Moran Consultants is a licensed and insured construction and consultation company with 50+ years of experience spanning projects throughout the United States. We specialize in construction loan monitoring, document and cost reviews, property condition assessments, phase I environmental site assessments (ESAs), asbestos surveys, construction cost consulting, SBA funds control, and owner’s representation. Our clients include primarily lenders, investors, developers, government entities, and appraisers.
CONSTRUCTION LOAN MONITORING
Construction Loan Monitoring services consist primarily of an initial Document and Cost Review, monthly site inspections and reporting, and a final closeout report; all with emphasis on project cost, time, quality and conformance of completed work. We work closely with project teams throughout the construction process to gather documentation and gain a clear understanding of issues as they arise in order to facilitate expedient resolutions and ensure successful project completions.
PROPERTY CONDITION ASSESSMENT AND CONSTRUCTION COST CONSULTING
Our property assessment reviews are tailored to meet each individual properties needs. We have experience completing assessment reports meeting ASTM E2018-15, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, HUD, and multiple State Agency reporting requirements. Property inspections are completed to document existing conditions, immediate physical needs, physical needs over the term, adverse property conditions, deferred maintenance items and life safety and accessibility issues. We offer HUD Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Property Condition Assessments inclusive of energy audits, utility consumption baseline analysis, and CNA e-Tool input.
Cost consulting includes reserve for replacement analysis, insurable value estimates, replacement costs, costs to complete, costs to cure deferred maintenance items and cost approach estimates.
PHASE I ENVIRONMENTAL SITE ASSESSMENT (ESA)
Our Phase I ESAs identify historical environmental conditions (HRECs), controlled environmental conditions (CRECs), and recognized environmental conditions (RECs), as well as de minimis conditions of a specific property. To conduct a Phase I ESA, Moran Consultants performs a physical in-person assessment of the site and reports on the existing conditions. Interviews with owners, users, occupants, key site operators, and any other entities familiar with the property are performed. We research the historical background, including but not limited to topographic maps, fire insurance maps, aerial photographs, and city directories. Local municipalities are contacted for the former and current standings of the property, as well as any historical violations or other pertinent data. A review of local, state, tribal, and federal government databases are examined. Moran Consultants establishes the complete picture of the property, which includes the physical characteristics and surrounding areas, to identify any potential environmental risk. Findings are established in a formal report and are signed by an Environmental Professional (EP).
Facilitation of project development from conception through design, construction and closeout.
Administration of design and construction contracts.
Coordination between owner, design team and construction team.
Facilitation of municipality approvals.
We provide investors/syndicators with an annual stabilized and/or occupied property. We will assess property conditions, discuss maintenance and warranties with the property manager and maintenance teams, and provide maintenance and recommendations and cost estimating to remedy any reported deficiencies. This service can be tailored to any standard or frequency and is handled by our in-house staff of professionals.
SBA LOAN FUNDS CONTROL
Completion of document and cost reviews as well as monthly monitoring reports inclusive of documentation requirements defined by SBA SOP 50 10 5 (I).
Document and log financial information from the prime contractor, subcontractor’s and vendors as applicable for monthly funds disbursements.
Verify the requested amounts are acceptable based on the professional of records certification, review of previous applications, review of current applications and review of work completed on site.
Review the contractor generated vendor payee list, obtain owner approval of the recommended funds to be released, request funds to be transferred from lender to an Moran Consultants account, then disburse funds to the prime contractor, subcontractors and vendors as applicable.
Review and log all conditional and unconditional lien waivers provided by the contractor as a condition of funds release.
Maintain all accounting records and logs in accordance with lender requirements as well as applicable accounting guidelines.
When you invest your resources into a project, you want to take every step to mitigate as much risk as possible. Moran Consultants provides several services to help clients feel more secure in the construction of their projects. These include construction loan monitoring, upfront plan and cost reviews, SBA loan funds control, owner’s representation, asset management, and more. Discover why so many lenders choose Moran for their construction consulting needs.
Our Asbestos services encompass the identification and analysis of asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) within your project or property. We provide a variety of specialized survey options, including Comprehensive Asbestos Surveys for exhaustive examination of potential ACMs, Limited Asbestos Surveys for a general assessment of suspect ACMs, and Limited Path-of-Construction Surveys designed for renovation planning. Our methodological approach involves a comprehensive review of specifications and drawings, demarcation of homogenous areas, on-site inspections with material sampling in adherence to federal and state guidelines, Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM) analysis, and the preparation of detailed reports. Whether your requirement is for a complete understanding of ACM presence or specific insights, our services deliver invaluable data to support well-informed decision-making.