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About 18 Land Company
18 Land Co. was created from a shared desire to be diligent and loyal real estate partners and good stewards of the land. As Montana landowners ourselves, we seek to do business how we would want others to do business with us. It’s that simple. After engaging in land transactions ourselves during our time in Southwest Montana, we identified a more authentic way of connecting people to the land, a truly local approach that doesn’t end with the sale. We look forward to working with buyers and sellers alike to help them achieve their Montana dreams as your Southwest Montana land brokers.
We believe in facilitating lasting relationships between people and the land. To accomplish this, we offer straight-forward guidance and solutions for people who want to buy or sell property in Southwest Montana. It’s our belief that the land and its people are best represented by Montana land brokers who understand their connection to one another. We strive each day to do what is right by our clients and the land we represent.
When you work with us, we won’t just find you a property, we will connect you with a community. Southwest Montana is a place unlike any other. It’s where a handshake still means something. The people that you see at the high school football game on Friday night are the same ones you’ll see Monday morning on your way to work. This is a community we believe in, and we want to share it with others who recognize and respect what makes it unique.
Our TeamRooted In The West
ranch management, our team members are rooted in Southwest Montana to serve as your on-the-ground experts.
Nate Finch was raised outside of Jackson Hole, Wyoming on his parents working guest ranch near Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. After a childhood of ranch work and time spent enjoying the outdoors, he attended the University of Montana in Missoula. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 1987 and decided to stay in Montana.
After a few years of unsuccessfully attempting to make a living in the rodeo world, Nate married Kim, and in 1996, together they purchased their first ranch property near Dillon, MT. For the next 23 years, they raised their two sons and built a cow-calf and yearling operation as full-time ranchers. Along the way, they expanded their business through a series of purchases and sales of ranch properties, all the while gaining personal experience in ranch real estate transactions as well as sound ranch management.
In 2019 Nate decided to put his ranching experience to work in a new way by acquiring his real estate sales license and cofounding 18 Land Co. This venture is grounded in giving clients on both sides of a farm or ranch transaction the finest service available to help them achieve their goals.
“At 18 Land Co. we want to use our varied experiences to help you realize your farm and ranch real estate goals. Whether you are a buyer or a seller we can use our marketing power and expertise to guide you through the transaction process. After closing, we’ll be there to provide a variety of management services while tapping into a strong network of farm and ranch experience. Our number one goal is our client’s enjoyment of their properties.”
Keith Handlos was born and raised in Ennis, Montana where he enjoyed the outdoors and small town atmosphere. After graduating from Ennis High School, Keith attended the University of Montana Western where he met his wife, Janelle. The couple moved to Dillon where Janelle is employed as an athletic trainer at University of Montana Western. The couple keeps busy following their son, Taylor, to athletic events and getting outside to enjoy the outdoors.
In spring 2005, Keith joined Bramlette and Company Realtors as a licensed assistant to Tom Bramlette. For the next seven years, Keith served as Tom’s assistant with a focus on farm and ranch sales. Keith credits Tom’s mentorship for his success as a real estate broker today. After Tom’s passing, Keith joined Beaverhead Home and Ranch with a focus on farm and ranch sales. In 2019, Keith helped found 18 Land Company where he serves as Managing Broker.
Since 2005, Keith has been involved in many farm and ranch transactions in the state of Montana, ranging from large agricultural operations to small recreational properties on lakes, streams and rivers. He considers himself fortunate to have worked with incredible people on the buying and selling side of real estate during his career. Keith looks forward to the opportunity to maintain these relationships and looks forward to meeting new people who he can put his experience to use.
18 Land Company is committed to supporting clients long after the transaction closes. When buying or selling property, especially farms and ranches, there are many underlying issues which buyers and sellers may not think of before making a purchase or sale. Keith and the rest of 18 Land Company will provide buyers and sellers a high level of service to understand these underlying issues. Avoiding surprises and headaches ensures that buyers will be able to enjoy their purchase, enjoying Montana for years to come and give sellers confidence they made the right decision to sell to the right buyer.
Jayme Tash was raised on a ranch in Lima, Montana. After high school, she graduated college with a Bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Montana Western. While attending college, she worked at a local bank and after graduating in 2006, she worked as a relationship manager for one of the largest agricultural lending cooperatives in the Northwest.
In 2014, Jayme and her husband, Kyle, had the opportunity to purchase his family’s ranch just south of Dillon. That same year, she transitioned from lending to financial and office management for Schuett Farms and other various entities.
As part of the 18 Land Co. team, Jayme serves as a financial advisor and consultant, assisting individuals during land transactions.
When she isn’t busy in the office helping others, she enjoys spending her time helping Kyle on the ranch with the cattle and raising their two little blond-haired, blue-eyed girls.
David Schuett was born and raised on his family farm in southwest Wisconsin. After graduating from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982, he moved to Dillon and worked for a local veterinary clinic. He purchased his first ranch south of Dillon in 1984. He left the local clinic in 1985 to open his own large animal practice. There, he had the opportunity to work with some of the largest cow/calf producers in Beaverhead County. Over the past 35 years, he purchased various ranches and built his land base to over 30,000 acres. His farm/ranch operation grows over 22,000 tons of hay along with 350,000 bushels of small grains, runs over 1,500 mother cows and operates a custom farming, haying and harvesting operation.
In the early 1990s, David purchased the local implement dealership in Dillon. In 2012, his dealership merged with another to form one of the largest implement dealerships in Western Montana. When David isn’t on the ranch or in a tractor, you can find him at the dealership helping customers with their equipment or offering ranching advice.
Leveraging 35 years of experience managing ranches and conducting significant land transactions, David help found 18 Land Co. to serve as an advisor and consultant. He is eager to share his knowledge and expertise gained over the years to help others achieve their ranch management goals.
Peri R. Suenram
Peri Suenram is a fourth generation Montanan and a life-long equestrian. Having spent her entire life in Beaverhead and Madison counties, Peri has an intimate knowledge of the beautiful landscape that makes up Southwest Montana. She and her husband currently own and operate a small ranching and farming operation in Beaverhead and Madison counties.
Peri is a graduate of the University of Montana Western. She spent nearly 40 years working for the U.S. Forest Service where she gained extensive expertise in resource management and environmental issues. Additionally, Peri has been in the real estate industry for more than 15 years. With her professional background in resource management and her on-the-ground experience in ranching, she is particularly interested in helping clients select the ranching and recreational properties of their dreams.
Peri has competed in numerous equestrian events, but her current passion is cutting. She actively competes throughout the western United States. When not working or on a horse, Peri enjoys numerous outdoor activities, including fishing, traveling and college football.