About Us

Peoples Company is a leading provider of land brokerage, land management, land investment and appraisal services throughout the U.S.


Peoples Company’s proud history began in the 1960s and was established in the farm management department of Peoples Trust and Savings Bank in Indianola, Iowa.

In 1972, the farm management department and real estate brokerage separated from the bank into what is now known as Peoples Company. In 2002, the current ownership team acquired the majority interest of the company and began building the foundation for the organization we are today and the future growth of the Peoples Company brand.

In 2008, Peoples Company launched the Land Investment Expo — an annual conference that brings together major players in the land business. Keynote speakers have included Jim Rogers (2013), T. Boone Pickens (2014), Donald Trump (2015), Mary Matalin and James Carville (2016), Ben Stein (2017), Kevin O’Leary (2018), Martha Stewart (2019), and Jon Meacham and Anthony Scaramucci (2020). The Land Investment Expo is the cornerstone of the company’s marketing efforts and has positioned Peoples Company as one of the leading brokerages in the country. Peoples Company strives to recruit and retain the best people in the land business, and as such, the company has consistently been named a “Top Brokerage in America” and a “Top 30 Auction House” by the Land Report, an industry-leading publication targeted toward the American landowner.

With an industry-leading website, a cohesive team of land professionals, and aggressive marketing strategies proven to drive land sales, Peoples Company has become a top agricultural real estate services firm holding licenses in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington and Wisconsin.

Our rural heritage and our ties to the land are the core of our business and we hold true to the premise that “everything starts with land.” It is on this premise that – with a global perspective – Peoples Company built innovative real estate solutions into our Vision, Mission, and Core Values.


Create opportunities for landowners by being resourceful and influential in the global land business.


Deliver innovative solutions to our clients with a team of cohesive land professionals focused on building lasting relationships.


Peoples Company lives by these core values every day. We are committed to having the best people in the industry and only hire individuals that share our values.


We provide solutions by being industry leaders and ambitious problem solvers who think outside the box.


We are flexible in our approach to understand and meet the needs of clients.


We are results oriented and focused on growing market share.


We are led by our vision and we are self-managed in our decision making.


We work together to maximize our resources and opportunities for the entire team.


We hold honesty and respectfulness as our highest values and follow through with what we say.


We focus on building trust and respect by cultivating lasting and positive connections with clients and others in the industry.


We differentiate ourselves by understanding the market to a degree not equaled by our peers.


We focus on the unlimited opportunities within the land business and embrace challenges with positive attitudes.



Over the past 15 years, Peoples Company has worked with buyers and sellers from across the country. Hear from some of our clients about their experience working with Peoples Company!

Kenny Herring, with his positive attitude became quickly Knowledgeable of our family farm. He immediately became acquainted with those associated with our family farm corporation. He spoke with respect of other realtors as they became involved.

Mary Beth
Farm Client
From the appraisal, to the listing, to the sale, to the closing, everyone I dealt with at Peoples was helpful, knowledgeable, and professional.