Bates Land Consortium is in its 45th year of providing unparalleled personal service and remarkable performance in closing transactions. In combination, three associates bring over 90 years of successful experience to the table for their valued clients and fellow real estate professionals – a rare pool of knowledge and integrity to draw upon for those seeking only the Best in the West.
C. PATRICK BATES has specialized in marketing and acquiring premier properties for select clients throughout the Rocky Mountain West for over four decades. Since 1970 his practice has been based entirely on referral and repeat business.
In 1974 he sold the Deseret Livestock Ranch – the largest block of contiguous land in the Rocky Mountains containing 202,000 deeded acres to an investor from Hong Kong – and it has been non-stop ever since.
Speaking of repeat business, Pat sold sold this huge ranch again in 1983.
He has earned a reputation for unquestioned personal and professional integrity, providing genuine personal concern for clients, seeking always to understand their singular goals and motives. Attorneys, accountants and other brokers appreciate his attention to detail and comprehensive knowledge of land and water values throughout the Mountain States. He is a Licensed Broker in Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, New Mexico, and Saskatchewan, Canada.
Pat played college baseball as a catcher at Brigham Young University and spent three seasons in the Los Angeles Dodgers minor league organization before settling into the real estate business in 1967. While fly-fishing is a passion, he mostly enjoys creating the most informative and attractive property offering brochures in the West and serving clients who become treasured friends.
In January 2010, his firm was chosen by the Lane Family from Chicago to market the iconic Bell Ranch in Northeastern New Mexico. By August, Pat closed the sale of this historic 290,000-acre contiguous and all-deeded ranching empire.
DAVID A. PACKER was raised working on his grandfather’s ranch in McKinnon, Wyoming. Those years of clearing sagebrush, calving, branding, irrigating and haying made a lasting imprint.
Dave earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronics from Brigham Young University and spent 22 years as an engineer and senior manager in the aerospace industry. This was followed by four years as president of a medical technology company.
He has served on numerous city, county and state boards, including a city council and two irrigation company boards. Dave has years of experience serving in trusted fiduciary positions and enjoys a reputation for impeccable integrity. He has never strayed far from his roots and lives on a small farm in Kaysville, Utah.
Through the years he has purchased, developed and sold real estate. Well-seasoned, Dave joined the Company in 2006, bringing a unique blend of experience in ranching, real estate, property development, government, finance and technology. His attention to detail, coupled with an inherent love of land and natural resources, position Dave Packer to serve his clients – both buyers and sellers – most successfully in future years. He is licensed as an Associate Broker in Utah and as a Sales Associate in Idaho and Wyoming.
LENARD J. OWENS, MAI, has been a prominent real estate appraiser for over 35 years. He is principal of Owens & Associates, Inc., and provides appraisal, consulting and expert witness services related to real estate valuation.
As a Member of the Appraisal Institute, Lenard holds the prestigious MAI designation and has served on Institute committees, locally and nationally. He is a Certified General Appraiser in Utah and Idaho. Lenard attended Utah State University and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from the University of Utah.
Land valuation, including agricultural and mountain properties plus conservation easements, are areas of strong expertise. He has been involved in a good number of significant Federal and State land exchanges. Lenard has appraised numerous commercial properties including office, industrial and retail projects along with subdivisions, condominiums, residential and special use properties.
Lenard grew up on a combination beef and dairy operation in Delta, Utah and possesses first-hand knowledge of farming and ranching.
In recent years, many of Lenard’s private clients have expressed interest in having him find buyers or have sought assistance in acquiring land parcels.
Lenard Owens and Patrick Bates have known each other for over 35 years and have mutually appreciated each other’s expertise and reputation. With his growing interest in land brokerage, Lenard chose to join Bates Land Consortium as a Licensed Utah Sales Associate in November 2013. His innate love of land and extraordinary interest in people – along with great professional depth – will enable him to serve Sellers and Buyers successfully.