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Tips For Selecting Climate Risk Modeling Vendors

Tips For Selecting Climate Risk Modeling Vendors

The draft ASTM Property Resilience Assessment Guide provides essential questions to consider before conducting a Property Resilience Assessment. These questions also aid in selecting the right climate risk modeling solutions. Developing thorough responses will ensure you choose the best tools for your needs. Consultants are available to assist with research and documentation.

Environmental Contamination Research and Solutions

Environmental Contamination Research and Solutions

At AEI, we’ve conducted thousands of environmental assessments across diverse property types and industries and our latest Phase II ESA research reveals some eye-opening insights into just how prevalent contamination can be.

What Is a Phase 2 ESA?

What Is a Phase 2 ESA?

Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) play a pivotal role in further understanding the environmental risks associated with a particular site that are identified in the Phase I ESA. Our experts design the scope of each Phase 2 individually to account for the specific environmental concerns identified, property constraints, future property uses, and the local regulatory environment.

EPA Classifies PFOA & PFOS As Hazardous Substances

EPA Classifies PFOA & PFOS As Hazardous Substances

On April 19, 2024, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took a pivotal step to address the pervasive issue of PFAS contamination by designating perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), along with their salts and isomers as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), commonly known as the Superfund law.

Terry Dungan Joins AEI as Senior VP of Construction Risk Management

Terry Dungan Joins AEI as Senior VP of Construction Risk Management

AEI BACRM Division is proud to announce the hiring of Terry Dungan as the new Division Lead and Senior Vice President of its Building Assessments Construction Risk Management (BACRM) division. In his new role, Terry will be responsible for overseeing the BACRM division, working closely with the sales team to help them grow their business, and implementing strategies to enhance the division’s operations and service offerings.

Navigating the Latest RAD Program Updates 

Navigating the Latest RAD Program Updates 

Recent legislative changes have enhanced the RAD program, providing PHAs with more time and flexibility for conversions. Discover the latest changes and how we can assist you through meticulous preparation, compliance assessments, and strategic planning tailored to your PHA’s unique needs.

Safeguarding Your Assets: A Proactive Approach to Resilience

Safeguarding Your Assets: A Proactive Approach to Resilience

As the impacts of climate change accelerate, the risks to real estate investments grow increasingly severe. Through our Property Resilience Assessments, owners and investors can proactively address rising threats by incorporating strategic resilience measures to protect their assets.

Terry Dungan Joins AEI as Senior VP of Construction Risk Management

Terry Dungan Joins AEI as Senior VP of Construction Risk Management

AEI BACRM Division is proud to announce the hiring of Terry Dungan as the new Division Lead and Senior Vice President of its Building Assessments Construction Risk Management (BACRM) division. In his new role, Terry will be responsible for overseeing the BACRM division, working closely with the sales team to help them grow their business, and implementing strategies to enhance the division’s operations and service offerings.

Facility Condition Assessment Checklist

Facility Condition Assessment Checklist

Facility Condition Assessments are crucial for identifying potential issues before they become major problems. But what is included in the final Facility Condition Assessment report, and how can it help ensure the long-term viability of the facility? Keep reading to find out.

Facility Condition Assessments 101

Facility Condition Assessments 101

Facility Condition Assessments are critical to maintain the safety, functionality, and longevity of commercial properties. FCAs are intended to help reduce costs, enhance safety, and improve occupant comfort.

Environmental Contamination Research and Solutions

Environmental Contamination Research and Solutions

At AEI, we’ve conducted thousands of environmental assessments across diverse property types and industries and our latest Phase II ESA research reveals some eye-opening insights into just how prevalent contamination can be.

EPA Finalizes Water MCLs for Public Water Systems

EPA Finalizes Water MCLs for Public Water Systems

After years of study, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized the National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR) to control six toxic PFAS compounds in Public Water Systems.

What Is a Phase 2 ESA?

What Is a Phase 2 ESA?

Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) play a pivotal role in further understanding the environmental risks associated with a particular site that are identified in the Phase I ESA. Our experts design the scope of each Phase 2 individually to account for the specific environmental concerns identified, property constraints, future property uses, and the local regulatory environment.

EPA Classifies PFOA & PFOS As Hazardous Substances

EPA Classifies PFOA & PFOS As Hazardous Substances

On April 19, 2024, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took a pivotal step to address the pervasive issue of PFAS contamination by designating perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), along with their salts and isomers as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), commonly known as the Superfund law.

WOTUS Rule Revision Simplified

WOTUS Rule Revision Simplified

The question is not whether a wetland is still a wetland, but whether a wetland is still a jurisdictional “Water of the U.S. (WOTUS).” under the Clean Water Act. Continue reading to discover what was amended and how it affects your property.

10 Reasons for ALTA/NSPS Surveys in CRE

10 Reasons for ALTA/NSPS Surveys in CRE

Discover why an ALTA/NSPS survey is indispensable to Title Insurers, Lenders, Buyers, Sellers, or anyone that desires to have a clear understanding of a property’s boundaries, potential encumbrances. and any other factors that may affect the value or use of a property.

