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Environmental Due Diligence

TGE has completed well over ten thousand projects for loan origination, mortgage financing, and property foreclosure from single locations to large portfolios. Our work products are a key component in risk mitigation decision-making, a responsibility we appreciate with every valued assignment.

Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA)

Both competitive in fee yet driven by quality and compliance, we apply the American Society for Testing and Materials’ (ASTM’s) Standard and the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) “All Appropriate Inquiry” rule to define “good commercial and customary practice.”  With thousands of ESA awards in diverse settings and markets, we deliver factual findings and non-speculative, defendable opinions. If a recommendation for further work is warranted, we scope appropriate Phase II objectives without delay and minimal subcontracting.

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Phase II ESA

To characterize (test for) the actual presence of environmental conditions at a property, a Phase II is performed; often to serve as a “baseline” at the time of purchase, to fulfill lender requirements, or as a measure of liability protection – especially if continuing obligations to property ownership are found. We apply American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), American Association of Immunologists (AAI), and United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) standards in completing Phase II ESAs along with state-specific requirements to produce meaningfulPhase II reports.

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Limited Scope Assessments (LSA)

At times, clients disclose rather singular needs that do not necessarily warrant ASTM or AAI work scopes. TGE can produce “hybridized” reports such as Transaction Screens, Desktop Reviews, or similar lender-driven work products to advance “low risk” transactions or to fill gaps. The LSA can be a cost-effective alternative, but cannot replace more traditional due diligence.

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Peer Reviews & Cost Estimates

TGE’s longevity in industry, depth of technical knowledge, and professional reputation have elevated the firm into a Peer Review and Cost Estimating service niche. With well in excess of 1,000 peer reviews/estimates performed, this sought-after service is leveraged by lenders and underwriters for highly contaminated property, property with “controlled contamination” slated for rehabilitation/new construction, or for report review if a transaction presents unique circumstances that cause increased risk beyond lender tolerance.

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