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Haakon Hagemeister

Haakon Hagemeister

Right-of-Way Project Manager and Surveying Operations Director


Right-of-Way Acquisition Project Management: Develops, implements, and supervises the day-to-day activities of the Real Estate Acquisition team. Reviews, evaluates, and manages the acquisition process ensuring due diligence and compliance with all client and statutory requirements. Coordinates with clients on project schedule and workflow to ensure successful completion within specified timeframes. Performs and oversees all aspects of utility and highway right-of-way acquisitions, including attending public meetings, obtaining necessary local and state permits, preparing market studies, negotiating with public and private landowners, settling damage claims, and handling vegetation management issues.

GIS, Mapping, and Aerial Photo Interpretation: Skilled in aerial photography interpretation and analysis, as well as in the use of ArcGIS software for day-to-day real estate operations.

Appraisal Assistant: Serves as an appraisal assistant on valuation assignments, conducts property inspections, and gathers comparable sales data for real estate appraisal purposes.

Forest Management: Previously as a project forester, responsible for the day-to-day management activities of three timberland investment properties with an estimated total gross value of over $60,000,000.  Responsibilities included three- to five-year harvest planning and income projections, annual budgeting, contract negotiating, planning easement and access agreements, and overseeing timber sales.

Forest Inventory, Timber Cruising: Assisted in the development and implementation of large- and small-scale inventories on industrial, county, and private lands used in the development of long-term forest management plans. Cruised and evaluated timberland during forestland acquisitions and sales.


  • Michigan Technological University, Bachelor of Science in Forestry, 2002

Licenses and Memberships

  • International Right of Way Association
  • Association of Consulting Foresters – Candidate Member
  • Society of American Foresters – Northeast Chapter, 2011 and 2013 to present
  • Wisconsin DNR Certified MFL Plan Writer No. 091
  • Michigan Certified Stewardship Plan Writer