About

WHO WE ARE

Republic Ranches is an elite farm, ranch and rural properties brokerage firm serving Texas, Oklahoma and, via a strategic alliance with Fay Ranches, the Rocky Mountain West. Republic Ranches is one of the most powerful land brokerages in the country. We have offices in Austin, Dallas, Hondo, Houston, and San Antonio that allow us to effectively cover a broad region home to some of the finest ranches in North America. Our well-connected presence in the major cities gives us access to qualified buyers who nowadays often come from the capital-rich major metro areas. As a team, we bring to bear a new level of professionalism, talent, dedication and unwavering ethics on behalf of our clients.

HOW WE CAN HELP YOU

If you are a buyer or seller of large land assets in today’s market you find yourself navigating a world of complex and highly consequential decisions. You need a well-seasoned team of experts to be at your side.

The team at Republic Ranches, led by founding partners, Jeff Boswell, Charles Davidson, Mark Matthews and Bryan Pickens draws it’s strength from collaboration. The diverse and extensive pool of collective knowledge, networks and resources truly allows Republic to offer the best support possible to its clients.

Our Core Marketing Focus

Listening. It is our sincere desire to fully understand your needs, wants and goals—not follow a one-size-fits-all approach. A successful relationship has to start with listening.

Collaboration. The team of professionals at Republic Ranches offers you a comprehensive package of expertise. We don’t compete against one another. We work together for a common goal of serving your needs. Our expertise includes wildlife and habitat management; conservation initiatives; ranching, hunting, farming and timber operations; fisheries management, water enhancements and issues, legal issues impacting both buyers and sellers, oil & gas implications, market knowledge, etc.

Connections. The team at Republic has collectively developed a diverse and extensive contact pool to draw on. Our relationships with buyers, sellers, land funds, investors and experts are a key element of the service we provide.

Advertising. Republic Ranches utilizes a multimedia advertising approach utilizing our own branded web-site, industry listing sites such as Lands of Texas where we maintain a Platinum level and banner ad, social media campaigns, and diverse print advertising. We regularly place full page ads in both statewide and national publications such as The Land Report, Oil and Gas Investor, Cowboys and Indians and Texas Monthly to name a few.

Photography. Excellent pictures sell! Photos are truly worth a thousand words, that is why Republic Ranches uses only high-quality photos in the marketing of our properties.

 

ABOUT OUR TEAM

Jeff Boswell

Jeff Boswell
Partner/Broker
Jeff Boswell is a Partner with the Republic Ranches team. In addition to selling farm & ranch properties in Texas, Jeff also has extensive experience in developing wetlands, quail rehabilitation on lands in the Gulf Coast and South Texas, pond and lake building and fish stocking, and experience as a landowner in farming and ranching. Jeff is a member of TWA, Quail Coalition, DU, and is a life member of the NRA. He has a degree in Geology from W&L University and an MBA from UT Austin, and resides in Houston with his wife and three daughters.
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Charles Davidson

Charles Davidson
Partner/Agent
Charles Davidson is a Partner with the Republic Ranches team. He is a 4th generation Texan active and passionate about rural Texas and the outdoor pursuits. He owns and operates a ranch in Real County. He is a Past President of the Texas Wildlife Association, a Trustee of the TWA Foundation, a past member of the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department’s White-tailed Deer Advisory Committee and serves on the Advisory Boards of both the Borderlands Research Institute for Natural Resource Management and the Texas Agricultural Land Trust. He is also a member of the Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association and the Quality Deer Management Association. Charles has hands on experience buying and selling ranch properties and interests as a principal, in addition to overseeing the nationwide operating commercial realty portfolio for his previous employer. Charles received a Bachelor of Science degree from Washington & Lee University and a MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. He resides in San Antonio with his wife and three children. Charles is fluent in Spanish (Se habla Espanol).
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Mark Mathews

Mark Matthews
Partner/Broker
Mark Matthews is a Partner with the Republic Ranches team. In addition to selling farm and ranch property, he is a co-owner in a wildlife consulting business, Cuerno Grande. He has over 25 years of experience in developing, managing, and owning ranch properties. He has a degree in marketing from the University of Texas, and a Masters in Wildlife Management from Texas A&M University. He lives in Hondo with his wife and four daughters.
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Bryan Pickens

