Kuhn and Mr. Caringella will be discussing project benefits and their
significance in the eminent domain arena.
Material to be covered will include the statutory and case law landscape
that gives rise to the issue of project benefits, when and how they may apply,
and methods and techniques used for quantifying benefits. The MidCoast light rail project and other
public projects will be discussed that will illustrate a range of potential
sources of benefits and how potentially appraisers can measure benefits. Tips and tricks and sources of data will be
discussed. The presenters will provide a
perspective from both the attorney and the appraiser, including experiences
through the lens of both public agencies and property owners.
serves as Chair of Nossaman's Eminent Domain & Valuation Group, likely the
largest group of skilled eminent domain attorneys in California and the United
States. Brad is a real estate and business litigation attorney, with a
particular emphasis in the transportation, energy/gas, water, land-use
development, and telecommunications industries. He is a recognized leader in
advising on all real property aspects of infrastructure and development
projects, and has led some of the largest projects in the nation, cumulatively
totaling in excess of $25 billion. He represents public and private sector
clients with eminent domain, inverse condemnation, land use/zoning,
landlord/tenant, construction, and other real estate and business disputes.
and accomplishments have been profiled in numerous publications. He has been
featured on the cover of Right of Way Magazine, and he has been called upon to
present across the country and oversee multiple treatises and courses on real
estate. Chambers & Partners, the guide to the world's best lawyers,
recommends him for the full span of land use and infrastructure matters --
particularly eminent domain and valuation disputes -- and commends his
“practical, business-minded advice" and his "high level of decorum in
dealing with the other sides.” Brad has also been awarded the CRE® designation
by the Counselors of Real Estate®, an international group of real estate
professionals recognized as leading advisors in complex real property matters.
Some of Brad’s other accolades and
· Recognized by the Recorder as a California Trailblazer, a
recognition given to only a "handful of attorneys that are truly agents of
change" and have "made significant marks on the practice, policy and
technological advancement of their practice."
· Named to the Daily Journal’s Top 20 Under 40 list, a recognition
given to the top 20 lawyers in California that are on the cutting edge of legal
issues, and who are making an impact on changing an industry, region or
· Chosen for individual recognition by Chambers USA for Real Estate:
Zoning/Land Use Law;
· Recognized as the Top Rated Lawyer in Land Use and Zoning by the
· Named the Best Land Use/Zoning Attorney in Orange County by OC
Metro/Orange County Register;
· Recognized as the Best Eminent Domain Attorney by US Business
News’ Legal Elite;
· Repeatedly acknowledged on Up-and-Coming Top 25 Orange County and
Up-and-Coming Top 100 Southern California Rising Stars lists; and
· Awarded an AV-Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, a rating
given to only those attorneys who exhibit the highest level of professional
excellence based on a review of their peers.
Brad is general counsel to the International Right of Way
Association (IRWA), where he has also served as President of the Inland Empire
Chapter and has been named the Professional of the Year. He is also the only
attorney serving on the Advisory Board to Mobility 21, where he works with
industry leaders to solve the transportation challenges facing Southern
Caringella, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS
Roach & Caringella Inc.
Caringella is co-owner of Jones Roach & Caringella Inc. and has been in the
appraisal field for 33 years. He has a
BA degree in Management Science from the University of California, San Diego.
Caringella is state certified, and holds the MAI, SRA, and AI-GRS designations
conferred by the Appraisal Institute.
His experience includes a broad range of residential, industrial, and
commercial properties involved in litigation, lending, estates and trusts,
government acquisitions, fair political practice, tax appeal, endangered
habitat evaluation, and damage studies.
He has extensive experience in the eminent domain and title defect
arenas, and has testified many times in court, mediation/arbitration, and
depositions. Rob also has many
sub-specialties including mobile homes, mitigation land, and fractional
interest appraisals. Mr. Caringella has
served multiple times as a “third appraiser” to assist in dispute resolution.
Some examples of appraisals include:
Transportation and Utility Corridor
Regional Shopping Centers
Adaptive Re-use Properties
Air and Subterranean Rights
Military Aircraft Manufacturing and
Maintenance Facilities – 5 million square feet +
Duty Free operations
Mt. Soledad Cross in La Jolla
Caringella has served the Appraisal Institute on the National Board of
Directors, Vice-Chair of ADQC, National Finance Committee, Chapter President,
and many other committees and project teams.
He served for several years on the Board of Directors of USE Credit
Union, and speaks at appraisal educational seminars and universities.