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Press Release: Swan Land Company Adds Industry Veterans Craig Janssen and Jack McInerney to Their Hand-Picked Team

July 1, 2024
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Swan Land Company is proud to announce the addition of industry veterans Craig Janssen and Jack McInerney to its select team of real estate brokers.

Swan Land Company Adds Industry Veterans Craig Janssen and Jack McInerney to Their Hand-Picked Team, Strengthening Client Offerings in Ranch Real Estate




Swan Land Company is proud to announce the addition of industry veterans Craig Janssen and Jack McInerney to its select team of real estate brokers. With their extensive experience and unwavering dedication to client success, they are invaluable additions to our roster of experts specializing in farm, ranch, and recreational properties across the Rocky Mountain West.

Mike Swan, managing broker of Swan Land Company, commented, “This is a great fit for our team – I’m thrilled to have two agents of Craig and Jack’s character, integrity, and extensive real estate experience joining us. They embody our company’s culture and embrace our values. Their deep knowledge of the Rocky Mountain West will enhance Swan Land Company’s presence in the region and fortify our already high level of client service. We are highly selective about our team members and the qualities and skill sets they bring to the table. Most of our team have known these gentlemen for many years, and we are excited to have our friends join the Swan Land Company family.”

Craig Janssen brings a wealth of expertise shaped by a lifelong passion for the outdoors and a distinguished career in ranch real estate. Growing up on a wheat and horse farm in Kansas, where he developed a deep appreciation for hard work and integrity, Craig’s journey led him to Montana State University. Later, he immersed himself in the world, refining his skills in guiding and client communication before transitioning to ranch real estate in 2004. Craig’s career highlights include a tenure as a top-producing ranch sales agent at Country West Ranch and Land LLP, followed by 15 years as the Montana Managing Broker at Live Water Properties, where he earned multiple top-producing sales agent recognitions. Licensed in Montana with multiple notable transactions. Craig has also successfully managed projects across numerous western states, Hawaii, Missouri, Canada, Belize, Mexico, and the Bahamas, underscoring his extensive experience. His approach combines intricate market knowledge with a steadfast commitment to each client relationship. He specializes in complex transactions, recreational properties, hunting, fishing, and agribusiness.

“Craig has been a respected colleague for nearly 20 years,” said Mike Swan. “His skill set and knowledge base in the hunting, fishing, farming, and ranching world is vast.  He established himself early in his career as one of the top brokers in Montana from both a production and professional standpoint.  Having a broker of Craig’s caliber and reputation throughout Montana is a tremendous addition for us.”

Jack McInerney, a native of north central Montana, brings a unique blend of agricultural roots and financial acumen to Swan Land Company. His career spans from a start in farming to a distinguished 12-year tenure as an Investment Representative with Edward D. Jones Investments and 17 years as a Vice President and Financial Consultant at D. A. Davidson. In 2012, Jack transitioned seamlessly into ranch real estate, leveraging his deep understanding of land management, comprehensive financial roots, and passion for wildlife habitat improvement to join Live Water Properties as an Associate Broker. His comprehensive approach and commitment to client satisfaction have made him a trusted advisor in complex transactions across Montana. At Live Water, he participated in several unique projects, utilizing his expertise to enhance properties by improving stream corridors, developing wildlife food plots, implementing selective logging, improving fencing and grazing management, and leading extensive weed control programs. Jack specializes in complex transactions, investment properties, recreational, natural resources, farm, ranch, hunting, and fishing.

“Being a native of north central Montana, Jack’s knowledge, reputation, and connections in this region will be a tremendous asset to our team.  His unassuming, service-focused approach will be welcomed by both buyers and sellers alike,” commented Mike Swan. “His many years in the financial sector prepared him to step into the farm and ranch real estate profession, and for over a decade he has been making a significant impact as a ranch broker.  It’s an honor to have someone of Jack’s stature join our team.”


Annie Leibinger

Director of Marketing and Operations

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Swan Land Company is a boutique real estate company specializing in ranches, farms, recreational, and luxury properties in the Rocky Mountain West. With agents serving Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, and Nebraska, Swan Land Company has built a solid reputation as masters of the mechanics and nuances of real estate, with the ability to simplify and close complex, multilayered transactions for their clients. This boutique approach to real estate focuses on forging long-term client relationships and the quality of their listings over quantity. Founded by Mike Swan, Swan Land Company associates are chosen for their integrity and deep personal and professional backgrounds in the ranching, agriculture, and recreational needs of the communities they serve, allowing them to deliver unparalleled peace of mind from the kitchen table to the closing table.

This approach has allowed Swan Land Company to list, market, and sell some of the Rocky Mountain West’s most iconic and significant properties, including the historically significant cattle empire Climbing Arrow Ranch. This 79,483-acre property was featured in the 1992 movie “A River Runs Through It” and, at the time of Swan’s listing, marketing, and sale, was the most expensive real estate transaction in the history of the state of Montana at $136.25 million. Swan Land Company has also listed and sold the historic Broken O Ranch near Augusta, Montana, an expansive 124,000-acre property that was a previous record holder at $132 million. Several other notable transactions include the listing and sale of the LF Ranch near Augusta, Montana, for $52 million; the listing and sale of the $40 million Lazy J Ranch in Bridger Canyon near Bozeman; and the listing and sale of Jane Fonda’s Forked Lightning Ranch near Santa Fe, New Mexico, for $19 million.