The Land Report

Winter 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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Florida's largest landowners, lending their name to a Gulf Coast county that encom- passes the northern edge of Everglades National Park as well as the city of Naples. Ce family's eponymous company grows oranges, grapefruits, and lemons through- out Southwest Florida. Since the 1950s, the Colliers have raised a Brahman cross on the 55,000-acre Immokalee Ranch, one of the largest in the region. Ce Silver Strand Sod Farm division grows Bahia sod along with other grasses. Fasken Family 279,000 acres up 19,000 acres Headquartered in the heart of the oil-rich Permian Basin, four generations of this Midland family have shepherded Fasken Oil & Ranch, one of the largest private energy companies in Texas. Ce family's petrochemical holdings date back to 1913, when Toronto lawyer David Fasken bought 220,000 acres sight unseen. Ce family sold 90 sections to the Mabee family in the 1930s; it also owns land near Laredo. Since 1955, the Fasken Foundation has awarded millions of dollars in scholarships. 110 The LandReport | W I N T E R 2 0 1 7 LANDREPORT.COM Bass Family 285,000 acres Ce four great-nephews of legendary Texas wildcatter Sid Richardson invest in an array of enterprises, including cattle ranching as well as oil and gas. Still deeply rooted in their hometown of Fort Worth, brothers Sid, Ed, Robert, and Lee Bass are given ample credit for reviving that city's down- town. Ceir philanthropic endeavors – both individually and in tandem – range from the arts to historic preservation. Mike Smith 283,500 acres Based in Amarillo, Smith and his family own acreage around the Texas Panhandle plus additional land from Waco to Eastern New Mexico. Smith devotes most of his holdings to cattle. Ce varied terrain he calls his own is also home to mule deer, bobcats, possums, and more than a hun- dred species of birds. Collier Family 280,000 acres Ce heirs of Barron Collier remain among Kokernot Heirs 278,000 acres Among the most storied ranches in Far West Texas, the family's o6 brand was first registered in Texas in 1837. John Kokernot bought it in 1872. He and his brother Lee then began grazing cattle west of the Pecos River. In 1912, Lee's son, Herbert Lee Sr. (1867–1949), started assembling the ranches now known as the o6 and the Leoncita Cattle Company. Killam Family 277,000 acres Cis Laredo family's ranching history dates to 1920 when O.W. Killam, a successful businessman and former state senator, left Oklahoma and set out in search of black gold in South Texas. He found it. Almost a century later, Killam Oil operates in Kansas, Arkansas, Nebraska, and Louisiana in addition to the Lone Star State. O.W. acquired the 80,000-acre Ortiz Ranch in 1940. Subsequent acquisitions included the 100,000-acre Duval County Ranch (now 125,000 acres), and additional properties in West Texas, Oregon, and Montana. 41 | 40 | The Land Report 100 39 | 38 | 48-foot limestone angels welcome guests to Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall, the 2,042-seat venue considered the crown jewel of Fort Worth's Cultural District. No. 36 37 | 36 | SHUTTERSTOCK

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