Our ownership perspective approach to property support services comes from our roots as a corporate in-house environmental services organization where we were real estate owners, buyers and sellers.
Cameron-Cole provides property development support services for all sizes of projects from normal, single property transfers with little or no known contamination, through complex, multiproperty exchanges involving known pollutants. Our team is a leader and national provider of quality environmental due diligence services, which may be performed prior to mortgage financing, purchase or redevelopment of real estate.
Our experience has led us to understand two critical aspects involved in the provision of environmental services to support real estate transactions: timely delivery and communication.
ASTM Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Phase II and Phase III investigations, regulatory agency negotiations
ASTM-based assessments of buildings’ condition
Our mitigation experts (engineers, waste management experts, hydrogeologists) provide environmental analysis to the client’s risk management team to assist their understanding of environmental impacts and the potential risk these may represent.
Comprehensive waste management programs aimed at diverting waste from landfill to recycling and reuse, and achieving zero waste to landfill, including negotiating and contracting directly with waste and recycling companies, coordination of multiple vendors, managing billing and recycling credits, routine audits of collection areas and implementation of corrective actions, process/procedure analysis focused on waste reduction, upstream and downstream waste characterization, identification, design and implementation of waste reduction programs, employee behavioral/education training and promotional campaigns and monthly/annual reporting of waste reduction and cost saving accomplishments
ESAs (Phase I AAI assessment, Phase II investigation, Phase III remediation), risk assessments, including ecological and human health risks
Asbestos inspections and abatement design, planning, cost estimation and project management, certification, and contractor selection, and health and safety; monitoring; indoor air quality (mold, radon, chemicals) assessment and management, design review for structural and mechanical systems, and construction management for IAQ issues and remediation
Full-service remediation (design, construction oversight, certification) for impacted soil and groundwater associated with historical manufacturing operations, leaking underground storage tanks, and nonpermitted landfills; management and oversight of building demolition and restoration
Permitting and management services, including training, administration of access rights and fees
For over 15 years, Cameron-Cole senior staff has led training under the Environmental Risk Strategies Institute as part of the continuing professional education and certification program focused on training the environmental insurance industry sponsored by Texas State University and the University of Houston.
Through this program our senior staff has a well-developed understanding of the environmental risk management process. Cameron-Cole senior staff holds ERM certifications under the program.
The Cameron-Cole team has conducted nationwide and regional environmental due diligence work for many parties in this market, and has been involved in many highly visible real estate transactions throughout major metropolitan areas of the U.S.
Our experience has led us to understand the critical aspects involved in the delivery of environmental services to support missions involving real estate transactions.