Kidder Mathews’ Matthew VanEck, MAI Elected President of IRWA Orange County Chapter 67

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Matthew VanEck, MAI has been elected President of the International Right of Way Association (IRWA) Orange County Chapter 67’s 2023-2024 Executive Board. He is an appraisal specialist and senior vice president at Kidder Mathews’ Orange County office.

VanEck formally began his term as president on July 1, 2023. In addition, he serves as one of the board’s two international directors and was formerly chair of the Public Agency Liaison Committee.

“I am excited to get to represent my local chapter of IRWA this next year. It’s an organization that brings together attorneys, appraisers, right of way agents, city and county officials, and others in the right of way industry,” said VanEck. “Being a member has helped me grow professionally in this industry, and I hope to be able to contribute as much to the organization as the individuals before me.”

The International Right of Way Association is a professional member organization comprised of global infrastructure real estate practitioners. Since its inception as a not-for-profit association in 1934, IRWA has served professionals who acquire, manage, and transfer the land rights needed for building and maintaining energy and transportation infrastructure.

Recognized for high ethical standards, commitment to integrity, and professional excellence, IRWA’s nearly 10,000 members hail from 15 countries around the world. They are united by their profession and commitment to pursuing training and professional development through courses, chapter meetings, seminars, and the annual education conference.

About Kidder Mathews
Kidder Mathews is the largest independent commercial real estate firm on the West Coast, with over 900 real estate professionals and staff in 20 offices in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, and Arizona. Kidder Mathews offers a complete range of brokerage, appraisal, asset services, consulting, project & construction management, and debt & equity finance services for all property types. The firm performs $12 billion in transactions, manages 53 million square feet of space, and conducts over 2,600 appraisals annually. For more information, visit kidder.com.

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