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2015 Land Report 100: Hearst Family

No. 47 Hearst Family 214,000 acres Media magnate William Randolph Hearst (1863–1951) made history with his publishing empire, but it was his father, George Hearst (1820–1891), who built the family fortune. And it all began with land. (See Henry Chappell’s

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Conservation, Feature, Pacific, Residential Property, Timber

Land Report Best Brokerage: United Country Gibson Realty & Land Company

United Country Gibson Realty & Land Company www.gibsonrealtyms.com (601) 250-0017 2014 Sales: $50 – $100 Million Who: Experts in Mississippi and Louisiana hunting land, timberland, poultry farms, and country homes with acreage with an emphasis on tax-saving products and programs

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Hunting, Louisiana, Mississippi, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Timber

2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: RecLAND Realty

RecLAND Realty www.recland.net (318) 281-4900 2014 Sales: < $50 Million Who: Authorities in hunting land, timberland, and farmland in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Texas. Wow: RecLAND finalized an endorsement partnership with Duck Commander and Buck Commander in December to become

Posted in Agriculture, Arkansas, Feature, Hunting, Louisiana, Mississippi, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Texas, Timber

2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: Mossy Oak Properties of Texas

Mossy Oak Properties of Texas www.moptex.com (972) 771-2129 2014 Sales: $100 – $250 Million Who: Experts in hunting, recreational, timber, and ranch properties. Wow: The jump in the number of multimillion-dollar properties, particularly cattle ranches and timberland. Insight: “Our recreational

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Equestrian, Feature, Hunting, Minerals, News Desk, Recreation, Southwest, Texas, Timber

2015 Land Report 100: Nos. 60-69

No. 60 Sugg Family 166,655 acres The romance of running cattle lured E.C. Sugg and his brothers to San Angelo, Texas, in the early 1900s. They stayed when they struck oil. Subsequent mineral rights and royalties continue to bolster the

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Florida, Minerals, Nevada, New Mexico, News Desk, Pacific, Southwest, Texas, Timber, West

2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: Tom Smith Land and Homes

Tom Smith Land and Homes www.tomsmithland.com (601) 898-2772 2014 Sales: $50 – $100 Million Who: Authorities in recreational tracts, timber tracts, waterfowl properties, and farmland. Wow: Closed on Harry Connick Jr.’s property and the Double D Ranch, one of Mississippi’s

Posted in Agriculture, Arkansas, Cattle, Feature, Hunting, Mississippi, Recreation, South, Timber

2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: Lile Real Estate

Lile Real Estate www.lilerealestate.com (501) 374-3411 2014 Sales: $100 – $250 Million Who: Boutique land investment company specializing in ag, recreational, and timberland. Wow: Placement of the Prairie Wings Hunting Club in March along with the current listing of the

Posted in Agriculture, Arkansas, Feature, Recreation, South, Timber

2015 Land Report 100: Langdale Family

No. 50 Langdale Family 200,000 acres While steadfastly planting more trees each year since the 1930s than it harvests — more than a hundred-million seedlings to date — the Georgia-based Langdale Company has long practiced progressive environmental stewardship. The forest-products

Posted in Conservation, Feature, Georgia, News Desk, South, Timber

2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: Davis DuBose Knight Forestry & Real Estate

Davis DuBose Knight Forestry & Real Estate www.forestryrealestate.com (888) 695-8733 2014 Sales: < $50 Million Who: Rural property, timberland, farmland, recreational properties, and pastureland experts. Wow: The sale of 3,077 acres of timberland in South Arkansas. Owned by three entities;

Posted in Agriculture, Arkansas, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Hunting, Recreation, South, Timber

2015 Land Report 100: Pingree Heirs

No. 10 Pingree Heirs 830,000 acres In 1841, the Merchant Prince of Salem, David Pingree, purchased his first tract of Maine timberland. Pingree had become interested in land when acquiring pine cargo, and he sensed that the heyday of the

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Maine, News Desk, Northeast, Timber

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