M.S. Agriculture, Stephen F. Austin State University
Brian DePriest is a Land Sales real estate professional, and part of the knowledgeable team at United Country - The Land Group. His experience in forestry started in his childhood, while growing up on a small family farm. He learned the true value of land and the rewards of hard work as he helped his family with their row crop farm that included cotton, soybeans, and some cattle. Brian continued to grow in his knowledge of land and farming throughout his college years. He has an extensive background in row crop farming.
Brian values building relationships throughout the industry based on honesty and fairness. “I take pride in providing professional, trustworthy real estate services for my clients. I am uniquely qualified to help clients sell their land and enjoy a consultative approach to land investment services. Speed of sale is important and with an array of powerful marketing tools at my disposal that's my goal.” If you are looking to find land, farms, ranches or Timber property for sale in Texas or Arkansas please give Brian a call.
When he is not out in the field helping his clients, he loves to spend time with his wife, Tori, and children Latham and Lorelei. He also enjoys attending his church, deer hunting, golfing, and riding his motorcycle. Brian’s best advice to offer a client when buying and selling land is to do business with knowledgeable professionals you can trust. He genuinely cares about building strong relationships, and helping customers with their goals.
"The best investment on earth is earth" - Louis Glickman.
Master of Divinity – Chaplaincy (US Navy Reserve), 2012, Liberty University
B.A. Business Management, 2007, Ouachita Baptist University
Marketing of Real Estate including Hunting, Recreational, Timberland, Farm, and Rural Residential properties
Financial and Valuation Analysis, 1031 Exchanges
Conservation Easements, Watershed and Habitat Management Techniques
Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry – Board Member
The Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation
Arkansas Forestry Association
The Nature Conservancy
Derek is a real estate professional at Davis DuBose Knight Forestry and Real Estate as well as The Land Group United Country. His real estate experience began in high school while working for the Ross Foundation in Arkadelphia where he learned forestry and land management practices. While completing his Bachelor of Arts in Business Management at Ouachita Baptist University, he began a real estate appraisal apprenticeship and studied aviation at Henderson State University. Derek has been a certified appraiser and licensed real estate agent since 2009. During that time, he has consulted with private landowners, non-profits, and state/federal agencies regarding acquisition, disposal, and valuation over tens of thousands of acres.
Throughout his tenure at The Nature Conservancy, Derek worked closely with partners to buy and sell land in all four corners of the state including Pinnacle Mt State Park, Rattlesnake Ridge Natural Area, Ranch North Woods Preserve, Upper Little Red River, Buffalo River, Kings River, Saline River, Mulberry River, Strawberry River, Hot Springs National Park, Poison Springs State Forest, Terre Noire Natural Area, Cache River/White River/Pond Creek and Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuges, as well as Camp Robinson/Grandview/Casey Jones/Beryl Anthony/Beaver Lake/Dagmar/Benson Creek/Wattensaw/Warren Prairie/Falcon Bottoms/Longview Saline/Bayou Meto Wildlife Management Areas.
“Whether you are searching for a timberland investment property, a working farm, development sites, or a recreational tract to make lasting memories with family and friends, I look forward to representing you in the market.”
Derek loves spending time with his wife, Jill, and their children Elijah, Ezra, and Ruby. He enjoys canoeing, hunting, fishing, and flying.