The Right of Way Team You Can Rely On
Stateside Right of Way employees have a long working history together.
Stateside has been responsible for all aspects of the right of way process: detailed multiple alternative route cost estimates, cash-flow forecasts for survey, environmental, legal, demolition, acquisition, relocation, utility relocation and construction. Stateside has chaired ROW meetings that maintained oversight and coordinated legal, survey, engineering, environmental and all pending pre-construction activities. On numerous projects, past and present, Stateside agents have presented to CEOs, board members and the public regarding projects and the issues related to them.
The Stateside team has provided daily, weekly and monthly reports to engineering, planning, construction, and upper management teams, as well as agency boards. Stateside has explained right of way processes and procedures to neighborhood associations, city council meetings, universities, school districts and other agencies, as needed.
Stateside's Leadership Team
Diane Burkhardt Valek, President
Diane Burkhardt Valek has more than 25 years of right-of-way experience with expertise in federally funded projects, LPA projects, and large, high-profile projects. She has successfully served as the lead on multiple FHWA and FTA projects that required compliance for reimbursement to the client. Mrs. Valek has also proven herself as a leader by taking the initiative in coordinating with the client and having documentation created and provided to the client that helps ensure compliance with the federally regulating authority. Her teams have been responsible for all aspects of the right of way process: detailed multiple alternative route cost estimates, cash-flow forecasts for survey, environmental, legal, demolition, acquisition, relocation, utility relocation, and construction. The team chaired ROW meetings that maintained oversight and coordinated legal, survey, engineering, environmental, and all pending pre-construction activities. On numerous projects, past and present, she has presented to CEOs, board members, and the public regarding projects and the issues related to them.
Danyelle Donnelly, SR/WA, R/W-RAC
Right of Way Director - Dallas
Ms. Donnelly has been in the right of way industry for almost twelve years. As a multifaceted agent, she has a plethora of experience in project management, condemnation, acquisition, and her specialty, relocation. Ms. Donnelly has experience working with FTA, TxDOT, and municipalities. Ms. Donnelly’s most recent experience includes working on the $1.2 billion dollar TEXRail project for Trinity Metro and the TxDOT Southeast Connector project for the Fort Worth District. Within the last five years, she has completed over 500 relocations, including a junkyard, storage facilities, multiple occupant residences, high-profile displacees, and complex businesses.
Lisa Roberts, Right of Way Director - Temple
Ms. Roberts has an impressive record as a Project Manager, Acquisition Agent, Negotiator, Title Agent, and Condemnation Agent on complex commercial, residential and rural property acquisitions. As a seasoned project manager and negotiator, she has received many recommendations from clients and landowners who prefer her soft “let’s get this closed” approach. Ms. Roberts’ professional and polished personality is well received by title companies, attorneys, commissioners, board members, and established landowners.
Briana Miller, R/W-RAC, R/W-URAC, R/W-RAC
Right of Way Director - Houston
Mrs. Miller has been in the right of way industry for over ten years. During this time, she has had the opportunity to work with several cities and TxDOT Districts on high-profile projects such as Border Highway 375, Grand Parkway – Segments F & G, US 290, and SH 36. While she has experience in project management, acquisition, and condemnation, her specialty is relocation. Mrs. Miller has completed over 500 relocations within the last five years, including cell towers, a petrochemical testing facility, multi-use residential properties, storage facilities, and high volume personal property moves.
Brent Patterson, SR/WA
Right of Way Director - Arlington
Mr. Patterson has over fifteen years of experience in the right of way industry. Mr. Patterson currently holds a real estate agent’s license, is a notary public, holds the SR/WA designation. Mr. Patterson’s areas of expertise are in maintaining client relationships through effective communication. Mr. Patterson’s field work has been successfully negotiating fee and easement parcels for acquisitions. Mr. Patterson’s long-term relationships with a variety of right-of-way clients including water system projects, transportation projects, and with municipalities throughout Texas has provided him extensive experience in the right-of-way industry. Mr. Patterson has recently successfully completed the Schertz / Seguin Local Government Corporation (SSLGC) water system expansion, the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority (GBRA) wastewater projects, and large transportation projects for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).