2017 APEX Production Award Winners

Recognizing The Best In The Business

RLI APEX Awards Program

The APEX Awards Program celebrated its inaugural year with fifty applicants totaling a combined $1B+ in qualifying transaction volume.
We expect to see even bigger numbers this year!

The prestigious RLI APEX Awards Program, sponsored by The Land Report, is an annual production awards program designed to recognize the excellence and performance of our RLI Members — the best in the business — with these prestigious land real estate awards. Winners of our 2017 APEX Awards were recognized at a special awards ceremony at the 2018 National Land Conference (NLC18) in Nashville, TN.

All RLI Members are encouraged to apply for the awards program and all NLC attendees are encouraged to purchase a ticket to attend the awards ceremony live. All awards program applicants will have a ticket to the ceremony at NLC included in the price of application. The application submission deadline is at the end of January every year.

2017 Top National Producer APEX Award Winners (tie)

The APEX Top National Producer Award is the program’s most coveted and prestigious award recognizing the applicant with the highest qualifying transaction volume.

Dan Murphy

Dan Murphy

M4 Ranch Group a division of Team Murphy Realty, LLC

Top National Producer

Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy

M4 Ranch Group a division of Team Murphy Realty, LLC

Top National Producer

2017 National Broker of the Year (by category)

RLI is also proud to recognize the accomplishments of the APEX National Broker of The Year recipients in each of the following seven distinct land categories:

Troy Louwagie, ALC

Troy Louwagie, ALC

Hertz Real Estate Services

Ag Land Sales – Crops

Dax Hayden

Dax Hayden

Hayden Outdoors, LLC

Ag Land Sales – Ranches

Dan Murphy

Dan Murphy

M4 Ranch Group a division of Team Murphy Realty, LLC

Recreational Land Sales (tie)

Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy

M4 Ranch Group a division of Team Murphy Realty, LLC

Recreational Land Sales (tie)

Clint Flowers, ALC

Clint Flowers, ALC

National Land Realty

Timber Land Sales

Ryan Sampson, ALC

Ryan Sampson, ALC

Eshenbaugh Land Company

Commercial Land Sales

Danny Smith, ALC

Danny Smith, ALC

Smith & Smith Realty

Residential Land Sales

Troy Louwagie, ALC

Troy Louwagie, ALC

Hertz Real Estate Services

Auction Land Sales

2017 Wrangler APEX Award

The APEX Wrangler Award goes to the applicant with the largest number of transactions closed during the year.

Troy Louwagie, ALC

Troy Louwagie, ALC

Hertz Real Estate Services

Wrangler Award for most transactions closed.

2017 Top Twenty Producer APEX Award

  • Rick Bourne, Southeastern Land Group, AL
  • Ray Brownfield, ALC, Land Pro LLC, IL
  • Steve Bruere, Peoples Company Of Indianola, IA
  • Jason DurJava, ALC, Century 21 M&M and Associates Ag and Ranch, CA
  • Bill Eshenbaugh, ALC, Eshenbaugh Land Company, FL
  • Clint Flowers, ALC, National Land Realty, AL
  • Kyle Hansen, ALC, Hertz Real Estate Services, IA
  • Dax Hayden, Hayden Outdoors LLC, CO
  • Ryan Hostetler, ALC, Agprofessionals LLC, CO
  • John Knipe, ALC, Knipe Land Company, ID
  • Troy Louwagie, ALC, Hertz Real Estate Services, IA
  • Kasey Mock, KW LAND, Mock Ranches, TX
  • Dan Murphy, M4 Ranch Group a division of Team Murphy Realty, LLC, CO
  • Michael Murphy, M4 Ranch Group a division of Team Murphy Realty, LLC, CO
  • Billy Rollins, ALC, Land Solutions, Inc., FL
  • Ryan Sampson, ALC, Eshenbaugh Land Company, FL
  • Dean Saunders, ALC, Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate, FL
  • Danny Smith, ALC, Smith & Smith Realty, FL
  • Bob Stalberger, ALC, Whitetail Properties Real Estate, LLC, MN
  • Minor Taylor, ALC, Taylor Land Investments, TX

2017 APEX Producers Club

All applicants with at least four million dollars of qualifying dollar volume in closed land sales are recognized as part of the RLI APEX Producers Club.

