John Campagna - Land Advisor

John helps clients sell and buy working lands including farms, forests, renewable energy sites, conservation lands, and hunting preserves. He is experienced in all aspects of land use regulations, land entitlement process, and land conservation programs.  Over the past two decades John has worked with a wide range of constituents (investors, landowners, government agencies, NGO’s, and community groups) to bring about innovative land based solutions for our communities’ environmental and economic needs.

John lives with his family in the Baltimore area, and remains active in his local community.  Recent community work in the Baltimore region includes co-chair of the Green Committee for the Maryland Diocese of the Episcopal Church, taskforce chair for West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition, President of Baltimore Green Works, Market Master at DC’s Dupont Circle Farmers Market, and on the endowment committee for the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club.

Today, he helps manage his family’s 200 acre timber holding in West Virginia, and 100 acre loblolly pine plantation in Mississippi.  His deep love of the outdoors includes hiking, canoeing, gardening and being a lifelong avid equestrian.


John Campagna's Press Releases

Land Report 2020

A Year in the Dirt: The Land Group Releases 2020 Land Report

February 1, 2020
SALISBURY, MD, FEBRUARY 2020– The Land Group (TLG) is starting off 2020 with the fifth release of their annual Land Report.  After closing on 60 tracts of land totaling over 7,500 acres with more than $37M in total trade value Ben Alder of TLG is energized by the success and looking forward to 2020.  “The market in 2019 showed [.. Read the full article ..]
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The Land Group Team

The Land Group Celebrates One Year Anniversary

August 14, 2020
First Year Marked by Rapid Growth and Expansion into Solar Consulting SALISBURY, MARYLAND, AUGUST 14, 2020 – The Land Group, the largest singularly focused land company in the Chesapeake Bay Region, recently marked their first full year of business.  “After opening the office in the Summer of 2019, then quickly expanding into other land markets [.. Read the full article ..]
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Introducing The Land Group: Experts in Land Brokerage and Consulting in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia

November 5, 2019
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, [.. Read the full article ..]
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Our Team

Ben Alder

Ben Alder

Principal Broker and Founder
ben@thelandgroup.us

Since 1997, Ben’s career has been focused in the natural resources field. During his studies at The George Washington University he completed bachelor’s degrees in Environmental Science, Biology and completed course work for his Master of Arts in Environmental Resource Policy. During his time at GW, Ben lived and worked on Vancouver Island as part [.. Read more ..]


Nick Campanaro

Nick Campanaro

Partner, Land Advisor
nick@thelandgroup.us

Graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of Maryland in 2011 with a Bachelors of Arts in Economics. He proceeded to work for Charles River Associates in Boston as an economic analyst specializing in mergers and acquisitions. Nick started with The Land Group in 2013 as a junior advisor/analyst. In four years he was promoted to [.. Read more ..]


Doug Williams

Doug Williams

Partner, Senior Land Advisor
doug@thelandgroup.us

Born and raised on the Eastern Shore Mr. Williams grew up on family farms in western Wicomico County. This early lifestyle contributed to his gaining knowledge and understanding in all aspects of agriculture. Mr. Williams resided in Hebron, MD until his move to Delaware 5 years ago. With a Harrington DE address, Mr. Williams now [.. Read more ..]


Mike Dryden

Land Advisor
mike@thelandgroup.us

Since 2013, Mike has led and aided in the restoration and protection of over 3,800 acres of wetlands through his role as the Restoration Specialist for the MD/DC chapter of The Nature Conservancy. Prior to that, he worked as the Public Drainage Coordinator for the Eastern Shore, and he began his career as a Soil [.. Read more ..]


john campagna

John Campagna

Land Advisor
john@thelandgroup.us

John helps clients sell and buy working lands including farms, forests, renewable energy sites, conservation lands, and hunting preserves. He is experienced in all aspects of land use regulations, land entitlement process, and land conservation programs.  Over the past two decades John has worked with a wide range of constituents (investors, landowners, government agencies, NGO’s, [.. Read more ..]


jeremy bertier

Jeremy Bertier

Land Advisor
jeremy@thelandgroup.us

Jeremy was born and raised on his families 165 acre farm in Union Bridge in Northwest Carroll County. Jeremy and his wife currently farm this land and operate it as a diverse operation consisting of 75 head of angus cattle, a group of Berkshire pigs, Non GMO row crops and premium quality hay and pasture. [.. Read more ..]


