In 1992, Shawn Hansen earned his realtor’s licence and began working for Rural Properties Ltd. RPL was an agricultural real estate firm owned by the Highwood Livestock Market and Berrien Associates, an agricultural appraisal company. Within a short time, Shawn became the managing partner and broker for the company and has been a Land Broker in the agricultural, and now the development, rural real estate industry ever since.
In 2000, the Highwood Livestock Auction was sold and Shawn chose to move his office to High River and rename the company Hansen Land Company, and affiliated the company with Harry Lively and Lively Real Estate of Nanton. The company has since been renamed Hansen Land Brokers.
Hansen Land Brokers has enjoyed significant success facilitating some of the province’s largest brokered land sales. Shawn has been involved in several of Western Canada’s largest “land auctions”, including the “Maurice King Estate”, an internationally publicized auction that sold 5000 acres of Southern Alberta’s Porcupine Hills, and the sale of the Historical Kirk Ranch at Radium, British Columbia.
These auctions were a joint effort with the The Auction Company and Bob Dyck, the past President of the Fort Macleod-Highwood Auction Ltd with whom Shawn maintains an ongoing working and partnership arrangement.
Hansen Land Brokers offices are now located on the second floor in their own building in High River. Don’t hesitate to stop by for a visit or contact us.
Shawn has been an Auctioneer since 1981. He is a Commissioner for Oaths as well as a Notary Public, a member of the Calgary Real Estate Board, and the Alberta and Canadian Real Estate Associations.
Shawn became involved with the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede in 1995 as a member of the International Agricultural Committee. He went on to Chair that committee for several years, and then sat on the Livestock Auctioneers Committee. He remains a shareholder and senior associate with the organization to date.
In 2004, Stars Air Ambulance recognized Shawn for his 10-year commitment as Auctioneer for the organization’s yearly Starlight Starbright fund raising evening gala.
He is also a member of both the Auctioneers Association of Alberta, as well as the National Auctioneers Association.
In 2011 Shawn became the second Land Broker in Western Canada to receive the Accredited Land Consultant designation from the Realtors Land Institute, located in Chicago Ill.