Site Acquisition Services

Our team of specialists will assist you in all aspects of your site selection and acquisition project from preliminary research and valuation through contract execution. We provide a comprehensive review of records and information related to potential sites, and assist you in the analysis and determination of acquisitions. Our land agents are familiar with the various systems of recording or indexing used throughout the country - we can provide electronic or manual searches.

We provide accurate and detailed project documentation including records of contacts with landowners, maps, photographs, land documents and transactions. All project documentation is available online, and can be formatted to your requirements. If you prefer, site reports can be delivered in hard copy or on CD-ROM.

Our comprehensive services:

  • Conduct the initial field inspection to locate potential sites and evaluate whether the property's condition and attributes meet the site selection criteria.
  • Research property ownership and provide legal description and documentation of subject land. Owner Research
  • We will conduct research of county records to find currently listed property owners, and prepare a summary report or even a notification letter informing them of upcoming events that may affect them or are required by law.
  • Obtain plat and parcel maps and identify location of potential sites
  • Provide ground and aerial photographs and detailed site drawings and needed
  • Review zoning regulations to determine zoning requirements and restrictions, and obtain special use permits as needed
  • Determine local permitting requirements and initiate permitting applications as needed
  • Establish a fair and appropriate property valuation through comparison with current local real estate values and conditions. If required, we'll work with qualified appraisers to establish the fair property value
  • Prepare a security analysis
  • Schedule all surveys
  • Provide research and coordination for environmental issues studies required for permitting federal and state lands
  • Identify any issues and extenuating circumstances that may impact the acquisition
  • Prepare comprehensive site analysis reports that include records of contacts with landowners, maps, photographs, land documents and transactions
  • Contact owners for right of entry
  • Negotiate leases and purchases with property owners based on client criteria

Right of Way Services

Sunstate's Right of Way Services extend and complement our Site Selection and Acquistion Services. Whether you require Due diligence to determine legal right of a client to convey a right of way or assistance with permitting processes to install equipment or provide services in the existing public corridors. We work with clients from diverse industries receive the most comprehensive and cost-effective right of way services.

Our licensed real estate land representatives and land professionals gather and analyze data to determine the best solution for our client's right of way needs, including: From the feasibility through negotation.

This service supports our efforts to help you obtain right-of-way or easement rights. We will help identify the necessary forms and permits along your routes, prepare the forms, and submit them for approval.

We will also prepare supporting documents such as drawings or reports and assist you at zoning board or other regulatory meetings.

This service is targeted to companies interested in buying right-of-way access along property owned in fee by utilities. We will actively work to solicit sellers interested in granting right-of-way access to their property.

    Feasibility Studies
  • Route and Site Selection - to find best route
  • Title Search
  • Document Preparation
  • Right of Way Negotiation and Site Acquisition

Due diligence to determine legal right of a client to convey a right of way

Determination of Legal Right to Convey Right of Way (Due Diligence)

Due diligence to determine legal right of a client to convey a right of way

The typical due diligence examination begins with a comparison of the right-of-way documents and system maps and creation of a project line list. is to assure that the entire system is legally protected with the proper right-of-way documentation. If a gap is detected, SLS determines the cause of the discrepancy and recommends possible curative actions.

SLS provides careful and thorough review of official records and files can save hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars. clients to select the services and areas of inquiry Each party to the transaction, be it Seller, Buyer or Lender, has specific areas of concern that must be addressed in any due diligence analysis. which they wish to engage SLS. SLS due diligence services can assist in route development, site selection and/or perfecting project files on completed projects.

One of the most beneficial initial steps in project planning is the performance of a thorough assessment of the proposed route or routes. Cinnabar Service Company recommends and is staffed to provide ground and aerial reconnaissance and detailed records searches to assist in establishing route feasibility. A review of current land values will identify important differentiations in unique markets. Identification of topographical and environmental features will highlight flood plains, wetlands and/or archeological, cultural and historical sites, any one of which could have significant impact on project design, cost and ultimate feasibility.

Agents know that the first contact with affected landowners often occurs at the route analysis stage. This contact can set the stage for landowner relations for the duration of the project. Our agents are trained and experienced in contacting landowners in order to obtain rights-of-entry for preliminary assessments and are sensitive to property owner's needs and requirements. Detailed logs of all personal contacts and correspondence are maintained and can be invaluable over the life of the project.

SLS will write land descriptions, draft plot plans of plan sheets including all associated materials and conduct field investigations of land conditions. The resulting document pinpoints the right-of-way take area and assures that the legal description is complete, accurate and correct. SLS Specialists can provide current surface ownerships, mineral interests, encumbrances and complete chains of title.

Information Services

With our sister company, Data Mapping Solutions (DMS), we provide a comprehensive range of GIS services, GPS data collection, mapping, project tracking, cost control systems and records management systems, and custom system development.

We provide accurate and detailed project documentation including records of contacts with landowners, maps, photographs, land documents and transactions. All project documentation is available online, and can be formatted to your requirements. If you prefer, site reports can be delivered in hard copy or on CD-ROM.

To review DMS's complete capabilities and services, click on this link to their website.

DMS Services

  • Project Management
  • GIS system development
  • Database Development
  • Integration and Conversion Services
  • Data Archiving and Maintenance
  • Imaging and Document Management
  • CAD - Drafting
  • GPS Data Capture