Our team understands the importance of establishing trust and fostering a relationship with our clients for each project we are a part of. The Steigerwaldt team consistently sets the foundation for long-term, genuine relationships with all project stakeholders, from the landowner to the community leader. We take pride in our relationship with you and we look forward to supporting your vision.
Backed by a history of proven results on complex, multi-phase projects, our real estate department consistently provides high-quality, efficient work to our clients in the utility, renewable energy, and transportation sectors. Our in-house staff of Project Managers and acquisition agents, along with our select pool of regionally experienced agents, provide us with the depth and knowledge to successfully complete jobs, large and small.
We offer turn-key project management, specializing in the following areas, though not limited to:
- Project Management
- Routing and Sighting Support
- Title Research
- Document Preparation and Data Management
- Survey/Environmental Permission Coordination
- Permitting (local, state, county)
- Cost Estimates
- Easement Negotiation and Acquisition
- Option Agreements and Leasing
- Project Tracking and Reporting
- Construction Support
- Settling Property Damage Claims
- Market Studies/Valuations
- GIS Mapping and Project Applications
- Web-Based Project Database Application
- Condemnation/Eminent Domain Support
- Project management and facilitation for survey projects
Our Right-of-Way department works closely with other in-house professionals: Certified General Appraisers, GIS analysts, environmental specialists, and foresters. With this integrated team, Steigerwaldt serves as your real estate and land management expert, providing our clients with the service they demand and deserve.
Turn-key Project Management
Our team of Project Managers and real estate specialists are well-versed in all aspects of real estate projects from initial sighting through project construction. We understand the needs of our clients and the respective statutory guidelines that dictate processes and timelines. Our knowledge and experience help us consistently deliver the necessary land rights on time, safely, and within budget for our clients.
Project Database & Mapping Applications
Recognizing the need for accurate and secure record-keeping, we offer a web-based, GIS integrated acquisition database to help streamline and manage the acquisition and record-keeping process. These tools allow real-time access of desired real estate data to the client and other project team members enhancing communication and overall project success.
Project Tracking & Reports
From initial line lists through file turnover, the typical project involves vast amounts of data to be tracked and organized. Our GIS integrated acquisition database allows us to accurately track all necessary landowner and project data while providing our clients with timely and accurate reporting in multiple formats. Our database offers a set of standard reports, as well as the ability to create custom project reports at the request of the client.
Document Preparation & Data Management
Project documents, landowner information, and landowner file management require attention to detail and correctness the first time. Our streamlined process, aided by our acquisition database tools, ensures precise accurate documents and files are done right the first time. Our proven process brings efficiency to this aspect of a project, yet offers the flexibility to adjust and operate in accordance with our client’s specific policies or requests.
Negotiations & Acquisitions
We understand that we are often building the foundation of the long term relationship between a landowner and client. As such, we approach each project with a clear understanding of our clients’ needs, we work to develop trust and respect with landowners through the negotiation process. This has been the cornerstone of our team’s success in negotiating thousands of easements and lease agreements.
Survey & Environmental Permissions
Working closely with engineering, survey, environmental, and construction staff, our team has the understanding and knowledge necessary to explain to the landowner the importance of securing permissions on project planning and design. We also use this initial contact with landowners to begin building trust and positive, long-term relationships.
Understanding the importance of securing permits to avoid costly project delays, our team is well versed in the intricacies of dealing with the appropriate authorities to obtain necessary project permits. We are familiar with and have secured a number of local, state, and federal permits as well as numerous railroad crossing licenses and permits. Learn more about our Environmental Department and services.
Thorough, complete, and up-to-date, our market studies help our clients make critical budgeting and project planning decisions. We prepare comprehensive market studies with offering prices on all land classes. Along with our appraisers, we maintain a sizable database of market research that is kept current with the most complete information available.
We provide project follow-through and field support during construction and restoration activities. We compile line lists of all landowners and permitting agencies clearly outlining any special provisions or restrictions associated with each landowner. This information is provided to all necessary team members in hard copy or digitally via our project-specific GIS platform. We ensure all parties receive timely notifications, settle damage claims and secure damage releases.
Decades of Experience. A History of Results.
In 1957, Ed Steigerwaldt Sr. established a forestry and real estate consulting business with a goal of offering superior land management services. Over several decades that vision has been upheld and expanded by an exceptional staff of foresters, appraisers, GIS specialists, and real estate professionals with unsurpassed dedication to professional excellence and client satisfaction. While the business has grown and changed, our trademark hasn’t: Quality work fast, with honesty and integrity.