AEI Consultants Opens Oakland Office to Expand Bay Area Presence
Leading local environmental engineering and property assessment firm plans to service flourishing Oakland commercial real estate market and support community development
OAKLAND, Calif.: AEI Consultants, a leading environmental assessment and engineering firm that provides commercial lenders and property owners with consulting expertise and services, has opened an office in Oakland to serve the needs of local commercial real estate lenders and investors, commercial/industrial building owners, and real estate professionals.
Strategically located in the Jack London Square district, the new Oakland office will enable AEI Consultants (AEI) to offer a wide range of expert environmental engineering and due diligence services to property owners and commercial lenders in one of the Bay Area's fastest-growing cities, and will be an ideal hub for AEI's expansion in the East Bay corridor.
The announcement was made by AEI President Holly Neber at the Oakland Construction and Development Conference, held here today. Headlined by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, the event was attended by the region's top property owners and developers.
Oakland is experiencing a revitalization and development boom. Since 2000, the number of 24- to 34-year-old residents within three miles of Oakland city center has increased by 40 percent, and developers have invested heavily in both infrastructure and commercial real estate projects. With the surrounding San Francisco Bay Area experiencing a buoyant rebound in the last two years, AEI has expanded its local presence as part of the 60 employees the firm has added to its national headcount this year.
"Oakland has seen substantial economic growth recently, and many of our Bay Area clients have gravitated to its vibrant commercial real estate scene. We think it's important to serve them from a local office and employ local expertise," said Holly Neber, president of AEI Consultants. "Oakland has a terrific talent pool, has excellent mass-transit options, and offers an attractive live/work/play environment to young families and millennials. Above all, Oakland is a great city, and we want to be a part of its growth and to connect with the local community."
Ms. Neber serves on SPUR Oakland's Business Membership Committee. Her experience with the organization inspired a commitment to office space in Oakland as a strategy to be involved in the community and contribute to infill redevelopment project work through creative leadership on environmental challenges.
AEI's new Oakland office is located at 520 Third Street, Suite 209, in the Jack London Square district.
About AEI Consultants
AEI Consultants, based in Walnut Creek, California, is an employee-owned company that provides the following mix of services: environmental due diligence and engineering, energy sustainability, site assessment and remediation, industrial hygiene, and construction management to a diverse base of real estate, commercial lenders, developers, property management firms, retailers and insurers nationwide, including many Fortune 50 companies. Founded in 1992, AEI has been recognized as one of the nation's fastest growing environmental firms, with 22 offices across the U.S. For more information about AEI Consultants or to find an office near you, visit www.aeiconsultants.com.