How can surrounding cleanup sites affect...

Our team is commonly asked the question, “how can surrounding cleanup sites affect my property?” For property owners, whether residential or commercial, it might seem scary to have a cleanup site nearby. After all, how do you know if you and your property are at risk from nearby cleanup sites?…

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5 Myths of Phase I ESA Reporting

In our work with hundreds of commercial real estate owners, investors, project managers and property managers in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, we’ve performed Phase I ESAs for just about every type of property. One thing we’ve encountered is misunderstanding surrounding the report. Check out our guide to…

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Remote Project Management Tips

By now, it’s clear that remote hiring and project management in the Affordable Housing sector will be the name of the game for the foreseeable future. Depending on your personal preferences, there are many plus sides to remote work, including location flexibility, accommodating different styles of work, and much more.…

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Virtual Construction Site Tours

A new technology currently utilized by many construction companies is the Virtual Walkthrough. Software combines with high resolution images to create a simulation that allows users to walk through a building from the comfort of their home. Virtual construction site tours have allowed project managers to get a 360-degree view…

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Starting Construction? Here are 5 things...

If you’re new to the world of asbestos, you know how complicated it can be to educate yourself on what asbestos is and how exactly to deal with it. Never fear! Essel is here to help. In this post, one of our engineers addresses 5 things you need to know about…

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Why you should avoid a cheap Phase I ESA...

Let’s set the scene: you bank tells you that you need to conduct a Phase I ESA on your property. You shop around, request a few quotes from environmental companies, and are set on choosing the firm that provides you with the least expensive price. After all, isn’t every Phase I…

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