Bryan Pickens
Partner/Broker
Also Licensed in Oklahoma
Bryan Pickens is a Partner with the Republic Ranches team. He knows landowner issues and the real estate market through his experience that also includes timber production, mineral and aggregate exploration, and wildlife and habitat management. A sportsman and ranch owner, Bryan also knows what it takes to properly buy, manage, and sell ranch real estate as an outdoorsman. He is a native Texan with strong ties to the community, and serves on the advisory boards of the Circle Ten Council of Boy Scouts of America and the Texas Wildlife Association, and is a former member on the Board of Trustees for the Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation, the official non-profit partner of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. It is through these efforts that he strongly encourages sportsmen, families, and kids to spend time doing absolutely anything outdoors. He has a degree from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from SMU, is an Eagle Scout, and resides in Dallas with his wife and four daughters.
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David Boyles

David Boyles
Broker Associate
As a native Texan, David Boyles has spent his life enjoying the outdoors and what it has to offer through hunting and fishing. His own experiences with his dad in his early years heavily influenced his dedication to the outdoors as a place to enhance relationships with nature, family and friends. David’s enthusiasm about passing on his great respect for our natural resources and wildlife is evident in all these activities. The land, in turn, continues to be a secure and wise investment. His family began this type of investment with a dairy farm just outside Houston and a ranch in Real County. David has continued this tradition with property in Uvalde and Brown Counties, particularly enjoying negotiating grazing leases and developing wildlife management plans. Having spent thirty years in commercial real estate specializing in medical property, he has experience in handling large real estate transactions and is dedicated to walking buyer and seller through to final closing. David graduated from The University of Texas where he was a member of the Texas Cowboy Organization, acquiring lifelong friendships throughout the state. He is married with four grown children and lives in Wimberley, Texas.
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Dan Flournoy

Dan Flournoy
Agent
Born and raised in Shreveport, Dan Flournoy graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1964, with a B.A. Degree in Political Science. After serving a tour in Vietnam as a 1st Lieutenant Counter Intelligence Advisor in the Army, he headed to Houston as fast as he could. Since 1995, Dan has been very involved in the management of a large ranch in Central West Texas, dealing with oil and gas transactions, transmission lines, government programs, water rights, hunting, livestock and many other ranch specific issues. That ranch was the recipient of many conservation awards, most notably the Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Lone Star Land Steward Award for the Edwards Plateau region in 2010. He serves as a Director and Life Member of The Texas Wildlife Association and is currently on its Executive Committee. He is an avid bow hunter and fisherman. He has two grown children and lives in Houston with his wife of 45 years.
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Kate Gibson

Kate Gibson
Broker Associate
Kate is a native Houstonian who specializes in equestrian farm and ranch sales. A lifelong equestrian, Kate is also President of Shadyside Farms, a boarding and training facility for Hunters and Jumpers which she has owned and managed since 1991. Shadyside Farms has facilities in Montgomery and Waller counties that board hunters, jumpers, and polo ponies. Through her 25 years of managing, training, and competing in the horse world, Kate has extensive knowledge of the farm and ranch properties and equestrian facilities in the areas surrounding Houston. Kate graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelors of Science degree in Architectural History and Preservation. She lives in Houston with her husband, Steve Gibson and three children.
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Jason D. Hawn

Jason D. Hawn
Broker Associate
Jason D. Hawn was born and raised in Victoria, Texas. Jason grew up with a rich appreciation of the hard work and joy that comes with owning a ranch. Having obtained a degree in Economics from Southern Methodist University, Jason went to work for an Austin strategic communications firm. While there, he managed the company’s corporate hunting leases on the Cotulla Ranch, King Ranch and then the Kenedy Foundation Ranch. Realizing his true calling, Jason obtained his real estate license and went out to follow his passion of being outdoors, traveling throughout Texas and representing buyers and sellers of Texas’ most precious resource. Since then Jason has proven himself as a seasoned seller and buyer’s broker who will always put his client’s needs first. Jason is an avid outdoorsmen. Jason resides in Austin, Texas with his wife and two children.
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Scott Jennings

