The Transportation Element of the Development Deal - Stage 1: Due Diligence


We are excited to announce a new Development Services-focused seminar entitled “The Transportation Element of the Development Deal”.

Please join us as our presenters, Brian Dunn and Diego Arguea, share their expertise on new and innovative ways our firm adds value at all stages of the land development process.

This May 6th session is our first of a three-part series where we will address critical topics and questions arising during the first stage of the land development process:

Stage 1: Due Diligence
• How do I discover potential fatal flaws lurking on or near my site?
• Can I even get the access I want?
• My land use is unique; does it really generate that many trips?
• Is a traffic study even necessary?
• What’s happening around the site I’m interested in?
• And what exactly is my Traffic Impact Fee (TIF) going to be?

We will cover these topics and more….so bring your own stories, experiences… to share, exchange with us!

This TES is uniquely tailored for our private sector clients and teaming partners, consisting of a wide pool of developers, brokers, architects, planners, engineers, and land use attorneys. Through these seminars, audience members will find that getting KAI involved early in the process adds value in the following meaningful ways:

  1. Saving time,
  2. Lowering costs, and
  3. Developing a functional, safe, and successful project.

Although this first session is directed at our clients and partners, we will be inviting and integrating public agency staff into our next two sessions later in 2015: Stage 2: Land Use Submittal-Approval, and Stage 3: Design-Construction.

Schedule: 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. - Check-in/Breakfast
8:00 - 10:00 a.m. – TES Session (Stage 1: Due Diligence)
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. - Question & Answer

Participants will earn a total of 2.0 professional development hours (PDH) for attending this workshop. There is no cost to attend this workshop and breakfast will be provided.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Norma Jensen at (503) 228-5230 or

We look forward to seeing you there!


Brian Dunn, PE Associate Engineer, Kittelson & Associates

Brian manages the Development Services Market Area for the firm’s Portland office, providing services to private developers and organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest. With over 20 years of experience, Brian has an extensive history preparing transportation engineering/planning studies to support the permitting, design, and construction of development projects involving all types of land uses.

With equal exposure to private and public sector clients over his career, Brian has developed a reputation for working collaboratively, finding solutions to technically complex problems, and building consensus between involved agencies, clients, and stakeholders. With effective communication skills, he represents his clients' interests in a variety of public forums, whether it be making presentations to a neighborhood group, or providing professional representation at public hearings.

Brian’s credentials in this field of transportation are further supported by his past experiences in planning and design. His transportation planning experience covers the preparation of multi-modal transportation plans for dozens of communities and highway corridors throughout Oregon. As a designer, he has prepared design plans, cost estimates, and technical specifications for the construction of traffic signals, roundabouts, roadway signing and striping, and street lighting systems.

Brian has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Santa Clara University and is a registered Professional Engineer in the States of Washington and Oregon. He is a regular contributor to the Oregon ICSC Alliance Program, and is a member of the Westside Economic Alliance, and the Portland Business Alliance. He is also a very passionate electric vehicle advocate.

<a href="">Diego Arguea, PE</a>

Senior Engineer, Kittelson & Associates

Diego is a leader within the Development Services Market area for the Pacific Northwest, with extensive experience in the private sector during his tenure at Kittelson. With nearly 10 years of experience, Diego manages transportation engineering studies to support a variety of land use applications through Washington and Oregon.

Based in Portland, Oregon, Diego has completed scores of transportation impact studies and secured development approvals for institutional, commercial and mixed-use projects in close coordination with the various Cities/Counties, Tri-Met, Washington and the Oregon Department of Transportation. His familiarity with each of the agencies’ development codes, procedures, permitting requirements, and approval criteria are coupled with his strong professional relationships to serve as a highly effective liaison on any transportation issue or challenge. His technical expertise in the analysis of transportation system performances is also complemented by his site design capabilities, enabling him to provide constructive guidance to the site design team, while addressing agency questions regarding transportation system safety and/or adequacy. His commitment to the transportation engineering profession is evidenced by his recent role as President of the Oregon Institute of Transportation Engineers and active roles within the International Council of Shopping Centers (ISCO), Westside Economic Alliance (WEA) and the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).

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