Realtors Land Institute Awards Top Land Real Estate Professionals

April 12, 2017 (Chicago, Ill.) – Over 220 land professionals gathered in Charlotte, NC, to attend the 2017 National Land Conference hosted by the REALTORS® Land Institute (RLI). Ninety-three elite Accredited Land Consultants (ALCs) attended the conference and nine new ALC designees received their ALC pins. During the conference, seven distinguished members received awards through the esteemed Realtors Land Institute Awards Program. The annual conference is an opportunity for the most elite and successful land professionals in the business to gather, share ideas, build relationships, and make deals. As the premier educational and networking event for land real estate agents, the conference hosts a full line-up of renowned industry speakers that share tips and reveal insights into best practices.

Ray Brownfield, ALC, of Land Pro LLC. in Oswego, IL, received the 2016 Land REALTOR® of America Award. The Land REALTOR® of America Award recognizes members of REALTORS® Land Institute for their effort and work expended in the interest of their fellow RLI members, their profession, and their community.

Caleb McDow of Crosby & Associates in Winter Haven, Florida, received the 2016 Rising Star Award. The Rising Star Award recognizes a member approaching a mid-level in his/her career who is on his/her way to making significant contributions to the land profession and to RLI.

Mac Boyd, ALC, of Arcola, IL, posthumously received the 2016 Robert C. Meeks Distinguished Service Award. In honor of dedicated, long-time Accredited Land Consultant Robert C. Meeks, the Distinguished Service Award is presented to an ALC in recognition of their long-term commitment and service to fellow members, the land profession, and the community.

Ben Crosby, ALC, of Crosby & Associates in Winter Haven, FL, received the 2016 Excellence in Instruction Award. The Excellence in Instruction Award recognizes Realtors Land Institute LANDU-Approved Instructors for their exceptional teaching skills, contributions to the professional development of our students, and volunteerism for the LANDU education program.

Kirk Weih, ALC, Troy Louwagie, ALC, and Kyle Hansen, ALC, of Hertz Real Estate Services in Nevada, IA, received the 2016 ALC-to-ALC Networking Award after working together to complete a $12,263,100 transaction on an acreage of 998 acres. The ALC-to-ALC Networking Awards showcase the range of referral opportunities available to those land professionals who have achieved the Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation.

RLI also awarded the RLI Wyoming Chapter with the Chapter of the Year Award and Maggie Thomas as the Chapter Administrator of the Year for the Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Wyoming Chapters.

“With a membership full of the best in business, receiving one of these awards means beating out some tough competition. We are proud to have these elite award winners as a part of our ranks, elevating the level of expertise, camaraderie, and prestige of our entire membership,” said Brandon Rogillio, ALC, 2017 Realtors Land Institute National President.



About the REALTORS® Land Institute
The Realtors Land Institute, “The Voice of Land,” continually strives to maintain its status as the acknowledged leader for all matters pertaining to the land real estate profession. RLI endeavors to remain the essential membership organization for the extraordinary real estate professionals who broker, lease, sell, develop, and manage our most precious resource: the land. The Realtors Land Institute, provides the expertise, camaraderie, and valuable resources that are the foundation for all land real estate professionals to become the best in the business. For more information, visit or call 800.441.5263.