3509 Hulen Street

Suite 201

Fort Worth, Texas 76107

817.332.0200 Phone

817.887.4898 Fax


4500 W. Illinois Avenue

Suite 206

Midland, Texas 79703

Mike C. O’Brien
Joel H. St. John, MAI, CCIM, R/W-AC
Chris B. Haller
Analyst/Business Development
Walker B. Kelly
Senior Analyst
Gina L. Cannova-Phalen, R/W-AC
Senior Analyst
Brad Busselman
Business Development
Jessica M. Farris
Office Manager

Professional Services

Right of Way Appraisal Services

shutterstock_78622231O’Brien Realty Advisors, LLC is experienced in appraising all types of property for right of way matters.  Since our company was founded in 2008, we have completed nearly 1,600 separate appraisals pertaining to right of way acquisitions.  We are knowledgeable about and understand the various appraisal standards such as USPAP, The Uniform Act, Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions and how they should be incorporated into appraisals.  Eminent domain requires extensive knowledge of condemnation, just compensation, partial acquisition and taking, damages, benefits and the application of before and after analysis.

We have extensive experience in appraising properties involving fee and easement acquisitions for both small and large multi-parcel right of way assignments, including:

  • Highway and Roadway
  • Railroads
  • Water and Sewer Lines
  • Pipelines (Natural Gas, Natural Gas Liquids and Petroleum)
  • Oil and Gas Surface Sites
  • Electric Transmission Lines
  • Avigation Easements

Litigation Support and Expert Testimony

O’Brien Realty Advisors has provided expert witness testimony in cases involving eminent domain and real estate valuation issues.  Hiring the right expert can be the difference between winning and losing.  We have qualified as real estate valuation experts in both Federal and State Courts including preliminary hearings, mediation, arbitration, bench trials and jury trials.  When it comes to litigation, we understand the process of quality research, courtroom exhibits and effectively communicating our findings to an audience.  We simply go above and beyond our clients expectations and it is that level of preparedness that results in our client’s success when it comes to litigation.

Aside from our experience in eminent domain and condemnation matters, we have also provided opinions and testified in cases involving the following:


  • Title Disputes
  • Lease Disputes
  • Partition Cases
  • Divorce
  • Bankruptcy
  • Environmental Contamination
  • Flooding
  • Nuisance Claims
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Construction Defects
  • Insurance Disputes

Commercial Valuation and Counseling Services

Sundance SquareIn addition, O’Brien Realty Advisors has provided its expertise for the more traditional commercial real estate valuation matters and client types as well.  Our competencies include the standard commercial properties such as office, retail, industrial and multi-family types and specialty asset classes for the various assignment types, including:

  • Lending Institutions
  • Portfolio Assignments
  • Asset Dispositions for both Public Sector and Private Sector Clients
  • Estate Tax Appraisals
  • Valuation for Financial Reporting (VFR)
  • Park Land Dedications
  • Conservation Easements
  • Right of Way Acquisition – Appraisal Management
  • Undivided Ownership Interests

Market Research and Consulting

O’Brien Realty Advisors has years of experience in preparing gross market studies for proposed right of way projects.  This research is especially useful in measuring the impact of a right of way project on property values.  In addition, we have provided the following types of market research and counseling, including:ring binders and laptop- database concept

  • Market Rent Surveys
  • Project Feasibility Studies
  • Highest and Best Use Studies
  • Appraisal Review
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