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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122 The LandReport | S U M M E R 2 0 1 7 LANDREPORT.COM A M E R I C A ' S BEST BROKERAGES Who: Longtime ranch experts focused on the Lone Star State. I nsight: " A lot of positive momentum and optimistic outlooks among buyers trending from late 2016," says Quinten Scott. "I believe 2017 will be a great year for farm and ranch sales so long as quality inventory comes available to replace the sold properties." Gary Giles Real Estate (972) 923-1808 2016 Sales: < $50 Million Who: Single broker specializing in farm, ranch, recreational, and development land. Insight: Good number of buyers but few willing sellers. Headquarters West (520) 792-2652 2016 Sales: < $50 Million Who: Leaders in cattle ranches, f arms, recreational properties, and utility siting with expertise in conservation easements, apprais- al, mineral rights, and other rural property interests throughout Arizona and New Mexico. Wow: Listed Long Meadow and Walking L Ranches in Yavapai County while selling both Rainbow's End and Tres Alamos Ranches in Cochise County. Insight: "2017 should continue to have a good rural property market," says Walter Lane. Heritage Texas Country Properties (979) 836-3633 2016 Sales: $100–$250 Million Who: Experts in farm and ranch property, equestrian estates, vacation property, investment property, and recreational property throughout Texas. W ow: S old Windy Knoll in Round Top, a one-of-a-kind gentleman's ranch with solar and water-harvesting system. Insight: "The Texas economy is up plus Houston is thriving and that is where our buyers primari- ly come from," says Cathy Cole. HomeLand Properties (936) 295-2500 2016 Sales: $50–$100 Million Who: Southeast Texas leaders for over three decades with proven expertise in large timber tracts, farms, and ranches as well as transitional lands. Wow: Brokered Trinity Forest, 9,753 acres of timberland in Trinity County, Texas. Insight: Optimistic about 2017 following a flat 2016. Hortenstine Ranch Company (214) 361-9191 2016 Sales: $ 50–$100 Million Who: Focus on farms, ranches, and recreational land in Texas and Oklahoma with specific expertise in wildlife management, wetland development, and timber holdings. Wow: Sold 1,922-acre Cedar Ridge Ranch in Bosque County. Insight: DFW's strong econo- my, diversity of companies, and influx of people moving in from out of state had a positive impact on the local market during 2016. Icon Global (214) 855-4000 2016 Sales: > $500 Million Who: Dallas-based marketing and consulting group serves as international real estate

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