Commercial Inspections

Commercial Inspections2024-02-16T13:59:24-06:00
  • Sale

  • Purchase

  • Lease

  • Net Lease

  • Triple Net Lease


commercial inspectionAs a trusted industry resource for certified commercial property inspections, we provide comprehensive inspections for the sale, purchase, lease, net lease, triple net lease of commercial properties in and around Minnesota.

Branch Property Investigations conducts all commercial inspections in accordance with InterNACHI-CCPIA (Certified Commercial Property Inspection Association) Standard of Practice.

This standard is designed as a baseline from which the inspector and client can develop and agree to a scope of work that may deviate from this standard, depending on budget, time constraints, purpose of the inspection, age of the subject property, and risk-tolerance of the client.

Please call our office (612) 440-8466 or email to discuss your commercial property inspection.

What’s included in your inspection? To give you an idea, a typical commercial property inspection includes observations of the following: 

  • Roof system
  • Exterior cladding
  • Gutters and downspouts
  • Grading and drainage
  • Walkways
  • Parking lot
  • Stairs and railings
  • Restrooms
  • Fire safety
  • Foundation
  • Windows and doors
  • Ventilation
  • Ceilings, floors and walls
  • Mechanical Assessment
  • Heating system
  • Cooling system
  • Plumbing system
  • Electrical system

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Please call to discuss your commercial inspection needs or email with property details to start the conversation!


“I recently used Branch Property Investigations for a commercial inspection before signing my triple net lease. They were very detailed in their investigation and prompt in their final report. I would recommend them 100 times over and will definitely use them again if I need this service again.”

Jennifer Q., Edina

“Great service and very thorough. Our inspector provided a detailed analysis in a very organized and detailed fashion that made it easy for us to review! Highly recommend!”

Nicholas L., Minneapolis


How soon can you inspect my commercial property?2024-02-15T13:14:05-06:00

It depends on many factors, but typically we can schedule an inspection within 1-2 weeks after a proposal is accepted.

How long does a commercial property inspection typically take?2024-02-15T13:22:32-06:00

A commercial property inspection can range from 3-4 hours to 3-4 days, depending on the size and scope of the inspection and the number of buildings involved. Please call us to discuss your property and needs!

Can you provide references or examples of previous commercial property inspections you’ve conducted?2024-02-15T13:22:05-06:00

We’ve inspected many types of structures such as office buildings, retail buildings, mixed use buildings, day care centers, medical centers and industrial buildings.

What areas of the property will be inspected?2024-02-15T13:24:49-06:00

That’s determined by the scope of services requested.  We typically inspect the roof (roof access needed for 2+ story roofs), the exterior, the mechanical & electrical equipment, the parking lot and lighting, the rest rooms, and other interior elements.  We observe but don’t inspect the fire/life/safety systems, elevators, sprinkler systems, ADA compliance. 

What type of report will be provided after the inspection?2024-02-15T13:26:03-06:00

A comprehensive report that includes many photos and observations about the property.  They typically run 50+ pages, include an executive summary with general information about the property, and categorize our findings into maintenance issues, defects, and material/safety issues.

How soon after the inspection will the report be available?   2024-02-15T13:27:07-06:00

For smaller projects, within 24 hours.  For larger or multi-building projects, 2-3 days.

What is the cost of a commercial property inspection?  2024-02-15T13:29:00-06:00

The cost varies depending on size, scope and age of the property being inspected. We tailor the inspection to our client’s needs and provide a detailed proposal with the agreed scope and price before scheduling any work.

Will access to the property be required during the inspection? 2024-02-15T13:30:55-06:00

We need access to all parts of the building that are included in the scope of work.  We can work in an occupied building during business hours or an unoccupied building.  We have worked in restricted access buildings that require supervised access due to sensitive information.

What types of credentials do you have for commercial property inspections? 2024-02-15T13:32:09-06:00

 Our lead inspector, Tom Geoffroy, is a Certified Commercial Property Inspector, and has been inspecting properties of all types for many years.  He will direct the needed team to assess the property and compile the final report.

Can you provide ages and expected life of mechanical equipment and roof?  2024-02-15T13:33:41-06:00

Where possible, we try to date each type of mechanical equipment (rooftop units, furnaces, condensers, water heaters) if the date is observable.  We will assess the roof, but can’t give an accurate age or expected remaining life of the roof.  Where roof damage is observed, we will suggest a qualified roofing contractor determine the extent of roof repairs or if replacement is needed.

What forms of payment do you accept?2024-02-15T13:37:02-06:00

You may pay via ACH bank transfer, cash, or check. We can process a credit card but pass along the 3% fee we are assessed by the creditor; please let us know if you’d prefer this option when scheduling. 


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