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Building Envelope Consulting: High-Altitude Due Diligence

Challenge

Our client, a national pension fund advisor, was purchasing a Class A commercial office tower on behalf of an institutional pension fund. They turned to C3 for due diligence assistance.

Solution

The C3 team performed an in-depth inspection of the two-million-square-foot high rise in the heart of New York. A key area of focus was the building envelope, which entailed a close-up inspection of the exterior façade, accessed using rope and harness. This high-altitude inspection revealed a major flaw in the attachment of the façade.

Result

Our findings enabled the client to achieve a seven-figure price reduction on the property, allowing the purchase to proceed while avoiding a costly surprise and protecting our client’s investment.