Scott Jennings
Agent
Scott is a native Texan who was raised in a small town south of Houston. He has been an avid outdoorsman and conservationist his entire life. He also owns and operates a small cattle operation in Brazoria and Real counties, and has extensive knowledge in developing and maintaining habitat for wildlife and livestock. Scott also has knowledge and experience in ranching, farming along the Texas gulf coast, and hunting property management throughout Texas. He is a member of the Texas Game Warden Association, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, and Ducks Unlimited. Scott received a bachelor’s of science degree from SWT in law-enforcement and agriculture, and lives in Brazoria County with his wife and daughter. His enjoyment and passion for the outdoors, conservation, and helping others led him to join the Republic Ranches team.
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Donnie Lewis
Agent
Donnie was born in Athens, Texas. He grew up on his family ranch in Henderson County, which dates back to 1841. He and his family are heavily invested in ranching and commercial properties, and also, he is a registered pharmacist. He graduated from the University of Houston and has nearly 40 years experience in commercial real estate, retail and hospital pharmacy. In addition to selling ranches, Donnie is currently is developing his own property named “McNair Farm” in Athens which its a venue for special events. He was formerly a Athens City Councilman, Advisory member of the Texas Department of Health, Director of the Cain Center-Athens, and is currently a member of the East Texas Medical Center Board of Directors. Serving the public has always been a major focus for Donnie and understanding the needs people have and how to meet them has been his underlying mission in life. Real estate is one exciting way that he can fulfill that mission.
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Tallon Martin
Broker Associate
Tallon Martin is an avid outdoorsman with a passion for conservation and wildlife management. Over the years Tallon has learned many hands-on management techniques on his family ranch in Colorado county, Texas. He has gained extensive knowledge in pasture restoration, waterfowl habitat, timber management & pond ecology. Working with clients from the northeast Texas Pineywoods to the south Texas plains region, Tallon has gained a vast knowledge of the Farm & Ranch real estate market across Texas. He understands the unique aspect each region has to offer and the wide ranging wildlife & land management programs implemented around the State. Tallon is a graduate of Texas A&M University, he graduated with an Agriculture Economic degree with an emphasis in finance & real estate. While there he was the President of the National Agri-Marketing Association: Texas A&M Chapter, this opportunity helped him learn from many local marketing professionals and gain a large scale perspective of nationwide Agri-marketing techniques. Tallon is the current President of Austin Woods and Water Club, board member on the McBride Foundation, and an active member with the Austin Quail Coalition. Tallon resides in Austin, Texas with his wife.
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Keith A. Ray
Agent
Keith A. Ray has been engaged in the wildlife management and consulting business for over two decades, working alongside his father, Murphy E. Ray Jr. In addition, Keith operates an outfitting business specializing in white-tailed deer hunts. Keith graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio with a BBA in Business Management. He is a member of The Texas Wildlife Association and resides near Devine, Texas with his wife and two children.
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Murphy E. Ray , Jr.
Agent
Murphy E. Ray, Jr. started in the early 1970s as a biologist with Texas Parks & Wildlife. He holds a Wildlife Management Degree from Texas A&M University. In the early 1980s, he started his business, Management Services, Limited, and has worked as a consultant on whitetail deer management since that time. He co-authored “Producing Quality Whitetails”, a book on concerning all aspects of deer management. He also is a co-founder of the Texas Wildlife Association.
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Spencer Reed

Spencer Reed
Agent
Spencer Reed was born in Northeast Oklahoma, and has gained substantial knowledge in operating a working cattle ranch, having grown up working on his family ranch that began in 1901. Before joining the Republic Ranches team, he previously managed a commercial beef stocker business in Oklahoma. He is an expert on stocking rates, livestock health and wellness, weed control, and overall property management, and these are just a few things that help him determine property value and potential in rural real estate. Spencer is a frequent outdoorsman, and a passionate bow hunter. His love for wildlife and care for the land are a big part of his goals to preserve the outdoors. He is a member of the Rural Fire Department near his ranch and also a member of the Oklahoma, State and County, Cattlemen’s Associations. Spencer graduated from Oklahoma State University with a B.S. Degree in Economics and currently resides in Dallas.
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Sam Shackleford
Sam Shackelford
Agent
As a 7th generation Texan, Sam Shackelford has a love and appreciation for Texas and all that it has to offer. He has hunted in South Texas for 27 years. Sam and his family own and operate a ranch in the “Golden Triangle”. Apart from ranching, he is an avid outdoorsman. Sam has guided and hosted hunts throughout Texas and has been a guest hunter on the Outdoor Channel’s Bucks of Tecomate and Realtree’s Monster Bucks. Prior to joining the Republic Ranches team, Sam founded and sold a successful business in the construction industry. He has first hand knowledge of pipeline, seismograph, and easement negotiation along with aggregate exploration. Sam has range and wildlife experience through Texas Tech University, and a degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Sam and his wife Jill and two children reside in Austin.
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Ross Studer

