Ben Alder, Sperry Van Ness – Miller Commercial Real Estate, Salisbury, MD, has been selected for membership by the REALTORS® Land Institute (RLI), headquartered in Chicago, IL. The announcement was made by RLI, which is an affiliate of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. Ben Alder is also a member of the Coastal Association of REALTORS® and the RLI MD Chapter.

Ben Alder joins an elite group of over 1,200 land specialists throughout North America. In addition to subscribing to the REALTORS® Code of Ethics, RLI members support the high standards of conduct and experience that directly relate to their specialty as established by the REALTORS® Land Institute Board of Directors.

Through RLI Land University, the Institute provides specialty education for members to be current in all aspects of taxation, investment, brokerage, subdividing, and planning regarding agricultural, transitional, recreational, and timberland. This depth of knowledge translates into the highest level of service to prospective purchasers and sellers of land.

The REALTORS® Land Institute awards the Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation to its members who meet rigorous knowledge and experience requirements. The ALC designation is recognized throughout North America as the pinnacle of achievement for land real estate specialists. RLI members become ALC Candidates upon completing their first RLI Land University course.

The REALTORS® Land Institute is an affiliate of the 1,000,000+ member National Association of REALTORS®. It is the only branch of the REALTOR® family focused on land brokerage transactions within five specialized types: (1) farms and ranches; (2) undeveloped tracts of land; (3) transitional and development land; (4) subdivision and wholesaling of lots; and (5) site selection and assemblage of land parcels. The Institute was organized in 1944, and has been dedicated ever since to improving the professional competence of its members in land brokerage, management and development.

For more information about the Institute, or to find the Directory of Members or a list of courses, visit You may also contact the REALTORS® Land Institute at 800-441-5263, or Ben Alder at 410-543-2440 or


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