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There is a growing need for eminent domain professionals in Southern California, thanks to a combination of redevelopment activity and aging infrastructure. Cushman & Wakefield has launched a new eminent domain group with experience working on the state’s largest public works projects and public right-of-way appraisal expertise. The new team includes executive directors Rick Donahue and Kevin Donahue and associates Mark Wallen and Denyse Neville. The group, which joins the firm from Overland, Pacific & Cutler, will bolster Cushman’s valuation and advisory division.

“The biggest change I’ve seen in recent years relative to eminent domain needs is the quantity of work,” Public agencies took a hit in the past decade from the recession and also from the elimination of redevelopment,” Kevin Donahue tells GlobeSt.com. “In the past several years, it seems that agencies are once again in a growth mode. Transportation spending, funded by various sales tax spending measures, has spawned bridge replacements, freeway widenings and numerous local street improvement projects. The lack of affordable housing has been another driver in the public sector valuation practice.”

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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