McClellan & Alder Complete 740 Acre Transaction for Perdue Farms

JANUARY 2017, SHOWELL, MD – In May of 2015, SVN | Miller Commercial Real Estate Senior Advisors John McClellan, CCIM and Ben Alder were retained by Perdue Farms to represent them in the sale of the remaining real property assets in the former Showell Poultry Complex.

The property, comprised of 740 acres, had been owned by Perdue since it was acquired in 1995. The land is located throughout Showell, MD and Bishopville, MD, and includes one parcel in Delaware. Zoning ranges from agricultural to heavy industrial.

After over 18 months of work, the last parcel was sold on December 15, 2016. The total efforts resulted in six separate transactions involving five different buyers. Total sales were $3,650,000. “We are grateful to Perdue for having the confidence to give us a project of such magnitude,” stated McClellan. “Our partnership with Perdue Farms has proven to be prosperous for all parties involved.”

For more details about this transaction, contact John McClellan at or Ben Alder at, or call 410-543-2440.


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