Consulting

A representative list  of our consulting assignments is provided below:

Northeastern/Southeastern/South Central Massachusetts – This assignment involved estimating the market value of approximately 200 parcels of state-owned land as the basis for State reimbursement to municipalities in lieu of taxes on tax exempt land. Over 1,000 land sales were researched. “Complete Restricted” appraisals were provided for this project.

Waltham – This assignment involved estimating the “enhancement” value to the affected parcel as a result of the removal of a no-access line off Route 128/95.

Brockton – Mark Tyburski served as an expert witness in a jury trial supporting his appraisal of a gas station/convenience store, a portion of which was taken by eminent domain. His litigation support resulted in a favorable in-trial settlement for his client.

Milton – This assignment involved estimating the “at the fence” and “enhancement” values of an MBTA owned parcel to an abutting property for disposition purposes.

Natick – Framingham Extension Relief Sewer Line Rehabilitation Appraisal Services – Appraisal of 30 temporary construction easements involving  assorted residential and commercial properties for acquisition purposes by eminent domain.

Worcester – This assignment involved seven complete fee takings on Route 140 off a new Massachusetts Turnpike exit for roadway expansion.

Carver/Plympton – This assignment involved assorted  complete, part and temporary fee takings of privately owned land by Massachusetts Highway Department in conjunction with the construction of Route 44. It involved approximately 30 appraisals involving residential, commercial, industrial and cranberry bog land.

Marrett Road-Lexington – This assignment involved estimating the fair market value of State owned land at the entrance of Hanscom Air Force Base for disposition to the Massachusetts Historical Society in order to allow the completion of Battle Road, an original battle route with historical significance to the American Revolution.

Hansen – This assignment involved estimating the market value of a taking by the MBTA of a permanent easement over an MBTA rail line from a private owner, and estimating the market value of a narrow strip of land along an MBTA rail line owned by the MBTA for lease to a private owner.

Ivory/Union Street, Braintree – This assignment involved estimating the value of a permanent easement which was to be granted on MBTA land by the MBTA to a private owner for the purpose of erecting a sign. The purpose was also to provide a fair rental value of MBTA owned excess land abutting the MBTA Red line for use under a licensing agreement to be granted by the MBTA to a private abutter.

Pearl Street, Brockton – This assignment involved assorted fee and temporary construction easement takings of privately owned land by Massachusetts Highway Department for road improvements. In addition to its significant valuation scope, it was also significant from an administrative standpoint in that it involved 55 parcels (reports) which were successfully completed within a 60 day period.

Quincy – This assignment involved an appraisal of a land swap in Quincy Center between the City of Quincy and a developer of city-owned and privately-owned land for the City of Quincy for future development purposes.

Boston – This assignment involved the appraisal of air and other rights in Kenmore Square over the Massachusetts Turnpike on behalf of MassDOT for potential disposition purposes of a ground lease to a developer for development purposes into a 7 to 27 story retail/office/apartment building containing 850,000 SF +/- and 596 apartment units.

Weston –  This assignment involved estimating the “damages” to an office building campus on the Massachusetts Turnpike/Route 95/Route 128 intersection for MassDOT caused by the elimination of the affected property’s direct access easement from the Massachusetts Turnpike as a result of the removal of toll booths on the Turnpike.

Essex – This assignment for the Town of Essex involved numerous appraisals and expert testimony over a five-year period involving estimating the market values and rents of 120 summer cottages on town-owned land in Conomo Point that was leased to private individuals under 99 year ground leases. The values and rents were estimated on an “as is” and “as if vacant” basis for potential sale or releasing at the expiration of the leases. The expert testimony resulted in a 100% favorable decision for the client.

Quincy – This assignment involved estimating the value of the air rights over the Quincy Center MBTA multi-modal transportation center on behalf of the MBTA for potential disposition purposes of a ground lease to a developer for development purposes.

Springfield – This assignment involved estimating the value of the former Springfield Registry of Motor Vehicles for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for potential disposition purposes.

Rockport – This assignment on behalf of the Town of Rockport involved appraisals and expert witness testimony involving 4 test properties for 65+ property tax appeals on Long Beach which consists of seasonal cottages and year-round dwellings on waterfront, town-owned leased land. The appraisal and expert testimony resulted in a 100% favorable decision for the client.

East-West Parkway, Rockland – This assignment for Massachusetts Highway Department involved estimating the damages for eminent domain purposes caused by numerous partial, fee, permanent easement and temporary easement takings from two properties on or off Weymouth Street in Rockland for the construction of the proposed East-West parkway. The East-West Parkway is related to the proposed mixed-use redevelopment of the former Weymouth Air Force base.

Waterfront Square at Revere Beach – This assignment involved the appraisal of numerous parcels, owned by assorted Massachusetts State agencies, that comprise a portion of the proposed 1.366 million square foot, mixed retail/office/hotel/multi-family development known as Waterfront Square at Revere Beach located next to the Wonderland MBTA station. The purpose of the appraisal was for disposition purposes.

Boston Museum of Fine Arts – This assignment for Massachusetts Highway Department involved estimating the damages for eminent domain purposes caused by numerous partial, fee, permanent easement and temporary easement takings from the Museum of Fine Arts property for road widening.

Quincy – This assignment for the City of Quincy involved estimating the market value of nine retail properties in Quincy Center that were taken in fee by eminent domain for the construction of a new roadway through Quincy Center known as the Concourse connecting Route 3 and Route 3A.

Hingham/Weymouth/Braintree, Massachusetts – This assignment for CBB Greenbush and MBTA involved 30 appraisal assignments involving partial or complete, fee or easement takings of improved or vacant, residential or commercial properties by eminent domain related to the proposed restoration of the Greenbush Branch of the Old Colony Commuter Rail Line.

Dalton, Massachusetts – This assignment for the Town of Dalton involved the review of 157 appraisals in 2006 and 27 appraisals in 2013 of permanent and temporary easement takings by eminent domain for roadway improvement purposes.