The mission of Land Pro LLC has been, and always will be, to provide high-quality, comprehensive services that maximize the value of real estate through impeccable ethics, professional service, and ongoing education.
Instead of retiring after 40 years in the agricultural property field, Ray Brownfield, ALC1 AFM2, began Land Pro LLC, which was organized by the state of Illinois on February 21, 2003. Farm management services, along with land investing and land consulting, were offered. Land real estate brokerage services were provided through a startup land company near Chicago.
In 2005, Sandra L. "Sandy" Nehring was hired as Ray's personal assistant. Through the years, Sandy's position has grown with her now being the Land Pro LLC Director of Operations. Sandy is a licensed Illinois Real Estate Managing Broker and a notary public.
Early in 2013, Land Pro LLC became a full-service land real estate company, with an office in Oswego Illinois. The farm management side of the business grew to manage over 70 farms in Illinois and Indiana and land real estate brokerage services were now offered through Land Pro LLC.
Land Pro grew again in 2015 with the addition of Leslie H. "Chip" Johnston, who holds an Illinois Real Estate Managing Broker license, and concentrates in the north and north central portions of Illinois.
In 2017, Patrick L. "Pat" Tomlinson, a licensed Illinois and Indiana Real Estate Broker concentrating in east and east central Illinois, joined Land Pro. Pat is based out of Hoopeston, Illinois.
Also joining Land Pro in 2017 was Jason J. Lestina ALC AFM, who, in addition to being a licensed Illinois and Indiana Real Estate Managing Broker, earned the ALC1 and AFM2 designations. Jason is also a licensed Commercial UAV operator.
In 2018, David M. "Dave" Oster, a licensed Illinois Real Estate Managing Broker, joined the Land Pro Team. Dave concentrates on land in Northern Illinois.
Land Pro has grown to manage over 17,825 farmland acres across Illinois and Indiana, and, since 2013, had been involved with the buying or selling side of real estate transactions totaling $371,510,299.
1Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) professional designation awarded by REALTORS® Land Institute (RLI)
2Accredited Farm Manager (AFM) professional designation awarded by the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA)