History & Scope of Capabilities – Hansen Land Brokers Inc.
In 1992, Shawn Hansen earned his realtor’s licence and began working for Rural Properties Ltd (RPL). RPL was an agricultural real estate firm owned by the Highwood Livestock Market and Berrien Associates, an agricultural appraisal company.
Within a short time, Shawn became the managing partner and broker for the company and has been a Land Broker in the agricultural, development, investment and transitional land sectors ever since.
Shawn was the second land broker in Western Canada to achieve the Accredited Land Consultant designation from the Realtors Land Institute headquartered in Chicago Illinois
Hansen Land Brokers (HLB) has enjoyed significant success facilitating some of the province’s largest brokered land sales.
Over the past almost three decades HLB has brokered over a half a billion dollars in land sales. Some of these transactions include such notable sales such as the Tomahawk Ranch, a 13,500-acre ranch west of Edmonton that sold for more than $18,000,000, the FM2 Ranch on the Bow River that traded for $24,000,000.
HLB was privileged to work with Western Feedlots Ltd to help them market their High River holdings of more than 1800 acres along the Highwood River for north of $10,000,000.00.
Hansen has been fortunate to work with and along side some of Alberta’s most respected farm and ranch families up and down the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains. The Round Up Ranch located in the Porcupine Hills was one of these projects, selling 7500 acres for over $16,000,000 as was the Gardner Ranch west of Calgary that comprised of more than1400 acres and settled in at a sale price just over $33,000,000.
And the list continues…
Just as important is the prime farmland sales we’ve been a part of over the decades, helping land-owners market thousands of acres of good productive cultivated land, from a quarter section to large tracts, dry-land or irrigated lands.
We have assisted in marketing investment land, development land, and transitional lands along with recreational properties in all shapes and sizes.
In addition, Shawn has been involved in several of Western Canada’s largest “land auctions”, including the “Maurice King Estate”, an internationally publicized auction that sold 5000 acres of Southern Alberta’s Porcupine Hills, and the sale of the Historical Kirk Ranch at Radium, British Columbia. More recently, HLB saw a 100% sell out of 36 lake lots that were offered on the Auction block in the sale of West Lake Estate located at Gull Lake Alberta.
HLB continues offer the Auction method to market all classes of land based assets, a method of selling real estate that has seen an increasingly upward trend over the past number of years. No longer is it for the distressed and forced sale properties only, now sellers are realizing that the auction process is another option to sell their assets to realize and maximize market value.
HLB is Continually called in to consult with landowners, families and lawyers etc. on estate planning and asset sales.
Hansen Land Brokers Inc. offices are located 309-1st Street West High River, Alberta