Introducing The Land Group: Experts in Land Brokerage and Consulting in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia

The Land Group Team Photo outdoors with trees in the background

SALISBURY, MD – NOVEMBER 5, 2019 – The Land Group, led by Founder Ben Alder, has opened its doors in Salisbury, MD. The Land Group provides land brokerage and consulting services throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Today, the “We Sell Dirt” group represents the largest portfolio of land available to purchase in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia, totaling approximately 30,000 acres.

The Land Group’s business brings a breadth of experience to the Chesapeake region with expertise in land management, timberland, agriculture, conservation and land development. While land brokerage services are the pillar of TLG’s business, advisors provide consulting services on a regular basis for clients seeking guidance on how to best manage their land assets, both ecologically and financially.

“As a biologist by training and at heart, I have always worked to help clients make sound choices about the economics of their land investments,” said Ben.

The TLG team is strategic in their collective professional backgrounds and in the geography of the region they serve. Today, TLG is comprised of nine advisors located throughout the tri-state area. “We are building a team that will understand the land market, from Garrett County, Maryland to Kent County, Delaware and South to Accomack County, Virginia and every piece of dirt in between,” Ben continued.

The Delmarva Peninsula is served by five team members: Ben Alder, Partners Nick Campanaro and Doug Williams, and Land Advisors Sue Hudson and Beth Hill. Amy Sorg serves as the backbone to the operation in her coordinator role from the Land Group office in Downtown Salisbury.  

Founder Ben Alder has spent his career working with land; since 1997, Ben’s career has focused around land use decisions relating to agriculture, forestry, natural resources and most recently renewable energy projects. To date, Ben has closed over $200 Million in land through the transfer of more than 40,000 acres.

Partner Nick Campanaro has been working alongside Alder since 2013. He has a strong background in economics and analytical skills, and handles systems development and implementation, lead generation, GIS services and outreach for the team.

Partner Doug Williams spent over 26 years in the land surveying field before his transition to land brokerage. He maintains his license in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia and has served as lead surveyor for a variety of projects for The Land Group. As an avid outdoorsman, Doug has a thorough understanding of wildlife habitat, state hunting regulations and managing property for wildlife and recreation.

“TLG never would have happened without my partnership with Nick and Doug,” Ben shared. “Together we have built a company that adds value to our clients by understanding how land value and land use are intertwined.” 

The Land Group footprint serves the land market West of the Chesapeake with three land advisors: Jeremy Bertier, John Campagna and Rob Freyer. The team in these Western Shore counties is also working north as The Land Group expands into Pennsylvania, currently consulting clients with plans to begin providing brokerage services in early 2020.

“The Land Group vision has come to fruition with the union of these professionals with unique backgrounds and specialties. Together we are more than the sum of our parts. The ‘We Sell Dirt’ logo is more than just a funny elevator pitch, it is a business plan that keeps TLG focused on what we do and how we provide value to our clients,” said Ben.

For more information about The Land Group, visit or call 410-934-3478.

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