Top Land Industry Leaders Selected to Join 2012 LandThink Advisory Board

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LandThink taps two new members for 2012 Advisory Board

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“They are visionaries whose industry-specific expertise will be a tremendous asset to LandThink. The group of strategic thinkers we’ve assembled will contribute expertise and outside perspective..., an industry leading website that delves into the challenges and issues of buying, selling, or investing in land announced today that Shawn Terrel and Craig Peebles have been added to the 2012 LANDTHINK Advisory Board.

The LANDTHINK Advisory Board is comprised of individuals representing various sectors of the land industry including land brokerage, timberland, development, lending and technology.

“We are privileged to have Shawn and Craig joining our trusted panel of advisors,” said Ryan Folk, LANDTHINK Founder and CEO. “They are visionaries whose industry-specific experience will be a tremendous asset to LANDTHINK. The group of strategic thinkers we’ve assembled will contribute expertise and outside perspective, which will steer LANDTHINK in the direction for continued growth.”

Shawn Terrel, from Kansas City Missouri, has over 18 years in the professional real estate and asset auction business. He is a graduate of the Missouri Auction School as well as the Texas Auction Academy, where he is a certified instructor. He is also a graduate of the Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI) at Indiana University, and holds the Accredited Auctioneer Real Estate (AARE) designation. In 2006, Terrel accepted an executive position as Vice President of United Country Auction Services, a division within the parent company United Country Real Estate. Terrel has been instrumental in building a national auction services division within the largest land sales company in America.

Craig Peebles, Divisional President of AgSouth Farm Credit, has over 30 years experience in the lending industry with Farm Credit. Peebles holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Georgia and has served as loan officer, branch manager, and SAM unit manager. He has spent 12 years as regional lending manager at Southeast Georgia Farm Credit and its successor, AgSouth Farm Credit. Peebles supervises AgSouth’s delivery of credit in Georgia.

Terrel and Peebles will join 4 incumbent members of the LANDTHINK Advisory Board:

         • Harry Mehre, Sr. Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle
         • Barry Gittleman, VP Land and Strategy, John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods
         • Brooks Mendell, Ph. D., Founder of Forisk Consulting
         • Ryan Folk, Founder and CEO, LANDTHINK and LANDFLIP

Since its initial launch in 2008, has evolved and grown into the premier website for land professionals, owners and investors seeking information about the current land market. LANDTHINK is an invaluable source of guidance for those interested in land investing. Land industry professionals contribute articles and posts to LANDTHINK on a regular basis. They tackle an array of topics related to land such as how to buy land, how to sell land, 1031 exchanges, land ownership, land marketing and conservation.

To read full bios for all members of the 2012 LandThink Advisory Board visit Follow @LANDTHINK on Twitter, "like" LANDTHINK on Facebook and join the LANDTHINK group on LinkedIn.

About LANDTHINK: brings together the various components of the land industry and provides knowledge, ideas and networking opportunities to land professionals and investors to create a stronger land marketplace. For more information on buying, selling or investing in land, or to subscribe to the Get Land Smart newsletter, visit


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