RLI APEX Awards Program

National Land Conference 2021 | APEX Awards Program

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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 production awards. Winners of our annual APEX Awards are recognized at a special awards ceremony at our annual National Land Conference. In 2020, the program celebrated its third year with a record 105 applicants totaling a combined $2.65 billion+ in qualifying transaction volume.

All RLI Members are encouraged to apply for the awards program, and all National Land Conference attendees are encouraged to purchase a ticket to attend the awards ceremony live to help us recognize our winners. For all applicants, a ticket to the ceremony is included in the application fee. Anyone who is not personally applying to the APEX Awards Program and wishes to attend the dinner must purchase a separate ticket.

The next application period will open in January 2021.

2020 APEX Awards Ceremony: Recognizing the Best in Business

RLI APEX Award Winners on Time Square Billboard

The Land Report and the REALTORS® Land Institute have partnered together for a second year now to again bring maximum exposure to the APEX Awards Winners to ensure they get the national industry recognition as a top-producing agent that they deserve for receiving one of these esteemed land real estate awards. APEX Award Winners are the cream of the crop when it comes to conducting land transactions and RLI’s partnership with The Land Report will take showcasing their prestige to the next level.

APEX Award Winners for Top Producer, Wrangler, and Brokers of the Year in each category will be featured:

  • as part of a two-page spread in The Land Report’s Spring Magazine;
  • in a PRNewswire national press release with Times Square photo, shot of the magazine cover, and RLI APEX Awards Winners in a picture caption;
  • on a full-page spread in The Land Report April Newsletter reaching 70,000 subscribers; and
  • in exclusive social media posts on The Land Report social channels, each post reaching up to 50,000+ followers

The Land Report will also provide the Top National Broker Award winner and each of the National Broker of the Year Award winners with:

  • 50 copies of The Land Report’s Spring Magazine; the edition featuring the year’s APEX Awards Winners, and
  • discounts on display ad space in all of The Land Report Magazine’s editions for that year!

Award winners can take advantage of all these promotions to showcase their prestige and expertise to clients, colleagues, and the industry as whole!

APEX 2019 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 Co-founders Eddie Lee Rider Jr. and Eric O’Keefe on Monday, March 30, during RLI’s Virtual 2020 National Land Conference (NLC20).

The RLI APEX Awards Program, sponsored by The Land Report, celebrated its third year with a record 105 applicants totaling a combined $2.65+ billion in qualifying transaction volume and 3,535 sides represented. 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 publicize the top winners in their upcoming Spring 2020 issue. All land real estate professionals are invited to join RLI and apply to the prestigious APEX Awards Program next year. View the full press release.

APEX 2019 Top National Producer Award Winner

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

Andy Flack, ALC

Andy Flack, ALC

Homeland Properties | Texas

Top National Producer

APEX 2019 Wrangler Award

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

Troy Louwagie, ALC

Troy Louwagie, ALC

Hertz Real Estate Services | Iowa

Wrangler Award

APEX 2019 National Broker of the Year Winners (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 | Iowa

Ag Land Sales – Crops

Dean Saunders, ALC

Dean Saunders, ALC

SVN Saunders Ralston Danzler | Florida

Ag Land Sales – Ranches

Joey Bellington

Joey Bellington

Whitetail Properties | Texas

Recreational Land Sales

Andy Flack, ALC

Andy Flack, ALC

Homeland Properties | Texas

Timberland Sales

Ryan Sampson, ALC

Ryan Sampson, ALC

Eshenbaugh Land Company | Florida

Commercial Land Sales

Marty Domres, ALC

Marty Domres, ALC

Domres Real Estate Inv., Inc., Fla.

Residential Land Sales

Steve Bruere

Steve Bruere

Peoples Company Of Indianola | Iowa

Auction Land Sales

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 two ALC-to-ALC Networking Awards:

  • 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 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
  • 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, Colorado Luxury Rand & Land; 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