Bates Land Consortium is in its 47th year of providing unparalleled personal service and remarkable performance in closing transactions. In combination, two associates bring 60 combined 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 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 thoroughly 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 enormous Bell Ranch in Northeastern New Mexico. By August, Pat closed the sale of this historic 290,000-acre contiguous and all-deeded ranching empire.
After six years of concerted effort, Pat brought the highly-diversified and productive 3L Cattle Ranch in Central Saskatchewan into escrow in mid-December 2016. One of the largest land holdings in the Province, this beautiful cattle and grain operation contains 18,850 acres of deeded land.
In late May 2016, Bates Land Consortium was granted the responsibility of marketing the renowned Winecup Gamble Ranch encompassing 948,380 acres of land in Northeastern Elko County, Nevada. This giant commercial cattle ranch was carrying 9,080 mature animals with plans and resources in place for moving to 10,000 Animal Units within a few years. By mid-December, Pat and Dave Packer had the Winecup Gamble in escrow under a firm contract to close.
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. He is licensed as an Associate Broker in Utah and as a Sales Associate in Idaho and Wyoming.
In the past 11 years, Dave has handled many good-sized transactions with skills that impress all parties including cooperating brokers, attorneys on both sides, and title companies.
Additionally, his command of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and creative techniques has been sought out by some of the Nation’s largest landowners and a significant number of brokerage firms in the West seeking to upgrade the quality, content and appearance of their operational and marketing maps.
Dave’s computer skills and knowledge of GIS were a key part in the sale of the Winecup Gamble Ranch – the most complex transaction ever handled by Bates Land Consortium. He gathered and delivered over 2,400 pages of due diligence material.