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Steven D. Smith – Cross Creek Realty, LLC

Steven D. Smith Attends the 2014 National Land Conference in Charleston, SC
Smith Continues HIS Commitment to Building Land Industry Knowledge 
March 20, 2014 – Greenville, South Carolina- Steven D. Smith of Cross Creek Realty, LLC in Greenville, South Carolina attended the 2014 National Land Conference: If land could talk, on March 12-14 in Charleston, SC, to learn from experts, connect with industry peers, and make deals. The conference, presented by the REALTORS® Land Institute, hit record attendance and incoming reports indicate it was the best conference yet for professionals in the agriculture, timber, ranch, recreation, appraisal, auction, farm management, site selection, and land investment industries.
Attendees expanded their knowledge base from world renown experts on hot topics including the economy; energy, hydraulic fracturing, and mineral rights; marketing and new technology; land conservation opportunities for land owners; 1031 exchanges that benefit land owners; and international business opportunities. Presenters included Leonard Jordan, Associate Chief of Conservation at the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service; William Emmons, PhD, Assistant Vice President and Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; and Samuel Boxer, Esq., Partner of the Environmental Practice Group of Sidley Austin LLP.
The networking opportunities available as a result of the educational sessions, the inspiring presentations, and the chance to sit side-by-side with other business leaders that are in various stages of their journey along the path to success, all provide for some very important takeaways for attendees of the 2014 National Land Conference.
Mr. Smith is a candidate for the RLI’s Accredited Land Consultant.  The Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation is an indication of the land professional who is the most accomplished, experienced, educated, and highest performing land expert. It requires successful completion of a rigorous education program and a proven track record of success. They are the most trusted land professionals as a result of their commitment to professional development and a strong code of conduct.
The 2015 National Land Conference will take place in Tucson, AZ, on March 23-25. For more information visit
About the REALTORS® Land Institute
The REALTORS® Land Institute is the professional membership organization for real estate practitioners who specialize in land transactions. An affiliate organization of the National Association of REALTORS®, the Institute provides a wide range of programs and services that build knowledge, relationships, and business opportunities for the best in the land business. Through its best-in-class LandU curriculum, the REALTORS® Land Institute confers its Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation to only those real estate practitioners who achieve the highest levels of education, experience, and professionalism. For more information visit

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