Ask Bland Hoke what he enjoys most about Jackson Hole and his answer is characteristically straightforward. Besides family and friends, it's the natural beauty and Jackson Hole's amazing ability to hold onto its small town atmosphere and sense of community.
Bland ought to know since he's lived in Jackson Hole for 33 years as one of the area's leading real estate developers, in addition to serving as one of the founding members and principal brokers of Jackson Hole Realty. The firm was acquired by Sotheby's International Realty in 2003.
This former two-term Teton County Commissioner specializes in luxury resort and residential opportunities, working closely with clients to ensure that area conservation measures and land development management goals are met.
He has been responsible for the development of the prestigious Ellen Creek, Teal Trace and John Dodge Homestead residential subdivisions and the luxury rental vacation properties at The Lodges at Teton Pines and The Granite Ridge Cabins and Homesteads.
Bland's extensive knowledge of the area as a resident, realtor and businessman is a recognized benefit to his clients. As an owner/operator of retail and office buildings and lodging properties in Jackson, he is perfectly suited for commercial transactions.
While attending the University of Virginia, Bland worked summers as a Snake River guide. Following a tour of duty as a Navy pilot, he eventually returned to Jackson as Director of Sales for the Jackson Hole Racquet Club. He and his wife, Liza, raised and schooled their three children in the valley.
Dedicated to protecting the area's natural beauty, Bland was an early board member of the Jackson Hole Land Trust and continues to serve on their advisory committee. He has also been a member of the board of directors for the First Wyoming Bank.
Wyoming Real Estate Licensee.