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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120 The LandReport | S U M M E R 2 0 1 8 LANDREPORT.COM A M E R I C A ' S BE ST BROKERAGES HOME ON THE RANGE As many as 33,000 residents are currently permitted to live on the Veale Ranch, which sits 11 miles southwest of downtown Fort Worth. Bryan Pickens of Republic Ranches has the $95 million listing. humbling but we learned much about ourselves while in survival mode. Our Wow? Thank God 2017 is in our rear- view mirror. C'mon 2018! Ranch Investments www.ranchinvestments.com (800) 447-8604 2017 Sales: $50M–$100M Who: Based in San Antonio, our statewide network of bro- kers and agents have expertise in farming, ranching, oil and gas, cattle and cotton, land development and wildlife man- agement. Proudly serving the great State of Texas since 1982. Wow: Listed the 5,000-acre Mountain Ranch in Burnet County. Truly a legacy proper- ty, it is the largest contiguous tract within 50 miles of Austin. Republic Ranches www.republicranches.com (713) 304-8186 2017 Sales: $250M–$500M Who: Republic Ranches is a premier full-service brokerage company working primarily in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Colorado, and New Mexico. We specialize in marketing the finest recreational properties, operating farms, and working cattle ranches. Wow: In September 2017, our $95 million Veale Ranch listing was featured in The Wall Street Journal. The 3,790-acre Tarrant County working ranch has been in the same family for five generations, and they chose to entrust Bryan Pickens with this legacy. We also surpassed $250 million in sales for the first time in our history last year. Our unique teamwork approach and Republic's statewide presence, including several key locations, has allowed us to successfully navigate current market condi- tions and generate positive outcomes for our clients. Stillwaters Land Co. www.swlandco.com (512) 656-2930 2017 Sales: < $50M Who: Owner/broker Clayton Leverett has the same penchant for land stewardship that his great-great-grandfather James Clayton Stribling did. He pro- vides first class representation to buyers and sellers of rural land within the State of Texas. Wow: A brokerage obtained a good-sized listing in my area. I was introduced to the listing agent as the guy who would bring him the buyer. I told him that I didn't work with buyers; I'm a sellers' broker. About 90 days later, I surprised even myself by bringing the buyer. Texas Ag Realty www.texasagrealty.com (281) 497-2774 2017 Sales: < $50M Who: Texas Ag Realty assists buyers and sellers all across Texas with productive farms, ranches, hunting properties, and transitional acreage tracts. Much of this transitional land is shifting from agriculture to residential and mixed-use development. Owner Steve Bilicek has 27 years of industry experience and holds the prestigious ALC designation. Wow: Several oil and gas buyers reentered the market looking for multimillion-dollar hunting tracts in Texas and nearby states. Texas Ranches For Sale www.texasranchesforsale.com (830) 249-9339 2017 Sales: < $50M Who: We currently serve over 52 counties in the Lone Star State. Texas Ranches For Sale has developed and implemented a well-rounded marketing plan, and our track record proves it. Our company recently moved into a newly built office on 20 acres between Comfort and Boerne. We are consistently in the top ranks of brokerages for live water and high-end hunting ranches. Wow: We represented the buyer on a $5.6 million Sutton County sale and the seller on the sale of the $5.4 million Los Corrales Ranch located 14 miles west of Hebbronville in Webb County.

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