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2019 APEX Award Winners

The REALTORS® Land Institute, an affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®, is proud to announce the winners of its 2019 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, MBA, RCE, as well as The Land Report’s publisher Eric O’Keefe on Wednesday, March 17, during RLI’s 2021 Virtual National Land Conference.

The APEX Awards Program celebrated its fourth year by tripling in size since its inception, with 140 applicants totaling a combined $3.5 billion in qualifying transaction volume. All land professionals recognized as part of the RLI APEX Awards Program are active members of RLI. 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 the top winners in their upcoming spring 2021 issue. All land real estate professionals are invited to join RLI and apply to the prestigious APEX Awards Program next year.


  • APEX 2019 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.


    Andy Flack, ALC

    Homeland Properties | TX


  • APEX 2019 Wrangler Award

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


    Troy Louwagie, ALC

    Hertz Real Estate Services | IA


2019 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


    Troy Louwagie, ALC

    Hertz Real Estate Services | IA


  • Ag Land Sales Ranches


    Dean Saunders, ALC, CCIM

    SVN Saunders Ralston Dantzler | FL


  • Commercial Land Sales


    Ryan Sampson, ALC, CCIM

    Eshenbaugh Land Company | FL


  • Residential Land Sales


    Marty Domres, ALC

    Domres Real Estate Investments | FL


  • Timber Land Sales


    Andy Flack, ALC

    Homeland Properties | TX


  • Auction Land Sales


    Steve Bruere

    Peoples Company Of Indianola | IA


APEX 2019 ALC-to-ALC Networking 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 the ALC-to-ALC Nwtworking Award, with two honorees.

  • Largest ALC-to-ALC Transaction – Ryan Sampson, ALC, CCIM and Bill Eshenbaugh, ALC, CCIM of Eshenbaugh Land Company in Florida

APEX 2019 Top Twenty National Producer Award Winners

  • Joey Bellington
    Whitetail Properties Real Estate, LLC
  • Steve Bruere
    Peoples Company Of Indianola
  • Jeff Cusson
    SVN Saunders Ralston Dantzler Real Estate
  • Matt Davis
    Cushman & Wakefield
  • Marty Domres, ALC
    Domres Real Estate Investments
  • Bill Eshenbaugh, ALC
    Eshenbaugh Land Company
  • Andy Flack, ALC
    Homeland Properties
  • Clint Flowers, ALC
    National Land Realty
  • Walter Hatchett, ALC
    Jon Kohler and Associates
  • Ryan Hostetler, ALC
    AGPROfessionals
  • Dan Kevorkian, ALC
    Pearson Realty
  • John Knipe, ALC
    Knipe Land Company
  • Troy Louwagie, ALC
    Hertz Real Estate Services
  • Mark Mommsen
    Martin, Goodrich & Waddell, Inc
  • William Rollins, ALC
  • Land Solutions, Inc.
  • Ryan Sampson, ALC
    Eshenbaugh Land Company
  • Dean Saunders, ALC
    SVN Saunders Ralston Danzler
  • Lar Voss, ALC
    Western Water and Land LLC
  • Ben Wellons
    Wellons Real Estate
  • Andrew Zellmer
    Peoples Company

APEX 2019 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.

