• Land Acquisition

Many transportation systems that were built years ago have outlived their intended use. In order to improve the systems, which are typically roadway systems, either Local or State Governments, must acquire land from property owners to improve the transportation systems. Sometimes this involves widening existing roadways and other times it involves realigning a roadway (new alignment). Many steps are involved in the complex process of acquiring land for roadway projects. BM&K’s staff has over 25 years of real estate experience and offers comprehensive right-of-way acquisition services which are outlined below.

BM&K’s land acquisition team is approved through the Georgia DOT as a Negotiation Thru Closing Agent, Pre-Acquisition Agent, Acquisition Agent, and Relocation Negotiation Agent. This GADOT approval is a requirement on any project involving State or Federal funding.

Land Acquisition services include:

  • Cost Estimates
  • Conceptual Stage Studies
  • Property Owner’s Meeting
  • Data Book Preparation
  • Appraisal/Appraisal Review
  • GADOT certified appraiser (GADOT level 3 certified appraiser)
  • Environmental Services
  • Negotiation and Acquisition
  • Pre-Acquisition
  • Budgeting
  • Relocation
  • Electronic Records and Progress Reports
  • Counter Offers
  • Prepare Legal Descriptions
  • Plan Review
  • Closings
  • Condemnations
  • Project Certification
  • Property Management