BY ETHEL NAVALES
he right of way industry is a vast and complex
one, which is why we consistently aim to show
the importance of right of way subconsultants.
From appraisers and surveyors to relocation and
acquisition agents, we’ve spent countless pages
sharing how truly vital every right of way role is to the
project at large. But what about those who are managing
the right of way subconsultants? What are their best
practices, lessons learned and biggest challenges? Most
of all, what are the primary differences between the
management of professionals from other industries
versus successfully managing a right of way project? We
decided to uncover just that.
We were given the wonderful opportunity to speak
with three of HDR’s National right of way leaders. HDR
specializes in engineering, architecture, environmental
and construction services, and they have created a
legacy tied to high-performance buildings and smart
infrastructure. With nearly 10,000 employees and over
200 offices worldwide, HDR’s depth of knowledge and
services brought forth just the sort of leaders we were
Carol Bellinger is HDR’s Transportation Real Estate
Services/Right of Way Director based in Plymouth, PA.
Leigh Enger is HDR’s Water Business Group Real Estate
Director based in Salem, OR. Finally, Michael Noonan
is based in Laporte, CO and is HDR’s companywide
Business Class/Practice Lead for real estate and right of
way with a focus on energy sectors. These three leaders
are not only experts in their field, they also have a wealth
of knowledge to share.
RIGHT OF WAY SUBCONSULTANT
An interview with HDR's Carol Bellinger, Leigh Enger and Michael Noonan