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Danish Pension Fund Buys 90,000+ Acres in New York

Published reports indicate that the Adirondack Chapter of the Nature Conservancy has sold 90,593+ acres of the former Finch Paper holdings to a subsidiary of the Danish pension fund ATP. The sale to ATP was handled on a sealed bid

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Posted in Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk, Northeast, Regional News, Timber, Topics

Quail Unlimited Announces “Reload Iowa”

The loss of more than one-quarter million acres of Conservation Reserve Program land is one of the many reasons that harvest numbers of pheasant and quail in Iowa have dropped from 1.9 million and 1.1 million in the 1970s to less than 500,000

Posted in Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Hunting, Midwest, News Desk, Regional News, Topics

Foreclosures Concentrated in Just One Percent of U.S. Counties

More than 50 percent of the country’s 3 million foreclosures in 2008 can be traced to just 35 of the 3,000 counties in the U.S. According to an article in USA Today, these counties were bunched in Southern California, the

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk, Residential Property, Topics

IP to Divest 143,000 Acres in Southeast

International Paper announced on March 2 that it plans to sell off 143,000 acres in the Southeastern U.S. in a transaction valued at approximately $275 million. IP will sell 114,000 acres to American Timberlands Fund I, L.P., for $220 million

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Posted in Feature, News Desk, Regional News, South, Timber, Topics

Sold! 1,789 Acres of Kansas Farmland for $765 Per Acre

Nebraska’s York College sold off a 1,789-acre bequest in Ellis County, Kansas. The college got $1.369 million ($765 per acre) at the January auction and retained the mineral rights.

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Posted in Auctions, Energy, Eric OKeefe, Farming, Feature, Great Plains, News Desk, Regional News, Topics

By the Numbers: Rancho Sisquoc

Only The Land Report can offer an exclusive look at this historic, 38,000-acre California landmark in the high mountains of Santa Barbara County as Land Report Editor Eric O’Keefe interviews Jim Flood.

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Posted in Cattle, Eric OKeefe, Farming, Feature, News Desk, Regional News, Topics, West

Pentagon Turns to Texas A&M to Protect Endangered Species

Landowners in and around Fort Hood have been receiving millions of dollars from  Texas A&M to participate in a secretive Pentagon program whose goal is to protect endangered species.

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Posted in Cattle, Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Public Land, Southwest

CNL Acquires Jiminy Peak

Two months ago, CNL Lifestyle Properties snapped up Crested Butte, Okemo, and Sunapee for $132 million. Now the Florida-based real estate investment trust has acquired another ski resort, spending $27 million for Jiminy Peak. Here’s the press release:

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk, Northeast, Recreation, Regional News, Topics

The Land Report Looks at Barack Obama

After analyzing George Bush’s legacy with respect to landowners, scutinizing the inclinations of lawmakers in the 111th Congress, and studying key members of President Obama’s cabinet, it’s time for The Land Report to look at the Commander-in-Chief himself.

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Posted in Feature, News Desk, Residential Property, Topics

Aspen Market Takes a Tumble

The 2008 numbers are in, and Pitkin County – the bellwether market for high-profile, high-dollar real estate in the Colorado Rockies – has gone downhill. Dollar volume? Down 46 percent from 2007. Real estate transactions? Off 40 percent.

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk, Regional News, Topics, West

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