High Point Team

Jacob Hart, ALC

Founder | IA, WI, MN Broker | Auctioneer
Cell (507) 259-1065
Email Jacob@highpointlandcompany.com
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Jacob Hart, founder of High Point Land Company, has extensive experience in both land brokerage and real estate investment. Mr. Hart purchased his first rental property just out of high school and focused on building a real estate investment portfolio within walking distance of the Mayo Clinic. Young in the real estate business Hart worked for the national auction firm Ameribid out of Tulsa, Oklahoma where he assisted with large package real estate dispersals selling hundreds of properties at auction in a single day. Jacob attended SDSU, World Wide College of Auctioneering and was elected President of the Minnesota Realtors Land institute in 2017.Harts desire to create the best land real estate and auction firm in the country is evident. He believes if you are selling something you should believe in it and invest in it yourself. His passion is in land investment and training land agents to build great a business and a great life for themselves in the process.

Kevin Hart

MN Broker | Minnesota Land Specialist
Cell (507) 259-4482
Email Kevin@highpointlandcompany.com
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Originally from Rochester, MN Kevin graduated from Mayo HS. Following his family ties in law enforcement he continued on to law enforcement school in Alexandria, MN and in1986 he started investing Real Estate. Kevin has owned, operated, and managed Dairy Queens, storage complexes, laundromats, farms and rental properties his entire adult life. He also has a great knowledge base on finance and liability from his 15 year career in banking and insurance.

Nick Hopp, BA

Real Estate Salesperson | Iowa Land Specialist
Cell (319) 240-6121
Email Nick@highpointlandcompany.com
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Nick has spent his entire career in Agriculture and has been fortunate enough to work with clients all across the country and beyond; from the pivots of Southern Kansas, to the plains of Western Canada. Growing up in New Hampton, IA, Nick and his wife wanted to raise their family close to home and have continued to reside in Northern Iowa. Shortly after finishing college at The University of Northern Iowa, Nick started investing in land. After a number of his own farm land transactions, he decided to follow his passion and join the High Point team! Whether it’s buying or selling land, Nick understands what it takes to get it done right, and looks forward to working with you!

Lucas Mestad, BS

Real Estate Salesperson | Wisconsin & Minnesota Land Specialist
Cell (507) 696-6228
Email Lucas@highpointlandcompany.com
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Growing up in Southeastern Minnesota, Lucas was born and raised in Elgin and has spent his life in the woods with friends and family. After graduating from Winona State with a Biology degree, he moved to Baton Rouge, LA for two years, producing hunting shows for outdoor television. Through this he gained a vast knowledge of hunting and land/wildlife management, while building a great buyer pool from around the country. He then moved home to pursue his career in real estate, specializing in selling hunting ground. Whether you are looking to sell or buy a farm in southeastern Minnesota, or you just want to talk about managing your deer herd, Lucas would love to talk to you anytime!

Dave Walch

Real Estate Salesperson | Minnesota Land Specialist
Cell (507) 421-0474
Email Dave@highpointlandcompany.com
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Native to SE Minnesota Dave grew up in Wabasha County, MN. Being one of twelve children on the family farm near Carley State Park, Dave got his fair share of farm experience in the field at a young age. After graduating from Plainview High School and the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Dave spent 2 years in the Army. Dave’s ties and passion into land and farms run deep and he has always felt land investments were solid and a great place to enjoy time with friends and family. Dave personally owns farms in his service area and has a great deal of knowledge in organic farming, whitetail properties, and farmland investment management in Wabasha, Winona, and Houston County, MN.

Noah Hopp

Real Estate Salesperson | Iowa Land Specialist
Cell (319) 240-9257
Email Noah@highpointlandcompany.com
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Growing up in New Hampton, IA; Noah took every opportunity he could to spend time in the outdoors. Noah’s father had him and his brothers out in the woods chasing whitetails and gobblers in central Iowa. Noah studied finance at Iowa State University and holds a Real Estate license in the State of Iowa.

Tanner Knowlton, BA

Real Estate Salesperson | Iowa Land Specialist
Cell (641) 330-7727
Email Tanner@highpointlandcompany.com
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Originally from New Hampton, IA, Tanner is a graduate from the University of Northern Iowa with bachelor degrees in both Real Estate and Finance with an emphasis in Personal Wealth Management. Growing up in Northeast Iowa has instilled a tremendous work ethic in Tanner as well as a passion for friends, family, and the outdoors. If you or someone you know is interested in buying or selling land in Northeast or East-Central Iowa, give Tanner a call!

