Republic Ranches, LLC is a Texas and Oklahoma licensed farm and ranch brokerage firm that operates statewide and has five branch offices. The firm represents both buyers and sellers of farms, ranches and other rural properties across Texas. Our four branch offices are conveniently located across Texas and are in or near the major metropolitan areas of Texas where many principals are based.
The firm is owned and operated by Jeff Boswell (Houston), Bryan Pickens (Dallas), Mark Matthews (Hondo) and Charles Davidson (San Antonio). “Bios” for each of the partners and our agents can be found below.
The marketing plan for our listings and our firm includes aggressive use of electronic and print mediums, road signage (when appropriate), networking via participation in real estate industry associations, networking via participation in other ranching/wildlife associations and by way of each principal’s network of contacts. Of note, we maintain a highly exclusive “click through” banner ad on the Lands of Texas website. We also advertise in the The Land Report providing nationwide as well as statewide marketing coverage (both print and electronic/social media).
Similarly, when representing buyer clients in their search for a farm, ranch or other rural property we make use of electronic media, print media and our personal networks. Additionally, we typically have several unadvertised listings or properties available for sale that may meet the client’s needs.
About Our Team
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.
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.
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.
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 member of the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department’s White-tailed Deer Advisory Committee and serves on the Advisory Board of the Borderlands Research Institute for Natural Resource Management. 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).
Tallon Martin – Agent
Tallon Martin is an Agent with the Republic Ranches team. He graduated from Texas A&M with a Bachelors degree in Agriculture Economics, with an emphasis in finance and real estate, and while he was there, he was the President of the National Agri-Marketing Association. He lives in his hometown of Richmond, Texas, and it is his passion for hunting and the outdoors that led him to a career in ranch real estate.
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.
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.
Jonathan Trantham – Agent
Jonathan Trantham is a native Texan and passionate outdoorsman. His love of the outdoors and the diverse landscapes that stretch across Texas’ vast reaches inspired him to enter the field of ranch & land sales. 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 Texas properties. 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.