2015 Land Report 100: O’Connor Heirs


No. 15 O’Connor Heirs 500,000 acres Legendary Lone Star cattleman Dennis Martin O’Connor, who in 1887 inherited his father’s vast holdings in Aransas, Goliad, La Salle, McMullen, Refugio, and San Patricio counties, put down roots on 180,000 acres in Victoria

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Energy, Feature, Minerals, Southwest, Texas

Wyoming “Owns” the Wind


Cowboy State tax that generates millions from wind power imperils multi-billion-dollar Anschutz project. Wyoming prides itself on its status as a low tax haven. It has no individual income tax, no corporate income tax, and according to the Tax Foundation,

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Posted in Energy, Feature, Taxes, West, Wyoming

The Land Report Summer 2016


Find out what the pros are saying about key land markets in our Best Brokerages issue, which features insights and commentary from more than 150 brokerages and auction houses nationwide. It’s our most comprehensive survey ever. And our cover story, featuring

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Posted in Back Issues, Conservation, Dogs, Energy, Equestrian, Equities, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Public Land

2015 Land Report 100: Malone Mitchell 3rd


No. 22 Malone Mitchell 3rd 384,000 acres In 2006, this West Texan sold his interest in Riata Energy to Chesapeake Energy cofounder Tom Ward for $500 million. Riata was renamed SandRidge, and the company then acquired Carl Icahn’s National Energy

Posted in Energy, Feature, Hunting, Recreation, Southwest

Land Report Deal of the Century: Waggoner Ranch


A Texas landmark with a matchless legacy changes hands for the first time in history. Original photography by Wyman Meinzer It’s one thing to get a chuckle out of the state’s highest elected official. But it’s an entirely different situation

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Cattle, Energy, Equestrian, Eric OKeefe, Farming, Feature, Hunting, Minerals, News Desk, Recreation, Southwest, Texas

Weekend Update


CHRIS SOULES IS NOT LOST. Considering the setting of this exclusive Land Report cover shoot by Jason Walsmith — an Iowa cornfield — the reality TV star actually feels quite a home. That’s one of the many insights about America’s most famous farmer that

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Developers, Energy, Farming, Feature, Hunting, Midwest, Minerals, Public Land, Recreation, Southwest, Water, West

Kroenke Buys the Waggoner Ranch


Texas’s largest ranch behind one fence changes hands for the first time. Stan Kroenke was approved by the 46th Judicial District Court to purchase the 510,527-acre W.T. Waggoner Estate Ranch in February. The historic transaction will be the first-ever sale

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Energy, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Hunting, News Desk, Southwest, Texas, Water

2015 Land Report 100: Emmerson Family


No. 3 Emmerson Family 1,915,000 acres (up 54,000 acres) Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) was founded in 1949 by Curly Emmerson and his son, Red. The company has been owned and operated by the family ever since and currently employs 4,500.

Posted in California, Conservation, Energy, Feature, Pacific, Timber, Washington, Water, Wisconsin

2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: Lockhart Real Estate


Lockhart Real Estate (830) 234-3415 2014 Sales: < $50 Million Who: Hill Country sales and ranch management experts boasting more than a quarter-century of experience in ranch-related real estate, contracts, oil and gas, plus land titles. Wow: Sold South

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Energy, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Hunting, Minerals, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest, Texas, Water

Sold! The Waggoner Ranch


Land Report 100er Stan Kroenke acquires Texas’s biggest ranch under one fence. Stan Kroenke has been approved by a Texas court to purchase the 535,000-acre Waggoner Ranch. The historic transaction will be the first-ever sale of the Waggoner Ranch, which

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Energy, Farming, Feature, Hunting, Minerals, News Desk, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest, Texas
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