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Full-Service Land Brokerage Handles All Land Deals
Our name says it all. The team at Maryland Land Advisors has been brokering land throughout Maryland since 1997. Maryland Land Advisors is the state’s only full-spectrum land brokerage, representing farmers in the sale of agricultural land; investors and developers in the sale of pad sites, subdivisions, and commercial development opportunities; and families in the sale of single building lots, land for hunting or other recreational activities. If you have any type of land, we can advise you on its sale, reclamation, repurposing or development. We have sold over half a billion dollars’ worth of land since incorporation and are a trusted resource for owners, lenders, institutions, developers and builders.
“Under All Is the Land”
This first sentence from the code of ethics of the National Association of Realtors is the foundation of our land practice. Before the first spade of dirt is turned for any development project, years’ worth of critical decisions have been considered and made. The brokers at Maryland Land Advisors assist sellers and purchasers in making those decisions--from completing a market analysis of a property, to determining the value of a land parcel, through obtaining easements, up-zoning. Once a property is ready to go on the market, we deploy our robust marketing program, which covers traditional and digital advertising, plus our vast network of connections. When the offers arrive, we guide our customers through what can be an emotional and trying time with steady, expert guidance. You can rest assured you’ll get top results.
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The brokers at Maryland Land Advisors are highly skilled; our marketing is robust, modern and superior; our reputation for getting land to the settlement table is unsurpassed; and our commission is fair and well-deserved.
Landowners love us … and you will too. If you own land of any type--farm, field, woods, building site or redevelopment opportunity, we look forward to discussing how we might serve you.
Land development can be a complicated, expensive and time-consuming process. We are adept at maneuvering and negotiating the maze of government, community and bureaucratic processes to transform unimproved land into record lots.
We coordinate all activities required to obtain final approval and permits for your project, and we assist in fee development, easement acquisition, rezoning, or annexation.
More wealth has been created by land ownership than by any other investment vehicle. We work with landowners to understand their goals and objectives and then examine all the development options available.
On the flip side, investing in land can offer stable yields as well as substantial upside once the property is sold for development. From time to time Maryland Land Advisors can offer investment positions in forthcoming development opportunities.
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Meet the Team
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Silcott Springs Farm
I have worked with Stephen for many years on a variety of residential and institutional projects in the Baltimore Metropolitan area. Some of the projects were very difficult, but Stephen managed the real estate transactional component very well on behalf of his clients. He was able to work well with attorneys on both sides of the table as well as with engineers and experts, not to mention the principals guiding them to a final closing on the property. Stephen knows that few projects today do not involve land use and environmental issues, which need to be navigated with care and cost sensitivity. Resolution of these issues requires extensive knowledge of the properties and area and experience in working with experts in the relevant topics. His knowledge of the area, experience in handling complex transactions and demeanor enable him to serve his clients effectively and efficiently.
John B. Gontrum, Esq.
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP
Stephen, I’ve enjoyed watching your business grow. Your many friends and associates join me in offering you best wishes. We all look forward to finding our next business deal with your firm.
J. Joseph Clarke, President
JJ Clarke Enterprises
Stephen J. Ferrandi is in an enviable position: He's got the gold - and he knows it. The gold in this case are the large land parcels the real estate agent is selling for 25 clients. Typically, his clients are farmers who are selling land that's been in their families for generations. And its Ferrandi's job...to find a developer with the deepest pockets possible.
The Baltimore Sun
June 24, 2001
I want to let everyone know that I feel that you’re served my husband and my family very well under extremely difficult circumstances. I am glad to give you my highest recommendation. Over the last 15 years of you’ve become more than our land broker, you’ve become a trusted member of our extended family. You are our friend.
I wanted to write you to thank you again for all of the time you spent making sure that everything would go smoothly. As you assured me, you got me a great price. During our many phone calls you explained all of my options and even flew out to meet with me in Las Vegas to discuss the many offers you obtained on my land the day after they came in. You are a true professional. If I owned any more land in Maryland, I’d surely have you represent me again, too bad you don’t want to move to Nevada.
Las Vegas, NV
I look forward to the land offerings that Stephen and his group put before us on a regular basis. Stephen has a knack for understanding how developers think and what sellers want – and an uncanny ability to make both happy.
Stephen and I worked closely together on a highly controversial and complex planned residential community that required multiple public hearings and sensitive negotiations with neighbors, community groups and governmental officials. Stephen was instrumental in the ultimate approval and sale of the project. His preparation and knowledge of the facts and ability to constructively work with people were instrumental to the project’s success.
David M. Plott, Attorney
Linowes and Blocher LLP
Stephen represented the estate of my wife's father, selling a large parcel of wooded investment property in Baltimore County. As a CPA, I'm a stickler for details and very thorough in the approach I take in my work and other business dealings. We were very pleased that Stephen always kept us informed as he marked the property, obtained multiple offers, and worked with us to select a buyer and through the prompt closing of the deal. We are pleased to recommend Stephen to those interested in selling land in Maryland.
