WHO WE ARE
SERVICES AND CONSULTING FOR LANDMEN
Landman Trends is a services and consulting company with over 30 years combined experience in the technical aspects of the land industry. We cater to the many land brokerages and small operators that prefer to focus on land work rather than marketing and technical issues. We provide our clients with affordable alternatives to having to maintain staff positions. Whether you're looking to streamline your operations or simply drive more business to your company, we have the solution for you.
We offer a variety of affordably-priced turnkey consulting packages, so you know the cost going in. With regard to services, we provide you with a detailed hourly rate schedule, so there are no surprises.
Bill and Nathan Justice are a father and son team and have worked together over the last 10 years building the very popular TotaLand software solution used by thousands of landmen every day. With land brokerages as the primary client base, we are very much in tune with the needs of both brokerages and operators, and can provide the full gamut of technical advice and support with those particular needs in mind.
BILL JUSTICE, CPL
NATHAN JUSTICE, MBA
Bill Justice began in the land industry as a field landman in the mid 1990’s, after a career in commercial banking and insurance. This background provided great preparation for the issues faced by field landmen every day, such as negotiations, contract interpretation, research, presentation of conclusions, etc. With his interest in technology already present, it was not long before he was finding ways to capture, manage and present the enormous amount of information handled every day in a way that would streamline operations, and therefore cut costs, while providing a higher level of service to the client and fellow landmen.
Bill specialized in using data functionality inherent in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access to facilitate leasing projects and 3D seismic projects, building and discarding several ‘systems’ on his way to learning how best to employ these tools. In 2004 he left landwork in order to focus his time and attention on building a system that could be used by landmen everywhere, which eventually became the popular TotaLand.com web-based system.
Bill sold his position in TotaLand but continued on as its President until the summer of 2015, at which time he went back to his entrepreneurial roots, forming Landman Trends, among other projects, with his son, Nathan Justice. Based on his experience dealing with brokerages and operators over the years, Bill feels strongly that Landman Trends will address a serious need in the industry, namely specialists in the technical end of the land industry.
Bill has been very involved in landman associations, both and the local and national level. At the local level, Bill has served in many capacities with the Lafayette Association of Professional Landmen (LAPL). He rebuilt and still manages their website (LAPL.com), served as both President and Treasurer, and currently serves as IT Administrator.
At the national level, Bill has also served in several capacities with the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL). While a Director for 4 years, Bill served on the IT/Website task force (which eventually became the permanent Technology committee), Public Lands committee and Certification committee. Bill eventually chaired the Technology committee and served as AAPL Treasurer. He is currently chairing a task force and is involved in an unofficial capacity in other areas.
Bill has also returned to landwork, serving as Southern Region Manager for Thomas Development, a land services company with decades of success and a national reach. Bill is providing management, business development and technical consulting services for Thomas Development.
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Nathan Justice began in the land industry in the mid 2000's while he was studying Public Relations at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. In these early years, he developed a proficiency for developing and executing marketing plans tailored to the land industry.
He had only been in the industry for two years when he received orders to deploy to Iraq with his Marine Corps Reserve unit. While overseas, he served with distinction and was given the billet of Battalion Legal Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge. In this role, he was responsible for training his Battalion on Geneva Convention regulations and ensuring their strict compliance. He was also responsible for training the Iraqi police force on ethical and proficient detainee operations. Nathan was awarded a Certificate of Commendation for his efforts.
Upon his return, Nathan returned to work at TotaLand Technologies where he applied his newfound experience to the civilian world. During this time, he expanded TotaLand Technologies' market research capabilities, developed their social media presence, and created feedback mechanisms between the company and their client base.
A few years later, Nathan completed his Bachelor's program, and decided to pursue his MBA overseas. He applied to a variety of universities, but ultimately opted for Hult International Business School because of its reputation as a top-tier university for international business. In 2013, he left TotaLand and moved to Dubai to begin his studies.
During the course of the program, Nathan competed in the Hult Prize. This competition is extremely competitive, as there is a $1 Million prize for the winning team, and over 10,000 students worldwide compete annually. While Nathan's team did not win the final prize, he was among 40 competitors that were invited to the Hult Prize Accelerator in Boston. While participating in the accelerator, Nathan received invaluable coaching and experience from organizations such as IDEO, IXL Center, and MIT.
He also learned a great deal from his peers. He was surrounded by competing teams from MIT, Penn State, the Indian School of Business, and others. They were great sources of information and experience that cannot be taught in a classroom.
Upon completion of his MBA program, Nathan moved back to Dubai to work on a project in collaboration with the United Nations. He applied his knowledge of international markets and social enterprise to help solve the Syrian refugee crisis.
Following the completion of the project, Nathan returned to the United States and has been involved in business mentorship, community outreach, and various business projects in and out of the land industry.
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