Steve Bruere


Office Phone: 515-222-1347
Mobile Phone: 515-240-7500

Steve Bruere



Steve Bruere is the president of Peoples Company, a leading Iowa-based land brokerage with a diversified offering of land management, land appraisal and land investing services in 20 states across the country. Steve has steered a more than 30-year-old real estate company into one of the Midwest’s fastest-growing land brokerage and land management firms. He currently stays active with speaking engagements across the country and serves on many industry boards, including the Iowa Chapter of The Nature Conservancy Board of Trustees, the Strategic Advisory Board for the Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, the UNI Real Estate Program Advisory Council, and chairing Iowa’s Soil and Water Future Task Force. He is the past president of the Iowa Chapter of the REALTORS® Land Institute, which also named him Farm and Land Broker of the Year in 2013. In 2008, Steve spearheaded the launch of Peoples Company’s annual Land Investment Expo – a premier conference bringing together major players in the land business and featuring high-profile speakers such as T. Boone Pickens, Kevin O’Leary, and President Donald Trump. His latest project, the Iowa Ag Tech Accelerator, identifies and invests in startups and technologies that will improve yields, sustain our environment and feed the world.

Business Experience

Peoples Company, Clive, Iowa
President/Real Estate Agent
• 2005 - 2017 Company Sales Leader
• Led Peoples Company from a 4 person team to a 60 person team
• Increased company sales 39% annually putting Peoples Company on The Land Report’s list of America’s Best Brokerages in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
• Developed current Peoples Company brand and sales culture
• Licensed Real Estate Agent in Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska and Washington

Professional Affiliations

• REALTORS® Land Institute
• Iowa Commercial Real Estate Association
• Iowa Association of REALTORS®
• National Association of REALTORS®


• Iowa Chapter of The Nature Conservancy Board of Trustees
• Strategic Advisory Board for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture
• Chair of Iowa’s Soil and Water Future Task Force
• Past President of the Iowa Chapter of REALTORS® Land Institute
• Executive Committee for Warren County Economic Development Corporation
• Advisory Council for UNI Real Estate Program


• REALTORS® Land Institute APEX Top Twenty Producer Award, 2017
• UNI Heritage Honours Young Alumni Award, 2014
• REALTORS® Land Institute Land Broker of the Year, 2013


“I have known and worked with Steve for over two years. He is quick to respond and has a great grasp on what I am looking for - even before I call him. He transforms his entrapanural spirit into services that really help his clients be successful.”

Terry Lutz, McClure Engineering

“I have bought and sold property with Steve. He’s a no-pressure easy-going guy, and his knowledge, service, and ultimate execution is impeccable and highly admirable. At the end of the day, Steve delivers results that leave you wanting to come back for more.”

Jay Skelton, Principal Real Estate Investors

“Steve brings something to the sale of farm land that no other Realtor I know does. He has a degree in marketing and applies those principles in marketing land. Steve is uniquely trained and focused to guide a seller on these important points. He also is very adept at identifying the type of prospective qualified buyers. He has been very successful in selling some of my land during the last few months.”

Harold Marquis, Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley

Featured Listing

PendingListing #13939
Listing #: 13939
120.00 acres m/l
Maysville, MO
Price: $500,000.00

A nice farm of 120 acres in DeKalb Co., MO

Featured Auction

Upcoming AuctionListing #14228
Listing #: 14228
314.00 acres m/l
Arispe, IA
Price: Auction

314 Acres m/l of prime Union County farmland to be sold at public auction Friday, August 3rd, 2018 at 10:00 am at Afton "Joy" Community Center.