I am being asked to conduct a commercial inspection in my area. The request seems a bit out side the scope of a normal inspection. It sounds similar to phase 1 reports I used to do as an engineer. You input would greatly appreciated. Two items that stick out to me are the request for detailed information for all business in the area, and to comment on the management practices. Last question, what would you charge for this?
The subject is a light manufacturing property – it is 194000 square feet on 32 acres
The inspection will be guided by someone at property, we would like for you to see some office space, common areas, warehouse area. You do not have to walk every inch of the facility. There may be areas that they will not allow you to see or photograph.
We would like about 50 – 60 pictures. In the photographs we like to get an overall view of the property and what the condition is. Exterior is all angles of the building, parking, sign, grounds, and surrounding streets.
Commentary will include the following:
First impression commentary – what is your first impression of the property, condition etc.
Deferred maintenance and property description – here you will list any deferred maintenance items observed (i.e. – cracks in parking, faded striping, evidence of leaks, stains), property description is just that – please describe the property – what it is that they do.
Subject neighborhood – this is a full description of the neighborhood, including the surrounding area, what retail, other industrial, commercial, or residential is nearby? What are the access roads into the property and major roadways near property?
Management- please get the name and title/role of the person escorting you, phone number if possible. Then provide a sentence or two of your opinion of management practices based on the inspection
There is an inspection report form, but you can return the above requested commentary to me in a word document.