Ross Studer
Agent
Ross Studer is a San Antonio native and was raised with the family traditions of hunting and land stewardship. As a 6th generation Texan, his appreciation for the outdoors and all that Texas has to offer began early. Ross has gained an extensive knowledge of ranching operations while helping his family manage ranches and leases in various regions of Texas. His active involvement in ranching and wildlife management includes the stewarding of both native and exotic wildlife. Ross’ early career has included guiding hunts from Texas to southern and central Africa. Ross is a life member of the Texas Wildlife Association and a board member of the August Heart Foundation. He received a Bachelors degree in Marketing from The University of Mississippi. Ross resides in San Antonio, Texas.
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William D. Swanson
Broker Associate
William is a Broker Associate with Republic Ranches. He was raised in El Campo, Texas, and heavily involved in the family rice, row crop, and cattle farming operation through his college years. He is a life-long avid outdoorsman, spending as much time as possible hunting, fishing, and generally enjoying the Gulf Coast and South Texas regions of the state. Prior to joining Republic Ranches, over his 17 year real estate career he has provided buyer, seller, and leasing services to some of the country’s largest companies in addition to developing and owning properties. William is a graduate of Texas A&M University with degrees in Finance and Land Economics & Real Estate, and resides in Houston with his wife.
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Jonathan Trantham

Jonathan Trantham
Agent
Also Licensed in Oklahoma
Jonathan Trantham is a native Texan and passionate outdoorsman. With an expertise in working farms, Jonathan is able to advise our clients looking to navigate the complex world of modern farming. Through his dealings with farmland investors and owner-operator farmers, Jonathan has amassed an extensive set of resources and contacts he can offer clients. Furthermore, Jonathan’s experience working in the business consulting and marketing research areas equip him with a powerful problem solving and analytical skill set to help his clients acquire or sell exceptional properties of all kinds. He truly understands the importance of understanding and listening to customers. Doing everything possible to meet the needs of his clients is not Jonathan’s business philosophy—it’s his nature. Jonathan has a B.B.A in Marketing and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Tyler.
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Wallace

John Wallace
Broker Associate
John has lived in Corpus Christi all his life. He has been blessed to experience the South Texas outdoors since he was born. He grew up hunting from Brownsville to Victoria to Leakey to Laredo. Hunting and wildlife management was and still is a major part of his life and life style. He has almost 25 years experience in the South Texas real estate market. He has been a part of numerous residential developments in Corpus Christi, Port Aransas and Portland, and has helped broker and create several large commercial developments in South Texas. He brokered his first large ranch in 1993 and has been hooked on selling farm and ranch land ever since. John graduated from SMU in 1986 and has lived in Corpus ever since with his wife and two boys.
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Trey Werner=

Trey Werner
Agent
Coming from the professional sales sector and always having a love for the outdoors and the deep respect for the great land of Texas, Trey Werner took his passion and skills and joined Keller Williams Farm & Ranch Realty in 2013. It did not take long for Trey to rise as a top producer. Trey grew up in the rural area of Port Bolivar, TX hunting and fishing the coastal plains. Trey has always had a passion for the outdoors and the rich Texas tradition of land ownership and history. Trey takes great pride in making sure each client is well taken care of and enjoys guiding clients through the land purchase or selling process. He is very easy to get ahold of and always up for a good cup of coffee. When not taking care of clients, Trey enjoys networking with his many landowner resources, hunting, fishing, and enjoying his friends and family.
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Garrett Wilson
Agent
Garrett Wilson is an agent with the Republic Ranches team. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 2003 with a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Economics and received his J.D. from Texas Tech University School of Law in 2006. Garrett currently resides in Hondo, Texas with his wife and two children.
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