Florida Acquisition & Appraisal Inc. (FLAA) is pre-qualified to provide turnkey right of way, conservation, and other related real estate acquisition services in Florida and North Carolina. FLAA has been providing these consulting services since 1995.
FLAA focuses on providing full service consulting, predominately public sector turnkey land acquisition, relocation, property management, surplus property disposition, asbestos abatement contracting and management, demolition contracting, condemnation lawsuit styling and preparation, appraisal and appraisal review, title search, cost estimating and related expert witness, and/or abbreviated services as directed.
FLAA provides private and public sector acquisition and disposition of real property in accordance with Chapters 73, 74, 253 and 337 Florida Statutes, Chapter 14-75, Florida Administrative Code, Uniform Relocation and Real Property Acquisition Act of 1970, as amended, Federal Code of Regulations, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), USPAP and the Supplemental Standards as required. As FDOT is one of the largest public land acquisition agencies in the state of Florida, it is important to note that FLAA has been one of fewer than ten firms pre-qualified in the state of Florida and approved to provide all segments of services statewide; Group 21 (Acquisition, Negotiations, Closing, Order of Taking), Group 24 (Acquisition Relocation Assistance) and Group 25 (Right of Way Clearing and Leasing). FLAA was prequalified in FDOT Work Group 20.0 (Appraisal Services) for more than ten years prior to FDOT discontinuing the Work Group in November of 2012.
FLAA principals and staff take pride in their diversity of experience, knowledge of and responsibility for the successful management and production of some of the largest state and federal real estate acquisition and relocation programs ever undertaken. Some of these projects are: I-275 Presbyterian Village, I-4 Ybor City, I-595 Port Everglades Expressway, I-75 Alligator Alley, Suncoast Parkway, Polk County Parkway and the Florida High Speed Rail to name a few. FLAA consistently achieves an 85% negotiated settlement rate. Particularly noteworthy are the firm’s Capital Circle SE Phase I project for Blueprint 2000 & Beyond Intergovernmental Agency (City of Tallahassee/Leon County) and the I-4 Ybor City project for FDOT District Seven in Tampa. This high profile FDOT project included a total of 221 acquisition and 130 last resort relocation parcels, with FLAA settling 188 parcels avoiding costly litigation.
FLAA is committed to cross training and developing real estate specialists that are prepared to solve our client’s challenges. This cross training is very important to us and further enhances our ability to maintain a full service platform while allowing us the most cost effective method of providing that service to the taxpayer.
FLAA implemented and offers on a per project basis one of the most comprehensive and effective information technology initiatives. In conjunction with several of the largest right of way projects in the State, FLAA’s Online Project Management System, an integrated web-enabled database, brought nearly real time project reporting to our clients’ desktops. With this System, specific parcel and project information is data entered and all parcel documents are scanned and uploaded. The information can be viewed by clients with a secure login profile, thus giving the client the ability to review, print, download and save reports and to view parcel files in near real time over the Internet.
This technology helps increase productivity and convenience by having all project data available at one’s fingertips without having to look at a physical file. The data can easily be compiled into custom reports to help project managers with their decision making processes. Not only can the data be used for reporting, but also to populate/merge data into fields within documents and can be used to generate packages. Having the capability to generate merged documents at the touch of a button, improves productivity as well as the quality of our documents being produced by reducing opportunities for mistakes. The completed documents are still thoroughly checked through FLAA’s well-established QA/QC system to ensure a final document.