Land and Asset Development

At Watco Companies, the Real Estate Department is committed to enhancing its current asset portfolio, as well as developing new opportunities for its customers and clients. By evolving with ever-changing market conditions, the Watco Real Estate team is dedicated to maintaining its level of excellence.

Sales and Acquisitions

With over 3,500 miles of track located throughout the continental United States, Watco Companies is constantly seeking an appropriate return for the use or disposition of its asset portfolio, both rail and non-rail. For inquiries about a specific site, please contact the Real Estate Department.

Land and Property Leases

Watco Companies is excited to build new relationships with parties who may have a desire to utilize our property portfolio. 

Property Lease Application

Track Lease Application


Real Estate and Industrial Development (REID)

Watco’s Real Estate and Industrial Development (REID) Team is prepared to assist you with your site location needs. The team oversees land sales, purchases, leases, permits and other land transactions for commercial, industrial, agricultural, and private use. REID helps Customers in researching and attaining the optimum location for rail services and transloading needs, such as:

  • Existing rail-served facilities
  • Transload/track team facilities
  • Warehouse locations and services
  • Track construction specifications in conjunction with the track department

Permits can also be obtained through the REID Team for Utilities (pipelines, wire lines, cable crossings), Grade Crossings (public and private road crossings over Watco tracks), and Accessing Property (accessing Watco property for digging, drilling, surveys, or environmental analysis.)

Watco Companies
Attn: Real Estate Dept.
315 West 3rd Street
Pittsburg, KS 66762
P: 620-231-2230
F: 620-231-0812

Watco Companies
Attn: Real Estate Dept.
420 Hansen Street South
Twin Falls, ID 83301
P: 208-734-4644 Ext. 1127
F: 208-734-9679

*Permissions and right of entry permits must be obtained prior to entering railroad property.


Print and complete the appropriate document from the list below. All applications must be completed in full and include the necessary application fee. We will be unable to process any submissions not including appropriate information or fees. Applications need to be mailed to the corresponding address located on the right side of this page.


Curtis Frazier
Vice President of Real Estate/Industrial Development
10895 Grandview Drive Ste 360
Overland Park, KS 66210
T: 913.303.4509

Barbara Crawford
Real Estate Administrative Assistant
315 West 3rd Street
Pittsburg, KS 66762
T: 620-235-7364
F: 620-231-0812

West Region

Alissa Hackel
Property Manager/Industrial Development
System Wide Rails to Trails
10895 Grandview Drive Ste 360
Overland Park, KS 66210
T: 402.203.5144

Central Region

Keith Cameron
Director of Property & Real Estate
315 West 3rd Street
Pittsburg, KS 66762
T: 620-235-7339
F: 620-231-0812

East/South Region

Chanc Gomez
Property Manager
315 W. 3rd Street
Pittsburg, KS 66762
T: 620-235-7356
F: 620-231-0812