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Brian Morris

Land Advisor
brian@thelandgroup.us

Born and raised on Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore, Brian grew up working the land. As such, he spent many years involved in cash grain farming as well as trucking. This led to a sales position at Delmarva Kenworth. In addition to working with The Land Group, he presently farms fresh market produce. Brian has a [.. Read more ..]


Robert L. Freyer, Jr.

Land Advisor
rob@thelandgroup.us

Robert Freyer has been in sales for over 25 years, and hunting since the early 90s, and has since made hunting his passion and career. Rob’s hunting passion has led him to manage the whitetail population on over 1,000 acres of land for communities in Baltimore County, Annapolis, and Southern Maryland. Rob has been in [.. Read more ..]


Beth Hill - The Land Group

Beth Hill

Land Advisor
beth@thelandgroup.us

Dorchester County native, Beth Hill has been involved in forestry and the community her entire life. For over 20 years she worked in various capacities at one of the largest sawmills on the Eastern Shore. During her tenure with the company, she managed thousands of acres of land for timber production, wildlife habitat, and recreation. [.. Read more ..]


Sue Hudson

Land Advisor
410-774-0643
sue@thelandgroup.us

Sue, an advisor with The Land Group, was born and raised on the Maryland Eastern Shore. She has always been active and enjoys the outdoors, taking her love and enthusiasm for the outdoors into her role as a land advisor to buyers and sellers. Sue helps buyers find raw land or acreage for the long [.. Read more ..]


Stuart Hamilton

Stuart Hamilton

Geographic Information Scientist

Stu Hamilton (Ph.D.) is an Associate Professor of GIS and the GISM Graduate Program Director at Salisbury University, MD. He was formerly owner of Gulf Coast GIS and helped found the GIS center at the College of William and Mary. Stu is a certified GIS professional (GISP) and a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society [.. Read more ..]


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Jeff Hutchinson

Land Advisor
304-382-8292
jeff@thelandgroup.us

Jeff Hutchinson is a Land Advisor with TLG, serving landowners and land buyers in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. He learned to appreciate the outdoors on his family’s 500-acre homestead in Hampshire County, West Virginia. Mr. Hutchinson has a long history with forestry dating back to 1986 when he graduated from Penn State University with a [.. Read more ..]


Bobby Gorski

Land Advisor
bobby@thelandgroup.us

Bobby was born and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in Dorchester County.  His love for wildlife and the outdoors led him to West Virginia University (WVU) where he earned a BS degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Resources in 1994.  During and after college, he spent 10 years working at Environmental Concern, Inc. (EC) [.. Read more ..]


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Will Fehrenbacher

Intern
will@thelandgroup.us

Will grew up in Queen Anne’s County where he learned to love the connections found in the outdoors and the landscape. His passions for hunting and fishing have opened his eyes to the importance of a conservation mindset with a human role in the landscape. This drive for understanding has led him to pursue a [.. Read more ..]


Coleen Sheridan

Executive Office and Brokerage Coordinator
coleen@thelandgroup.us

Born and raised in Baltimore, and after residing in Carroll County, Maryland for over 20 years, Coleen relocated to the Eastern Shore in late 2014. Her background includes legal and administrative positions in a few of the larger law firms in Baltimore – DLA Piper (formerly Piper & Marbury) and Miles & Stockbridge, as well [.. Read more ..]



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