Soy Capital News

David Klein Named Illinois Land Broker of the Year

October 15, 2014

Bloomington, IL, October 8, 2014 — David Klein, ALC, received the honor of being named Land Broker of the Year by the Illinois Farm & Land Chapter of the REALTORS® Land Institute (RLI) at its annual meeting. Klein was recognized for his accomplishments as well as his dedication and service to the community. His nomination acknowledged his professionalism and ethics as a REALTOR®, and his knowledge and expertise when dealing with the Illinois land market. Klein has been a long-term and active member of RLI and the Illinois Farm & Land Chapter of RLI serving as the Chapter’s president in 2012-2013. Klein’s high standard of professionalism is shown through his commitment towards getting the Accredited Land Consultant designation in 2006.  He also recently obtained the ALC Advanced designation, one of 19 in the country to hold this prestigious accreditation. Klein is a member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) and earned the Accredited Farm Manager (AFM) designation with the ASFMRA in 1999, showing his advanced knowledge and training in the farm management profession. In 2001, the ASFMRA named Klein and his company’s team (Soy Capital) the “National Farm Manager of the Year”. For over ten years he has chaired the Region 4 report for the Land Values and Lease Trends survey for the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers.  Klein is the Principal Managing Broker and Auctioneer for Soy Capital in Bloomington, Illinois, which specializes in farmland real estate brokerage, auctions, management, and consulting.  The Soy Capital real estate brokerage team consists of 32 licensed real estate professionals located throughout the state of Illinois. The REALTORS® Land Institute is dedicated to building knowledge, building relationships, and building business for its members — the extraordinary real estate professionals, who broker, lease, sell, develop, and manage our most precious resource: the land.