About Us


The Land Group - Specializing in Hunting Land in MD, DE, & VA. Agricultural Properties, Timberland Conservation Consulting

The Land Group is the Chesapeake Bay region’s largest land brokerage and advisory group. Today, the TLG footprint services over 35,000 acres under brokerage in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

The Land Group brings together the expertise in a range of land specialties from agriculture, forestry, conservation, renewable energy, land management and development.

Our mission is to provide land brokerage expertise to assist landowners, farmers, investment groups and land buyers in decisions about existing land assets or future land investment.

“Fundamentally, we study land value and land use;
understanding how these two factors are intertwined is the
foundation of the work we do.”

-Ben Alder, Principal


Our Team

Ben Alder

Ben Alder

Principal Broker and 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 [.. Read more ..]


Nick Campanaro

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

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

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 ..]


Robert L. Freyer, Jr.

Advisor

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

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

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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