Kristen Short Bennett solves complicated relocation problems. With 16 years of industry experience and over a thousand relocations completed, Kristen has established herself as a relocation expert where she has mastered the best practices within that specialty.
Kristen was named the 2021 Frank C. Balfour Professional of the Year, which is the highest honor awarded by the International Right of Way Association. Kristen is regularly invited to speak on complex relocation issues around the country for various organizations and was a recent faculty member at the ALI-CLE Eminent Domain Conference. She is also an IRWA Instructor of relocation assistance courses and was the recipient of that organization’s 2020 W. Howard Armstrong Instructor of the Year Award.
Kristen is the co-founder and co-host of the award-winning Infrastructure Junkies! podcast, which explores right of way, eminent domain, and infrastructure development.
With a Master’s degree in music, Kristen was once a professional opera singer. Now, when not solving relocation puzzles, she enjoys spending time with her daughters watching volleyball, doing art projects, and having kitchen dance parties!
Michael Paramore is a Right of Way agent who specializes in Acquisition and Relocation with Blackbird. He has over 4 years of experience working alongside Kristen on complex relocations across the state of Texas. He has worked directly with hundreds of displaced homeowners and business owners. He has proven himself a knowledgeable relocation agent and strives to offer the highest quality service on every project.
When Michael is not actively working on a project, he is working towards his SR/WA designation. He plans to accomplish this achievement in October of 2023.
Michael is a licensed real estate agent in the state of Texas and has a B.A. in Political Science from the American University in Cairo.
If Michael is not negotiating acquisitions or working complex relocation problems for Blackbird, he can be found renovating his home in East Texas and planning his global travels.