HCC is led by Chris Huffman. Huffman is a Professional Engineer with 25 years of experience in traffic and transportation engineering, including right-of-way impact analysis and Uniform Act activities. Huffman founded and administered the Corridor Access Management program of the Kansas Department of Transportation and has conducted and reviewed traffic impact analyses and development plans for countless economic developments. Huffman joined Martens Appraisal in 2005 and became a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in 2008. He combines his expertise in valuation and transportation engineering in both appraisal and consulting projects. His certifications include: Certified General Real Property Appraiser – Kansas No. G-2537; Certified General Real Estate Appraiser – Missouri No. 2008018065; and Kansas Professional Engineer – No. 14916.
Huffman has two decades of participation in the standing committees on Access Management and Eminent Domain/Land Use of the Transportation Research Board (TRB). He currently serves as the subcommittee chair of outreach for the Access Management Committee and has published a peer reviewed paper on the statistical significance of transportation variables on commercial real property value in Volume 2556 of the Transportation Research Record (TRR) the Journal of the Transportation Research Board. Chris chaired the 2004 TRB National Access Management Conference in Kansas City and has served on numerous National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) panels.
Huffman’s expertise as both a Professional Engineer and Certified General Appraiser is unique. The fact that he is a ‘one-stop-shop’ allows for faster problem solving, a sustainable “big-picture” project plan and implementation-ready results. This extends to a full familiarity with 49 CFR Part 24 regarding right-of-way activities on federal aid projects. Additionally, Huffman is a Kansas Supreme Court Approved Civil Mediator and has led the valuation, acquisition, and relocation of residential and commercial properties that are unique and complex. Finally, Huffman is a Certified Instructor for the National Highway Institute (teaching both Access Management, Location, and Design, and Acquisition Under the Uniform Act). Huffman has been consistently recognized as an Instructor of Excellence since his certification in 2008.