The Land Report

Summer 2017

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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United Country Gibson R ealty & Land Company ( 601) 250-0017 2016 Sales: $100–$250 Million Who: Leaders in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas estate properties, timberland, hunting land, horse properties, river properties, lakefront properties, poultry farms, and other agricul- tural land. Wow: Recognized as the top United Country Real Estate office internationally in 2016, the eighth year the brokerage received the award. Insight: From a sales volume standpoint, 2016 was comparable to the previous two years. United Country Neeley Forestry Service (870) 836-5981 2016 Sales: < $50 Million Who: Specialists in timberland and recreational properties in S outh Arkansas, Northeast Texas, and Northern Louisiana. Wow: Sold nearly 800 acres of land along the Antoine River in Arkansas in a single transaction for almost $1.1 million. Insight: "2016 was basically a repeat of a very good 2015," says Joshua Barkhimer. The Wright Group (229) 226-2564 2016 Sales: $50–$100 Million Who: Southeastern authority for high-quality estates, recreational properties, farms, and planta- tions. Wow: Exclusive sealed-bid auc- tion process yielded 63 bids for Nancemeade Farms, a 3,593-acre property in Mitchell County, resulting in a record-setting farmland sales price for the state of Georgia. Insight: O verall land valuations and general consumer sentiment point toward a stable real estate environment in 2017. S O U T H W E S T Accredited Land Brokers & World Class Ranches (918) 426-6006 2016 Sales: < $50 Million Who: Leaders in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Texas ranches, land, and hunting properties. Wow: Opened Dallas office. Insight: Continued growth. Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty Ranch and Land Division (800) 530-4663 2016 Sales: > $500 Million Who: Dallas-based luxury brokerage specializing in the purchase and sale of significant properties including waterfront, ranch, and land. Wow: The largest sale in the history of Sotheby's International Realty: the historic W.T. Waggoner Ranch listed at $725 million. The brokerage fielded inquiries from Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Europe, South America, and Mexico. Insight: Ongoing interest from foreign investors who perceive Texas land a safe haven. A M E R I C A ' S BEST BROKERAGES 118 The LandReport | S U M M E R 2 0 1 7 LANDREPORT.COM

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