Brian G. Philpot is the President/CEO and principal owner of AgAmerica Lending – a mortgage lender and agricultural hedge fund manager, specializing in conventional and non-traditional ag real estate.
Founded by Philpot in 2009, AgAmerica’s unique brand of agricultural lending has grown into one of the premier financial brands in the country. Its spectrum of loan products serve the ag market in a way that no other lender can – providing short and long term solutions across a broad range of loan terms and interest rates.
Brian has an extensive background in real estate law, growth management and land use issues, market analysis and negotiation.
One of the founding partners of Land South Group, Brian was the project leader on the acquisition and sale of timberland, ranches, groves, residential, commercial and industrial projects. From 2002 to 2010, LSG acquired and sold more than $400 million of property throughout the Southeast.
Brian has been a principal in the acquisition of more than 160,000 acres. Prior to forming Land South Group, Brian owned and operated Land One Properties, a land investment company formed in conjunction with his family in 1998. Specializing in timberland and transitional developments, he invested in excess of $40M in real estate transactions between 1998 and 2002.
Brian received his B.S. in Finance from Florida State University, and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida’s College of Law. He worked as a general practice attorney in Lakeland, Florida for three years.
Brian is a licensed real estate broker and a licensed mortgage lender in the state of Florida. He has served on the Polk County Land Use Planning Commission, the Lakeland Regional Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors, and the Platinum Bank Advisory Board. His leadership roles include Chairman of the Lakeland Economic Development Council and former Chairman of the Lakeland First United Methodist Church Board of Trustees. Brian lives in Lakeland with his wife Brandie and their two children.