Matt Adams, Peoples Company
Eric Andrews, ALC, Realty World Carolina Properties
Jessica Armstrong, Armstrong Properties
Drew Ary, ALC, Ary Land Co. KW Advantage Land
Valerie Bahm, ALC, Johnson Moore REALTORS
Daran Becker, Peoples Company
Joey Bellington, Whitetail Properties Real Estate, LLC
Brent Bidner, Hertz Real Estate Services
Sam Bowers, ALC, Bowers and Burns Real Estate
Ray Brownfield, ALC, Land Pro LLC
Steve Bruere, Peoples Company
Jared Chambers, Peoples Company
George Clift, ALC, Clift Land Brokers
Wendy Cline, Wendy Cline Properties
Jeff Cusson, SVN Saunders Ralston Dantzler Real Estate
Bill Davis, ALC, Keller Williams Foothills Realty
Matt Davis, Cushman & Wakefield
Cal Dickson, ALC, Hertz Real Estate Services
Marty Domres, ALC, Domres Real Estate Investments, Inc.
Michael Dreyer, ALC, Dreyer & Associates Real Estate Group
Forrest During, National Land Realty
Bill Eshenbaugh, ALC, Eshenbaugh Land Company
Andy Flack, ALC, HomeLand Properties, Inc.
Bradford Fletcher, Newmark Knight Frank
Clint Flowers, ALC, National Land Realty
Wendy Forthun, ALC, 1 Stop Realty, Inc
Kyle Gable, ALC, Pioneer Land Group
Christine George, Deitra Robertson Real Estate, Inc.
Paul Gonwa, ALC, Overby Land Brokers
Greg Good, Clift Land Brokers
Jonathan Goode, ALC, Southeastern Land Group
Chandlar Graham, Larson & McGowin Properties LLC
Brent Graves, Alliance Auction & Realty
Kyle Hansen, ALC, Hertz Real Estate Services
John Hardin, ALC, Southeastern Land Group
Jeff Hardy, ALC, Southeastern Land Group
Suzanne Haslup, ALC, Meybohm Real Estate
Walter Hatchett, ALC, Jon Kohler & Associates LLC
Rachelle Heller, Hertz Real Estate Services
Scott Henrichsen, Hertz Farm Management. Inc.
Kenny Herring, ALC, Peoples Company
Ryan Hostetler, ALC, AGPROfessionals
Geoff Hurdle, ALC, Hurdle Land Company
Terri Jensen, ALC, National Land Realty
Ryan Kay, Hertz Real Estate Services
Dan Kevorkian, ALC, Pearson Realty
Edward Kiefer, Hertz Real Estate Services
Robert King, Southeastern Land Group
Dave Klein, ALC, First Mid Ag Services
John Knipe, ALC, Knipe Land Company
Thomas Krajewski, ALC, National Land Realty
Michael Krause, ALC, Hertz Farm Management. Inc.
Zurick Labrier, ALC, Mason and Morse Ranch Company

Eric Leisy, ALC, Great Southern Land
Eric Lonnevik, Peoples Company
Troy Louwagie, ALC, Hertz Real Estate Services
Rusty Lowe, ALC, Century 21 Harvey Properties
Jim Martin, California Outdoor Properties, Inc.
Tyler McConnell, ALC, Comey & Shepherd REALTORS - Southern Ohio Properties
Chris Miller, ALC, American Forest Management, Inc
Kasey Mock, The Mock Ranches Group at Keller Williams Realty
Mark Mommsen, ALC, Martin, Goodrich & Waddell, Inc
Jeff Moon, ALC, AgWest Land Brokers
Dan Murphy, ALC, M4 Ranch Group, a division of Team Murphy Realty LLC
Justin Osborn, ALC, The Wells Group Real Estate Brokerage
Chris Peacock, ALC, Halderman Real Estate Service, Inc.
Hadley Perkins, Clift Land Brokers
Calvin Perryman, ALC, Great Southern Land
James Peterson, RE/MAX Roundup
Clayton Pilgrim, ALC, Century 21 Harvey Properties
Todd Renfrew, ALC, California Outdoor Properties, Inc.
George Renz, ALC, Renz & Renz Investment and Commercial Brokerage
Deitra Robertson, ALC, Deitra Robertson Real Estate, Inc.
Luke Rogers, Texas Land Associates
Billy Rollins, ALC, LSI Companies, Inc.
Ryan Sampson, ALC, Eshenbaugh Land Company
Dean Saunders, ALC, SVN Saunders Ralston Dantzler Real Estate
Flo Sayre, ALC, Farmers National Company
Ryan Schroeter, ALC, National Land Realty
Danny Smith, ALC, Smith and Smith Realty, Inc.
Chris Smith, ALC, Hertz Real Estate Services
Travis Smock, Peoples Company
Bob Stalberger, ALC, Whitetail Properties Real Estate, LLC
Jeramy Stephens, ALC, National Land Realty
Winnie Stortzum, ALC, Farmers National Company
Kirk Swenson, 1 Stop Realty, Inc
Jeff Switzer, Rocky Mountain Ranch and Land
Minor Taylor, ALC, Taylor Land Investments
Kevin Tolbert, Keller Williams Advantage III Realty
Randall Upchurch, Southeastern Land Group
Matt Vegter, Hertz Real Estate Services
Lar Voss, ALC, Western Watr and Land LLC
Russ Walters, Southeastern Land Group
Ricky Ward, ALC, REMAX Champion Land Brokers
Trina Ward, REMAX Champion Land Brokers
Rob Warmbir, ALC, Hertz Real Estate Services
Kirk Weih, ALC, Hertz Farm Management. Inc.
Ben Wellons, Wellons Real Estate
Andrew Westlake, Peoples Company
Eric Wilkinson, Hertz Real Estate Services
Tucker Wood, Farmers National Company
Luke Worrell, ALC, Worrell Land Services
Douglas Yegge, Peoples Company
Eric Zellers, Ary Land Co. KW Advantage Land
Andrew Zellmer, Peoples Company