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
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. During the Phase I ESA potential asbestos containing material (ACM) was noted through the property. Most notably the pipes in the attic were coated in a […]
Phase I/Phase II
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 subject property was utilized as a gasoline station during the 1950’s. Based upon these findings further investigation was warranted.AquAeTer was subsequently asked to perform […]
Phase I ESA
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 office space. The building was significantly damaged by fire in September 2005 after Hurricane Katrina. The first floor was completely gutted by fire, and the upper […]
NEPA
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 collocation projects. AquAeTer assists with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reviews and reporting in general accordance with the rules established by the Federal Communications Commission […]
Wetlands Delineation
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. During the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment it was noted that the subject site was situated on hydric soils. AquAeTer confirmed these findings through a Preliminary […]

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