Acquisition Due Diligence

Barnard Ventures provides due diligence services in connection with an acquisition, and specifically on new development projects. We have provided these services on a consulting basis to institutional owners as well as private investors. The buyer/investor has usually been an institutional investor, a private investor, or an owner/user but all seek an independent review of all the necessary documents. We respond quickly, and understand the need to assess distinctions between common and uncommon risks, and manageable versus unmanageable open issues. Areas of investigation usually include the following:

Site Tour

Review of Drawings

Review of Soils Report

Encumbrances on Title and Review of ALTA Survey

Review of CEQA Documents, Governmental Approvals and Conditions of Approval

Review of Project Budget

Review of Project Schedule

Development Management Services

Barnard Ventures provides client-oriented development project management. We are flexible and able to provide comprehensive services, or to work with the client’s in-house capabilities and provide complementary oversight. We listen carefully to client needs, and recommend a team of consultants and services that is responsive to those needs. Services commence at the earliest stages of determining project definition and scope. They continue with an implementation sequence, budget, schedule, etc. The general areas of work include the following:

Project Feasibility & Strategic Plan


Pre-Construction Phase

Construction Administration

Property Management

Barnard Ventures’ approach to property management starts with a clear understanding of the goals and objectives of the client. In order to maximize value, we strive to lower operating costs while maintaining a high level of quality in those areas that make a difference to tenants and ensure long-term value. Our team provides accurate and timely property accounting and reporting, but also seeks to do so in a manner that best suits the needs of the asset, not merely an industry template. We currently manage the day-to-day operations of self-storage facilities, commercial industrial properties and a residential triplex.

Building Maintenance

Tenant Retention

Lease Administration

New Leases and Renewals

Accounting and Financial Reporting


Vendor Management & Contract Administration

Operating Expense Reconciliation

24/7 Emergency Response