Right-of-Way Operations Director
Haakon serves as the Right-of-Way Operations Director for Steigerwaldt and has been with the company since 2004. He worked as a staff and project forester prior to transitioning into his current role in 2011. Haakon earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Management from Michigan Technological University in 2002. He is a member of the International Right of Way Association, Society of American Foresters, and Association of Consulting Foresters. He served as the chapter chair of the Northeast Chapter of the Society of American Foresters from 2011 to 2013. Haakon holds a SR/WA designation, is a Wisconsin and Michigan Notary, and is a Wisconsin Cooperating Forester.
Haakon’s current job duties at Steigerwaldt include performing and overseeing 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. As Operations Director, Haakon is also responsible for the development, implementation, and supervision of the day-to-day activities of the Real Estate Acquisition team. This includes reviewing, evaluating, and managing the acquisition process, ensuring due diligence, and compliance with all client and statutory requirements. Additionally, Haakon coordinates with clients on project schedule and workflow to ensure successful completion within specified timeframes.
In his free time, Haakon enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters, brook trout fishing, and spending time outdoors.
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