About Bernard Uechtritz | Founder
International Real Estate Advisor
Australian Bernard Uechtritz is the founder of
Icon Global Group (www.Icon.Global) and the number one real estate salesperson in all of Sotheby’s International Realty including Australia, NZ, the USA and England of over 18,000 agents and 800 offices in more than 85 countries - Worldwide.
He is also the leading individual Ranch Broker Nationally and in Texas, currently marketing 5 of the state’s top 10 ranches for sale by price. His public listings currently range from $34m to $250 million.
In an unprecedented worldwide multimedia marketing campaign designed and implemented by Uechtritz, he recently led the record breaking global marketing and sale of the W.T. Waggoner Ranch in Vernon, Texas listed at $725 million dollars – which sold to billionaire businessman and sports team owner Stan Kroenke and closed in February - 2016.
If it’s a tough deal or they say it can’t be done, those looking to make it happen turn to Uechtritz, the man they respectfully call “the fixer and a rainmaker.” His “go to - can do - get it done” reputation for successful transactions includes expertise in luxury and ranch real estate markets around the world—from cattle stations in Australia and Papua New Guinea to celebrity homes in Beverly Hills and Iconic ranches, reclaimed mining land, as well as commercial, industrial and oil and gas assets across Texas.
He is a thirty year luxury and ranch real estate veteran with an unmatched and proven record of success in selling large, unique, and exclusive, sometimes complex, controversial or difficult deals.
Successfully selling the much stigmatized "Menendez Brother's” Calabasas California Mansion in 1995, as well as the iconic but troubled and bankrupt “Camp Cooley” Ranch in Robertson county Texas in 2011 and many others, were hallmarks of his ability to work across the spectrum of real estate sales and underscored his knack in the niche of the unique; before leading the record sale of the ranch they said “would never sell”, - the Waggoner.
He has won numerous awards for record sales and other real estate achievement’s and has twice been a presenting speaker at the Texas A & M Real Estate Center annual land conference held each year in San Antonio attended by some 600 Ranch brokers as well as lending representatives from across the state, and has also been a keynote speaker, auctioneer and MC at multiple other events.
Uechtritz has been a court appointed receiver, real estate expert witness and global marketing consultant to wealth managers, real estate owners and their representative’s as well as other sales agents and agencies worldwide, regardless of their brokerage brand or affiliation.
He is also an international real estate advisor to Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty in Dallas, Texas, and a founding member of the Sotheby’s Global Farm and Ranch Group.
As a native Australian who learned about the value of land and ranching from riding miles of fence lines, breaking horses, breeding cattle and managing over 500 plantation workers daily across thousands of acres of cocoa, coconuts and oil palm in Papua New Guinea, Uechtritz has a deep appreciation for the commercial and investment opportunities that come with land ownership, and an uncommon “common sense” approach to the business of selling real estate.
Uechtritz was the visionary and co-developer of Abercrombie Ranch and Park South luxury communities in Southern California. Raised in Papua New Guinea he is an avid polo and polocrosse playing enthusiast. He has nine brothers and sisters, four children of his own, and he comes from a pioneering family known throughout Papua New Guinea and Australia.
He has lived primarily in the USA for almost 30 years and now resides in Dallas, Texas.
Prior owner of multiple high end real estate firms (California)
Sold the stigmatized Calabasas estate belonging to the Menendez family in three months after five years on the market with other brokers
Sold Camp Cooley Ranch (in bankruptcy, in a depressed market, on the day the Dow dropped by 500 points), at the time the largest ranch sale by price in Texas history
Awarded inaugural “Land Deal of the Year” by Land Report in 2011
Sold W.T. Waggoner Ranch, listed at $725 million, and to date the largest ranch sale by price and acreage in modern American history
Awarded “Deal of the Century” by Land Report in 2016
Named Dallas Business Journal’s Top Broker, Land Transactions for 2015