Jason Lestina, Real Estate Broker and Accredited Farm Manager (AFM), joined the Land Pro team in April 2017 and provides real estate brokerage and property management services.
The Accredited Farm Manager designation is awarded by the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA), and is earned through years of experience, education, testing and adherence to strict ASFMRA requirements for standards, ethics and continuing education. As an AFM, Jason is afforded the opportunity to maximize the marketing potential of the sale of land through various advertising platforms, education, and networking. Jason manages over 6,000 acres of land in Illinois for absentee landowners.
Jason was previously employed by the Northern Trust for ten years, with the last five of those years as a Trust Department Real Estate Portfolio Manager. His responsibilities included management of 18,000 farmland acres, as well as oversight management for other agricultural property managers.
Jason is a graduate of Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from NIU’s College of Business.
Jason is a member of the American Society of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA), the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers (ISPFMRA), the REALTORS® Land Institute (RLI), the RLI Illinois Chapter, and The Chicago Farmers. Jason serves as the North-Central Director for the RLI Illinois Chapter, and also on The Chicago Farmers Board of Directors.
Jason holds a Remote Pilot Certificate and oversees the aerial photography of the properties that Land Pro manages and markets for sale.
Jason is actively involved with his family crop and cattle operation in Will County.
Jason and his wife Kelly reside in Aurora Illinois.