Who Can Conduct a Phase I ESA?

As an engineering firm, we often hear the question, “when do I need a Phase I ESA?” We get it. If you’re not used to buying and selling commercial property, you’re probably not familiar with the ins and outs of environmental testing. If you’re asking for a loan to buy…

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What is a Phase I ESA ? 

Did your bank tell you that you need a Phase I ESA, but aren’t sure where to start? Essel is here to help.  What is a Phase I ESA?  A Phase I Environmental Site Assessment is an environmental report that documents the history of a property.  Engineers conduct Phase I…

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A guide to your next Environmental Due D...

Even in 2020, far too many buyers are still unaware of just how many risks lie in wait as a result of environmental contamination and incomplete paperwork. The simple truth is that nothing should be taken at face value when purchasing commercial real estate— thorough investigation and environmental due diligence…

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Qualities to look for in a successful sa...

On the hunt for a salesperson to join your team? Keeping an eye out for the following qualities while recruiting might make your search a little easier.   1. Good listening skills     No matter the company, being a salesperson means looking at your potential clients as partners. What…

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Tips for Acquiring the Best Talent Possi...

  The one thing that’s certain about acquiring talent post COVID-19 is that the process for recruiting, hiring, and onboarding new staff members will never be the same.  Here are a few tips for a successful pivot when it comes to hiring the best talent possible during and after the…

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What is a Phase 2 ESA, and when do you n...

At Essel, we’re often asked the question, “how is a Phase 2 ESA different from a Phase 1 ESA?” We get it, it’s complicated. Hopefully this article will start to provide answers to some of your Phase 1 & 2 ESA questions. What is a Phase 2 ESA? Development projects…

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