Matt Adams People's Company
Matt Adams People's Company
Doug Bear People's Company
Doug Bear People's Company

Doug Bear joined Peoples Company in 2019 and is involved with the facilitation of land auctions, land brokerage, and land management. A native of Russell, Iowa, Doug grew up on a small cow/calf operation and attended Iowa State University, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science (2007) and Master of Science (2011) in Animal Science. During graduate school, Doug evaluated Iowa’s water quality impairments within the Rathbun Lake watershed.

Doug previously served as the Director of Industry Relations for over seven years at the Iowa Beef Industry Council in Ames, Iowa. He was responsible for coordinating producer communication and beef checkoff compliance activities, strategic planning of producer investments and fiscal year budgets, and building nationally recognized beef checkoff programs (Beef Quality Assurance). He is an experienced team-builder and focused on achieving result-oriented outcomes.

Doug differentiates himself by his keen attention to details, providing comprehensive follow through for clients, and executing on the results they deserve. He directs his passion of production agriculture by creating opportunities for clients in the land industry. Doug is currently licensed to sell real estate in Iowa and Minnesota.

Memberships & Affiliations

Des Moines Area Association of Realtors®
National Association of Realtors®
Realtors Land Institute®, Iowa Chapter

Jaxon Goedken People's Company
Jaxon Goedken People's Company

Jaxon Goedken serves Peoples Company's brokerage division as a Project Manager. Jaxon collaborates with the Peoples Company network by sharing deal leads, engaging co-listing agents, making industry connections to new offices, and expanding the Company's brand recognition across the country. Along with managing national deals, he assists the Peoples Company brokerage division in servicing the needs and business opportunities of key referral sources and top clients across the country. Jaxon sets the standard for excellence among Peoples Company in terms of professionalism and expertise in all brokerage activities. These activities include but are not limited to valuation practices, proposal creation, listing activity reports, sale method process and procedure, marketing strategies and standards, and communication with outside parties. 

As a project manager, Jaxon leads the efforts and coordinates our brokerage and auction teams to execute complex high-profile land transactions across the country. He collaborates with local agents on both listings and auctions to provide strategy expertise while receiving local knowledge and boots-on-the-ground support. On a daily basis, Jaxon's responsibilities include overseeing team operations, maintaining client communication, reviewing proposals, conducting extensive due diligence, creating custom marketing plans of action, and coordinating transaction closings. 

Prior to joining the brokerage division, Jaxon completed a three-year internship while in college spending one year in the appraisal division and two years in the capital markets division. While completing this internship, he was responsible for identifying, analyzing, valuing, and conducting due diligence on high-quality farmland assets. He assisted in the creation of appraisals and investment memorandums which include all relevant property maps, easements and encumbrances, location data, rent and crop history, financial performance/proforma, and comparable sales in the area.

Jesse Meyer People's Company
Jesse Meyer People's Company
John Reburn People's Company
John Reburn People's Company
Andrew Westlake People's Company
Andrew Westlake People's Company
Andrew Westlake is the Vice President and Broker of Peoples Company. A native of Bozeman, Montana, he grew up on a farm raising wheat and barley alongside a horse and cattle ranching operation. Andrew and his family currently reside in Ames, Iowa where he attended Iowa State University and spent a number of years as an Information Technology Programmer and Analyst in the banking, financial services and insurance industries before joining Peoples Company in 2008. Licensed as Peoples Company’s managing broker in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Illinois, Wisconsin, Arkansas, Kansas, Mississippi, Georgia, Washington, Florida, Oregon, Louisiana, Missouri and Montana, Andrew oversees our Brokerage division. He actively lists and sells land and commercial properties throughout our licensed states and is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Iowa Association of Realtors, Des Moines Area Association of Realtors, Realtor's Association of Southern Minnesota, Arkansas Realtor's Association and Realtor's Land Institute. Andrew utilizes skills learned throughout his career in real estate and during his time as an IT professional to solve problems and create opportunities for land owners, investors and potential buyers. He has served as a court appointed Receiver for a host of large commercial foreclosures and has rehabilitated and liquidated numerous REO investment portfolios. Andrew focuses on building lasting relationships with, and delivering innovative solutions to, our clients.
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