We’re Hiring! Real Estate Broker
Location: Des Moines or Ames, Iowa
Murray Wise Associates (MWA), headquartered in Champaign, IL, with satellite offices in Clarion, IA and Naples, FL, specializes in nationwide farm auctions and brokerage, as well as Midwest farm management. MWA was formed in 2010 when the asset investment division of MWA’s predecessor company, Westchester Group, was acquired by TIAA. The auction and brokerage divisions of Westchester Group, as well as select farm management, were used to start MWA. Over the course of our core team’s 30+ year history we have sold $2.5 billion in farmland and agribusiness assets and are routinely ranked as one of the top auction firms and brokerage firms in The Land Report. In November 2021 MWA became a wholly owned subsidiary of Farmland Partners Inc. (FPI), the largest publicly traded farmland REIT in the U.S. The combined strengths of the MWA and FPI teams gives us a truly national presence in the management, acquisition, and disposition of farmland.
MWA is looking to expand its Midwest presence. This position will require a motivated, self-starter to grow a real estate book of business with the support of MWA’s reputation and proven experience.
The primary responsibility of this role is sales development including real estate brokerage and auction sales. Once the sales project client is acquired, the individual will manage the sale while continuing to seek out new business.
⎼ Real Estate Sales – acquire new projects, advertise and sell properties to prospective buyers. This includes working with an attorney and client through the closing of the sale.
⎼ Understanding of agriculture.
⎼ Good organizational and communication skills.
⎼ Sales skills – client acquisition, retention, account and project management.
⎼ Dependable team member.
⎼ Self motivated.
⎼ Takes initiative. Follows through.
⎼ Bachelor’s degree, preferably in an agricultural or finance related field, or if no degree, equivalent experience.
⎼ Iowa Real Estate Brokers license is required (if unlicensed, must pursue in a timely manner).
⎼ Knowledge of Microsoft 365 Products and Adobe Creative Suite, or the ability to learn.
⎼ Financial modeling experience is a plus, but not required.
This position will require occasional travel across both regional and national locations.
This position will require the applicant to have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
This position will be based in Iowa as a remote, virtual office and will have office support handled through the MWA Champaign, IL office.