Mark Peters Named Arizona Project Manager

Mark Peters

O. R. Colan Associates (ORC) is pleased to announce Mark Peters as Project Manager for the firm’s Arizona operations.

Mark has more than two decades of experience in managing projects and acquiring right of way on public projects for roadways, airports and transit. Most recently Mark has been working on the Arizona DOT South Mountain Freeway project providing relocation assistance services on numerous parcels including several high profile multi-million dollar moves.

Mark has also served as the consultant Right of Way QA/QC Manager for the Honolulu Rail Transit Project in Hawaii and as Project Manager on the Noise Abatement land acquisition program in the City of Berkeley, Missouri for the St. Louis Lambert International Airport.

Mark holds a BS degree in Finance from the University of Missouri and is a candidate for an MBA in Project Management. Mark is also a licensed Real Estate Broker in Arizona.

O. R. Colan Associates is a full service right of way acquisition firm with expertise in governmental and utility projects. Founded in 1969, ORC currently has 27 offices in 18 states.

For more information on our services please contact Mark at: (480) 668-3988 x. 7002

Flood Mitigation/Disaster Relief Services

Please view our newest brochure highlighting Flood Mitigation / Disaster Relief Services offered by ORC. When your community is hit by a natural disaster and you receive federal funding for recovery efforts that involve acquisition and/or relocation assistance for those impacted, ORC can help you put these programs in place without delay for timely relief.

ORC Welcomes David Stentz as Project Manager in Columbus

David Stentz

O. R. Colan Associates, LLC (ORC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. David Stentz as Project Manager for operations in Gahanna, Ohio. David has been involved in real estate acquisition for 26 years, working primarily in Central and Southeastern Ohio.

A Columbus native, David graduated from Franklin University with a BS in Business Administration and from Capital University with an MBA. He comes to ORC from a competing right-of-way consulting firm, where he managed and negotiated acquisitions for major right-of-way projects. This follows a long stretch at the Ohio Department of Transportation where David pioneered the design and use of ODOT’s first outsourcing program. Additionally, he worked with Local Public Agencies statewide on property acquisitions for highway projects, and he assisted representatives of the Federal Highway Administration with training. His high level experience has equipped David with a deep knowledge of state and federal policies, strong relationships with industry professionals, and experienced leadership skills.

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ORC ‘Catches Some Rays’ Enjoying Business Developments at FAC 2016

ORC at the 47th Florida Airports Council (FAC) Annual Conference

Bonita Springs, FL was the site of the 47th Florida Airports Council (FAC) Annual Conference. In an effort to cultivate an established presence in the sunshine state, O. R. Colan Associates (ORC) presented its full scope of Right of Way and Land Acquisition services to those in attendance. ORC’s booth was showcased by East Regional Vice President, Steve Chastain and Florida Project Manager, Marla Britton.

The conference focused on recent changes in technology, legislation, and air services at Florida airports that are expected to also affect the aviation industry as a whole. The event also offered a chance for attendees to network with industry colleagues and fellow airport experts.

“The conference offered a fantastic opportunity to connect with existing clients as well as new contacts. The setting was beautiful, and the relaxed environment really allowed us to develop relationships on multiple levels,” explains Marla. “We’d like to thank those who stopped by our booth. We’ve long valued our partners in Florida, and it was great to put faces to the names.”

O. R. Colan Associates, LLC, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, has operated nationally since 1969 (47 years) and is recognized as a leader in the field of real estate and right-of-way (ROW) acquisition and related services for public agencies and private clients.

ORC Attends 2016 ASHE Conference in Pittsburgh, PA; Continues to Establish Operation Presence in Western Pennsylvania

ORC attends 2016 ASHE conference

Project Manager Ben Zera ready to “meet and greet” at Booth 601 at the 2016 ASHE conference in Pittsburgh, PA.

O. R. Colan Associates (ORC) recently attended the 2016 American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE) Conference held in Pittsburgh, PA from May 19 – 22, 2016. Tracy Jones, Midwest Regional Vice President, and Benjamen Zera, Project Manager, represented ORC at booth 601. The location of this year’s conference in Pittsburgh, PA provided the leadership of ORC’s Midwest Region the ability to maintain and develop new relationships within this area.

“We’ve long valued our presence and partners in Western Pennsylvania,” Ben Zera. “The ASHE conference in Pittsburgh was a great opportunity to connect with some old friends and partners and establish new relationships with potential partners.”

ASHE has proved to be a valuable organization to ORC throughout the country, as it provides a platform to build relationships with engineering companies, private firms and government entities that have a need for exemplary land acquisition services.

O. R. Colan Associates, LLC, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, has operated nationally since 1969 (47 years) and is recognized as a leader in the field of real estate and right-of-way (ROW) acquisition and related services for public agencies and private clients.

ORC Welcomes Steve Chastain to the Role of East Region Vice-President

Steve Chastain

Steve is a graduate from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 1986 with a B.S. in professional aeronautics. In 1987 Steve entered the right of way profession upon his discharge from the United States Marine Corps. Since that time he has been involved in the profession across multiple disciplines having worked for municipal government, engineering firms, energy providers and the right of way service industry. He holds the SR/WA designation with the IRWA and is an active member of the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL).

Mr. Chastain is currently a licensed real estate broker in both Florida and North Carolina. Steve has published numerous articles for the IRWA Magazine and was the recipient of the Mark A. Green award in 2009. Steve is often a frequent speaker at professional roundtables, seminars and conferences.

Steve will be located in ORC's Charlotte, NC office.

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