Eric O’Keefe

T. Boone Pickens: The Land Report Interview

Join Land Report Editor Eric O’Keefe as he goes behind the scenes with the legendary Texas oil man on his Roberts County ranch and in his quest to wean America off foreign oil.

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Posted in 2008 Fall, Energy, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Hunting, Minerals, News Desk, Southwest, Water

Steep Drop in Ski Country

Sales of land, ranches, and resort residences in Colorado’s top tier markets are off as much as 50 percent in 2008, according to figures compiled by Telluride Consulting and Land Title Guarantee Company.

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk, West

Investor’s Business Daily

In everyone’s haste to enjoy the Labor Day weekend – to kick off the college football season or get ready for the first day of dove hunting – there’s a better than average chance that few people noticed the front and center reference to

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk

Sweet Home Alabama

On the shores of Alabama’s largest lake, American Idol winner Taylor Hicks has found the perfect piece of property. Now all he needs is the time to enjoy it.

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, July 2008, Magazine, News Desk, Regional News, South

“The Land Market Has Never Been Stronger”

So says Mac Boyd, a broker at Farmers National in Arcola, Illinois. Boyd is just one of the many veteran real estate professionals who are closely monitoring the strongest farmland market in decades.

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, Great Plains, Midwest, News Desk, West

Florida to Pay $1.75 Billion for 187,000 Acres in the Everglades

In a massive deal announced earlier today, the State of Florida will acquire almost 300 square miles of the Everglades in and around the south end of Lake Okeechobee from U.S. Sugar Corp. for $1.75 billion ($9,000+ per acre).

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Posted in Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Farming, Feature, News Desk, Public Land, Regional News, South, Topics, Water

Rising Fuel Costs & the American Landowner

11 billion miles. That’s the decrease in the number of miles Americans drove in March 2008 versus March 2007, according to the Federal Highway Administration. As this article in the Wall Street Journal points out, the 4.3 percent drop is

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Posted in Energy, Eric OKeefe, Feature

Max Baucus Out to Ax Timber Tax

Timber sales are typically taxed at the standard 15 percent capital gain rate. Yet timber companies typically pay the standard 35 percent corporate tax rate. This quirk in the tax law has led many timber companies including Plum Creek and Potlatch to restructure as

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Public Land, Regional News, Timber, Topics, West

Sold! Forbes Trinchera Ranch

The Forbes family has sold the ranch. In the largest transaction involving The Land Report 100 in 2007, the four sons and one daughter of Malcolm Forbes signed off on the sale of their 171,400-acre Trinchera Ranch in Southern Colorado

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Posted in 2008 Fall, Conservation, Eric OKeefe, News Desk, Regional News, West

Going Off the Grid

Four miles from the nearest road. No electricity. No running water. Not even cell phone service. No matter.   “It took me more than a year to find this place,” Chet Morrison says as he gestures toward the larger-than-life views

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Magazine, May 2007, News Desk, Regional News, Southwest

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