Land Development; Land Surveying; and Construction Risk Management. Based in Torrance, Calif., Partner has over 350 employees in 25 offices nationwide.