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Eric Gage Recognized as a 2022 RLI APEX Top 20 National Producer


Eric Gage with AFM Real Estate, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, has been recognized as a Top 20 National Producer by the REALTORS® Land Institute as a part of the RLI APEX Production Awards Program, sponsored by The Land Report. Gage was 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 7, during RLI’s 2023 National Land Conference (NLC23) in Denver, CO.

“I am honored to receive the APEX 2022 Top 20 National Producer award. It is very humbling to be recognized along with other talented top land brokers and agents in the country. For me, it would not be possible to achieve this level of production without my team of outstanding agents and support from the administrators, GIS, and timber professionals available to me as a broker with AFM Real Estate,” Eric Gage said of his win. Gage has a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from Stephen F. Austin State University and is a Licensed Broker in TX, LA, AR, OK. He is the Broker-in-Charge in TX, a Certified Forester with the Society of American Foresters, and a member of the Realtors® Land Institute.

“We are proud of Eric Gage and all of our members that were recognized as part of our Top 20 National Producers. They truly are the most accomplished professionals with the highest levels of expertise in land real estate,” said Aubrie about the winners.

The APEX Awards Program celebrated its sixth year by welcoming 217 applicants with a combined $7.0+ billion in qualifying transaction volume. All land professionals recognized as part of the RLI APEX Awards Program are active members of RLI. The 2022 APEX Top 20 Award winners were ranked within the top 20 applicants by qualifying production volume, starting at around $70.8M 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 2023 issue. All land real estate professionals are invited to join RLI and apply to the prestigious APEX Awards Program next year. Winners of the 2023 APEX Awards will be announced at RLI’s 2024 National Land Conference next March in Louisville, KY. Learn more at

With a rich history and millions of acres of experience, AFM Real Estate (AFMRE) is committed to our agents and their success.  We are a specialized land brokerage service focusing on timberland, agriculture, recreation, and conservation properties.  We engage with motivated individuals and partner with them to succeed.  We believe our partnership package with our independent contractors is one of the most favorable opportunities in the land sales business.  Our approach is unique; AFMRE is not a franchise real estate firm.  We are a business owned by employee shareholders seeking to build lasting relationships with landowners across the United States.