The Land Report

2018.2

The Magazine of the American Landowner is an essential guide for investors, landowners, and those interested in buying or selling land. The award-winning quarterly is known for its annual survey of America's largest landowners, The Land Report 100.

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100 The LandReport | S U M M E R 2 0 1 8 LANDREPORT.COM G R E A T P L A I N S Coldwell Banker Select www.selectranches.com (918) 481-8300 2017 Sales: $100M–$250M Who: We specialize in country estates, farms and ranches, recreational properties, and transitional land. Wow: $4 million ranch we sold was donated to Peppers Ranch. Hewitt Land Company www.hewittlandcompany.com (605) 791-2300 2017 Sales: < $50M Who: Farm and ranch real estate brokerage and auction services with experience in Section 1031 exchanges. J. P. Weigand & Sons www.weigand.com (316) 262-6400 2017 Sales: $50M–$100M Who: Full-service real estate brokerage firm with over a century of experience in farm and ranch, recreational land, transitional land, and develop- ment land. Wow: Sold 5,497 acres in Kansas of quality Flint Hills pastureland for a purchase price in excess of $9.8 million. Lashley Land and Recreational Brokers www.lashleyland.com (308) 532-9300 2017 Sales: $50M–$100M Who: Focused specifically on Nebraska, we are experts in land values, carrying capacities, and income potential on Nebraska farms and ranches. We also sell more recreational land in Nebraska than any other brokerage. Wow: W e sold the 15,000-acre Peterson Sandhills Ranch, and we have the 20,000-acre Mule Shoe Bar Ranches now under contract. They are two of the largest Nebraska ranch sales in recent history. Pifer's Auction & Realty www.pifers.com (877) 700-4099 2017 Sales: $100M–$250M Who: Pifer's Auction & Realty is a full-service auction and real estate firm specializing in land auctions, machinery auctions, and land management. Wow: Pifer's represented a financial institution liquidating over 4,500 acres that grossed $18.5 million. G R E A T L A K E S 1 Stop Realty www.1stop-realty.com (507) 634-7033 2017 Sales: < $50M Who: Founded in the 1970s by Warren Swenson, 1 Stop Realty specializes in the management, sale, and acquisition of farmland nationwide. We are experts at using Section 1031 exchanges to benefit our clients. We have extensive experience represent- ing institutional investors and family offices. Wow: Selling and reinvesting, via Section 1031 exchange, thousands of acres that we originally assembled for a 30-year client. Bear Island Land Co. www.bearislandland.com (218) 365-2800 2017 Sales: < $50M Who: B ear Island Land Co. excels at providing a selection of professional real estate serv- ices unrivaled in Northeastern Minnesota. Our comprehensive team of professionals includes brokers, real estate agents, a staging professional, a graphic designer, a web master, land development designers, and licensed land surveyors. We seamlessly navigate clients through complex real estate transactions. We specialize in large timberland parcels. Close Converse www.landradar.com (866) 403-5263 2017 Sales: < $50M Who: North Central Minnesota land and commercial real estate firm specializing in hunting and recreational land in 10 counties. Most transactions are in the 40- to 120-acre range while others can exceed 1,000 acres. Our primary client is timber REIT PotlatchDeltic Real Estate (see NATIONAL) for whom we market non-strategic timber- land for hunting, recreational, development, agriculture, and forest ground. Typical values range from $1,000 per acre to $3,000-plus per acre. Through our commercial division, Close Converse handles land for retail, industrial, development, and transitional purposes. Great Lakes and Land Real Estate www.greatlakesandland.com (906) 524-6288 2017 Sales: < $50M Who: We market waterfront and recreational land in Michigan's central and western Upper Peninsula. Wow: Filming for LandLeader® Television show on RFD-TV, where viewers learn and explore the love of the land w ith interviews, adventures, and activities that take place on the most sought after real estate in North America, including legendary ranches, premier hunting land, amazing water- front, working farms, and more. Wingert Realty & Land Services www.wingertrealty.com (800) 730-5263 2017 Sales: $50M–$100M Who: Agricultural land sales, acquisitions, and Section 1031 exchanges. Wow: In 2017, the value of quality land stabilized, then increased as investors came back into the market. N O R T H E A S T Fountains Land www.fountainsland.com (802) 223-8644 2017 Sales: < $50M Who: In 2016, Fountains was acquired by F&W, a privately owned forestry company founded in 1962. Fountains now serves as the marketing arm for F&W and has land listings from Florida to Maine and west to Texas. Timberland and multiple-use properties have been the company's primary focus since 1989. Wow: Sale of 2,000-acre conservation parcel adjacent to Vermont's high peaks and treasured state land hiking trails to be preserved. A M E R I C A ' S BEST BROKERAGES

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