US Land & Farms, LLC specializes in land and investment property brokerage. We sell all types of properties for financial institutions, private equity groups, investors and end-users.
Mike Newsome is a seasoned real estate sales professional with over 27 years of experience in development and brokerage. He is responsible for many facets of deal sourcing, finance structuring, developing, marketing, and selling of all types of properties ranging from subdivision lots and commercial buildings to large timberland packages and agricultural properties and also specializes in OREO property disposition. Mike believes in fostering co-broker relationships to maximize sales and marketing efforts and has successfully used past experience of subdividing and marketing property as a principal to assist financial institutions in creative disposition of foreclosed assets. He is licensed in every state that touches Georgia and has consistently and successfully implemented sales and marketing plans across state lines with over $300,000,000 in real estate sales throughout the Southeast.
In 1996 Mike spearheaded the acquisition of a 498 acre tract of land in Jones County, Georgia. He designed and oversaw the development of Clifton Ridge Subdivision on this property which became one of the finest subdivisions on the south end of Jones County. The success of this development led to the Board of Education’s decision to purchase a site for a new school complex which they named Clifton Ridge Middle School.
In 2006 Mike produced a $1,058,000 net profit for a company in a 7-month division and disposition effort of 1678 acres in Elbert County, Georgia.
From May 2012 – July 2017 Mike was personally responsible for 194 closings totaling $91,235,000 in sales volumes for clients throughout the Southeast.
Brian Parker joined the US Land & Farms team in 2015 bringing with him over 10 years experience in real estate, development, commercial and residential construction, and asset management operations. He brings skills related to financial and market feasibility studies, cost management, finance structuring, and project management. He and his wife Stephanie have two beautiful daughters. He enjoys serving his church, Henry Baptist, as part of the media team. Passionate about outdoor activities and learning about others, the move into land and investment brokerage was a natural fit.
He received a BS in Construction Management with a concentration in Real Estate Development from Southern Polytechnic State University (now Kennesaw State University) and an MBA with a concentration in Real Estate from Georgia State University. He has been involved with commercial construction projects up to $25 million and led preconstruction activities totaling over $150 million.
Melissa came to US Land & Farms in 2014. She provides administrative support to the US Land & Farms team and ensures the smooth day to day running of the office. She is responsible for managing administrative operations which include designing, coordinating, and implementing operational practices, service functions, and reporting tools as needed to achieve US Land & Farms goals as well as assisting the sales team with successful transaction management and creative marketing campaigns.
Melissa has a BA in Political Science and Rhetoric from Georgia College & State University.