Every service offered by Land Agents Services is anchored by an experienced, knowledgeable team that takes pride not only in their work but in the quality, accuracy, and expediency with which they perform it. Our ability to perform these tasks better and more efficiently than our competition combined with the streamlined and optimized organizational structure of LAS enable us to complete projects on time and often under budget.
In the mid-1800s, mineral prospectors flooded the west seeking fortune and prestige, randomly staking claims that they hoped would pay off. Today, wind energy companies are racing to find the best available wind resources and claim their share of the wind energy market. Using the latest technology and available data, Land Agent Services help our clients precisely target areas with the highest project potential and suitability, analyzing the critical elements of a project location:
LAS has already identified nearly 80 potential Greenfield project sites in over a dozen states and is ready to help our clients develop those sites, using your requirements and specifications. Our extensive research has indicated that these sites comprise the core of any Midwest Greenfield project development that will be identified in the next three years. Once a location has been identified and selected, we conduct a comprehensive scoping of the area, gathering all essential data, including transmission line capacities, while laying the groundwork for a successful land acquisition effort. Our Project Development service gives our clients a competitive advantage by aggregating our highly efficient and effective services into one comprehensive package, lowering your project development costs while increasing position.
In the Scoping stage of a project, LAS gets the lay of the land, both literally and figuratively. With minimal cost, we determine project boundaries while gauging local interest and getting a feel for the competition, should any exist. In a few shorts weeks we create a comprehensive information network that lays the ground work for a successful acquisition, including identifying and cataloging landowners within the project area and using modern digital mapping systems to define project parameters. When competition arises, we perform a broad analysis of the competition: who they are, where their project boundaries lie and what, if any land they have acquired, and what terms they are offering.
Once Scoping has concluded, we present our findings to our clients, affording them the opportunity to make an informed decision about when or if to pursue a proposed project. Once the decision has been reached to advance, we meet with our clients to customize a unique strategy designed to propel the project toward a swift and successful conclusion.
Using a variety of resources, including wind, solar, topographic and transmission maps, we can assist our clients in pinpointing prime locations for wind and solar farm developments anywhere in the country. Additionally we will take advantage of our standard Scoping process to evaluate potential project sites on the ground and work with our clients to determine preliminary and final development footprints.
We can also help our clients explore possible joint venture projects by determining the viability and feasibility of a project with a comprehensive evaluation of a project’s efficacy, both from a site-control as well as a financial perspective, ensuring that a proposed joint venture meets our client’s requirements and that the terms and conditions are the most beneficial to our clients.
Dedicated solely to real estate deed procurement, our professional Deed Puller over 40 years of experience in the real estate title industry. Our expeditious Deed Pullers gather essential real estate documents with an efficiency and attention to detail that minimizes delays in subsequent stages of development and maximizes the advantage over any potential rival. The documentation culled by the Deed Pullers is then digitally integrated into the Information Network, allowing our Document Preparation staff to review and efficiently produce ready-to-sign contracts.
Our highly skilled team of Document Preparers compresses the sales cycle by quickly and precisely producing your provided contracts with the information retrieved by the Scoping team and Deed Pullers, enabling our Land Agents out in the field to rapidly secure project territory, cutting your costs and increasing your position. While continually consulting with your legal department to maintain consistency and required legal standards set by you, our Document Preparation staff reviews vested deeds and landowner information to ensure accuracy. Our systematic streamlined process—from Scoping to Deed Pulling and digital integration—has enabled our Document Preparation staff to achieve an unprecedented three to five day turn-around time for individual contracts when requested by a Land agent, ensuring prompt completion of the project.
Working closely with our Land Agents, our mapping department provides each client with a graphical representation of every project during each stage of development using Delorme Xmap 6.0 with GIS editor capabilities. Our e-maps can compliment or supplant your own mapping department. As an added bonus, we update maps weekly to illustrate the progress our team is making with a user-friendly color coding system, showing which landowners our Land Agents have met with, which landowners have signed with us, which landowners are not participating in the project, and which have signed with the competition. As a project progresses, we work with our clients to make necessary adjustments to the project boundaries as well as any adjustments to the overarching strategy vis-à-vis the competition or any complications.
Whether it is an option agreement, lease agreement or a combination of the two, Land Agent Services can provide our clients with the input to produce the best possible contract terms to compete in a given region or market. By evaluating contracts to ensure that they are market ready and as landowner friendly as possible, our in-depth analysis helps our clients produce agreements that are tailored to each individual market or region, giving our clients a competitive advantage over the competition. We can also assist our clients to standardize the formatting of contracts so that they may be more readily archived and recordable, saving our clients time and money in the process.
Utilizing a proprietary architecture, our IT specialists build a unique Information Network that integrates the data compiled from scoping, mapping, and deed pulling into a comprehensive organizational infrastructure which integrates all landowner information and land agent activity. With numerous reporting capabilities, our Information Network not only allows us to easily track the status and history of each individual landowner within a project, but also consolidates all activity on a project into a readily accessible framework, enabling us to deliver a precise weekly and cumulative updates on each project. Our Information Network is optimized to allow our Land Agents and Document Preparation staff to efficiently coordinate with one another, further reducing costs and project duration.
In our first two years of operation, 2007 and 2008, our experienced and proven team of Land Agents acquired over 1.6 million acres for wind energy developments and our impact has grown exponentially since the early days. Providing a constant presence on the ground for your company, our readily adaptable Land Agents bring a wealth of business and real world experience that enables them to efficiently and affordably bring a project together. With an organizational structure that can rapidly scale-up to accommodate projects of any dimension, Land Agent Services has developed proven strategies to acquire land quickly and efficiently by addressing common challenges such as landowner push-back, landowners who attempt to collectively bargain as a group, attorneys, state and local officials, tenant farmers/ranchers, and out of state landowners. As part of our overarching strategy, our Land Agents are accustomed to long stints in the field, providing the dedication necessary to implement our proven strategies and complete projects on time and, in many cases, under budget.
Our land acquisition services do not end once our Land Agents leave a project location. We provide continual service by answering landowner questions and concerns after we have wrapped up a project, forwarding to our clients any questions or issues that we cannot readily resolve. We pride ourselves on treating landowners with the utmost respect and dignity. By making landowners feel comfortable that they are doing business with ethical and reliable people and by making them feel they are valued partners in the development of clean renewable energy, we earn their respect and enhance the image and status of our clients.
Our rate structure is highly competitive and affordable for any budget and any project, whether it is a wind or solar farm, ROW transmission lines, Met Towers, and Pre-Construction, or all of the above.
Offering a seamless transition to and through the construction process, our experienced land agents can assist client companies with the permitting process, curative title work, handling final landowner approvals of siting plans, adding or adjusting easements, coordinating construction schedules with landowners and addressing landowner requests and concerns prior to and throughout construction. As mentioned above we have experience in transmission line right of way and met tower agreements to complete a project.
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