Land Report 100

Jeff Bezos: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 28 Jeff Bezos 420,000 acres (Up 20,000-acres) In 2018, urban acreage was front-page news, thanks to Amazon HQ2. The race to land the giant company’s second headquarters became a mainstay of business journalists coast to coast. Who knew that

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Posted in Feature, Land Report 100, Southwest, Texas

Phil Anschutz: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

Phil Anschutz is No. 27 on the 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader.com

No. 27 Phil Anschutz 434,500 acres Phil Anschutz’s mother always hoped her son would become a history professor. There must be some consolation in the fact that the Denverite recently published a companion edition to his first book, OUT WHERE

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Posted in Feature, Land Report 100

Fisher Family: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 26 Fisher Family 440,000 acres Gap cofounders Donald and Doris Fisher developed the Mendocino family of companies to manage their California timberlands: MENDOCINO REDWOOD COMPANY and Pacific Lumber, now known as HUMBOLDT REDWOOD. The Fisher family recently funded a

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Posted in California, Feature, Land Report 100, Pacific, Timber

Simplot Family: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 25 Simplot Family 443,091 acres Jack Simplot (1909—2008) was no ordinary potato farmer. In 1967, the Iowa native struck a deal with McDonald’s CEO Ray Kroc to supply the fast-food giant with frozen french fries. With that single transaction,

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Land Report 100, Minerals

McDonald Family: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 24 McDonald Family 474,000 acres This Alabama family holds the vast majority of their US lands (some 300,000-plus acres) in Maine via GREAT NORTHWOODS LLC. The McDonalds also own more than 100,000 acres in their home state as well

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Posted in Alabama, Energy, Feature, Florida, Land Report 100, Maine, Minerals, Northeast, Oklahoma, South, Timber

D.R. Horton: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 23 D.R. Horton 503,000 acres The chairman of the country’s leading home builder, Don Horton has snapped up several marquee ranching operations, including New Mexico’s 292,779-acre GREAT WESTERN RANCH. Each summer, he hosts hundreds of his employees’ children, grandchildren,

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Posted in Feature, Land Report 100, New Mexico, Recreation, Southwest, Texas

Westervelt Heirs: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 22 Westervelt Heirs 518,000 acres In 1884, the Prairie States Paper Company was founded by Herbert Westervelt, a talented innovator who patented the self-opening paper bag machine. His descendants’ WESTERVELT COMPANY is based in Tuscaloosa and operates in Alabama,

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Posted in Alabama, Conservation, Feature, Florida, Georgia, Land Report 100, Mississippi, South, South Carolina, Timber

Holland Ware: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

2018 Land Report 100

No. 21 Holland Ware 534,900 acres A descendant of pioneering Georgians, the 81-year-old has accumulated substantial interests in Southern timberland spread across several states. Ware has transferred a considerable portion of his ownership interests to the HOLLAND M. WARE CHARITABLE

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Posted in Feature, Land Report 100, South, Timber

Stimson Family: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 20 Stimson Family 552,000 acres One of the nation’s oldest continuously operating integrated wood products companies, the family’s STIMSON LUMBER COMPANY pre-dates the Civil War. Founder Thomas Douglass (T.D.) Stimson (1827—1898) blazed a trail for six generations of his

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Posted in Feature, Idaho, Land Report 100, Montana, Oregon, Pacific, Timber, West

Martin Family: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 19 Martin Family 570,000 acres ROYOMARTIN produces a variety of products ranging from solid wood timbers to cost-effective tape-and-panel solutions. Founded in 1923, the company just celebrated its 95th anniversary. This timber industry mainstay traces its heritage back to

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Posted in Feature, Land Report 100, Louisiana, South, Timber

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