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Westervelt Heirs: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 22 Westervelt Heirs 518,000 acres In 1884, the Prairie States Paper Company was founded by Herbert Westervelt, a talented innovator who patented the self-opening paper bag machine. His descendants’ WESTERVELT COMPANY is based in Tuscaloosa and operates in Alabama,

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Posted in Alabama, Conservation, Feature, Florida, Georgia, Land Report 100, Mississippi, South, South Carolina, Timber

Holland Ware: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

2018 Land Report 100

No. 21 Holland Ware 534,900 acres A descendant of pioneering Georgians, the 81-year-old has accumulated substantial interests in Southern timberland spread across several states. Ware has transferred a considerable portion of his ownership interests to the HOLLAND M. WARE CHARITABLE

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Martin Family: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 19 Martin Family 570,000 acres ROYOMARTIN produces a variety of products ranging from solid wood timbers to cost-effective tape-and-panel solutions. Founded in 1923, the company just celebrated its 95th anniversary. This timber industry mainstay traces its heritage back to

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Posted in Feature, Land Report 100, Louisiana, South, Timber

Industry Update: Growing a New Brand

Whitetail Properties partners with Williams & Williams to form RANCH AND FARM AUCTIONS. — Cary Estes Whitetail Properties knows land, particularly recreational land. After barely a decade in business, the Illinois-based real estate company already has surpassed more than $1

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Posted in Auctions, Feature, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Hunting, Midwest, News Desk, Northeast, Recreation, South, Southwest, West

Thomas Peterffy: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 17 Thomas Peterffy 581,000 acres (up 20,000 acres) This Hungarian refugee arrived in New York City in 1965 and soon began trading options on the American Stock Exchange. Ultimately, Peterffy made a name for himself by automating the trading

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Posted in Feature, Florida, Land Report 100, South, Timber

Land Report July 2019 Newsletter

Congratulations are in order to our 2018 Deals of the Year honorees. These standout sales are the focus of our July newsletter. They include: 2018 Deal of the Year: Wasatch Peaks Ranch 2018 Conservation Deal of the Year: Cabin Bluff

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Federal Policy, Newsletter, Pacific, South, Southwest, Texas, Timber, Utah, Washington, West

Hamer Family: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 15 Hamer Family 600,000 acres Since the early 1900s, five generations of Hamers have worked in the forests of West Virginia, growing trees, harvesting timber, and running sawmills and hardwood pellet plants. In 1957, James P. Hamer was recognized

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Land Report 100, South, Timber, West Virginia

Lykes Heirs: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 14 Lykes Heirs 615,000 acres With more than half of the family acreage nestled in Glades and Highland counties in Florida, heirs of Dr. Howell Tyson Lykes (1846–1906) maintain a thriving a cow-calf operation centered on the Brangus breed.

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Florida, Hunting, Land Report 100, Recreation, South, Southwest, Texas

Sold! Landmark 2,410-acre Red Hills Wild Quail Plantation Sells

Florida’s Valhalla Plantation boasts significant higher and better use potential. A historic plantation founded in 1824 and later owned by a Winn-Dixie heir sold for $13.6 million after several years on the market. Originally part of the renowned Chemonie Plantation,

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Posted in Conservation, Equestrian, Feature, Florida, Hunting, News Desk, Recreation, South

Brad Kelley: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 7 Brad Kelley 1,150,000 acres Much like John Malone’s Silver Spur Ranches have given new life to old ways, Brad Kelley has reinvigorated legendary CALUMET FARM. In the last century, Thoroughbreds from the 762-acre Kentucky breeding and training facility

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Posted in Equestrian, Feature, Kentucky, Land Report 100, South

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