Sal P. Ercolano, Jr., CPA
At Bozzuto we have been primarily land buyers, and you represent sellers,our company has greatly appreciated the opportunities to work with you because you do such a good job of researching and understanding a particular transaction, identifying the most appropriate potential buyers and then running a clear and fair selection process. That professionalism makes everyone's job easier, and is truly appreciated by all parties.
John B. Slidell, Vice Chairman
The Bozzuto Group
Mr. Ferrandi is a true open land Broker Specialist. He has years of experience marketing open land for residential and commercial development. And, he has a unique personal knowledge of the individual developers that are actively purchasing property. We relied completely on his marketing knowledge, professional advice and leadership. I feel confident in my recommendation of Stephen Ferrandi for any open ground sales project.
Morehead City, NC
I've worked with Stephen Ferrandi for over 16 years in my capacity as a land acquisition manager for three different companies, including a top ten national home builder. He is a detailed and ethical land broker. He has been in the land business a long time and is skilled at negotiating with both buyers and sellers. He is able to have both parties leave the negotiation process happy, which is in itself a skill. As a purchaser of land for subdivisions, I can tell you his marketing packages provide all of the detailed information that I need to analyze a property. If I were a landowner would enlist him to sell my property.
Steuart Kret Homes
During the past ten years I have successfully worked with Stephen Ferrandi as my real estate broker to handle the disposition of my real estate holdings. He has successfully worked for me handling the disposition of both transfer development rights (TDR’s) and a 21 acre parcel of ground in Howard County, Maryland. I hold him in the highest regard and wish him and Josh Halbedel continued success in the land brokerage business.
I have known Stephen Ferrandi and been involved with him in multiple real estate transactions for many years. I have referred several of my most valuable clients to him for his representation of their real estate needs. I have no reservations whatsoever in recommending him in any real estate matter. His real estate experience and advice are of the highest quality that I could recommend.
Michael L. Synder, Esquire
Managing Member Coady & Farley
Stephen, allow me to compliment you. You are a great land broker. You fought for every penny for your client, the Nixon Family and made sure I knew it. You protected their interested and served them well, but always as the buyer, I felt that you treated me equally with respect and an appreciation for my view point throughout the many months of negotiations. I know that we still have three years of processing before the Nixon Farm is a Centex community and that we will be working closely together to make that happen, but I think we should celebrate the contract signing of a $17,000,000 land contract with a beer. Your treat!
Robert Larkin, Director of Land Acquisition
When a local homebuilder realized that he could make more profit by selling his 112-home subdivision to a national homebuilder rather than building the community himself, he hired us to market the property to every active national builder. Within six months, we proved his assumption right with a huge payday. Windsor Mill, Baltimore County, Maryland…Read More
When a developer wanted to ensure that his project was exposed to the market, he hired us to market his 1364-unit mixed use community in Elkridge. We created a comprehensive marketing plan and negotiated with all of the public builders which created a competitive atmosphere that yielded extraordinary results for our client with Lennar Homes…Read More
When the CSX railroad wanted to sell a 28-acre tract of land that paralleled their railroad tracks in Anne Arundel County, we got the call. After six months of aggressive marketing, we walked the property with lots of prospects, but the proximity to the tracks limited the amount of development the land could support and…Read More
When one of the largest landowners in Queen Anne’s County wanted to sell a portion of their landholdings approved for tax-credit housing, we expanded our marketing from local to regional, getting the property in front of every tax-credit developer in the Mid-Atlantic. To handle the anticipated response, we created a competitive bid process, received multiple…Read More
One of Our Most Complex Deals Is One of Our Favourites In 2005, we represented the Bell Family estate in what was of our most complex and complicated deals. The project involved a 600-acre parcel of developable land that straddled the border of Prince George’s and Charles counties. This meant that the property and any…Read More
Hard Work and Great Partners Help Build Howard County This development was years in the making. We began talks with out-of-state sellers in 1997, and in 2002 it went under contract, and the final transaction was made in 2008 after complex zoning changes. In the end, we sold 56 acres from the Shipley-Curtis Farm to…Read More
MLA Helped One Developer Shift Project to Another At Last Minute What do you do when you would like to pass on a large project that only a few developers can take over? You call Maryland Land Advisors, of course. We were proud to represent one of Maryland’s largest apartment owners when they decided not…Read More
Bell Family Land Now Kingsview Phase II We sold a 600-acre tract for the Bell family–one of the largest land owners in Prince George’s and Charles counties–to a regional developer who has now developed the project into Kingsview Phase II. The assemblage of land was challenging, as it had no water, no sewer, no roads…Read More
Site on the Susquehanna Took Complex Negotiations The team at MaryLand Land Advisors was honored to represent the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic for the Presbyterian Church based in Richmond, Virginia, in what had to be a quick sale of a remote 112-acre summer camp overlooking the Susquehanna River. The client requested that we market the…Read More
Owner’s Limited Zoning, Firm’s Desire to Create Seniors’ Housing a Perfect Fit An out-of-state investor hired Maryland Land Advisors to maximize the value of his property which had a zoning restriction limiting development to seniors-only housing. Lead broker Stephen Ferrandi and his team worked hard to find and recruit an investment-development firm. Stephen brought the…Read More