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Land Report December 2018 Newsletter

On Nov. 27, the Supreme Court issued a blockbuster ruling limiting the federal government’s ability to utilize the Endangered Species Act to restrict private landowners. The 8-0 decision is the lead story of our December newsletter. Other articles include: Dole Foods

Posted in News Desk, Newsletter, Pacific, South

Land Report November 2018 Newsletter

Our Investing Issue takes center stage in our November newsletter, which also includes Election Night results affecting landowners as well as major transactions: Colorado voters give a thumbs down to more extensive drilling setbacks. Voters in Park City, Utah, green-light

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Developers, Federal Policy, Hunting, Minerals, Newsletter, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, Water, West

Supreme Court Declines Coastal Act Case

A decade-long legal battle by Sun Microsystems co-founder Vinod Khosla over private property rights versus public coastal access ended this month when the Supreme Court declined to hear the case, reports the Los Angeles Times. Central to the dispute: a

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Posted in California, Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Pacific, Public Land

The Land Report Fall 2018

Our Investing Issue takes a look at two completely different strategies: one built on blood, sweat, and salt, and the other based on speculation and greed. Guess which one lost $100 million? Other great reads in our fall issue include: Farmland: Bill

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Posted in Agriculture, Back Issues, Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Hunting, Midwest, News Desk, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, South, Southwest, Timber, Water, West

CatchMark Timber Trust Acquires 18,000 Acres in Oregon

In its first Pacific Northwest purchase, the company gains 18,063 prime acres known as the Brandon Property from Forest Investment Associates (FIA) for $88.8 million. The acquisition was funded with cash on hand and borrowing under an amended credit facility.

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Posted in Feature, News Desk, Oregon, Pacific, Timber

Land Report October 2018 Newsletter

Tom Brokaw’s West Boulder Ranch and the Old Steen Place, an adjacent portion of the Burnt Leather Ranch, were sold to a single buyer by Fay Ranches on September 28. The combination of the two Montana holdings creates a 4,751-acre

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, California, Energy, Farming, Federal Policy, Hunting, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, News Desk, Newsletter, North Dakota, Northeast, Pacific, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Texas, West

Monsanto Seeks to Have $289 Million Verdict Thrown Out

In September, the company asked to have the landmark verdict set aside (or the award reduced) in the case brought by California school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson. Johnson alleged that the glyphosate in weed killers like Roundup and Ranger Pro gave

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Posted in California, Feature, News Desk, Pacific

Bill Gates Pays $171 Million for Washington Farmland

  Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates paid $171 million to acquire approximately 14,500 acres of highly productive farmland in Southern Washington from John Hancock Life Insurance Company. According to The Land Report, Gates’s acquisition, which closed on August 28, ranks as

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, News Desk, Pacific, Washington

Land Report September 2018 Newsletter

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates paid $171 million in August to acquire 14,500 acres of farmland owned by John Hancock Life Insurance Company in one of the most coveted agricultural regions of Washington. The lofty purchase price eclipsed April’s $136 million

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Farming, News Desk, Newsletter, Oregon, Pacific, South, Southwest, Timber, Washington

For Sale: 157-Acre Parcel in Beverly Hills Lists for $1 Billion

157 acres of California development land to list for $1 billion? The New York Times reports that a 157-acre parcel in the Beverly Hills 90210 ZIP code will soon come to market for $1 billion ($6.3 million per acre). Zoned

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Posted in California, Developers, Feature, News Desk, Pacific

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