  • Matt Adams, Peoples Company Of Indianola, IA
  • Daran Becker, Peoples Company, IA
  • Rick Bourne, Southeastern Land Group, AL
  • Sam Bowers, ALC, Bowers and Burns Real Estate Company, GA
  • Ray Brownfield, ALC, Land Pro, LLC, IL
  • Steve Bruere, Peoples Company of Indianola, IA
  • Jared Chambers, Peoples Company, IA
  • Brad Chandler, Buy A Farm Land & Auction Company, LLC, IL
  • Bill Davis, Keller Williams Foothills Realty, CO
  • Mike Downey, ALC, Hertz Farm Management, Inc., IA
  • Jason DurJava, ALC, Century 21 M&M and Associates Ag and Ranch, CA
  • Devin Dye, Ron Spencer Real Estate, OH
  • Brenda England, First Realty Company, TN
  • Bill Eshenbaugh, ALC, Eshenbaugh Land Company, FL
  • Clint Flowers, ALC, National Land Realty, AL
  • Wendy Forthun, ALC, 1 Stop Realty Inc., MN
  • Jonathan Goode, ALC, Southeastern Land Group, AL
  • Kyle Hansen, ALC, Hertz Real Estate Services, IA
  • Dax Hayden, Hayden Outdoors, LLC, CO
  • Kenny Herring, ALC, Peoples Company, IA
  • Ryan Hostetler, ALC, Agprofessional, LLC, CO
  • Marv Huntrod, ALC, Hertz Real Estate Services, IA
  • John Knipe, ALC, Knipe Land Company, ID
  • Stan Lierz, ALC, Hertz Farm Management, Inc., NE
  • Troy Louwagie, ALC, Hertz Real Estate Services, IA
  • Rusty Lowe, ALC, Century 21 Harvey Properties Inc., TX
  • Kasey Mock, Keller Williams Realty, KW Land, and Mock Ranches, TX
  • Dan Murphy, M4 Ranch Group A Division of Team Murphy Realty, LLC, CO
  • Michael Murphy, M4 Ranch Group A Division of Team Murphy Realty, LLC, CO
  • Justin Osborn, The Wells Group Real Estate Brokerage, CO
  • Calvin Perryman, ALC, Great Southern Land, AL
  • Clayton Pilgrim, Century 21 Harvey Properties, TX
  • Billy Rollins, ALC, Land Solutions, Inc., FL
  • Ryan Sampson, ALC, Eshenbaugh Land Company, FL
  • Dean Saunders, ALC, Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate, FL
  • Chris Smith, ALC, Hertz Farm Management, IA
  • Danny Smith, ALC, Smith & Smith Realty, FL
  • Travis Smock, Peoples Company, IA
  • Bob Stalberger, ALC, Whitetail Properties Real Estate, LLC, MN
  • Jeramy Stephens, ALC, National Land Realty, AR
  • Winnie Stortzum, ALC, Farmers National Company, IL
  • Tommy Stroud, ALC, National Land Realty, GA
  • Kirk Swenson, 1 Stop Realty Inc., MN
  • Minor Taylor, ALC, Taylor Land Investments, TX
  • Derrick Volchoff, ALC, Trophy Class Real Estate/Sports Afield Trophy Properties, MI
  • Kirk Weih, ALC, Hertz Farm Management, Inc., IA
  • Jim Wirth, TRI Commercial, CA
  • Luke Worrell, ALC, Worell Land Services, LLC, IL
  • Jason Ziegler, ALC, Whitetail Properties, MN
  • Andrew Zellmer, Peoples Company, IA