A thorough understanding of potential environmental issues provides our clients with the ability to make difficult decisions regarding the acquisition and development of properties. With that in mind, SoundEarth conducts comprehensive environmental site assessments (Phases I, II, and III) to provide due diligence for real estate decisions by buyers, sellers, developers, and lending institutions.
Due diligence is about completing “all appropriate inquiry,” and that is also a good way to sum up SoundEarth’s underlying philosophy: Do everything that is necessary, but focus on outcomes, instead of expensive studies—be both thorough and practical. For due diligence, we help define our client’s objectives, identify potential environmental issues in line with our client’s risk tolerance, evaluate the anticipated land use, and consider the needs of all stakeholders. These factors define the scope of the investigation so our clients know from the start where we expect to end up.
SoundEarth is an approved environmental consultant with many major lending institutions, and we are well versed in the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ due diligence requirements for bringing properties into Trust. We have extensive experience identifying asbestos and lead-based paint, as well as historical uses of solvents and petroleum products on site, and the potential risk of vapor intrusion.