Environmental Assessments & Due Diligence

Whether you are considering purchasing, selling, or refinancing a property, obtaining an environmental assessment is an important part of a successful real estate transaction.

Our qualified team routinely performs Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Phase II Investigations, and Due-Diligence Reviews for sites located across the United States and internationally. Our clients include financial institutions, commercial and industrial facilities, law firms, real estate developers, and telecommunications companies. Our reporting standards follow the ASTM E 1527-13 which incorporates “All Appropriate Inquiries.”

AquAeTer assists with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reviews and reporting in general accordance with the rules established by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to implement NEPA (47 CFR 1.1301-1.1319). The FCC NEPA process is complex and we have extensive experience navigating the completion of FCC Forms to satisfy Section 106 requirements, biological assessments, and ecological assessments. We have worked on complex projects such as those that have required advanced historical surveys, national scenic trail impacts, wetland permitting and mitigation, stream assessments and permitting, and endangered species assessments.

Case Studies
Asbestos Inspections
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AquAeTer provided environmental site assessment (ESA) services to a developer who was planning on constructing a retail pharmacy on the site of a former hotel in West Point, Mississippi.
Phase I/Phase II
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AquAeTer was retained by a commercial real estate developer to perform a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA). While conducting the site reconnaissance, it was noted that a portion of the…
Phase I ESA
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AquAeTer provided Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) services to a developer who was renovating a former four story department store in downtown New Orleans, Louisiana into a retail pharmacy and…
NEPA
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AquAeTer has prepared NEPA Screening and Reporting for over 5,000 communication tower sites from California to Washington D.C. This work has been completed for various clients for new towers and…
Wetlands Delineation
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AquAeTer was retained by a commercial real estate developer to perform a wetland delineation and assist with the environmental permitting for the construction of a commercial building in Louisiana.

Environmental Assessments & Due Diligence Services

  • Asbestos, Lead-Based Paint and Radon Sampling
  • Compliance Cost Forecasting
  • Cost Analysis for Current/Future Liabilities
  • Due-Diligence and Compliance Review Audits
  • Environmental Impact Statements
  • Geophysical Surveys (sub-surface)
  • NEPA Environmental Assessments (EA)
  • NEPA Screening & NEPA Section 106 Reporting
  • Phase I Environmental Site Assessments
  • Phase II Site Investigations
  • Phase III Remediation and Voluntary Clean-ups
  • Transaction Screening Assessments & Desktop Reviews
  • Wetlands Investigations & Delineations