IRWA Chapter 39 is the South Texas regional division of the International Right of Way Association, an organization of professionals who acquire, manage and transfer the land rights needed for building and maintaining energy and transportation infrastructure.

Our membership includes: Acquisition Agents, Appraisers, Asset Managers, Engineers, Environmental Specialists, Property Managers, Property Disposition Experts, Project Managers, Real Estate Attorneys, Relocation Assistance Agents, Surveyors, Title Experts and Utility Managers.

IRWA Chapter 39 serves the educational and professional development needs of right of way affiliates in San Antonio and much of South Texas through continuing education courses, chapter meetings, seminars and access to IRWA’s annual education conference. The chapter also hosts several social and professional networking events throughout the year. We welcome those who are principally engaged in the acquisition, management or disposition of property in connection with community, regional or national improvements, including highways, flood control projects, public utility construction, pipelines, railroads or other public development activities.

The International Right of Way Association was organized as a not-for-profit association in 1934. Today, with more than 10,000 members in 15 countries, IRWA is considered the unsurpassed source of right of way educational programs and professional services, and its affiliates are recognized for their high ethical standards, commitment to integrity and professional excellence.

IRWA’s primary goal is to provide infrastructure real estate education and credentialing opportunities as a means of distinguishing our members in the professional marketplace. Our industry-specific education and advanced curriculum allows for professional credentialing with a focus on one of four industries, including Electric & Utilities, Public Agencies, Oil & Gas Pipeline, and Transportation. We also offer certification opportunities in Appraisal, Asset Management, Negotiation and Acquisition, Relocation Assistance, and the Uniform Act. IRWA works to create industry-wide recognition of our designations and certifications, and to elevate the role of right of way professionals by strengthening their industry relevance.


1961 Charter for IRWA South Texas Chapter 39