Since the early 1990s, Colorado real estate appraisal expert David Clayton has appraised properties or provided counseling to landowners, attorneys, and government agencies regarding real property that has been impacted by some type of environmental issue. This often includes an analysis of environmental stigma damages.
The nature of the cases has involved soils, groundwater and air contamination. Mr. Clayton has also studied the valuation impacts of high voltage electrical transmission lines.
Through study and professional practice, commercial real estate appraiser Mr. Clayton has developed expertise in the field of environmentally impaired real estate. In addition to his appraisal and consulting work, Clayton has spoken and published in this specialty area.
Environmental Stigma Speaking Engagements
His speaking engagements on environmental stigma have included the following:
(October 2006 – Colorado Brownfields Conference – Arvada Center, Colorado)
Risk Reduction Strategies for Environmentally Impaired Real Estate
(October 2000 – General Services Administration Conference B Hyannis, Massachusetts)
Rights of Surface Owners Where There Are Reserved Oil & Gas Rights
(July 1997 – 15th Annual Real Estate Symposium, Colorado Bar Association – Vail, Colorado)
Environmental Issues in Real Estate
(October 1996 – Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants/Marriott DTC, Denver)
Turning Brownfields into Gold
(September 1996 – NAIOP/Marriott City Center, Denver)
The Colorado Brownfields Policy Forum
(April 1996 – Colorado Convention Center, Denver)
Making Sense of Brownfields Redevelopment: Practical Applications
(March 1996 – Hyatt Regency, Denver)
Mr. Clayton has also published on the issues of environmental impairments. The articles are included below:
“Contaminated Property” – The Colorado Springs Business Journal (September 12, 1997).
“The Dirty Dozen: Twelve Rules for Buying Contaminated Property” – The Colorado Springs Business Journal (August 1, 1997).
“Don’t Overpay Real Property Tax” – Colorado Real Estate Journal (May 7, 1997).
“Challenging Valuations of Contaminated Property” – The Colorado Lawyer (April 1997).
“Owners can Challenge Tax Bill When Property Is Contaminated” – Colorado Real Estate Journal (September 4, 1996).
In the environmental litigation arena, Mr. Clayton has provided expert testimony on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants. Some examples include the following cases:
Robert Schroeder and Carol Schroeder v. Town of Burns and North River Insurance Company; Case No. 95-CV-626; Circuit Court, La Crosse County, State of Wisconsin – Testimony was by deposition in January 1997.
Texas Industries, Inc. v. City of Dallas; Case No. 95-12561-H; 160th Judicial District Court of Dallas County, Texas – Testimony was by deposition in March 1997.
Margaret Ann Bussard v. Ronald C. Dendorfer, et al.; Case No. 95-CV-1840; Division 4, Arapahoe County District Court – Testimony was by deposition in May 1997.
Grand Jury Testimony; Jefferson County, Colorado – Testimony was by trial involving environmental crimes – August 1997.
Tri-Angl Equities, Inc. v. Dal Briar Corporation and Robert Brittingham, Sr.; Case No. 97-2820; El Paso, Texas – Testimony was by deposition in February 2001
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. v. Estate of Robert James Middleton; Case No. 00-CV-43; Ouray County District Court, Colorado – Testimony was by deposition in March 2001.
Intermountain Rural Electric Association v. Kuenz, et al.; Case No. 02-CV-101; District Court, Douglas County – Testimony was by trial in June 2002.
Schleicher Land Co., et al. v. The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company; Case No. 04-C-157; Northeast Central Judicial District, Grand Forks, North Dakota – Testimony was by deposition in June 2004.
Frieda E. Enssle, et al. v. Illinois Tool Works, Inc., et al.; Civil Action No. 03-MK-1291 (CBS); United States District Court for the District of Colorado – Testimony was by deposition in April 2005.
Intermountain Rural Electric Association v. Lafayette L. Blair and Esther H. Blair; Case No. 2007-CV-1697; Arapahoe County District Court – Testimony was by deposition and trial – in March 2001.
Brooks v. Safeco Insurance Company of America, Inc.; Case No. 2007-CV-7210; Jefferson County District Court – Testimony was by trial in August 2009.
Public Service Company of Colorado v. Joseph O. Spano, et al.; Case No. 2010-CV-302; Larimer County District Court – Testimony was by deposition in December 2010.
Denver Environmental Stigma Analysis Office
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