Bernard Uechtritz – The Fixer and Rainmaker of Real Estate
Berni Uechtritz has earned himself the reputation of “the go-to guy” and “fixer and rainmaker” in real estate over his 30-year career, selling properties which many considered unsellable.
Waggoner Ranch was sold for an incredible world record sale price and now ranks among his greatest deals of all time. An Australian expatriate counts it among his greatest bargains ever made in Texas.
Early Life and Education
Uechtritz learned hard work as the son of an Australian palm oil and coconut planter in colonial Papua New Guinea. By age 17, he was managing his father’s plantation while competing in polocrosse – an Australian sport combining elements of polo, lacrosse, and rugby on horseback – along with running it himself.
Uechtritz envisions a sprawling new listing in southern Dallas as being well suited to take advantage of the emerging shale oil revolution. He notes how this particular property could reap great dividends as soon as it hits the market.
Uechtritz attributes his success in ranch real estate sales to his skill at disentangling layers of complexity, particularly during his $28.5 million Camp Cooley Ranch sale within 45 days in 2018. That deal required intense negotiations – something Uechtritz attributes to being brought up in New Guinea.
Uechtritz has built his career selling properties throughout the U.S. and overseas, often treading outside traditional boundaries of real estate marketing to do so. His boldness was key to his success.
One of his signature deals was selling Camp Cooley Ranch during multilayered bankruptcy proceedings; it was the largest ranch sale ever by price in Texas history. Most recently, he spearheaded the Global marketing strategy for Waggoner Ranch near Vernon which sold for $725 Million.
Uechtritz is currently marketing some of Texas’s most expensive ranches ranging from $34 million to $250 million, as well as high net worth celebrity owned property. His early days spent attending boarding schools in Papua New Guinea gave him invaluable preparation for selling such properties successfully.
Achievement and Honors
Uechtritz is an esteemed ranch sales expert, having broken multiple records. His success with complex property transactions such as Waggoner Ranch is legendary, while Icon Global Group boasts his renowned global “call for offers” process as a distinct hallmark.
He’s also an honorable member of FFA (Future Farmers of America), an organization for high school students interested in agriculture that teaches leadership and career skills as well as how to operate a farm or ranch.
Uechtritz is an avid supporter of polo in America, including sponsoring tournaments for wealthy players and celebrities as well as helping raise money for charities through his Ferrari Polo by the Sea event in Florida – where guests have included celebrities, sports stars and billionaires alike.
As a youngster, Uechtritz assisted his father on their family cattle farm and participated in both 4-H and FFA, organizations designed to develop leadership qualities among high school students through hands-on learning and real world applications. On Saturday afternoons with his brothers he enjoyed searching for World War II relics while watching John Wayne films on screen.
Since he began exploring the US 30 years ago, his deep fascination with its west has driven him on an epic “walkabout.” Specializing in selling ranches and unique properties such as W.T. Waggoner Estate Ranch and Crestview Farm properties; as well as complex property sales such as court appointed receivership or difficult asset sales; he’s known as one of the go-to professionals when assets that prove hard to move come up for sale.
Though not widely known, this businessman is said to be worth an estimated net worth of approximately $7.3 billion. His real estate portfolio features the iconic Electra Waggoner ranch as well as other notable properties; additionally he owns NBA team the Denver Nuggets as well as having a significant stake in Arsenal FC.
Uechtritz has built up an exceptional global reputation thanks to his ability to sell even the most difficult properties, leading to him the launch of Icon Global in 2016 to cement his niche within the market.
Uechtritz is an Australian-Texan with a colourful background who possesses both national and international connections in real estate transactions. He’s known to rub shoulders with celebrities while vacationing in Aspen; yet his most noteworthy sale was Camp Cooley and W.T. Waggoner Ranch sales, the latter of which brought in over $15 Million.