April 1, 2020 (Chicago, Ill) – 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).
RLI recognized Andy Flack, ALC, of Homeland Properties in Texas, with the program’s most coveted and prestigious award, the APEX 2019 Top National Producer.
RLI is also proud to recognize the accomplishments of the APEX 2019 National Broker of The Year recipients in each of the following seven distinct land categories:
- Ag Land Sales – Crops: Troy Louwagie, ALC, Hertz Real Estate Services, Iowa
- Ag Land Sales – Ranches: Dean Saunders, ALC, SVN Saunders Ralston Danzler, Fla.
- Recreational Land Sales: Joey Bellington, Whitetail Properties, Texas
- Timberland Sales: Andy Flack, ALC, Homeland Properties, Texas
- Commercial Land Sales: Ryan Sampson, ALC, Eshenbaugh Land Company, Fla.
- Residential Land Sales: Marty Domres, ALC, Domres Real Estate Inv., Inc., Fla.
- Auction Land Sales: Steve Bruere, Peoples Company Of Indianola, Iowa
RLI also awarded Troy Louwagie, ALC, of Hertz Real Estate Services in Iowa with the APEX 2019 Wrangler Award for largest number of transactions closed in 2019.
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
All applicants must be members of RLI and have at least four million dollars of qualifying dollar volume in closed land sales in 2019. Each applicant was also recognized as part of the RLI APEX 2019 Producers Club with the twenty highest producing applicants awarded as an APEX 2019 Top Twenty National Producer.
“The APEX 2019 Award Winners are the crème of the crop when it comes to conducting land transactions. RLI is proud to be partnered with The Land Report for the third year now to give these land agents the national industry recognition as a top-producer that they deserve,” said RLI’s CEO Aubrie Kobernus, MBA, RCE, about the new program.
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. The 2019 APEX Top Twenty Award winners were ranked by qualifying production 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 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. Learn more at https://www.rliland.com/national-land-conference/rli-apex-awards-program
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 rliland.com or call 800.441.5263. It’s the best time to join the best!
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