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Acquisition & Relocation Experts
Acquisition
Whether it is a total acquisition of residential, commercial or industrial properties, or right of way easements, we are known for timely and fair settlements. Our settlement rates ensure high client satisfaction and repeat business. We are known as an alternative to the condemnation process.
 
Minimum Compensation
The 2006 Minnesota State Legislature adopted MS 117.187, Minimum Compensation, as part of the eminent domain statute revisions. It is a one paragraph statute that requires public agencies to provide as "minimum compensation" sufficient to purchase comparable property. Public agencies, in the past, have been accustomed to paying what a property was worth, not what it costs to replace it.
 
Wilson Development Services is available to prepare Minimum Compensation Reports that establish the minimum compensation amount to replace the subject property with a comparable property. The reports are based upon the model of The Uniform Relocation Act Replacement Housing Studies.
 
Relocation: Tenant or Homeowner
Every tenant or homeowner relocation is unique. Our experience is vast in all types of relocation projects. We work closely with the agency and the client to minimize the impact and assist the displacee in every way possible. We believe all displacees should receive their full legal benefits, while adhering to a least costly approach for the displacing agency.
 
Relocation: Business
We have extensive experience with the relocation of all types of businesses and each one is unique. It is our goal to meet with the displacees early in the process to assist with a replacement site search, to discuss eligible and ineligible costs and explain claim options. We have been very successful in our ability to relocate businesses to the satisfaction of the agency and the displacee.
 
Relocation Appeals and Expert Witness
Relocation appeals and the threat of appeal, are becoming commonplace in public displacements. We are able to avert most appeals by demonstrating defensible positions in full compliance with the regulations.
 
We continue to lead in Uniform Relocation Act interpretation and defense of public agencies in relocation appeals. Excessive relocation appeals are now common place. Dan Wilson has the necessary experience to accurately interpret the URA regulations, apply them to real life situations and defend that position in the legal process. We have successfully defended six different public agencies deny $1.39 million in ineligible relocation claims through the relocation appeal process.
 
Relocation Appeal Score Card
CITY DISPLACEE AMOUNT CLAIMED WILSON RECOMMENDATION ADDITIONAL AWARD % OF INCREASE ON CLAIMED AMOUNT SAVINGS TO AGENCY
Golden Valley Laundromat $72,014 $15,405 $0 0 $56,609
Savage Trucking $788,716 $445,428 $53,443 6.8 $289,845
Chaska Cabinet Shop $445,428 $77,757 $21,057 4.7 $346,614
Eagan Professional Office $81,000 $41,000 $0 0 $40,000
Bloomington Pizza Hut $236,280 $108,140 $422 .2 $127,718
St. Paul Prospect Auto $529,791 $0 $0 0 $529,791
TOTAL $1,390,577

 
Early Project Planning
Early project planning greatly assists with future successful projects. We provide preliminary acquisition and relocation cost budgets and time schedules. We help integrate the right of way process with the engineering, development and political process.
 
Project Management
We coordinate the entire acquisition and relocation process. Our extensive public experience, coupled with our real estate development background, permits us to coordinate successful acquisition and relocation programs. We can customize a team of professionals, including appraisers and attorneys, to fit your agency's needs and your project's scope or complexities.
 
Title Services
Our experienced professionals expertly prepare Field Title Reports. Certificates of Title are available from licensed abstractors who work in association with us.
 
Appraisal
Whether it is a total acquisition of residential, commercial or industrial properties, or right of way easements, we have sound relationships with a number of qualified appraisers who's specialty will match with your project's need.
 


98% OF OUR PROJECTS ARE SETTLED OUT OF COURT!
* We are able to avert most appeals by demonstrating defensible positions in full compliance with the regulations.
 

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