A Phase I ESA is the smart investor’s tool to protecting oneself from potential environmental liability lying beneath the surface. Do your due diligence so you don't unknowingly purchase a contaminated site and get stuck with the clean-up responsibility.
When dealing with an ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey, there is no such thing as an “update,” there is only a new survey. Brent Peters explains why, from a surveyor's perspective. Get an ALTA survey before your next real estate investment to properly manage and mitigate risk.
As Westwood’s Director of Land Survey Service, Nate Carlson has a large repertoire of experience in all things survey. He keeps up with the latest technologies and enjoys solving problems for clients, but what does he enjoy doing in his free time?
One way to learn more about why a building may be under priced is to conduct a Property Condition Assessment (PCA), sometimes referred to as a Property Condition Report.
The Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys have become the bridge that allows all of the parties involved in a real estate transaction to understand a piece of real property on common terms.
The transactional process of real estate investment is complex. Owners and developers should understand the risks and opportunities associated with their real estate investment.
The LSMS program in St. Cloud is the only four-year program in the Midwest’s six-state region and has just landed on the endangered list. If we don’t support this and similar programs across the U.S., our profession and the clients we serve will feel the impact.
We interviewed project manager Matt Wessale to learn more about his passion in solar services and how he found his niche in pile load testing.
On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed into law a bill modifying Minnesota’s law on unfair discriminatory practice as it applies to the ADA and the Minnesota Human Rights Act.
Solar arrays must produce energy day after day and remain unaffected by the forces of nature. The first key step in designing a structural system that is built to last is the pile load test.
Developed in the early 1990’s by Peter Calthorpe, the concept of transit-oriented development (TOD) encourages the development of full and vibrant communities designed to be centered on transit facilities.
On January 11, 2017, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) published a final rule listing the rusty patched bumble bee as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (“ESA”), as amended.