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The Land Report 2013 Timberland Deal of the Year: MeadWestvaco Southern Timberlands

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In December, Plum Creek Timber (PCL) cemented its position as one of the nation’s largest private landowners when the timber REIT paid more than $1 billion for a slew of assets from packaging giant MeadWestvaco (MWV), including 501,000 acres of

Posted in Alabama, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Field Reporters, Georgia, South, South Carolina, Timber, Virginia, West Virginia

The Land Report Top Ten: Spring 2014

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Immensely valuable coastal properties sweep gold, silver, and bronze! – The Editors 1. NEW! Copper Beech Farm (Connecticut): $130 million A relic of Old Greenwich, this 50-acre estate (pictured above) is the last of its kind and includes two islands

Posted in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Feature, Field Reporters, Florida, Massachusetts, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest, Texas, West, Wyoming

The Donation of Virginia’s Natural Bridge Named The Land Report’s 2013 Deal of the Year

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The Donation of One of the Seven Wonders of the New World Takes Top Honors as The Land Report 2013 Deal of the Year. In 1774, two years before he penned the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson purchased Virginia’s Natural

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Henry Chappell, South, Virginia

The Land Report Spring 2014

The Land Report Spring 2014

2013 was a year of superlatives: billion-dollar acquisitions, record-setting prices, and landmark sales. And behind the best of these deals one finds the stories of passionate landowners, men and women and families who went to extraordinary lengths to assemble, to

Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Back Issues, Cattle, Conservation, Dogs, Farming, Great Plains, Hunting, Public Land, Recreation, South, Timber, West

Equestrian Roundup: Florida’s Wellington

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What’s the cost per acre of land in the most expensive equestrian market in the U.S.? That’s the question I posed to Brad Scherer, a longtime broker in Florida’s Palm Beach County. Scherer’s Atlantic Western Realty Corporation is a full-service

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Posted in Equestrian, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Florida, South

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Establishes Climate Hubs

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has established seven regional hubs to address increasing risks from fires, invasive pests, devastating floods, and crippling droughts. Their purpose will be to translate reams of science and research into information that ranchers, forest landowners,

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Posted in Feature, Federal Policy, Field Reporters, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Midwest, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest, West

West Virginia’s Retreat on White Mountain Rock

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Set high in the Allegheny Mountains, West Virginia’s premier Land Report Certified Community overlooks the world famous Greenbrier Resort. Ask any single owner why The Retreat on White Rock Mountain is now their home away from home, and the answers

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Posted in Certified Communities, Developers, Field Reporters, Gustav Schmiege, South, Troy Goodman, West Virginia

Georgia’s Falling Waters

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Georgia’s premier Land Report Certified Community is the ultimate Blue Ridge Mountains getaway. There are countless reasons people love Atlanta. The home of CNN, Gone With the Wind, the Braves, the Falcons, and the Hawks, this sophisticated metropolis hosted the

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Posted in Certified Communities, Developers, Georgia, Gustav Schmiege, South

North Carolina’s Eagles Nest

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This five-star all-season camp has been designated North Carolina’s premier Land Report Certified Community. Mike Patten knows land. More to the point, he and his family know the ins and outs of resort communities. For five decades, the Pattens have

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Posted in Bankruptcy, Certified Communities, Developers, Field Reporters, Gustav Schmiege, North Carolina, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Troy Goodman

Congress Delays Spike In Flood Insurance Premiums

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Our elected representatives made a decision to delay an even tougher decision. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Congressional maneuvering will delay the implementation of higher premiums required by new and more accurate flood maps. The increased costs will

Posted in Feature, Federal Policy, Field Reporters, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest

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