Public Agencies

ORC is recognized nationally as the premier company in the field of real estate/right-of-way acquisition and related services for projects implemented under the provisions of the Uniform Relocation and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 (Public Law 91-646, as amended - URA). Our staff members are experts in the implementation of URA regulations including Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 24; Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition for Federal and Federally Assisted Programs (49 CFR Part 24); FAA Order 5100.37A, Land Acquisition and relocation for Airport Development Projects; and FTA Circular 5010.1C, Grant Management Guidelines.

Our clients include more than 50 airport authorities, 26 state departments of transportation, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Park Services, the General Services Administration, the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Federal Transit Agency, numerous state, county municipal and local public agencies and utility companies.

Our past and present clients are primarily public agencies with eminent domain authority. These include more than fifty airport authorities, twenty State Departments of Transportation (DOT), the Federal Transit Authority (FTA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), National Highway Institute (NHI), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Federal General Services Administration (GSA) and numerous other state, county, municipal and local public agencies (LPA's).

Complete program management for the land acquisition and relocation phase of public works projects including:

  • Public Meetings
  • Relocation Plans
  • Project Scheduling
  • Relocation Advisory Services under the Uniform Act
  • Appraisals and Appraisal Review
  • Negotiations for Residential, Commercial, Agricultural and Industrial Properties
  • Partial and Whole Acquisitions
  • Avigation Easement Acquisition
  • Conservation Easement Acquisitions
  • Other Easement Acquisitions
  • Preparation of Suit Packages
  • Legal Descriptions
  • Property Management
  • Exhibit A for FAA projects
  • Purchase Assurance (FAA)
  • Management of Noise Insulation Programs (FAA)
  • Grant Assistance (FAA and CDBG)
  • Project Database Management

Our contracts often include the coordination of large teams of subcontractors for other services including:

  • Environmental Audits
  • Surveys
  • Titles
  • Database Development
  • Closings
  • Appraisals
  • Appraisal Reviews
  • Asbestos Abatement
  • Demolition
  • Noise Insulation (FAA)

Other Services Offered by ORC:

  • Development/Revision of Right-of-Way Operations Manuals
  • Training Course Development and Instruction
  • Research Studies
  • Audits for Compliance with Federal and/or State Regulations
  • Cost Estimating

Current Open Positions

O. R. Colan Associates ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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