Torrance, CA – December 10, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. (Partner), a national engineering, environmental and energy consulting firm with offices in Phoenix, has been rated the number one service provider of Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) in Arizona 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.
“In most cases, environmental due diligence services are performed a couple of weeks before closing of commercial real estate transactions,” said Kathryn Peacock, principal and regional manager at Partner. “As such, environmental services such as Phase I ESAs are a barometer of commercial real estate and construction trends in the environmental due diligence industry.”
The number of Phase I ESA transactions in the Western region, which includes Arizona, increased 34 percent, when compared with the third-quarter 2012 data. Partner performed 118 Phase I ESA transactions in Arizona during the third-quarter of 2013, totaling 8 percent of the total Phase I ESA transactions in that market.
“Arizona’s desert climate requires a thorough knowledge of the many distinguishing environment features when providing Phase I ESAs,” added Peacock. “Named the number one service provider of Phase I ESAs in Arizona and nationally, we believe the EDR ScoreKeeper data confirms Partner’s expertise in providing exceptional due diligence services to the commercial real estate industry.”
With 25 offices nationwide, the firm was also the first-ranked provider of Phase I ESAs performed statewide in California, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio and Texas.
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.
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.