Symposium Offers 50 Workshops on Public Real Estate Topics


DALLAS, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ — Federal, State and Local Public Agency officials will present educational workshops at the 2008 Annual Public Real Estate Education Symposium (PRES), on February 12-14 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Dallas, TX.

Hosted by the International Right of Way Association (IRWA), this important three-day educational forum brings together those involved in the acquisition, management and disposal of public infrastructure, including agency officials, right of way consultants and practitioners representing the private sector.

Registrants can select from more than 50 workshops covering real estate topics such as Airport Land Projects, Public/Private Issues with Toll Roads, Working with Native Americans on Energy Projects, Eminent Domain Takings of Public Housing Authority Properties, Relocation Solutions for Displaced Persons and many more.

Attendees will gain unparalleled access to U.S. Federal agency representatives, consultants and other right of way entities. Officials from the Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Aviation Administration, Bureau of Land Management, and a host of industry experts will present sessions addressing today's challenges impacting the right of way profession.

“Nearly every major public infrastructure project begins with securing land and assuring that the interests of the public sector are properly balanced against the rights of property owners,” noted IRWA President-Elect Faith Roland, SR/WA. Roland serves as chair of the event’s organizing task force.

Former Air Force fighter pilot, Rob “Waldo” Waldman, has been selected as the keynote speaker and will relate his real world combat and business experience to today's management challenges and the keys for winning in business and life: disciplined training, dedicated teamwork, impassioned leadership and unwavering trust.

Early registration (before January 11th) is only $395 for IRWA members and $445 for non-members. For more information and to register, visit

About IRWA

Dedicated exclusively to the right of way profession, the International Right of Way Association has nearly 10,000 professional members throughout the U.S. and Canada. This vast membership includes Engineers, Appraisers, Property Managers, Acquisition Agents, Lawyers, Surveyors, Title Experts, Environmentalists and Relocation Assistance Agents. Since its inception as a not-for-profit association in 1934, IRWA has united the efforts of its members toward professional development, improved service to employers and the public, and recognition of right of way as a highly-specialized profession. With North American headquarters located in Torrance, CA, IRWA is the unsurpassed source of right of way educational programs and professional services worldwide.

SOURCE International Right of Way Association

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