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APEX Awards Program

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2018 APEX Award Winners

The REALTORS® Land Institute, an affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®, is proud to announce the winners of its 2018 APEX Awards Program, sponsored by The Land Report. The APEX Awards Program is designed to recognize the excellence and performance of the best in the business by distinguishing agents with these prestigious production-based awards. All winners were announced by RLI CEO Aubrie Kobernus as well as The Land Report’s Co-founders Eddie Lee Rider Jr. and Eric O’Keefe at a special awards ceremony on Tuesday, March 5, during RLI’s 2019 National Land Conference (NLC19) in Albuquerque, NM.

The APEX Awards Program celebrated its second year by doubling in size with 100 applicants totaling a combined $2.3+ billion in qualifying transaction volume. For more information on the award winners, make sure to get a copy of The Land Report, one of the industry’s leading magazines for landowners and land professionals, which will be publicizing winners in their upcoming Spring 2019 issue. All land real estate professionals are invited to join RLI and apply to the prestigious APEX Awards Program next year

APEX 2018 Top Producer Award

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

Dean Saunders, ALC

Coldwell Banker Commercial Saounders Real Estate | FL

APEX 2018 Wrangler Award

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

Geoff Hurdle, ALC

Hurdle Land & Realty | TN


APEX 2018 National Broker of the Year Winners

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

Ag Land Sales Crops

Ray Brownfield, ALC

Land Pro, LLC | IL

Commercial Land Sales

Eric Frickle, ALC

Eric Conrad Frickle Commercial Realty | CA

Ag Land Sales Ranches

Dean Saunders, ALC

Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate | FL

Residential Land Sales

Marty Domres, ALC

Domres Real Estate Investments  FL

Recreational Land Sales

Kasey Mock

Keller Williams Land | TX

Auction Land Sales

Steve Bruere

Peoples Company Of Indianola | IA

Timber Land Sales

Chandlar Graham

Larson & McGowan Properties | AL

APEX 2018 ALC-to-ALC Transaction Award

In recognition of the tremendous networking opportunities available to RLI Members, especially those that have earned the elite Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) Designation, the APEX Awards also features two ALC-to-ALC Networking Awards:

  • Largest ALC-to-ALC Transaction – Dean Saunders, ALC, Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate, Fla; Ben Crosby, ALC, Crosby & Associates, Fla.; and Murray Wise, ALC, Murray Wise Associates, LLC, Ill.
  • Largest ALC-to-ALC Referral – Minor Taylor, ALC, Taylor Land Investments, Texas, to Ray Brownfield, ALC, Land Pro, LLC, Ill., and John Moss, ALC, The Loranda Group, Inc., Ill.

APEX 2018 Top Twenty National Producer Award Winners

  • Ray Brownfield, ALC
    Land Pro LLC.
    Oswego, IL
  • Steve Bruere
    Peoples Company Of Indianola
    Indianola, IA
  • Matt Davis
    Cushman & Wakefield
    San Diego, CA
  • Marty Domres, ALC
    Domres Real Estate Investments
    Riverview, FL
  • Bill Eshenbaugh, ALC
    Eshenbaugh Land Company
    Tampa, FL
  • Andy Flack, ALC
    Homeland Properties
    Huntsville, TX
  • Eric Frickle, ALC
    Eric Conrad Frickle Commercial Realty
    Corona, CA
  • Chandler Graham
    Larson & McGowin Properties LLC
    Mountain Brook, AL
  • Walter Hatchett, ALC
    Jon Kohler and Associates
    Bainbridge, GA
  • Dave Klein, ALC
    First Mid Ag Services
    Bloomington, IL

  • Troy Louwagie, ALC
    Hertz Real Estate Services
    Mt. Vernon, IA
  • Kasey Mock
    The Mock Ranches Group and Keller Williams Realty
    Austin, TX
  • Robb Nelson
    Mirr Ranch Group
    Denver, CO
  • Todd Renfrew, ALC
    California Outdoor Properties, Inc.
    Vacaville, CA
  • Frank Roberts, ALC
    RE/MAX Landmark
    Terrell, TX
  • William Rollins, ALC
    Land Solutions, Inc.
    Fort Myers, FL
  • Ryan Sampson, ALC
    Eshenbaugh Land Company
    Tampa, FL
  • Dean Saunders, ALC
    Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate
    Lakeland, FL
  • Sheldon Snyder, ALC
    Clift Land Brokers
    Dalhart, TX
  • Chuck Wingert, ALC
    Wingert Realty and Land
    Mankato, MN

APEX 2018 Producers Club

All applicants with at least $4 million of qualifying dollar production volume in closed land sales are recognized as part of the RLI APEX Producers Club.

