Torrance, CA – December 10, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. (Partner), a national engineering, environmental and energy consulting firm with offices in Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, has been rated the number one service provider of Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) in Ohio 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, such as Phase I ESAs, are required three to four weeks prior to closing of commercial real estate transactions,” said Steve Kitzke, principal and national client manager at Partner. “As such, Phase I ESAs serve as a barometer of commercial real estate and construction trends in the environmental due diligence industry.”
According to the EDR ScoreKeeper report, Phase I ESA transactions in the Midwest increased 27 percent when compared with the third-quarter 2012 data. Partner performed 76 Phase I ESA transactions in Ohio during the third-quarter of 2013.
“The Midwest is showing signs of a slow but steady recovery as evidenced by the third-quarter data,” added Kitzke. “We’ve been able to grow our presence and expand our services along with the market.”
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 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.
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.