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2008-09-10 15:00:16

John Watson, president and CEO of conservation real estate company Orvis/Cushman & Wakefield, wanted to find the perfect stewardship buyer for the 2,864-acre Palo Duro Canyon Ranch. It wasn't just any property. It was situated along the rim of the state-owned "Grand Canyon of Texas," and adjacent to Palo Duro Canyon State Park -- with unlimited sporting and recreational opportunities. The sale of the ranch (locally known as Fortress Cliffs Ranch) to The Trust for Public Land (TPL), a...

2007-01-15 03:00:22

By Journal, Business In just 18 months after opening an international headquarters in Colorado Springs, John Watson, CEO of Orvis/Cushman & Wakefield, and his team have already closed $44 million worth of ranch and recreational land transactions. The longtime Westcliffe resident and land broker owned his own company prior to approaching Cushman-Wakefield owners John and Lou Cushman about starting a new enterprise. "I could see such potential for a company that worked with special...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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