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.


Our Team

Ben Alder

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 [.. 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.

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 ..]


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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