What has 197 Kitchens, 428 Bathrooms, and 512 Bedrooms? And Here’s Another Hint … Only 1 Roof!

No doubt, your best guess was the correct guess: it’s multi-family housing. When you list and sell a single unit in a multi-family housing building, it’s very similar to most every single family home that you’ve sold. What would it be like for you to write a contract for all 197 units in a single transaction? The obvious answer is that your commission check would be at least 197 times larger than the check for selling a single unit. Getting a commercial real estate transaction closed is a very different beast from a single family residential transaction.  And commercial buyers are very different from homebuyers!

Home Inspections vs. Commercial Inspections

HomePro Inspections’ partner company Monument Commercial Building Inspections has performed over 500 commercial building inspections. Based on that experience, the biggest difference between commercial buyers and homebuyers is that where homebuyers are heavily driven by feel and emotion, commercial buyers are driven by cash Commercial Propertyflow and ROI. It’s all just math. In a commercial real estate transaction, the due diligence period is generally longer than a residential transaction. While it’s typically 10 days in residential, it is commonly 60 days or more for commercial. And commercial buyers are less likely to have repair requests; for them, it is most often about budgeting for build-out. Commercial buyers are typically more sophisticated than residential buyers. They are business people buying buildings for a defined business purpose. They care less about the appearance of a building and more about the performance of the building for their intended purpose. Recently, Monument Commercial Building Inspections inspected a 60,000-square foot warehouse in a challenged part of town for use as an electronics-recycling facility.  It was as ugly a building as you have ever seen, and perfect for the commercial buyer.

Unmatched Experience

Among the 500 commercial buildings inspected by Monument Commercial Building Inspections have been medical centers, restaurants, office parks, strip centers and dozens of other specialty use buildings. Each building and each buyer have their own special challenges. To accommodate that variance, Monument Commercial Building Inspections presents a custom and formal, written proposal for each transaction. The buyer is offered three different service options to ensure that they get exactly what they need to move comfortably to closing.

Commercial inspections are not just for building buyers. Landlords, tenants, association managers, and design-build firms have also found comfort in having an objective third-party inspection. Got questions about commercial building inspections? Contact us at 904-268-8211.


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Commercial Building Inspections Jacksonville

Commercial Building Inspections

  • Custom options range from full building assessment to specific components and systems
  • Types of structures include industrial warehouses and facilities, commercial strip plazas, multi-story office buildings, and multi-family communities (apartment complexes)
  • Formal, written project bid provided which outlines several different options and pricing
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Reserve Fund Studies Jacksonville

Reserve Fund

This service is for owners associations and evaluates the current conditions of property assets and systems, projecting when major repairs will be necessary.

  • Evaluates current condition of property assets and systems
  • Projects when major repairs or replacements will be necessary
  • Uses 20 year period for projections; shorter or longer periods can be used
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Commercial Property Problem Investigations Jacksonville


These investigations are appropriate when construction and building problems (including moisture intrusion) exist and have been unable to be identified.

  • Non-destructive investigations identify the cause of puzzling problems, and recommend appropriate repairs
  • Rules out potential causes if exact cause is not identified
  • Reduces or eliminates the need for other destructive testing
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Balcony Inspections in Jacksonville

Balcony Inspections

The state of Florida requires this inspection (DBPR HR-7020 Certificate of Balcony Inspections) be completed every three years for hotels and apartment buildings with three or more stories.

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Commercial Property Specialty Evaluations Jacksonville

Specialty Evaluations

These custom inspections are tailored to the need and request of each client and their situation. Contact us with specific details, and we’ll help find a solution.

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Commercial Neighborhood Environmental Report Jacksonville

Neighborhood Environmental Reports

Somewhat similar in function to a Phase I Environmental report without the expense. We search over 1,400 databases to screen for potential environmental liabilities related to the actual property as well as neighboring properties.

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Commercial Property Permit History Report Jacksonville

Permit History Reports

Outlines the documented construction history (including repairs), value increases due to significant improvements, ages of major systems, and the potential risk of water/fire events.

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Commercial Property Inspections Area Served

Based in Jacksonville, Florida, we conduct commercial building inspections in all of north Florida, south Georgia, and beyond. Monthly retainers for large quantity commercial assessments or construction consultations are available. Call {{local_phone}} to discuss your needs.


Projects in Jacksonville

  • Hampton Professional Park Condo Association (48,000 sq. ft.)
  • Brady Street Apartments (7,200 sq. ft.)
  • 12-unit Apartment Complex (7,200 sq. ft.)
  • Broadway Center Condominium Association (143,000 sq. ft.)
  • Mandarin Community Center (7,200 sq. ft.)
  • The Oaks Office Center (30,000 sq ft.)
  • Bartram Park Medical Office (5,700 sq. ft.)
  • Goodby’s Executive Office (4,000 sq. ft.)
  • New Construction 4-story Building (15,000 sq. ft.)
  • Multi Story Medical Building (10,000 sq. ft.)
  • Dearwood Park Warehouse (143,000 sq. ft.)
  • Philips Industrial Building (5,000 sq. ft.)
  • Industrial Warehouse (17,521 sq. ft.)
  • Mayfair Eye Clinic (58,000 sq. ft.)
  • Northside Eye Clinic (26,000 sq ft.)
  • Econolodge (38,000 sq. ft.)
  • Jiffy Lube Building (4,000 sq. ft.)
  • Verizon Store (5,000 sq. ft.)
  • Hardee’s Building (3,500 sq. ft.)
  • Bank on 103rd Street (8,000 sq. ft.)
  • Two Story Dermatologist Office (19,009 sq. ft.)

Projects Outside Jacksonville

  • Capri Condominium Association, Orange Park FL (16,000 sq. ft.)
  • Beaches Medial Pavilion, Jacksonville Beach FL (34,000 sq. ft.)
  • Yulee Baptist Church Yulee, FL (multiple buildings)
  • Rolling Hills HOA (reserve study), Green Cove Springs FL (reserve study)
  • Gilman Paper Warehouse, St. Marys GA (500,000 sq. ft.)
  • Industrial Warehouse, Orange Park FL (45,000 sq. ft.)
  • White Oak Plantation, Yulee FL (multiple buildings)
  • Dollar General, Crystal River FL (8,000 sq. ft.)
  • Retail Store, Lake City FL (15,000 sq. ft.)
  • Daycare Building, Waycross GA (8,600 sq. ft.)
  • Dental Office, Live Oak FL (4,500 sq. ft.)
  • 18 Unit Hotel, St. Augustine FL (4,700 sq. ft.)
  • Hardee’s Building, Lake City FL (3,700 sq. ft.)
  • Bank, St. Augustine FL (4,700 sq. ft.)
  • Retail Store, Orange Park, FL (21,000 sq. ft.)
  • Chiropractic Office, St. Johns, FL (4,900 sq. ft.)

At HomePro Inspections, we offer commercial building inspections, reserve fund studies, and other commercial property services in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, and the surrounding areas. Before you invest in a commercial, industrial, or multi-family property, it’s important to evaluate all components and potential risks. Additionally, we provide home inspections, home warranties, environmental services, and much more. Request a quote now or call (904) 268-8211 to speak with one of our knowledgeable team members.

*Monthly retainers for large quantity commercial assessments or construction consultations are available. Call (904) 268-8211 for more information.