Ben Alder

Ben joined Sperry Van Ness – Miller Commercial Real Estate in December 2011 after working with Coldwell Banker while specializing in land and farm sales since 2004. Ben attended The George Washington University where he obtained degrees in Biology and Environmental Science and is currently working to complete a Master’s degree in resource management. Ben’s services focus primarily on assisting clients to make sound decisions about their land holdings and whether to buy, sell, conserve, hold or develop their land assets. Ben’s real property transactional experience has been focused on farmland and entitled land for any array of land uses. To date, he has closed transactions on over 4000 acres of land in Maryland totaling over $25M in sales since 2004.

The Slippery Slope of a Price

The Slippery Slope of a Price

Today I was asked about the value of a wetland. After considering the question, I sat back and thought about my frame of reference as a land broker...

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Got Pluck?

This amazing photograph was taken by my wife Debra one afternoon while she was sitting on a deck on Pamlico Sound in North Carolina with her favorite...

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Hope It Holds Water

So there I was at 23 years old, standing on a former bean field watching the excavator and bull dozer work diligently to not have any wasted motions...

Austrian Winter Pea

What Am I, You Ask?

I am an Austrian Winter Pea working hard this cold winter to improve the land where I was planted. Last October, I was mixed in with some rye and...

Take the Long Way Home…

Take the Long Way Home…

According to the 1945 census there were 41,275 farms in the State of Maryland; 31,008, or approximately 77% of this number, were operated by owners...

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