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When PCA is in your DNA

With over 35 years in the due diligence industry, CREtelligent’s Fraser Hamilton has conducted thousands of environmental and property condition assessments – from 1000 square foot raw land parcels to the Corvette final assembly plant to one of the oldest petroleum refineries in the USA (and everything in between).

But those are formal assessments for clients. There’s more. His family jokingly estimates the number is in the millions. You see, when you assess properties for a living, well sometimes you just can’t close your trained eye, even when offline. Fraser caught himself doing just that recently when he visited a hotel where family was staying that were visiting from out of state. He shares some casual observations.

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Radon Testing on MultiFamily Agency Loans: 5 Things You Need to Know

If you’re a lender originating Agency-backed Multifamily (MF) loans, working through the nuances of underwriting for both the credit and collateral and making it to closing is no walk in the park. On the collateral, adhering to Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s guidelines for Environmental Site Assessments and radon testing are critical. Here the Top 5 Things you need to know…

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Webinar: Mastering Desktop Environmental Reports

Desktop reports come in many flavors and are often used as a cost-effective alternative to Phase I ESAs in certain situations. Knowing which to use comes down to the context or situation in which it is being used.
In this webinar, CREtelligent Environmental Product Manager Daria Milburn explored the world of desktop environmental reports, breaking down various report types and when you might use one over the other. View the recording here!

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Navigating Commercial Property Zoning in a Changing Market

Zoning research is crucial to the commercial real estate due diligence process. In this complimentary webinar, zoning experts Jack Stanton and Ashley Doukas reviewed best practices in conducting commercial zoning research and the importance of zoning compliance. They discussed market and regulatory forces that are driving municipalities to revisit their current zoning codes and the opportunities and challenges they present.

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EY Announces CREtelligent CEO Anthony Romano as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Bay Area Award Finalist

CREtelligent announced today that CEO Anthony Romano was named by Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Bay Area Award finalist. Now in its 37th year, Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for transformative entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are building…

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Early Insights Report Demystifies Deal Complexity

By Anthony Romano, CEO CREtelligent

Real estate agents collect a myriad of information to help their clients move smoothly through a transaction. From sales comparables and property information to traffic and neighborhood statistics, the more insights agents provide their clients, the more value they add. The ability to sniff out anything that could delay a transaction…

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Law Firms turn to RADIUS to reduce transaction cycle-time

By Anthony Romano, CEO CREtelligent

Commercial real estate transactions have slowed due to higher interest rates, inverted cap rates, and asset values that have yet to recalibrate. If you’re a legal firm with CRE clients, you’ve likely felt this market contraction. With the $30B market for real estate legal services shrinking, regional and national law firms are looking for innovations…

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Demystifying Environmental Risk Management

By Daria Milburn, CEM, CEC, EP

If you’re lending on commercial real estate, environmental due diligence is an area not to be taken lightly. If you’re relying solely on questionnaires from the property seller or buyer, you may not be doing enough. Recent regulatory scrutiny around environmental due diligence and the use of questionnaires has driven many Credit Unions to…

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Indoor Environmental Quality

By Fraser K Hamilton, Sr. PG EP

Indoor environmental quality (IEQ) is a big deal and one that I get calls about regularly. Office buildings, single-family homes, multi-family residential properties, schools, and many other facilities are frequent places we get asked to help resolve complaints about IEQ. Oftentimes, a problem is identified during some other assessment…

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Applied Engineering

CREtelligent™ Nationwide CRE Due Diligence Platform Acquires Applied Engineering, Inc. as Part of Growth Strategy

CREtelligent™ Nationwide CRE Due Diligence Platform Acquires Applied Engineering, Inc. as Part of Growth StrategyBroadens geographic footprint and expand solutions to the existing CRE portfolio SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Jan. 05, 2021 – CREtelligent, a leading commercial real estate due diligence platform, has acquired Wayzata, MN-based Applied Engineering, Inc., an environmental consulting and engineering services company.

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Why COVID 19 is Making Collateral Certainty a Necessity for Closing Deals in Today’s Environment

Why COVID 19 is Making Collateral Certainty a Necessity for Closing Deals in Today’s Environment By: Anthony Romano | 7/20/20 In both residential and commercial underwriting, the world has evolved well beyond the practices of the quintessential (and fictional) banker George Bailey at the Bedford Falls Building & Loan. Back then, lending decisions were heavily

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