Mr. Durrell has held an Oregon Real Estate license since April, 1971. He was
employed in real estate, construction and public financing. He retired after
over 35 years in the construction lending and permanent finance lending
business. His work included review of plans and specifications, site plans, as
well as on-site inspection of construction. His experience includes subdivision
development, single family and multi-family residential dwellings and municipal
utility and community facilities projects. He has extensive experience with
single family and multi-family residential lending and he spent the last 20
years of his employment working in financing of water and waste disposal utility
systems, public buildings and facilities for municipalities, Indian Tribes and
During his career, he received training in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and has written many class I and class II environmental assessments for publicly financed facilities. Several of these environmental assessments involved sensitive environmental issues like wetlands and floodplains, archeological resources, and endangered species. He has also had experience in working with Oregons land use planning laws.
From 1981 to 1987 Mr. Durrell was a designated hearings officer for Federal Agency administrative appeals program, hearing appeals of adverse decisions made by the Federal Agency. He held hearing for appellants in Oregon, Washington and California. Based on the fact presented in the hearing and a set of administrative rules, he issued written decisions letters in each of those cases.
Mr. Durrell holds an Oregon Real Estate Brokers License (currently inactive). He was active in the real estate business for several years.
In 2001, Mr. Durrell began his mediation practice, mediating business disputes and particularly real estate and construction cases. He has successfully mediated over 200 cases. He handles cases on a fee basis, as well as volunteers his services through the Oregon Circuit Court for Lane County small claims court program and Community Mediation Services, a local non-profit organization.
EDUCATION AND ADR TRAINING
Associate Real Estate Broker Transition Course March, 2005
Association for Conflict Resolution annual conference September, 2004
Analyzing and Proving Construction Damages May, 2003
Law of Easements: Creating, Maintaining & Enforcing Rights to Use Property August, 2002
Construction Management Design / Build in Oregon April, 2002
Oregon Construction Law: A Toolbox Using the Law to Shape Practical Solutions for Practical Problems on the Project March, 2002
Construction Contracting for Public Entities February, 2002
6 hours court system mediation training in accordance with OAR 780-040-0070 March, 2001
30 hours basic mediation training February, 2001
National Environmental Policy Act / Envrionmental Progam Training September, 1991
24 hours training in techniques for the hearings officer July, 1985
Bachelor of Science
degree in Agriculture Economics, minor in Business Administration from
Oregon State University June 1969