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Real Estate Due Diligence

For any real estate transaction it’s important to understand whether environmental liabilities exist, their potential scale and how and when they may be triggered.


At WSP we have extensive expertise and experience across the world in delivering timely, informed and easily understood due diligence advice to support your investment decisions.  We’ll put in context for you the impact of any soil and groundwater contamination, or the presence of hazardous materials, and we’ll help you make an informed decision on the risks.


Our team handles both single property deals and portfolios of over 1,000 sites across several regions.  In summary our services include:

  • Review of existing Environmental Reports (Peer Reviews)
  • Environmental Desk Study Assessments (Desktop Studies)
  • Phase I Environmental Assessments
  • Phase II Intrusive Soil & Groundwater Investigations
  • Asbestos and other hazardous materials surveys
  • Integrated Building Surveys


Our Due Diligence practitioners are able to draw on the knowledge of colleagues from across the world who specialise in investigating and remediating contaminated sites, and undertaking asbestos management works.  This enhances the knowledge we can offer you in assessing the risks associated with a real estate transaction. 


We also have a strong reputation for delivering advice on the energy efficiency of property and how to improve its credentials.  In an increasingly low carbon property market, this level of expertise is highly important in assessing real estate opportunities or the energy efficiency of the properties.


Corporate Recovery – specialist focus from the UK 

In the UK, we are also offering a dedicated service to specialists working in corporate recovery. We are actively working with insolvency professionals, turnaround specialists and bank workout members to help them consider very closely the environmental risks associated with property and business that has a history of industrial and hazardous use.

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