February Meeting

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Date(s) - 02/26/2020
11:15 am - 1:00 pm

The Barn Door

Dr. Charles Gilliland

Research Economist

Rural land, property taxes

Quick Bio:  Charles is the Texas A&M Real Estate Center’s land market expert. He holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Texas A&M University. He has been studying land prices since the 1980s and is known throughout the state as the man to go to if you have questions about Texas land. In 2010, he was inducted into the Farm Credit Bank of Texas Hall of Honor for his “significant contributions to agriculture.”


Lengthy Bio:  Dr. Charles Gilliland, a native of Colorado, grew up on a cattle ranch and graduated
from Regis College in Denver, Colorado with an A.B. degree. After a stint as office manager
and assistant assessor of the Hidalgo and Cameron Counties Water Control and
Improvement District Number 9, an 80,000 acre irrigation district in the Lower Rio Grande
Valley, Dr. Gilliland earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Texas A&M University. During
that time Dr. Gilliland served as chief deputy appraiser with A&M Consolidated Independent
School District in College Station. Dr. Gilliland currently holds an appointment as a Research
Economist with the Real Estate Center in the Mays School and an appointment as Adjunct
Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University. Dr. Gilliland also
formerly served as Helen and O.N. Mitchell Fellow of Real Estate and Clinical Professor of
Finance teaching real estate investment analysis in the Master of Real Estate program in the
Mays School at Texas A&M University. In 2009, the American Society of Farm Managers
and Rural Appraisers bestowed its Golden Quill Award on Dr. Gilliland. In 2010 The Farm
Credit Bank of Texas inducted Dr. Gilliland into the Academy of Honor for significant
contributions to agriculture. Dr. Gilliland has served as President of the Bryan Texas Rotary
Club where he is a Paul Harris Fellow. More recently, the International Association of
Business Communicators awarded him their Bronze Quill Award for writing.

At the Center, Dr. Gilliland concentrates on research of appraisal issues, development
issues, property rights, rural land markets, property taxation, water marketing, and
associated issues. Dr. Gilliland has contributed expert testimony before the United States
Senate, Texas Senate, and Texas House of Representatives.

He has an extensive publication record, including a book entitled Buying Rural Land In Texas published by the Texas A&M
University Press. Dr. Gilliland has also provided consulting services for the following:
King Ranch, Inc. — Houston, Texas
Santa Fe Ranch – Edinburg, Texas
Valero Energy Corporation — San Antonio, Texas
Office of the Inspector General — US Department of Agriculture Washington DC
United States Forest Service — US Department of Agriculture Washington DC
Kleberg and Head, LLP — Corpus Christi, Texas
Center for Executive Development — Texas A&M University
Farm Credit Bank of Texas — Austin Texas
Institute for Professionals in Taxation — Atlanta, Georgia
Realtors Land Institute — Chicago, Illinois
Southwestern Appraisal Company — Austin, Texas
State Property Tax Board — Austin, Texas
Texas Association of Property Tax Professionals — Austin, Texas
Wichita State University — Wichita, Kansas