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Commercial Buildings Inspection Services

Providing clients with professional, thorough, and highly detailed commercial property inspections.

I provide commercial property inspections, and building inspections, for prospective commercial real estate buyers, insurance companies, insurance adjusters, legal counsel for the insurer or insured, property owners, REITs, lenders, landlords, and lessees.

Whether you are buying a property, getting ready to sell one, or just want to know the condition of your current property, I provide the best inspections and industry-leading reports for properties of every type, size, and location.

  • Multifamily Apartment
  • Condominium
  • Retail & Shopping Centers
  • Restaurant
  • Office
  • Automotive
  • Medical Facilities
  • Hotel & Motel
  • Industrial
  • Warehouse
  • Specialty Buildings

This type of commercial property inspection, or building inspection, is intended to assist the potential buyer with their Due Diligence process. It includes:

  1. Initial Walk-Through Survey – I conduct an initial baseline Walk-Through Survey of the Property, including the developed and improved grounds, building(s) exterior, and building(s) interior. The goal of the Walk-Through Survey is to identify and communicate Physical Deficiencies.
  2. Property Condition Report – I prepare a complete. Easy-to-understand, written Property Condition Report (PCR) that conveys and documents my observations made during the Walk-Through Survey. The PCR typically includes the following sections:
  1. Executive Summary
  2. Property-Specific & Client Information
  3. Disclaimer, Use & Purpose of Report
  4. Grounds & Exterior
  5. Building Envelope
  6. Foundation
  7. Roof
  8. Plumbing
  9. HVAC
  10. Electrical
  11. Fire Suppression Equipment
  12. Interior Areas
  13. Special Improvements (if any)
  14. Special or Custom Report Sections (if any)
  15. Summary of Observations

Commercial lending underwriting requirements often mandate certain property inspections, building inspections,  and subsequent re-inspections. GSD Property Inspections provides timely, commercial property inspections to lenders that are custom-tailored to meet the lender’s specific inspection requirements.

Lessor commercial property inspections are performed for commercial and multifamily owners and landlords to document the pre-move-in condition of the premises, during occupancy, or move-out condition. This type of inspection is intended to help protect the Lessor’s interest.

Lessee commercial property inspections are performed for the commercial lessee to document the pre-move-in condition of the premises or move-out condition. This type of inspection is intended to help protect the Lessee’s interest.

GSD Property Inspections provides construction draw inspection services to privately funded project owners, banks, and other financial institutions. On-site inspections are conducted monthly or as each draw request is presented. Each submission will include an on-site inspection walk with the project superintendent to verify the appropriate release of construction funds to the private investor or lending institution.

Construction Draw Payment Inspection Reports include the following information based on each visit to the construction site:

  • General description of the project
  • Current status of the construction process
  • Updates on completion schedule/timeline
  • Quality of work/site conditions/concerns
  • Change orders
  • Stored material
  • Verification of permits, licenses, and insurance or bonding for the project and contractor
  • Payment recommendations based on the contractor’s draw request reconciled with actual work performed and completed to date
  • Job site pictures with descriptive comments

A Comprehensive Technical Evaluation approach allows subject matter experts to assist GSD Property Inspections in the commercial inspection by providing expertise in relevant areas, for example, licensed elevator technicians who have access to elevator equipment. Additional specialists, but not limited to, are in the following areas:

  • Environment
  • Structural
  • Geotechnical
  • HVAC 
  • Elevator
  • Commercial Restaurant Equipment
  • Conveying Equipment
  • Roofing
  • Paving
  • Electrical
  • Fire protection
  • Wood-destroying Organisms

An Annual Building Maintenance Inspection is a comprehensive, visual examination of commercial property within 12 months. It is designed to identify defects within specific systems and components as delineated in the International Standards of Practice for Inspecting Commercial Properties (ComSOP) and monitor the condition of a building over a period of time for capital management purposes.

An Annual Building Maintenance Inspection helps property owners, managers, and homeowners associations understand the condition of a building to make cost-effective decisions for its maintenance and prevent the necessity of emergency repairs. As part of the service, I will provide a report that summarizes my findings and any recommendations. An inspection report provides an accurate record or inventory of the building’s problems to facilitate systematic repair and maintenance.


What is the cost of a Commercial Property Inspection?

Many factors contribute to an affordable real estate due diligence proposal. A baseline Professional Commercial Property Inspection may cost less than a thousand dollars, whereas a large and complex Commercial Property Inspection may cost thousands of dollars. I’ll work with you to find the best due diligence options and affordable pricing for your investments. 

When I provide a proposed cost for your Inspection, some of the factors considered include property size and condition, building square footage, type of structures, age of the structures, and the general location related to travel and accessibility. Contact me today.

Service Area

I Perform Inspections in the Follow North Bay Areas


San Rafael
Mill Valley
San Anselmo
Belvedere Tiburon
Corte Madera
Point Reyes Station
Forest Knolls
Stinson Beach
San Geronimo
San Quentin
Dillon Beach


Rohnert Park
Glen Ellen
Boyes Hot Springs
Bodega Bay
El Verano
Monte Rio
The Sea Ranch


American Canyon
Saint Helena
Pope Valley
Deer Park


I Am A Certified Commercial Property Inspector CCPIA®

Certified Commercial Property Inspectors Association (CCPIA®) Certified

About Me

I have lived in Marin County for over 20 years with my wife, a fifth-generation San Franciscan. I have spent 40+ years managing commercial and residential construction projects. I have worked as an owner’s representative overseeing the construction of such icons as Tiffany & Co, Elizabeth Arden Salons, and Liz Claiborne. I have managed construction projects for industry titans such as Google, Disney Studios, and the California Institute of Technology, just to name a few. I am a licensed general contractor and electrician in California and a licensed general contractor in Arizona.

“You can buy a person’s time, you can buy a person’s physical presence at a given place; you can even buy a measured number of skilled muscular motions per hour or day. But you cannot buy enthusiasm; you cannot buy initiative; you cannot buy loyalty; you cannot buy the devotion of hearts, minds, and souls. You have to earn these things.” – Management’s Philosophy

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