Bates Sanders Swan Land Company
2011 Sales: $50-$100 Million
Who: Specializing in premier ranches, productive farms, and attractive recreational holdings since its founding in 1970. President C. Patrick Bates cemented the firm’s Hall of Fame reputation with the 2010 sale of the legendary Bell Ranch.
Highlighst: Currently marketing the 124,000-acre Broken O Ranch in Montana for $132.5 million and the 36,000-acre 3L Cattle Ranch in Central Saskatchewan for $37.46 million.
Standout Broker: Michael Swan, an elite player with a decade of success at the firm, handled $35 million in sold offerings during a tough 2011.
Insights: Bates predicts increasing competition for strong beef and grain-producing operations will generate solid cash-on-cash margins.
Pictured Above: The Broken O Ranch is one of the Rocky Mountain West’s most grand and significant ranches.
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