phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments in Milwaukee, Wi

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If you’re considering a commercial real estate investment in "Brew City", it is vital that you carefully evaluate the risks and benefits associated with your prospective purchase. In order to effectively evaluate the site, you should partner with an experienced Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessor.

When performed correctly, a Phase 1 ESA will identify any potential environmental conditions that could negatively impact the performance of your new investment. In addition, lenders often require a Phase 1 ESA report before they will fund a commercial real estate loan. The insights provided by a Phase 1 ESA report will also ensure that you have the information needed to obtain your desired property at an equitable price.

With so much at stake, it is essential that you partner with the right team of environmental experts. At Lord & Winter, we have over three decades of industry experience and are committed to providing our clients with timely and accurate Phase 1 ESA reports. Our unique combination of comprehensive technical training, attention to detail, and client-centric approach allows us to turn around Phase 1 ESAs in only 10 business days. This ensures you can access the environmental data you need without missing out on the opportunity to close commercial real estate deals.

Lord & Winter proudly serves commercial clients throughout the Third Coast Area.

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Serving Milwaukee, Appleton, and Madison, Wisconsin

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Phase I Environmental Site Assessments - All Appropriate Inquiry Features

Project Examples

Lake Superior Waste Recovery

Lake Superior Waste Recovery

Environmental Remediation

We have experience in the identification, characterization, CERCLA compliance, and cleanup of miscellaneous military ammunition waste dumping in Lake Superior.
Commercial Warehouse mn-wi

Commercial Warehouse

Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment

Environmental due diligence including Phase I Environmental Site Assessment and Phase II Site Investigations of historical metal and solvent contamination at a Milwaukee Warehouse with historical manufacturing operations.

Railroad Property Assessment, Duluth, Minnesota

Railroad Property Assessment, Milwaukee, WI

Phase I Environmental Site Assessment

Railroad Property Assessment, Remedial Work Plan, and Remediation of a Milwaukee, WI rail yard.

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All Appropriate Inquiry

Lord & Winter Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) are designed to meet “All Appropriate Inquiry” requirements of the ASTM 1527-13 Standard. This is the standard for a prospective purchaser's environmental risk protection. Key elements of the All Appropriate Inquiry include:
  • Site Reconnaissance
    An on-site inspection of the parcel to identify whether or not evidence exists of a spill or release to the soil, groundwater, or soil vapor.

  • Records Review
    A review of city directory records and/or tax records to determine whether businesses with known hazardous waste handling operations operated within the parcel.

  • Database Search
    A database search to discover whether any permit violations, reported spills or releases, environmental cleanups, or hazardous waste permits occur within the property boundary.

  • Maps
    A review of historical aerial photographs, topographic maps, and Sanborn fire insurance maps to identify any evidence of illicit dumping, fueling operations, or other waste storage and handling.

  • Interviews
    Buyer and seller questionnaires to document any institutional knowledge of hazardous waste operations and clean up, and interviews with state and local agencies to determine whether the site has been listed for leaking underground storage tanks, dry cleaner facilities, or remediation sites.

  • Phase 1 ESA Report
    A report documenting the results of the site reconnaissance, historical data review, interviews, and other ASTM 1527-13 recommended research items. The report concludes whether or not Recognized Environmental Conditions were found at the property.
Why Complete Due Diligence Prior to Acquisition?

Why Due Diligence?

Find out why smart prospective purchasers complete a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment before their purchase


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    Lord & Winter always exceeds our expectations in performing environmental consulting services throughout a large geographical range, in a timely manner, and at a competitive price point.

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    As a project manager, I greatly appreciate Lord & Winter’s professionalism in completing our Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment well within the agreed scope, schedule, and budget.

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    We use David and his staff at Lord & Winter on projects throughout the United States. I am amazed at how they balance sensitive environmental requirements and a demanding developer's schedule. I fully believe if you find a consultant you can rely on and trust to have your best interest at hand, you should stick with them and I will continue to use Lord & Winter.

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