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Our history

Roy Fischer is President and Lorraine Spahr is Vice President of Land Property Associates, Inc. Their work history includes the following:

  • Managed a $1.2 billion bond portfolio for Landmark Bancshares.

  • Created "from scratch" Land Financial Group, Inc., a retail stock brokerage company employing 65 people which was eventually sold to a Midwestern Bancorp.

  • Formed one of the first farmland limited partnerships in 1987 as noted by the publication, Financial World.

  • Formed Land Property Associates, Inc., a licensed real estate broker, in 1993 and an affiliated company, Farm Properties, GP, which invests in farmland, in 1996.

  • Formed a "pooled investment" in 2000, currently active, that invests in a combination of equities, bonds and farmland.

  • Created over 100 entities that acquired and sold tens of thousands of acres of farmland over the years.

Ben Fischer joined Land Property Associates, Inc. in 2017. His work history includes the following:

  • Assisted in managing a $1.1 billion debt portfolio related to commercial properties covering in excess of 20 million square feet.

  • Conducted project feasibility analysis for new development opportunities, analyzing acquisition and construction costs against future lease and sale income.

  • Assisted in securing and closing in excess of $950 million in commercial real estate loans (ranging in size from $1 million to $215 million) thru Life Company, CMBS, GSE and Bank funding sources.