Sophisticated buyers, sellers, and lenders understand the importance of conducting proper environmental due diligence in connection with their commercial real estate transactions. While the reasons for conducting Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) may differ, one common element stands out—the need for a realistic opinion of environmental conditions as opposed to unfounded speculation. This is where experience counts and H.F. Lenz Company can help. We bring real value to the process by finding out what matters to our customers. We strive to understand their business and tolerance for risk.

Today there are various reasons for conducting environmental site assessments. Some users may want an ESA that meets the requirements of the federal All Appropriate Inquiries Rule (40 CFR Part 312) for qualifying for certain landowner liability protections under CERCLA. Others may want a Business Risk ESA that evaluates hazardous building materials, wetlands, and other ASTM non-scope considerations that could impact their business. Still others may want to understand current environmental conditions at a property using the latest industry standards.

Our Environmental Professionals will develop an ASTM-compliant scope of services based on the type of property being assessed and on the business reasons for performing a Phase I ESA. Our reports are very thorough, yet easy to read and understand. We translate technical jargon into plain English and we respond quickly. We can develop a proposal within a day and usually have the final report in your hands within two weeks.

Types of Properties

  • Former industrial sites
  • Manufacturing facilities
  • Vacant / undeveloped land
  • Office buildings
  • Retail facilities
  • Business parks
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Multi-family housing
  • Historic buildings
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Agricultural land
  • Rural acreage