Open Lands, Inc.

Open Lands was founded in 1990 to give trusts, landowners or sellers an alternative to traditional brokered sales. We’re passionate about land stewardship, and can purchase property outright if desired, including as-is without contingencies, or also turnkey as operating (with any equipment and livestock in place). We’ll do what it takes to help fiduciaries, beneficiaries, heirs, and or sellers – save money and avoid risk regarding their land interests. We’ve since helped hundreds of properties and their legacy stakeholders across many of the states in the U.S., typically investing between $500,000 to $10 million per property.

Board Advisor – Dean Williams

Raised as a 5th generation livestock farmer, Dean Williams founded Open Lands, Inc. in 1990 with a belief that increased integrity, curation, and stewardship in land sales can benefit all parties. 

A visionary real estate entrepreneur, Dean is a graduate of Western Illinois University (BA, MA Political Science), Georgetown University (JD Law) and Stanford University (Executive Program, Graduate School of Business).

Of Counsel – David Holden

David Holden is a business transaction lawyer, business consultant, and executive coach in who for many years has contributed to a variety of business owners and publicly and privately held business organizations.

Serving as the personal advisor to owners and chief executives, David has helped them create effective strategies and achieve successful results in a broad range of business transactions.