From pre-acquisition real e状态 due diligence to services that help prioritize capital expenditures and minimize operating costs, Nova is a trusted partner throughout the total ownership cycle. An environmental assessment is conducted to identify potential environmental conditions related to on-site and 线下活动. A phased approach allows the client to maximize 信息 obtained while minimizing costs. 物业状况评估 (PCA) are often completed to evaluate the remaining useful life of building systems. 通过这样做, Nova can assist its clients with preserving capital expenditures, while at the same time extending the useful life of critical building components and systems.


Nova field professionals and team leaders have extensive experience conducting and managing 环境地盘评估 (ESA) for private clients, 银行, and government agencies all over the country. Nova employees are trained to conduct or review Phase I investigations in accordance with ASTM E1527-13, the EPA’s All Appropriate Inquiry (AAI), 房地美(Freddie Mac), 房利美DUS, 美国住房与城市发展部 guidelines or specific lender requirements. Projects range from vacant land to industrial manufacturing, 布朗菲尔德网站, 石油设施, 石油/天然气属性, 电信网站. Nova’s staff has a strong understanding of facility operating systems, 州和联邦法规, and fate and transport of chemicals through air, 土壤, 地表水, 和地下水.  另外, Nova has staff trained in specific areas of expertise who are available to consult as needed.




An Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) is conducted to identify potential environmental concerns related to on-site and 线下活动. A phased approach allows clients to maximize 信息 obtained while minimizing costs.


Nova begins with routine research and on-site reconnaissance.  Subsequent phases of investigation further define areas of concern and evaluate corrective actions.


  • Review of topographic/geological/hydrogeologic 信息 pertaining to the site and surrounding area

  • Review of historical land use activities at the site

  • Review of regulatory 信息

  • 现场侦察

  • 周边物性观察

This 信息 is then compiled into a report that summarizes the findings and outlines recommendations with regard to items of environmental interest or concern.


Many clients require scopes of work specifically tailored to meet their needs. Nova staff is familiar with the specific requirements of ASTM E1527-13 Phase I Environmental Assessment, 房利美和房地美, 瑞丰乐投letou Investment Trusts (REIT), 美国住房与城市发展部, as well as other lender-specific requirements.

  • 含铅油漆

  • 石棉

  • 保护历史古迹

  • 泛滥平原管理

  • 湿地保护

  • 濒危物种

  • 噪声分析

  • Explosive/Flammable Hazards/Hazardous Industrial Operations

  • 唯一水源含水层

  • 机场禁区

  • Additional Hazards and Nuisances (covers, pipelines, etc.)

  • Wild and Scenic Rivers/Unique Natural Features

  • 环境正义

  • Soil Stability, Erosion and Drainage

  • 分区

  • Water Supply/Sanitary Sewers and Solid Waste Disposal

  • 学校/公园/社会服务

  • Emergency 健康 Care, Fire and Police 服务

  • Commercial/Retail and Transportation

  • 水质/清洁水法

  • 蒸气入侵


Ray Hutchison | Senior Vice President, New York, NY

电子邮件 | 201-391-0520


Phase II Subsurface Investigations

Upon identifying environmental concerns related to on-site and 线下活动 at a given property, Nova will often recommend a subsurface investigation to further evaluate the effect of identified environmental concerns to subsurface 土壤, 土壤蒸气, and/or groundwater and any resulting risks to human health or the environment.  All investigations are implemented in accordance with applicable 当地的 regulatory requirements.


Nova’s technical staff includes on-site, 项目经理, and Professional Geologists and Engineers with extensive experience in performing real e状态 due diligence and site redevelopment investigations.

This 信息 is then compiled into a report that summarizes the findings and outlines recommendations with regard to items of environmental interest or concern.




健康 and safety are always a concern, so Nova prepares a Site 健康与安全 Plan (SHSP) prior to conducting a subsurface investigation. The SHSP identifies health and safety risks and sets up in advance any emergency procedures and response protocols that may be necessary.


瑞丰乐投letou官网, GBC (NG钻井), 是否提供了地下土壤, 土壤蒸气, 和地下水 sampling services to its clients on more than 500 project sites, using hydraulic direct-push probing/drilling applications. Nova employs the use of a track-mounted 6620 Geoprobe® and a truck-mounted 5400 Geoprobe® utilizing Macro-Core, 双管, 以及螺旋钻技术. Nova’s equipment is used for 土壤 和地下水 sampling, groundwater monitoring well installations, vapor point installations and sampling, sub-slab permanent vapor point installations, 飞行员测试. Nova’s track-mounted unit offers unique capabilities, including specialized maneuverability in areas with limited access or available space where conventional equipment would not be able to operate.

