Peoples Company History

Peoples Company’s proud history began in the 1960s and was established in the farm management department of Peoples Trust and Savings Bank in Indianola, Iowa.

In 1972, the farm management department and real estate brokerage was separated from the bank into what is now known as Peoples Realty Company. In 2002, the current ownership team acquired the majority interest of the company and began building the foundation for the organization we are today and the future growth of the Peoples Company brand.

With an industry-leading website and aggressive marketing strategies proven to drive land sales, Peoples Company has grown into the leading provider of land brokerage, land management, and land investment services in the Midwest.

Our rural heritage and our ties to the land are the core of our business and we hold true to that statement that “everything starts with land.” It is on this “everything starts with land” premise that – with a global perspective – Peoples Company built innovative real estate solutions into our vision, mission and values with services now offered in eight Midwest states.


Create opportunities for landowners by being resourceful and influential in the global land business.


Deliver innovative solutions to our clients with a team of cohesive land professionals focused on building lasting relationships.

Core Values

  • Innovative – We provide solutions by being industry leaders and ambitious problem solvers who think outside the box.
  • Consultative – We are flexible in our approach to understand and meet the needs of clients.
  • Competitive – We are results oriented and focused on growing market share.
  • Empowered – We are led by our vision and we are self-managed in our decision making.
  • Collaborative – We work together to maximize our resources and opportunities for the entire team.
  • Integrity – We hold honesty and respectfulness as our highest values and follow through with what we say.
  • Relationship Driven – We focus on building trust and respect by cultivating lasting and positive connections with clients and others in our industry.
  • Knowledgeable – We differentiate ourselves by understanding the market to a degree not equaled by our peers.

For more information about Peoples Company, or to inquire about how we may meet your needs, please call 855-800-5263 (LAND).