2020 Next Generation Honoree: Land Advisors Organization’s Bobby Wuertz is Rooted in Farming
Bobby Wuertz is an agricultural land adviser in the Phoenix office of Land Advisors Organization. In 2015 Bobby joined the company where he pairs his life-long involvement with agricultural production and his real estate background to close successful land transactions for investors, farm families, and agriculture investment funds.
Wuertz comes from a multi-generation farm family in Coolidge, AZ, where he learned a strong work ethic that carries on into an emerging commercial real estate career. Early in his career he learned to value farming and that’s earned respect among farmers and institutional investors. For this reason, his agricultural land brokerage is focused on helping farming families and agricultural landowners to find buyer who also value farming and will be purchasing the land to continue to use for its agricultural value, which is important to those in the agricultural community.
His unique practice allows him to utilize his deep knowledge and experience in the business of farming and the economics of agriculture as well as his multi-generational ties to agricultural communities throughout Arizona and California to bring together sellers and purchasers by understanding their goals and structuring transactions to help his clients achieve their goals.
Prior to Land Advisors Organization, Wuertz was a principle in a 4,000-acre farm operation. At the community level, he founded and currently serves as an executive board member of the Pinal 40 Organization, which supports local youth and promotes agriculture education.
These are just some of the reasons we chose Wuertz as one of the Phoenix 2020 Next Generation Award winners. Connect Media’s fourth annual Next Generation Awards recognize young leaders in the commercial real estate industry who are likely to be influential for years to come.
Dennis Kaiser is Vice President of Content and Public Relations for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Dennis is a communications leader with more than 30 years of experience including as a journalist and in corporate and agency marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, media relations, social media and content marketing services.
In his most recent corporate communications roles, he led a regional public relations effort across Southern California for CBRE, played a key marketing role on JLL’s national retail team, and was responsible for directing the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest, the nation’s largest commercial landscape services company.
In addition to his vast commercial real estate experience, Dennis has worked on communications and launch strategies for a number of residential projects such as Disney’s Celebration in Florida, Ritter Ranch in Palmdale California (7,200 homes, 22,000 acres), WaterColor in Florida and PremierGarage in Phoenix.
Dennis’s agency background included firms such as Idea Hall and Macy + Associates. He has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator.
Dennis has developed and managed national communications programs for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, both public and private. He’s successfully worked with journalists across the globe representing clients involved in major-breaking news stories, product launches, media tours, and company news announcements.
Dennis has been involved in a host of charitable and community organizations including the American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, BoyScouts, Chrysalis Foundation, Freedom For Life, HOLA, L.A.’s BEST, Reach Out and Read, Super Bowl Host Committee, and Thunderbirds Charities.