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Commercial Inspection

Property Condition Assessment (PCA)

A commercial Property Condition Assessment standard of practice was established by ASTM International (American Society for Testing and Materials) called ASTM E2018 PCA. The purpose of this document is to define good commercial and customary practice for conducting a baseline property condition assessment on commercial buildings. This document was formed as a guideline to further resolve the conflict between buyers and sellers.

When contracting an inspection firm in Portland, Oregon to gather information on the suspect property, the inspection company chosen should have a good working knowledge of the ASTM standards. Often due to the time restraints or the cost of following the ASTM standards in its entirety, many investors choose not to have the entire guidelines followed and custom tailor the commercial property inspection around the critical areas, buildings components, or items of concern. We will need to perform a free walkthrough of the subject property with a brief consultation to establish the scope of services prior to giving an estimate.

One of the items included in our property condition assessments that most other inspection companies exclude or charge extra for is Infrared Thermal Imaging. This technology helps in diagnosing building envelope leaks, electrical hot spots, loss of energy, and much more.

Commercial Property Investor / Buyer

You found a potential property investment in the Vancouver, Washington or Portland, Oregon area that will suit your needs and shows promising growth in equity and profits. With our experience of inspecting a diverse range of property types and a qualified team of professionals, we will supply you with a commercial property condition assessment report that will further reduce the financial risk you undertake. Use us as a tool for your negotiations.

Pre-Lease Consultation

Triple net lease, if you are entering in to a Lease in Portland, Oregon that states you will be responsible for all expenses which are normally associated with ownership, such as utilities, repairs, insurance and taxes, also called a closed end lease. This type of lease states if a component associated with the building is defective or needs replaced, you are responsible for full replacement costs. In many facilities when a component needs replaced it could cost many times more than the monthly lease payment. If the building components are inspected and a baseline is established for the estimated remaining life span, you could present this valuable information to the potential landlord before signing the lease and negotiate the responsibilities of the costs that will occur. Further protecting yourself from many unforeseen costs in the future, and adding to your bottom line.

A Team Approach with a Single Point of Contact

Each commercial building inspection or property condition assessment performed in Vancouver, Washington or Portland, Oregon is coordinated by a senior inspector James Fronsdahl from Associated Inspection Firm who works directly with the client from proposal development to final delivery of the completed property condition assessment.

Depending on the level of complexity of the commercial building and your needs, the senior inspector will draw from a team of experts to perform specialized inspections – ranging from structural engineers to elevator specialists, to ADA compliance inspection.

I perform complete property condition assessment of commercial buildings to the standards of practice of the ASTM throughout Multnomah County, Clark County including all of Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington.

Types of properties we inspect include:

  • Apartment Buildings
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Bars
  • Condominiums
  • Hotels
  • Industrial Manufacturing Facilities
  • Medical Facilities
  • Motels
  • Multi-Building Complexes
  • Multi-Family Housing
  • Office Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Retail Stores / Strip Malls
  • Warehouses

Please call or e-mail for more information.