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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.
KDR is pleased to announce the association of Adrienne White with our staff. Ms. White is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. While raising three children, Ms. White held jobs in the personal service industry as an assistant in dental and orthodontist offices and in a center for spine and sports therapy. Deciding a different career path, she is now completing the requirements for a certificate in Paralegal Studies at John Tyler Community College. She will be trained at KDR as a Right-of-Way Technician. Her duties will include title research, document preparation, and transaction closing tasks.
Jill Medina has been awarded the RWA-GN designation by the International Right of Way Association. The Right of Way Agent designation is the first of three that the association awards culminating in the obtainment of the SR/WA designation. Ms. Medina, who has been with the company since 2012, plans to continue pursuit of that designation as an Industry Generalist by completing the educational and experience requirements.
Henrico County – KDR was hired by RK & K Engineering in 2019 to acquire right-of-way and easements along a 1.94-mile segment of the Richmond-Henrico Turnpike between Laburnum Avenue and the CSX railroad tracks. The $30.5 million road improvement project will include four lanes with raised median, new curb and gutter, enclosed drainage systems, stormwater management facilities, and a paved path for pedestrians and bicyclists. Most of the impacted properties involve residential uses except for commercial land at the Azalea Avenue intersection. Occupants of two dwellings will be displaced and will require relocation assistance. Construction of the project, which will be federally and state funded, is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2023 and be completed in two years.
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 – Through the annual on-call contract for right-of-way acquisition services, KDR has been engaged by Chesterfield County to assist in the acquisition of property rights and easements for the construction of the extension of Nash Road between Beach Road and Route 10. This new two-lane roadway will include a signalized intersection with turn lanes at Route 10, a multi-span bridge over Swift Creek, a roundabout at the intersection with Beach Road, and two stormwater management (SWM) basins. Approximately 19 parcels will be impacted including a residential relocation. Construction on this $30 million project is anticipated to begin in the Spring of 2022.