Who: Another new name to this year’s list, Peoples Company is a diverse firm offering auction, brokerage, land management, valuation, and advisory services. It specializes in cropland and recreational timberland and presents educational seminars, including its annual Land Investment Expo.
Where: Headquarters are in West Des Moines, Iowa, with service throughout the state plus Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, and Illinois.
Why: “We use an aggressive marketing strategy to expose our auctions to local buyers and investors,” says President Steve Bruere.
Wow: Prospective clients can take a look at a Peoples Company auction in action thanks to the firm’s YouTube Channel.
Download the digital version of The Land Report’s Summer 2012 edition for our third annual roundup of the nation’s leading auction houses.