2014 National Land Conference Attracts Land Industry Experts

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2014 National Land Conference Attracts Land Industry Experts
The REALTORS® Land Institute
An affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®

Institute Continues its Commitment to Building Knowledge and Promoting Business

March 19, 2014 (Chicago, IL)- The 2014 National Land Conference: If land could talk, attracted  professionals from across the nation to learn from experts, connect with industry peers, and make deals. The conference, presented by the REALTORS® Land Institute on March 12-14 in Charleston, SC, hit record attendance and incoming reports indicate it was the best conference yet for professionals in the agriculture, timber, ranch, recreation, appraisal, auction, farm management, site selection, and land investment industries.

Attendees expanded their knowledge base from world renown experts on hot topics including the economy; energy, hydraulic fracturing, and mineral rights; marketing and new technology; land conservation opportunities for land owners; 1031 exchanges that benefit land owners; and international business opportunities. Presenters included Leonard Jordan, Associate Chief of Conservation at the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service; William Emmons, PhD, Assistant Vice President and Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; and Samuel Boxer, Esq., Partner of the Environmental Practice Group of Sidley Austin LLP.

Accredited Land Consultants (ALCs) met during a preconference with Bill Eshenbaugh, ALC, to discuss how to utilize the ALC designation in business strategies and provide the best service to clients. TheAccredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation is an indication of the land professional who is the most accomplished, experienced, educated, and highest performing land expert. It requires successful completion of a rigorous education program and a proven track record of success. They are the most trusted land professionals as a result of their commitment to professional development and a strong code of conduct.

ALCs were honored with awards for peer networking and making deals. For 2013, the recipients of the National ALC-to-ALC Networking Award for sales volume collaborated on a $77,300,000 transaction. Other honors awarded included the Chapter of the Year award and the Excellence in Instruction awards. The Institute also recognized the 23 ALCs who were awarded the ALC Advanced for their commitment to lifelong professional learning and stewardship for success of an organization.

The 2015 National Land Conference will take place in Tucson, AZ, on March 23-25. For more information visitwww.rliland.com/2015NationalLandConference.

About the REALTORS® Land Institute
The REALTORS® Land Institute is the professional membership organization for real estate practitioners who specialize in land transactions. An affiliate organization of the National Association of REALTORS®, the Institute provides a wide range of programs and services that build knowledge, relationships, and business opportunities for the best in the land business. Through its best-in-class LandU curriculum, the REALTORS® Land Institute confers its Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation to only those real estate practitioners who achieve the highest levels of education, experience, and professionalism.