Eshenbaugh Land Company’s Bill Eshenbugh & Ryan Sampson Recognized as a 2018 RLI APEX Top 20 National Producer

March 21, 2019 (TAMPA) – Eshenbaugh Land Company’s Bill Eshenbaugh, CCIM, ALC and Ryan Sampson, CCIM, ALC from Tampa, FL, have been recognized as an APEX 2018 Top 20 National Producer by the Realtors® Land Institute as a part of the RLI APEX Production Awards Program, sponsored by The Land Report. Eshenbaugh and Sampson were recognized by RLI CEO Aubrie Kobernus, MBA, RCE, as well as The Land Report’s Co-founders Eddie Lee Rider Jr. and Eric O’Keefe at a special awards ceremony on Tuesday, March 5, during RLI’s 2019 National Land Conference (NLC19) in Albuquerque, NM.

 “ I’m thrilled to be included in the Top 20 nationally and very proud that two of us at Eshenbaugh Land made the Top 20”, Said Eshenbaugh upon receiving the award. 

 “We are proud of Eshenbaugh Land Company’s Bill Eshenbaugh and Ryan Sampson, and all of our members that were recognized as part of our award programs for their accomplishments in 2018. They truly are the crème of the crop when it comes to land real estate professionals,” said Aubrie about the winners. 

 The APEX Awards Program celebrated its second year by doubling in size with 100 applicants totaling a combined $2.3+ billion in qualifying transaction volume. All land professionals recognized as part of the RLI APEX Awards Program are active members of RLI. The 2018 APEX Top 20 Award winners were ranked within the top 20 applicants by qualifying production volume, starting at around $36.5M in production volume. For more information on the award winners, make sure to get a copy of The Land Report, one of the industry’s leading magazines for landowners and land professionals, which will be publicizing the top winners in their upcoming Spring 2019 issue. All land real estate professionals are invited to join RLI and apply to the prestigious APEX Awards Program next year. Learn more at

About William Eshenbaugh, ALC, CCIM

Active in brokerage and land development in the Tampa Bay area for more than 30 years, Bill has weathered and prospered through several real estate cycles and has a keen ability to see and forecast trends ahead of the curve. Tenacity and a fervent passion for the business have earned him the nickname, “The Dirt Dog.” “With land deals, you need to know a little about a lot of stuff,” Bill explains. “We can put together complex deals because we’re so knowledgeable. When we walk on a vacant piece of property, we have a checklist a mile long – we understand all of those issues. We know how to ask those questions and guide people through the process. If you bring us a piece of land, we know how to identify the issues that get the deal done.” Bill is a frequent industry speaker, teacher, and active board member, has been a director or officer in most of the major real estate organizations, and has been honored with numerous “Broker of the Year” awards.

About Ryan Sampson, ALC, CCIM

Ryan Sampson is the Managing Principal of Eshenbaugh Land Company. With over a decade of real estate experience, Ryan has already closed more than $450,000,000 in land transactions since joining Eshenbaugh Land Company in 2005.

 A second-generation Tampa real estate professional, Ryan takes great pride in brokering land deals that lead to future development and positive growth within his community. A native of Tampa Bay, he’s proud to call the area home and be a part of land deals that have a positive impact on our community. Ryan has been recognized for his achievements in the industry and has won several notable awards, including Florida Land Realtor of the Year, 1st Place Top Producer Land Broker, and Overall Deal of the Year. He was named to both Real Estate Florida and REALTOR Magazine’s 30 Under 30 Class of 2008. Ryan is actively involved in the industry and in his community. He currently serves as immediate past president for the Tampa Chapter of National Association for Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP) and is a former president of the Realtor’s Land Institute (RLI) Florida chapter.