Who we are.

Since our inception, The Land Agency strives to provide their clients with the most seamless, comprehensive land brokerage service.

Howard Weinstein

Founding Principal

Mr. Howard Weinstein has been a prominent leader in the Arizona residential land brokerage and homebuilding industry for the last 30 years. In his extensive experience as a homebuilding senior executive, Mr. Weinstein acquired, entitled, and developed thousands of acres and lots, while spearheading the construction of over $1 billion of single-family residential communities. During Mr. Weinstein’s more recent tenure as one of Arizona most recognized land brokers, he has collectively conducted brokerage transactions of more than $2 billion.

The Land Agency, which Mr. Weinstein founded, is a leading land brokerage agency serving the acquisition and disposition needs of the top homebuilders, developers, investors, landowners, farmers, and lending institutions operating in the Phoenix MSA. As part of his responsibilities with The Land Agency, Mr. Weinstein has represented the nation’s top 20 publicly traded homebuilders including but not limited to, Meritage Homes, DR Horton, Richmond American, KB Home, Lennar, Pulte, Beazer Homes and K Hovnanian Homes.

Brad Kuiper

Principal and Designated Broker

Brad joined The Land Agency in February 2010, previously working with the Land Advisors Organization. Brad comes from a third generation agricultural family. He was raised in Buckeye, AZ. Brad specializes in assisting clients who are looking for agricultural ground, or clients who are looking to relocate, liquidate, or cease their farming operations.Because of Brad’s background in agriculture he brings a unique perspective to The Land Agency as Arizona’s production agriculture continues to change due to development pressure and competition for Arizona’s natural resources.

 

Brad earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Dordt College in Sioux Center, IA, and received his Masters in Real Estate Development (MRED) from Arizona State University in 2009. Brad is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), United Dairymen of Arizona member, and is a Young Farmer and Rancher member with the Arizona Farm Bureau Federation.

Principal

Patty Lafferty

Patricia (Patty) Lafferty is a Principal with The Land Agency. As an industry leading land broker, Patty focuses her real estate expertise on residential land and lot transactions throughout the Phoenix MSA.  Patty’s represents many of the largest U.S. public and private homebuilders and developers with respect to their land acquisition and disposition strategies.

 

Patty’s market knowledge depth and industry leading experience has propelled her to being one of the most active and recognized land brokers in Arizona. In addition to her homebuilder and developer expertise, Patty represents a wide range of landowners from institutional ownership groups to multi-generational family’s and farmers, guiding them through their long and short-term disposition land strategy’s.

In addition to her land brokerage expertise, Patty’s exceptional leadership and strong management skill sets at The Land Agency have resulted in the recruitment, training and development of many young collegiate interns.

 

Michael Welch

Associate

After graduating from the University of Denver with a BSBA in Real Estate and Construction Management and an MS in Finance, Michael acquired his JD degree from the University’s Sturm College of Law, specializing in Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law. While pursuing his education, Michael simultaneously nurtured his experience in land acquisition and development at Richmond American Homes, with a progressive career that resulted in Director of Land Acquisition, with over 10 years’ leading underwriting, sourcing and negotiating purchase and sale agreements, conducting due diligence activities, obtaining asset management approval, and/or closing land transactions valuing $500,000,000 over five geographical markets (Denver Metro Area, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, Phoenix, and Southern California). Michael specializes in land and mobile home park transactions for The Land Agency.

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