Accurately Assess the Physical Condition of Property for Commercial Real Estate Transactions! Turn to Property Condition Assessments for comprehensive guidance on accurately collecting, analyzing, and reporting data on the physical condition of property for commercial real estate transactions. This definitive resource provides expert information for evaluating the quality of construction, integrity of building systems, and other critical components. This hands-on reference discusses the latest industry standards and explains how to appraise structural, roofing, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, lighting, and interior systems !rate the condition of existing equipment and components!establish estimated costs for correcting physical deficiencies!uncover maintenance problems...and more. The book also shows you how to incorporate and set up a corporate website, seize business opportunities in the booming property assessment field and maximize returns. Filled with over 250 detailed illustrations, Property Condition Assessments features: Guidelines for identifying defects, deficiencies, items of deferred maintenance, and code violations Insights into litigation, dispute resolution, and expert testimony Business-building advice on presentations, marketing, and setting up an office and website Sample reports, forms, templates and letters - all needed for a successful career in this industry Inside This One-Stop Property Assessment Guide / The Property Condition Assessment Process / Building Systems: Design and Evaluation / Building Systems: Description and Observation / Business Development / Sample Documents / Standards and Guidelines / Resource Listings / Glossary of Terms /_ And Much More
Sam A.A. Kubba, PhD, has more than 30 years' experience in all aspects of construction. He is an award-winning architect, and has worked as a general contractor, interior designer, and property developer. His practice includes projects in the U.S., U.K., and the Middle East. He has appeared on numerous TV and radio talk shows including the BBC World Service, CNN, Lehrer Hour, CNBC, and was featured in the documentary film Fahrenheit 9/11. He is currently a consultant for the United Nations Office for Project Services, and his books include Mesopotamian Furniture (Oxford, 2006) and Space Planning for Commercial and Residential Interiors (McGraw-Hill, 2003).