he right of way industry has many distinct challenges when it comes to successfully completing
projects. Since everything from governmental regulations to economic uncertainty and budget
constraints can negatively impact a project, it has become critical to understand these dynamics
and be prepared to mitigate any potential risks.
When you consider the key ingredients that can help ensure a successful right of way project, effective
communications may be the single most important factor. I’ve heard it said that an experienced project
manager—one who is hardworking and has integrity—could actually bring a bad project back to life.
By effectively communicating with clients, landowners and agents in the field, the project manager can
earn respect, and this leads to better decision-making and reaching agreements more quickly.
BY STEVEN CLARK Key ingredients to right of way project success
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