  • 地下钻井/探测

  • Soil, Soil Vapor and Groundwater Sampling

  • Groundwater Monitoring Well Installations

  • 地下水模拟

  • 补救的调查

  • 法规遵从性报告


Mark Perry | Environmental Assessment & 修复组

电子邮件 | 612-275-1997



Nova provides Property Condition Assessment services to numerous mortgage and construction lenders across the country. Many projects involve Fannie Mae, 房地美(Freddie Mac), HUD, and rating agency guidelines.  服务 are provided for multifamily residential, 商业, 热情好客, 新建筑, 工业设施.

Property Condition Assessment 服务

物业状况评估 are often required as part of pre-purchase, owner-commissioned, 或者再融资交易. Nova services include a site visit to evaluate the general condition and maintenance history of the property and to assess the overall design and construction of structures.  All available on-site project and construction documentation is reviewed, and interviews with property managers, 租户, and 当地的 officials are conducted.

Nova’s Property Condition Report offers a narrative on the condition and adequacy of all site and building improvements and includes forms and 信息, including items of deferred maintenance, estimates of immediate and annual replacement reserves, and comments on the buildings’ conformance with code, 艾达, 未完成工作, 及符合房屋管理局的规定.


第三方审核报告, 储备表, and other property evaluations are conducted to inform clients of existing reports’ completeness and compliance with ASTM and lender standards. Deficiencies are identified, and recommended solutions are provided.


Ray Hutchison | Senior Vice President, New York, NY

电子邮件 | 201-391-0520

Expanded Property Condition Assessment 服务 - For Equity Clients

When performing due diligence prior to acquisition, Nova is aware that buyers’ risk tolerance may vary. Its Equity Markets Group provides expanded due diligence services beyond that provided by the ASTM’s baseline standard. 在股票市场集团内部, clients will find experienced architects, 工程师, certified roof and building envelope professionals, and construction specialists who can provide expanded assessments of building structure, 封闭的系统, 内部操作, 生命安全系统. Nova can assemble an assessment team to meet client expectations and to provide property 信息 sufficient to better understand acquisition risk. Nova reports are well documented with photographs and include Opinions of Probable Costs to remedy physical deficiencies observed and to aid in assignment of capital allocations during ownership.


  • Expanded Equity Level Property Condition Assessment and Report

  • Seller Disclosure Property Condition Assessment Report

  • 结构状况评估

  • 地震风险评估

  • Building Envelope (Roof and Exterior) Assessment

  • 停车场评估

  • Forensic Analysis and Remedial Design

  • 屋顶更换设计

  • Facade Consulting, Design and Construction Oversight

  • BOMA面积测量

  • 艾达合规性审计


Doug Knight | Equity Group Director

电子邮件 | 614-704-8766



The Agency 服务 Small Loan Division within Nova conducts on-site inspections to evaluate the general condition and structural elements of the Property buildings. Document reviews are also conducted to review planned capital expenditures. Nova’s Physical Risk Report (PRR) for Small Balance Loans (SBLs) and Streamlined Physical Condition Assessment for Small Mortgage Loans (SMLs) complies with the associated 房地美(Freddie Mac) or Fannie Mae Guidelines and offers a narrative on the condition and adequacy of the site and building improvements, 包括所需的表格和
信息. Nova’s Environmental Screen also complies with 房地美(Freddie Mac) or Fannie Mae Guidelines. The Transaction Screens are conducted to identify Potential Environmental Concerns (PECs) for on-site activities, 线下活动, 遵守联邦法规, 状态, 以及当地机构.


Nova’s team members have extensive experience performing and managing high quality, 彻底的, 及时报告. Our staff includes Registered Architects, Professional Engineers, and Construction Specialists. Nova’s Physical Assessment employees have a robust understanding of facility operating systems, MEP系统, 建筑完成, 结构系统, 生命安全系统, 和艾达无障碍遵守. Nova’s ESA employees are trained in facility operating systems, 联邦, 当地的, and 状态 regulatory requirements, and transport of chemicals through air, 土壤, 土壤蒸气, 地表水, 和地下水. 另外, Nova may consult with staff located nationwide when needed, who are specialists and leaders in their field.


  • 房地美(Freddie Mac) Small Balance Loan (SBL) Physical Risk Report (Form 1104)

  • 房地美, 可靠的, Easy Decision (FRED) Physical Risk Report (Form 1108) with Environmental Screen Plus Radon

  • Fannie Mae Streamlined Physical Condition Assessment and Environmental Screen for Small Mortgage Loan Program

What is the Nova Small Balance Difference?



Nova has created a 房地美(Freddie Mac) compliant Small Balance Loan Physical Risk and Transaction Screen Report that summarizes the physical risk items identified in Form 1104. The report evaluates items such as deferred maintenance, 关键和优先维修, 操作维修, and the capital needs over the term of the mortgage, 一切都在一个简洁的总结. 除了, the Potential Environmental Concerns (PECs) identified in the Transaction Screen and the overall condition of the Property which establishes the required replacement reserve are described within the summary. This report allows clients to understand at a quick glance the findings of Form 1104.


Angela Scott | National Account Manager

电子邮件 | 214-236-9981


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