California

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

Preservation Tax Breaks Questioned

A Napa County grand jury has questioned millions of dollars in tax breaks that were doled out to preserve wine country farmland with little chance of being developed. Passed in 1965, California’s Williamson Act seeks to ease the financial challenges

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Conservation, Farming, Feature, News Desk, Pacific, Taxes

Land Report 2017 Agriculture Deal of the Year: Central Valley Farmland

The nation’s largest publicly traded farmland real estate investment trust stayed true to its business model with a nine-figure acquisition in 2017. Denver-based Farmland Partners (FPI) paid Singapore’s Olam International Limited $110 million to acquire 5,100 acres of permanent crop

Posted in Agriculture, California, Eric OKeefe, Farming, Feature, News Desk, Pacific

Land Report July 2018 Newsletter

The robust US economy means plenty of transactions to report in our July newsletter, including: Colorado’s Grizzly Ranch sells for $18.5 million Red Lodge Creek Estate goes to auction on August 30 A 157-acre mountaintop in Beverly Hills lists for $1

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, California, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Developers, Farming, Hunting, Minerals, Montana, News Desk, Newsletter, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, Southwest, Taxes, Texas, Water, West

The Land Report Top Ten: Spring 2018

The nation’s leading land listings feature an average price tag of $155 million. — The Editors 1. Molokai Ranch (Hawaii): $260 million Pictured above, this 55,574-acre ranch ranks as one of the Aloha State’s largest and encompasses more than one-third

Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Equestrian, Feature, Florida, Hawaii, Hunting, News Desk, Pacific, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Texas, Water, West

Land Report 2017 Deal of the Year: The Dangermond Preserve

A $165 million gift, the largest in Nature Conservancy history, transforms a renowned California rancho from a lucrative development site into a unique haven. Text by James Fallows | Photography courtesy of The Nature Conservancy Good news for the environment

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Posted in California, Cattle, Conservation, Feature, News Desk, Pacific, Public Land

Land Report May 2018 Newsletter

A round of applause for the 2017 Deals of the Year: Colorado’s Cielo Vista Ranch, 2017 Ranchland Deal of the Year; South Carolina’s St. Phillips Island, 2017 Conservation Deal of the Year; California Central Valley Farmland, 2017 Agriculture Deal of

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Bankruptcy, California, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Developers, Farming, Hunting, Newsletter, Recreation, Residential Property, South Carolina, South Dakota, Timber, Water

California Landowner Faces 140 Potential State and Federal Violations

An anonymous tip helped California wildlife officers uncover the worst instance of raptor poaching in state history. Investigators discovered an extraordinary number of rapture carcasses, other dead birds, and wildlife on an 80-acre property belonging to Richard Parker. The 67-year-old

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Posted in California, Feature, Federal Policy, Hunting, News Desk, Pacific

SOLD! The Nature Conservancy Acquires 24,000-acre Bixby Ranch

A $165 million donation from Esri founders Jack and Laura Dangermond funded the acquisition of the landmark Santa Barbara County holding where Northern California meets Southern California. “This is an incredibly rare, ecologically important place with eight miles of coast

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Posted in California, Conservation, Feature, Pacific

The Land Report Top Ten: Winter 2017

The Lone Star State dominates the leader board with four of the nation’s leading listings. — The Editors 1. Molokai Ranch (Hawaii): $260 million This 55,574-acre ranch ranks as one of the Aloha State’s largest and encompasses more than one-third

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Equestrian, Feature, Florida, Hawaii, Hunting, Pacific, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Texas, Water, West

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