Troy Stafford, MBA, CPA

Real Estate Salesperson | Minnesota Land Specialist
Cell (507) 259-3047
Email Troy@highpointlandcompany.com
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Living in the Dodge County area all his life and working on two local dairy farms throughout high school and college gave Troy immense respect for farmers. After seven years in public accounting, Troy has worked in various private industries in both Controller and CFO capacities, including 10+ years working for two different farm supply, producer owned, cooperatives. Mr. Stafford also holds an active CPA license and has an MBA degree. In his free time, he loves to give back to the community as a volunteer Mantorville firefighter/first-responder; Co-treasurer for Dodge Count Faith in Action, appointed Commissioner for both Dodge County and Mantorville EDA’s, and is an active member in Faith Lutheran Church. Troy looks forward to working with you as it relates to your rural real estate needs!

Pat Sifert

Real Estate Salesperson | Iowa Land Specialist | Auctioneer
Cell (515) 320-2491
Email Pat@highpointlandcompany.com
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Pat was born and raised in Algona Iowa, after getting married to Kay they moved to Texas for 9 years where he sold acreage tracks, he also worked at Ft Worth Auto Auction. After their twins were born and getting ready to start school they moved back to Algona where he currently resides with his wife Kay. After returning to Iowa Pat decided to go to Auctioneer school at Missouri Auction School and immediately started doing Auctions of land, farm equipment, collectables, tools, benefit and household. He has been doing auctions for over 40 years. He has 2 grandchildren that live close by and he enjoys ice fishing and golf along with being with family. Pat is a dedicated family man and has a tremendous work ethic. He is ready to assist you with all your buying and selling of land in Iowa.

Troy Seelhammer

Real Estate Salesperson | Minnesota Land Specialist
Cell (507) 951-3548
Email TroySeelhammer@highpointlandcompany.com
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Growing up in Northeast Iowa, Troy spent most of his time fishing the streams and hunting the woods and waterways near his home. Baling hay, walking beans and helping a local farmer with livestock solidified his love for the country life. After marrying his high school sweetheart, they moved several times to different states for their careers, finally settling down in Southeast Minnesota 25 years ago. Troy and Rhonda have 3 kids - Madeline, Reid and Cole and love living and working together on their hobby farm raising blueberries and cut flowers to sell. With over 20 years of helping clients buy, sell and invest in real estate, Troy is ready to put his experience and love of all things country to work for you.

Alex McCabe

Real Estate Salesperson | Iowa Land Specialist
Cell (507) 951-2150
Email Alex@highpointlandcompany.com
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Originally from Minnesota, Alex grew up on his family farm near Preston, MN. After graduating college Alex started his career in agricultural banking in Harmony then moved to Cresco IA. Alex’s focus area is Howard County, IA, Mitchell County, IA, Winneshiek County, IA and Allamakee County, IA. He has extensive knowledge in land and farms, from cash-flow to managing for big deer if you are in the market for a property in NE Iowa Alex is your agent.

Ryan Knutson

Real Estate Salesperson | Minnesota Land Specialist
Cell (507) 254-2122
Email Ryan@highpointlandcompany.com
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Growing up in Rochester, MN Ryan grew up in the outdoors especially spending as much time as possible in the deer stand every fall. He played Junior Hockey in Kansas for two years prior to attending college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After graduation, Ryan began his career in residential real estate. He eventually transitioned and began following his passion for hunting and the outdoors focusing on farm and hunting land sales. Ryan’s core area of focus include Scott, Carver, Dakota, Sibley, Rice, and Le Sueur Counties. He prides himself on always going above and beyond for his clients.

Cindy Wiste

Office Manager
Office (507) 218-1243
Email Cindy@highpointlandcompany.com
Every good company has someone that takes care of everything that needs to be done… at High Point that’s Cindy. Cindy keeps all the ducks in a row from scheduling auctions, agent paperwork, to live auction day out in the field. Cindy is from London, MN originally and now lives with her husband near Austin, MN. Cindy enjoys horse racing, music, and a good book. She is an important part of our team we are happy to have working with us.

Haley Gonzalez, BA

Marketing Coordinator | Graphic Designer
Email Haley@highpointlandcompany.com
Haley is High Point’s dedicated marketing coordinator and graphic designer. Haley creates and promotes marketing materials for listings and auctions, manages social media, and in her free time helps the Office Manager Cindy around the office. Haley grew up in the Southeast Minnesota area, and she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Creative Arts and Graphic Design at Metropolitan State University. She has a wide range of experience in design including digital media, logo design, marketing materials, t-shirt design, and much more. When she isn’t busy working, she likes to freelance design, cook gourmet food, cuddle her two dogs, and spend time with her family.