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Project Support

The Project Support Unit provides acquisition support, condemnation and tort litigation, demolition, and relocation services. The unit is also responsible for the Real Estate Development Program.

Real Estate Frequently Asked Questions

Application for Approval to Provide Real Estate Acquisition and Relocation Services
Please send your completed application to Jennifer Huhn.

Jennifer Huhn, Project Support Unit Supervisor, 517-582-4770


Acquisition Support
The Program Services Unit provides administrative support and technical expertise to MDOT region offices involving the acquisition of real property rights for transportation projects. The unit also provides real estate acquisition services for the Environmental Section for wetland acquisitions and administrative support and technical expertise to MDOT Region Offices and the Attorney General Office involving property tax information for transportation projects.

Acquisition Forms

Leah Laing, Property Analyst, 517-599-3976

Condemnation Litigation
The Project Support Unit coordinates condemnation (eminent domain) activities with the Attorney General Office and provides real estate technical expertise during the litigation process.

Jennifer Sarkisian, Property Specialist, 517-290-8374

Demolition
The Project Support Unit provides statewide real estate demolition expertise for improvements acquired during the right-of-way acquisition process, and supports MDOT region and transportation service center staff by helping to develop and manage the demolition contract through completion.

Jennifer Sarkisian, Property Specialist, 517-290-8374

Real Estate Development Program
The Program Service Unit oversees the Real Estate Development Program which is designed to provide participants experience in multiple real estate program areas. 

Katie Cross, Property Analyst, 517-242-7514
Liz Lukasik, Property Analyst, 517-242-0786

Relocation
The Project Support Unit provides relocation expertise, assistance and training on complex, detailed business and residential relocations and assists in the implementation of relocation policies, procedures and constitutional amendments and reviews/prepares all relocation appeals for the department.

Relocation Forms

Jennifer Sarkisian, Property Specialist, 517-290-8374