Due Diligence

Due Diligence

  • Published On: January 23, 2023

    Are you considering purchasing a commercial or industrial property that may have environmental contamination?  Are you curious about the difference between the Ohio EPA Voluntary Action Program and ASTM Phase I ESA/Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser Defense? Since 1994, the only way for a purchaser in Ohio to receive a release […]

  • Published On: January 17, 2023

    Most professionals in the Commercial Real Estate Arena are aware of the ASTM Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Report (Phase I ESA). The fourth iteration of the ASTM (1527) was published in 2021, but all iterations represent a method of due diligence to mitigate legal and business risk associated with […]

  • Published On: October 11, 2022

    The Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (Phase I ESA) is a common report used to identify potential or existing environmental contamination liabilities for real estate transactions.  A Phase I can provide important information about a property, but can also be overlooked as simply a check box on long list of […]

  • Published On: August 17, 2022

    Industrial hygiene also referred to as occupational hygiene, is defined as anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling health hazards in the workplace. The OSHA Act of 1970 set mandatory occupational safety and health requirements to protect employees from workplace hazards. What steps should an employer take to comply with OSHA? Every […]

  • Published On: April 29, 2022

    The range of land use in the United States is extensive, varying from agricultural land use to heavy industrial use. Not only do environmental considerations arise when redeveloping a Brownfields site, they must also be taken into account in nearly all redevelopment scenarios whether it is agricultural to residential or […]

  • Published On: January 31, 2022

    Several of the most popular social media trends to recently sweep social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter all have a common theme – looking back at the past and comparing it to today. Challenges like “10 Year Challenge!” “How it Went…How It’s Going” or “#LookbackFriday” are interesting to […]

  • Published On: April 15, 2021

    Two agency notifications may be required for Small Quantity Generators (SQG’s) and Very Small Quantity Generators (VSQG’s).  VSQG’s were formerly known as Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators (CESQG’s).   The 2016 Hazardous Waste Generator Improvement Rule requires SQG’s to re-notify the US EPA or state agency concerning their hazardous waste activities.  […]

  • Published On: December 11, 2020

    As a seasoned asbestos inspector, this must be the number one misconception that most of my clients have about whether or not they need an asbestos survey. For some reason the conversation always ends up going a little something like this: Client: “Yeah business is really good and we are […]

  • Published On: August 13, 2020

    August Mack was retained to develop an environmental due diligence program for a national developer of renewable energy at multiple sites in the state of New York. In most multi-site portfolios, all sites are bundled under the same contract, allowing the client to realize cost-savings by combining multiple site inspections […]

  • Published On: August 5, 2020

    August Mack has had a 17-year relationship with a full-service real estate investment company who owns and/or manages over 20 million square feet of industrial, office and mixed-use properties across the U.S. For this project, the client partnered with an Indianapolis-based real estate development company to purchase a mostly historic […]

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