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|We are a full-service property rights acquisition company. Our mission at KDR is to provide competent, high quality, cost effective real property acquisition services through honest and fair dealings with our clients and those from whom we acquire real property rights, in a manner that is optimally beneficial to all concerned.
|“The just compensation required by the Constitution to be made to the owner is to be measured by the loss caused to him by the appropriation. He is entitled to receive the value of what he has been deprived of, and no more. To award him less would be unjust to him; to award him more would be unjust to the public.”
Employee Updates / Job Opportunities
Job Opportunity – Do you like interacting with interesting people? Do you get satisfaction from negotiating deals? Do you enjoy finding the devil in the details? Are you looking for a small company environment with professional growth potential?
KDR is looking for an outgoing, respectful Right of Way Specialist to skillfully negotiate acquisition of land rights and purchases of real property required for public improvement projects in Central Virginia. As key team members, Right of Way Specialists are also responsible for reviewing title reports for accuracy, interpreting engineering plans, construction drawings and real estate valuation reports, maintaining project files and producing reports.
Successful candidates should be knowledgeable of the principles and practices of real property acquisition for public purposes; the legal instruments involved in real estate transactions; procedural regulations for property acquisition through the use of eminent domain; be adept at courteously and effectively negotiating the purchase or real property, enjoy a balance between office and field work, and have an aptitude for working with numbers and engineering plans.
If interested, please go to the “Contact” tab on this website and provide the requested information for someone to contact you.
We regret to share the passing of Ronald W. Andrews on September 11, 2023. After faithfully and bravely serving his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, he began his career with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) in 1971 as a technician in the Central Office in Richmond. After eight years, he transferred to the Richmond District office in Colonial Heights as a right of way agent. During his employment with VDOT he gained experience as a title examiner, utilities coordinator, negotiator, and relocation agent. In 1989, he became a member of the appraisal section of the District Right of Way Division. As part of his duties, he frequently testified in condemnation cases as an expert witness. In 1992 he received his Certified Residential Real Estate certification with the Commonwealth of Virginia. Subsequently he became a Review Appraiser responsible for assuring that appraisals performed for the Commonwealth conformed to the VDOT Right of Way Manual and followed the standards required by Uniform Standards of Appraisal Practices. In 2005 he was hired by KDR Real Estate Services as a Right of Way Specialist and continued in that capacity until his last day. He will be greatly missed not only as a dedicated and competent employee but also as a kind and gentle soul who was a friend to all.
KDR is pleased to announce the association of Bridgette Cacho-Taylor with our staff. Ms. Cacho-Taylor is a graduate of Adelphi University with a degree in Business Administration. She began her career as a mortgage loan processor with JPMorgan Chase in 2001. She continued in the banking industry as an accounting specialist with Wachovia Bank Corp and a loan modification specialist with Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. In addition to being a legal assistant to a law firm for three years, she most recently was a title curative specialist with OS National where she gained experience in reviewing legal documents associated with mortgage loans and identified recorded property encumbrances to effect the clearance of title. Her duties with KDR will include title research, document preparation, and transaction closing tasks.
Route 1 and Temple Avenue Intersection – KDR was hired by the Clark Nexsen engineering firm to assist in the acquisition of real property rights in conjunction improvements to enhance traffic flow at the intersection of Route 1 (Boulevard) and Temple Avenue in the City of Colonial Heights. The project will involve the construction of curb and gutter along Route 1 which previously will have been open access for free vehicular movement. Twelve commercially improved properties will be impacted.
Magellan Parkway – This two-phase project involves 15 parcels that will be impacted by the construction of a new road intersecting with Route 1 in northern Henrico County and extending eastward across Interstate 95 to Scott Road. The proposed road will accommodate traffic flow between Route 1 and the general area that is being developed with the $2.3 billion planned development known as Green City.
Jeffress-Clover-Finneywood-Butler Lines – Dominion Energy has engaged KDR to acquire power transmission line easements impacting over 100 properties in the Counties of Halifax, Charlotte, and Mecklenburg. The 100 to 120-foot wide easement corridor will accommodate 230 KV lines connecting to three substation sites.