Inspection Services

Minnesota Building Inspections offers investigative Property Condition Assessments to the entire state of Minnesota as well as out-of-state clients. We conduct our work with a sense of duty and the utmost integrity in all that we do, dedicating ourselves fully to the job at hand while adhering to the ASTM E2018-15 Standard Guide for Property Condition Assessments: Baseline Property Condition Assessment Process.

Property Condition Assessments

This non-invasive visual evaluation is an in-depth and wide-ranging investigation of a commercial property, revealing critical information about the age and condition of readily accessible structures and mechanical systems—including the value of most high-cost components. Our professional level reporting will feature narrative analysis of each inspected area, along with extensive background research and available documentation. We will also report on improvements that have been completed by previous owners. A Table of Opinions of Costs for Immediate Needs and Short Terms Costs of 1-5 years will be provided.

Our Property Condition Assessment and Report specifically includes:

  • Executive Summary
  • Site
  • Building Envelope (roofing, structure, foundation)
  • Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Electrical System
  • Plumbing System
  • Life-Safety
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Certifications/Qualifications
  • Table of Opinions of Costs

For our background research, we seek to obtain documentation about permitting history, fire-safety records, capital improvement values, county GIS maps, and other satellite data. If permitting history is not available online, we will take the time to visit the City Hall Building Departments personally.

Cost estimates are obtained from a database of city permit cost evaluations, ongoing contractor bids, and other available resources. A Replacement Reserve Table and Tier I/II Accessibility Survey can be added to the inspection report upon client request.

Commercial Building Inspection Services

Additional Inspection Services

Cost Replacement Studies

To help our clients forecast future budgetary needs, we can provide a Replacement Reserve Table along with a commercial building inspection. This is especially beneficial to HOAs, condo associations, and office parks for which dues are collected and disbursed over extended periods of time. The inspection will include an analysis of major mechanical equipment on the property, roofing systems, building components, and other capital equipment.

Triple-Net Lease Inspections

For situations where a triple-net lease contract is signed for a real estate transaction, we can comprehensively inspect the property so that the lessee can gain a full understanding of the property’s condition. We’ll inspect most visible and readily accessible components, including structural components and major mechanical systems.

Minnesota Building Inspections is also available for custom client requests and certain litigation expert research. Contact us for more information.


Minnesota Building Inspections provides Property Condition Assessments that are superior in every way to what has become standard in the commercial property inspection industry, going above and beyond to help our clients protect their interests now and for many years into the future. Contact us today to request an appointment