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Right-of-Way Acquisition Services

Guiding Right-of-Way Acquisition Success

As infrastructure development becomes more complex and demanding, right-of-way acquisition for public improvements does also. Addressing the demands of multiple stakeholders with your timeline and budget constraints in mind requires diligent guidance and comprehensive right-of-way acquisition services. We recognize project success depends greatly on the agents and support staff you partner with, and we’re committed to building positive relationships between all stakeholders.

For nearly 20 years, our licensed real estate right-of-way acquisition team has helped our clients reach fair and equitable settlements with property owners and leaseholders. Known for our caring, respectful negotiation skills and attention to detail, we take pride in our ability to establish a strong rapport with clients and landowners alike. While advocating on your behalf, we’ll remain mindful of the public’s rights and help affected landowners reach timely, informed decisions. Through courteous, professional service, we strive to exceed expectations, ensuring a smooth right-of-way acquisition experience.

Steeped in Right-of-Way Experience

Our clients include state, county, and municipal agencies as well as private companies seeking infrastructure improvement and development. Ongoing involvement in professional affiliations and continuing education in the right-of-way, real estate, and relocation fields keeps us up-to-date on the latest procedural and legislative changes. In addition, an in-house, licensed real estate broker and real estate salesperson can provide consultation and administration services for a variety of public improvement projects.

Our right-of-way project experience includes:

How We Can Help

Project Review

We carefully review proposed projects by obtaining ownership information and analyzing potential impacts to surrounding properties.

Right-of-Way Acquisition Coordination

Most right-of-way acquisition requires obtaining title information and a determination of just compensation, which are usually obtained by title certificates and appraisals or value findings. We coordinate the ordering of these items through our partner title companies as well as certified appraisers and other professionals to determine property values.

Public Engagement & Meeting Facilitation

The initial rollout of a project often has a lasting effect on the public’s perception. As a result, we use a variety of in-person and online techniques to engage our client communities. We also make ourselves available to answer questions and address concerns, which helps build a strong, trusting rapport that’s helpful once formal negotiations begin.

Acquisition Documents

Document preparation for right-of-way acquisition is becoming more and more complex. Our in-house document processing team simplifies the acquisition process for our clients and prepares documents for distribution to affected landowners. We’ll coordinate directly with your legal counsel to ensure the appropriate language for your community is included with each offer packet.

Right-of-Way Acquisition Negotiations

Snyder & Associates recognizes the balance between thoughtful and courteous negotiations and our clients’ desire to be efficient both fiscally and timely. Our team of licensed real estate agents works efficiently and professionally with affected owners and our clients.  As an extension of your staff, we’ll work diligently with those impacted the way you would.

Relocation Advisory Assistance

There are times when a project involves displacing homeowners or building tenants in order to acquire the property that’s needed to make the project possible. In these instances, we’re prepared to guide affected landowners, tenants, and clients through the process of obtaining right-of-way documentation and approvals for relocation.

Condemnation Support

Despite thoughtful negotiations, there may be times when a right-of-way agreement can’t be reached. At that time, the recourse often turns to the condemnation process, which allows the legal process to resolve lingering differences. In these situations, we can assist by providing extensive documentation of all conversations and offers. We’ll also remain available in the event that additional information or assistance is needed.

Contact Wade Greiman, PE
Transportation Business Unit Leader