When you need it done the right way.

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.”

  • Bauman v. Ross, 167 U.S. 548, 574.17 S. Ct. 966, 976 (U.S. 1897).


Employee Updates / Job Opportunities

KDR is pleased to announce that Christen E. Jones has joined our company as a Right-of-Way Specialist. Ms. Jones received her B.S. degree in Business Administration with a concentration in finance from Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina. Upon graduation, she was employed by a medical property development and leasing company in Raleigh eventually becoming the Director of Leasing and Sales. She subsequently was hired by a medical company and became the Manager of Billing and Collections. Most recently she was employed as an Acquisitions and Relocation Agent for a property acquisition company in North Carolina. During her time with that company, she was exposed to all facets of the right-of-way acquisition process with a concentration in relocation assistance. Her primary role at KDR will be as a field agent conducting negotiations for public infrastructure construction projects.

Jefferson “Jeff” L. Dykes, SR/WA has been promoted to Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of KDR Real Estate Services. Mr. Dykes has been with the company since 2008 initially serving as Director of Project Management, a role in which he will continue to serve. We are grateful for the relationships he has developed with our clients as well as his leadership in the successful completion of over 80 property acquisition projects involving in excess of 2,200 parcels.

Recent Projects

Henrico County – KDR was awarded the contract to acquire right-of-way and easements for a road improvement project in the western part of the county. It involves a 1.8-mile section of Sadler Road between Dominion Boulevard and Cedar Branch Court. Improvements include curb and gutter, drainage facilities, pedestrian accommodations including sidewalk and mixed-use path, and a roundabout at the intersection of Old Sadler Road and Innslake Drive. Initial plans designated approximately 100 parcels as being impacted. Construction is anticipated to begin in the Fall of 2021.

City of Charlottesville – KDR has been hired by Clark Nexsen to assist in the acquisition of easements on 20 parcels for streetscape improvements along the Emmet Street corridor between the University Avenue/Ivy Road intersection and Arlington Boulevard. Improvements will include a shared use path, improved bike lanes, consolidated bus stops/optimized bus shelters, landscaping, and improved pedestrian crossings at intersections.

Chesterfield County – Under the on-call acquisition consultant contract with the county, KDR has been hired to acquire easements impacting 20 parcels. The project involves constructing a sidewalk along McRae Road between Forest Hill Avenue and Rockaway Road, a short section of shared use path along Quaker Lane, and a mini-roundabout at the intersection of McRae and Rattlesnake Roads. To achieve the proposed design, improvements will be made to the roadway, storm sewer, drainage facilities, and utilities. Construction is scheduled to occur between the Spring and Fall of 2021.