The Land Report

Summer 2016

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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86 The LandReport | S U M M E R 2 0 1 6 LANDREPORT.COM A M E R I C A ' S BEST BROKERAGES skilled expertise in recreational l and, equestrian properties, and livestock operations. Wow: Honored with the Lone Star Land Steward Award f rom the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Insight: "Our forecast continues to maintain steady activity with demand for that 'special place' coupled with a sound and secure investment," says Broker Brian Smith. duPerier Texas Land Man (830) 755-5205 2015 Sales: $100 - $250 Million Who: One of the largest pri- vately owned and operated brokerages in the United States with an emphasis on farms, ranches, recreational land, and hunting properties through- out Texas. Wow: Sold the 11,889-acre D os Angeles Ranch. Insight: The first quarter of 2016 proved strong despite the oil and gas markets. Gary Giles Real Estate (972) 923-1808 2015 Sales: < $50 Million Who: Specializing in farm and ranch, commercial, and develop- ment land sales. Insight: "Sales should increase, as last year's productions and commodity prices were much lower than the previous two or three years, so the landlords' incomes are nearer historical levels again," says Gary Giles. Headquarters West (520) 792-2652 2015 Sales: < $50 Million Who: Longtime experts in rural r eal estate and cattle ranches throughout Arizona and New Mexico. Wow: Record volume of cattle r anches sold in 2015. Insight: "The market for cattle ranches was excellent due to high cattle prices in 2014 and the first half of 2015," says Broker Walter Lane. "2016 will be slower due to a lower cattle market and fewer quality listings on the market." HomeLand Properties (936) 295-2500 2015 Sales: $50 - $100 Million Who: Full-service firm with expertise in timberland, farms, and ranches as well as transition- al development lands. Wow: Brokered a timberland acquisition of 12,000+ acres for 1031 replacement funds. Hortenstine Ranch Company w (214) 361-9191 2015 Sales: $50 - $100 Million Who: Leaders in high-quality f arms and ranches in Texas and Southern Oklahoma. Insight: According to Blake Hortenstine, "The demand for high-quality ranches remained strong despite a lack of supply of marketable ranches for sale." Icon Global (214) 855-4000 2015 Sales: > $50 Million Who: Founded in 2015 by Bernard Uechtritz, this Dallas- based marketing and consulting group serves as international real estate advisor to Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty. Wow: Engineered international marketing campaign for the $725

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