Peer Reviews

Bureau of Land Management Field Office Manager Steve Addington “I have worked with Dwight for the past three years on a complex land exchange. He has in-depth knowledge of land tenure adjustment issues, land exchange procedures, T&E/habitat management, archaeological issues and the NEPA/EA process.”

Bureau of Land Management Branch Chief of Land’s David McIlnay “I have always found you to be a person interested in public land management. I have always found you to be courteous, prompt and knowledgeable. The land exchanges we have completed as a result of your efforts and work have been done professionally and promptly.”

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Summary of Qualifications

The management team has decades of combined expertise and knowledge in all aspects of real estate development. Including federal land exchanges, flora and fauna  habitat conservation, environmental impact reports, land development and improvements, acquisitions, sales and brokerage, land tenure, entitlements, annexations, subdivisions, parcel maps, and variances. They have a great depth of experience in putting together professional teams to obtain reports and studies concerning biology, topography, hydrology, soils, seismic, record of surveys, archeology, paleontology, mineral deposits, drainage, geology, transportation design, narrative MAI appraisals and financing through municipal bonds.

Summary of Professional Activities

The company has exchanged, developed, bought, sold or brokered hundreds of parcels encompassing thousands of acres of residential, commercial, industrial, ranch, agriculture, petroleum and mining properties. They have successfully formed and managed Corporations, LLC’s, General Partnerships, DBA’s and Syndications pertaining to real estate. Management of these entities included evaluating market conditions, acquisitions, valuations, negotiations, deal structuring, monitoring escrow and closing transactions, post-acquisition “value added” entitlements and creating sales exit strategies. They have worked extensively with many environmental groups and politicians giving them tremendous contacts for both. They have worked with 14 Federal and State agencies including the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Environmental Protection Agency, Surface Mining and Reclamation Act, Coachella Valley Association of Governments, Coachella Valley Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan, Department of Fish and Game, California Department of Transportation, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, California Conservation Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services and the U.S. Department of Transportation. They have working knowledge of the all important California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

Summary of Selected Projects

The management team has owned, founded, and operated several well known projects including but not limited to the “Historic 1400 Acre Land Exchange” in Owens Valley, the 3000 Acre BLM Land Exchange near Palm Springs, the 1640 Acre McNaughton Specific Plan in the city of Coachella also known as Lomas Del Sol, a 6000 acre annexation into the city of Coachella partially known as Desert Lakes, and the I-10 Freeway/ McNaughton Parkway Interchange. They have purchased a portion of the Conway Summit Ranch near Mono Lake and the Snow Creek Development near Palm Springs and put both in land conservation for perpetuity. They have created the companies of RAM Holdings Inc. (a real estate investments firm), McNaughton Energy Inc. (an oil production firm), McNaughton Mining (a natural organic soil amendment mine) and McNaughton Farming (a 960 acre farm producing cotton, carrots, onions and other irrigated row crop produce).