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Meet the country’s top land brokers, agents, land managers and rural appraisers—the people behind some the most significant and groundbreaking deals in the land business!

Peoples Company

Peoples Path to National Prominence

“It dawned on me that a lot of institutional capital was interested in coming into the farmland business. Not your traditional farmers, but investors,” Bruere says. “So I started having this vision for building a national brokerage house that could do brokerage work, appraisals, management, and then work with investors who want to acquire farmland assets.”

Wright Monning is Marketing the Lore & More of Texas

Making the connection between land, history and stories isn’t a stretch for Monning because that connection shaped his life.

Richards Outdoor Photography

Focusing on Family, Faith & Nature: Richards Outdoor Photography LLC

Boerne, Texas-based Richards Outdoor Photography LLC is built on family, faith and a deep, abiding appreciation for the majesty of the natural world.

Swan Land Company: Exceptional Service from the Kitchen Table to the Closing Table

While growth and success tempt some companies to abandon principle for profit, Swan refuses to fall into that trap and remains true to the values he learned around his family’s kitchen table on their cow-calf operation in Montana’s Ruby Valley: personal integrity, hard work, respect and putting others’ needs before your own.

Cade & Jessica Richmond: Living for the Land

For the Richmonds, the real value of land lies in the life it enables people to live.

Staking a Claim in New Mexico—and Beyond

After years of working independently, John Diamond, Travis Driscoll and GT Nunn have joined forces at Beaverhead Outdoors based in Elephant Butte, New Mexico.

Jim Brosche and Brenda Moerschell, The Ranch and Land Group at Compass Real Estate

Jim “JB” Brosche & Brenda Moerschell: Riding Together for Compass

With more than 45 years of collective real estate experience in their hip pockets, Jim “JB” Brosche and Brenda Moerschell are riding point on The Ranch and Land Group for Compass Real Estate in Texas with offices in Dallas and Fort Worth.

Pat Doyle with fish

Defining Success: Meet LandLeader’s Pat Doyle

Pat Doyle, the new Managing Director of LandLeader, defines success for himself and the network of exclusive real estate professionals the same way. “Success for myself and LandLeader is defined very simply—deliver the absolute best marketing results for our real estate brokerages—leading to increased property listings and sales.”

Jerry Raaum

“I Am an Aficionado”: Jerry G. Raaum

Meet Montana farmer Jerry G. Raaum, the first in our new series—"I Am an Aficionado"—about the people and characters in whom the lifeblood of the American landscape runs deep.

image of Leon McNeil hunting quail with hunting dog

A Good Sport: Texas Coach Leon McNeil Inspires Youth with Outdoor Adventures

Leon McNeil’s passion for the outdoors and especially for passing it on to the next generation made him an obvious choice as an ambassador for Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation’s “We Will Not Be Tamed” campaign.

Cowboy lifestyle in Texas

Ahern Ranches: Ranch Real Estate Done the Cowboy Way

James Ahern Jr. brings experience gained in the saddle to every ranch real estate transaction conducted at Ahern Ranches, his ranch real estate brokerage established in 2000.

image of Peoples Company land broker with client

Peoples Company: In the Business of People

While Iowa-based Peoples Company offers land management, appraisals, land investments, brokerage and auction services, the foundation of everything is people.