ALTA/NSPS Surveys in Commercial Real Estate

ALTA/NSPS Surveys in Commercial Real Estate

The margin for error in CRE is razor-thin. From boundary lines to easements, knowing the exact details of the property can make or break a deal. That’s where ALTA/NSPS Surveys come in—a pivotal tool that goes beyond surface-level insights.

Tips For Selecting Climate Risk Modeling Vendors

Tips For Selecting Climate Risk Modeling Vendors

The draft ASTM Property Resilience Assessment Guide provides essential questions to consider before conducting a Property Resilience Assessment. These questions also aid in selecting the right climate risk modeling solutions. Developing thorough responses will ensure you choose the best tools for your needs. Consultants are available to assist with research and documentation.

Safeguarding Your Assets: A Proactive Approach to Resilience

Safeguarding Your Assets: A Proactive Approach to Resilience

As the impacts of climate change accelerate, the risks to real estate investments grow increasingly severe. Through our Property Resilience Assessments, owners and investors can proactively address rising threats by incorporating strategic resilience measures to protect their assets.

Strategies for Building Resilience in CRE

Strategies for Building Resilience in CRE

Join us for insightful perspectives from experts at IBHS on FORTIFIED construction. As a leading voice in the field of building resilience, IBHS offers a wealth of knowledge on how to safeguard properties against a range of natural hazards.

Exploring Waterfront Design and Resilience

Exploring Waterfront Design and Resilience

As a leading Waterfront Architect, and Founder and CEO of Indigo River, Dena Prastos shares insights on the importance of designing waterfront properties that can withstand the increasing frequency and intensity of climate hazards.

ESG Checklists On The Rise

ESG Checklists On The Rise

We’ve gathered data from direct client requests, commercial real estate associations, and rating agencies regarding ESG checklists and their role in CRE due diligence. Uncover important ESG checklist items and our recommendations for developing an ESG checklist.

Renewable Energy Trends

Renewable Energy Trends

Table of Contents: Renewable Energy Trends Renewable Energy Benefits  Final Thoughts As renewable energy technologies like solar panels, wind...

Factors Affecting Commercial Property Values

Factors Affecting Commercial Property Values

Understanding the factors that shape property values is the key to unlocking investment success. Navigating this landscape requires a comprehensive understanding of these factors and their influence on valuations. Discover the common factors affecting CRE property value.

Calculating the Value of Commercial Real Estate Properties

Calculating the Value of Commercial Real Estate Properties

Calculating the value of a commercial real estate property is an important step in making a sound investment decision. By understanding the basic principles and factors that impact property valuations, you’ll be better equipped to make informed decisions about your commercial real estate investments.

AEI Consultants is Expanding Valuation Services

AEI Consultants is Expanding Valuation Services

AEI Valuations Division is proud to announce that it is expanding its services to now include the Tri-State area. This expansion includes the states of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, in addition to the Western States and Texas where we have already established a strong presence.

AEI Consultants Launches AEI Valuation

AEI Consultants Launches AEI Valuation

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Oct. 11, 2022--AEI Consultants (AEI), a leading provider of building, environmental, land, and sustainability assessment and...

2023 Multifamily Radon Policy FAQs

2023 Multifamily Radon Policy FAQs

As you may already be aware, the 2023 Enterprise Multifamily Radon Policy has been released, requiring all loan applications received after June 30,...

Navigating the Latest RAD Program Updates 

Navigating the Latest RAD Program Updates 

Recent legislative changes have enhanced the RAD program, providing PHAs with more time and flexibility for conversions. Discover the latest changes and how we can assist you through meticulous preparation, compliance assessments, and strategic planning tailored to your PHA’s unique needs.

HUD Announces 1st GRRP Winners

HUD Announces 1st GRRP Winners

HUD GRRP Winners Announced We're thrilled to share exciting news from the Green and Resilient Retrofit Program for Multifamily Housing (GRRP)...

AEI’s Most Common Service Bundles

AEI’s Most Common Service Bundles

Table of Contents: AEI's Most Common Service Bundles Customizing Your Service Bundle Final Thoughts In the fast-paced realm of commercial real...

The Cost of Insufficient CRE Due Diligence

The Cost of Insufficient CRE Due Diligence

In the fiercely competitive world of commercial real estate, there’s no room for shortcuts. Inadequate due diligence can spell financial disaster, legal complications, and missed opportunities.

Latest CRE News & Effective Strategies

Latest CRE News & Effective Strategies

The recent failures of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank have acted as a catalyst, putting the financial health of small and regional banks to the test, as a record number of commercial mortgages are set to expire in 2023.

Top Construction Risks and How to Mitigate Them

Top Construction Risks and How to Mitigate Them

Construction projects are inherently complex and come with a range of potential risks that can negatively impact the project’s success. Explore the top construction risks and learn how to manage them effectively.

A Conceptual Budget Review’s Crucial Role

A Conceptual Budget Review’s Crucial Role

Construction projects are high-risk ventures that demand careful management of costs and risk mitigation. A Conceptual Budget Review is essential as it helps identify potential cost savings, manage risks, and ensure that the project stays within budget.