Real Estate Services Section

The Real Estate Services Section of MDOT’s Development Services Division is responsible for establishing and maintaining statewide MDOT real estate standards, policies and procedures, and training. The section manages real estate activities for condemnation/tort litigation, railroads, excess property, technical work, and program management. The Real Estate Services Section also oversees the Local Agency Real Estate and Real Estate Quality Assurance Programs and provides support and technical expertise to MDOT region offices in the areas of appraisal valuation, acquisition of right-of-way, relocation assistance, and demolition of improvements.

Teresa Vanis, Real Estate Section Manager


Project Support Unit 

  • Acquisition Support
  • Condemnation/Tort Litigation
  • Demolition
  • Mega Projects
  • Real Estate Development Program
  • Relocation

Program Services Unit 

  • Appraisal
  • Contracting
  • IT Support
  • Local Agency Real Estate Oversight
  • Program Management

Property Management Unit 

  • Property Disposal
  • Property Management (Licenses/Leases)
  • Railroad
  • Technical


Related Documents
Real Estate Procedure Manual PDF icon
Your Rights and Benefits PDF icon
Public Roads and private Property PDF icon