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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124 The LandReport | S U M M E R 2 0 1 7 LANDREPORT.COM A M E R I C A ' S BEST BROKERAGES advisor to Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty. W ow: E ngineered the global marketing campaign for the $725 million Waggoner Ranch. Current listings include Sandow Lakes Ranch ($250 million), Barefoot Ranch ($59.5 million), Rio Bonito Ranch ($45 million), and Broseco Ranch ($37 million). King Land & Water (432) 426-2024 2016 Sales: $50–$100 Million Who: Ranch experts with expertise in conservation lands. Wow: Represented the City of San Angelo in the $44 million acquisition of the 32,841-acre Ford Ranch near Brady. Insight: Second-best year in company history saw the open- ing of an Austin office in 2016 to serve growing statewide focus. La Gloria Land Co. w (713) 402-8827 2016 Sales: < $50 Million Who: Texas authorities in ranches, farms, and rural acreage. Wow: Sold 1,200 acres in Bee County for the third time — despite the fact it wasn't listed. Insight: "2016 was strong, even though it was an election year and oil was still down," says Matt Mann. "There are still plenty of buyers in the market who want tangible assets such as land." LANDTX (325) 294-4616 2016 Sales: < $50 Million Who: Brokering significant rural properties across Texas with an emphasis on cutting- edge technologies such as mapping services. Lockhart Real Estate w (830) 234-3415 2016 Sales: < $50 Million Who: Statewide real estate brokerage specializing in larger hunting, livestock, development, and recreational properties. Also offers game habitat evaluation. Wow: The sale of 3 Mile Ranch, a 3,525-acre big buck operation in Zavala County whose western property line consists of three miles of the Nueces River. Insight: "Ranch sales in 2017 and beyond may be incredible if Congress is able to pass comprehensive tax reform, and two trillion dollars in overseas corporate earnings actually starts returning to the US.," says Allen Ray Moody. "That money will have to go some- where, if only to be parked for a few years in a land investment." Mossy Oak Properties o f Texas (888) 667-8391 2016 Sales: $50–$100 Million Who: Specialists in hunting and other recreational land, cattle ranches, and timber tracts. Wow: Added affiliated offices in Lufkin and Bryan/College Station. Insight: Experienced a 25 percent increase in sales volume plus a significant jump in the number of transactions along with increase in new listings. No Fences Land Company (866) 800-5263 2016 Sales: < $50 Million Who: Passionate team of professionals focused on Texas and Oklahoma ranches. Insight: Significant increase in sales for 2016.

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