Eric Andrews, ALC, Realty World Carolina Properties Rusty Lowe, ALC, Century 21 Harvey Properties
Brian Andrus, ALC, Stonebridge Real Estate Company Tyler McConnell, ALC, Comey & Shepherd, REALTORS-Southern Ohio Properties
Matt Armstrong, Chisum Realty and Auction Clay McCullar, ALC, KW Land, McCullar Properties
Drew Ary, ALC, KW Ary Land and Home Caleb McDow, ALC, Crosby and Associates
Daran Becker, Peoples Company Chris Miller, ALC, American Forest Management
Rick Bourne, Southeastern Land Group Kasey Mock, Mock Ranches at Keller Williams
Sam Bowers, ALC, Bowers and Burns Real Estate Jeff Moon, Agwest Land Brokers
Ray Brownfield, ALC, Land Pro LLC Dan Murphy, M4 Ranch Group
Steve Bruere, Peoples Company Michael Murphy, M4 Ranch Group
Jared Chambers, Peoples Company Robb Nelson, Mirr Ranch Group
Matthew Clarahan, Hertz Real Estate Services Justin Osborn, ALC, The Wells Group
George Clift, ALC, Clift Land Brokers Calvin Perryman, ALC, Great Southern Land Co.
Matt Conser, ALC, Conser Realty and Associates Robert Pfister, ALC, Pfister Land Company
Mark Crews, ALC, Florida & Georgia Inland Realty Clayton Pilgrim, ALC, Century 21 Harvey Properties
Bill Davis, ALC, KW Foothills Realty Todd Renfrew, ALC, California Outdoor Properties, Inc.
Matthew Davis, Cushman & Wakefield Frank Roberts, ALC, RE/MAX Landmark
Cal Dickson, ALC, Hertz Real Estate Services Deitra Robertson, ALC, Deitra Robertson Real Estate, Inc
Marty Domres, ALC, Domres Real Estate Investments William Rollins, ALC, Land Solutions, Inc.
Devin Dye, Ron Spencer Real Estate Ryan Sampson, ALC, Eshenbaugh Land Company
Bill Eshenbaugh, ALC, Eshenbaugh Land Company Dean Saunders, ALC, Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate
Andy Flack, ALC, Homeland Properties Chris Smith, ALC, Hertz Real Estate Services
Bradford Fletcher, SIOR, Newmark Knight Frank Danny Smith, ALC, Smith and Smith Realty
Clint Flowers, ALC, National Land Realty Tom Smith, ALC, Tom Smith Land and Homes
Wendy Forthun, ALC, 1 Stop Realty Travis Smock, Peoples Company
Eric Frickle, ALC, Eric Conrad Frickle Commercial Realty Sheldon Snyder, ALC, Clift Land Brokers
Christine George, Deitra Robertson Real Estate, Inc Jeramy Stephens, ALC, National Land Realty
Virgil George, ALC, United Country - Rocking X Land Company Winnie Stortzum, ALC, Farmers National Company
Matt Glander, Whitetail Properties Michael Strahan, ALC, Eshenbaugh Land Company
Greg Good, Clift Land Brokers Kirk Swenson, 1 Stop Realty
Jonathan Goode, ALC, Southeastern Land Group Rick Taylor, ALC, Mossy Oak Properties Forest Investments, Inc.
Chandler Graham, Larson and McGowin Properties Minor Taylor, ALC, Taylor Land Investments
Kyle Hansen, ALC, Hertz Real Estate Services Reid Thompson, Hertz Real Estate Services
Suzanne Haslup, ALC, Meybohm Real Estate Michael Turner, Whitetail Properties
Walter Hatchett, ALC, Jon Kohler and Associates Eric Turpen, Clift Land Brokers
Jeff Heil, ALC, Whitetail Properties Randall Upchurch, Southeastern Land Group
Scott Henrichsen, Hertz Real Estate Services Matt Vegter, Hertz Real Estate Services
Kenny Herring, ALC, Peoples Company Jim Vidamour, ALC, Fay Ranches, Inc.
Ryan Hostetler, ALC, AgProfessionals Russell Walters, Southeastern Land Group
Marv Huntrods, ALC, Hertz Real Estate Service Kirk Weih, ALC, Hertz Real Estate Services
Geoff Hurdle, ALC, Hurdle Land and Realty Ben Wellons, Wellons Real Estate
Darrell Hylen, ALC, Wingert Realty and Land Eric Wilkinson, Hertz Real Estate Services
Chad Kies, Hertz Real Estate Services Chuck Wingert, ALC, Wingert Realty and Land
Dave Klein, ALC, First Mid Ag Services Jim Wirth, ALC, TRI Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc.
John Knipe, ALC, Knipe Land Company Tucker Wood, Farmers National Company
Michael Krause, ALC, Hertz Real Estate Services Luke Worrell, ALC, Worrell Land Services
Zurick Labrier, ALC, Mason and Morse Ranch Group Doug Yegge, Peoples Company
Eric Leisy, ALC, Great Southern Land Co. Jim Zeller, KW Commercial Midwest
Stan Lierz, ALC, Hertz Real Estate Services Andrew Zellmer, Peoples Company
Eric Lonnevik, Peoples Company Jason Ziegler, ALC, Whitetail Properties
Troy Louwagie, ALC, Hertz Real Estate Services Garrett Zoller, ALC,