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PCA VS. FCA Reports – The Ultimate Guide

The Key Differences Between PCA and FCA Reports

The critical differences between Property Condition Assessment (PCA) reports and Facility Condition Assessment (FCA) reports are:

  • Purpose – PCAs are usually completed before purchasing a commercial real estate project as part of the due diligence process. FCAs are performed after a property changes hands or when an owner wants to reevaluate their space.


  • Timing – PCAs are performed before a property transaction, while FCAs may be conducted at any time during a property’s ownership.

  • Scope – PCAs examine the current condition of a property and highlight any potential issues that may affect the property’s value. FCAs provide a comprehensive evaluation of a property’s physical condition, value, and maintenance needs, with a focus on long-term asset management.

  • Focus – PCAs focus on identifying and highlighting any issues that may affect the value of a property. FCAs typically concentrate on providing a comprehensive understanding of the property’s physical condition and maintenance needs and on developing capital budgets and prioritizing resources.

  • Duration of Reports – PCAs are typically a one-time document. FCAs are often updated with new data over time and are intended to be living documents.

  • Deliverables – PCAs provide a report shared between buyer and seller, while FCAs give an account that facilities managers use for long-term asset management.

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