About Us


The Land Group - Specializing in Hunting Land in MD, DE, & VA. Agricultural Properties, Timberland Conservation ConsultingThe Land Group is a business unit of SVN Miller Commercial Real Estate, managed by Senior Advisor Ben Alder. The company started as SVN Land Group in 2013 to focus on land brokerage and advisory services in Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia.

The Land Group brings together brokers and technical advisors with land specialties in agriculture, forestry, conservation, and development. Our mission is to provide land brokerage expertise to assist land owners, farmers, investment groups and recreational buyers in decisions about existing land based assets or future land investments.


Our Team

Ben Alder - Senior Advisor for The Land Group

Ben Alder

Team Leader and Senior Advisor, Founder
Ben@thelandgroup.us

Since 1997, Ben’s career has focused around land use decisions relating to agriculture, forestry, natural resources and most recently renewable energy projects. Starting on Capitol Hill, his work focused around policy issues and garnering funding for natural resources. More than eight years were invested in the non-profit sector working on policy and watershed restoration in the Chesapeake [.. Read more ..]


Nick Campanaro - Land Advisor The Land Group

Nick Campanaro

Land Advisor, Partner
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 - Land Advisor The Land Group

Doug Williams

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 ..]


John Campagna - Land Advisor

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 - Land Advisor

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 ..]


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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