Land Development

Berkshire Hathaway


Latest Conservation Project:


The Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Land Development Division, under the guidance of Edward Ritti, recently facilitated the sale of a 168-acre tract of land in Berks County to Natural Lands Trust (NLT) for conservation. This land, now called Green Hills Preserve provides crucial habitat for wildlife including a species considered to be critically endangered, the highest risk category assigned for wild species.  The developer’s original vision of a significant residential community was experiencing delays because of the endangered species identified on portions of the land. Ed Ritti reached out to Natural Lands Trust and combined with Susquehanna Bank, in Reading and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, created a unique solution to sell the foreclosed property.

Read the Press Release

Property Once Slated for Development Becomes Nature Preserve

Reading Eagle: 168-acre site in Robeson Township preserved

Our Commitment to Land Owners Considering Land Conservation Easement:

  • Thoroughly explain the process and allow the Land Owner to make informed decisions.
  • Represent the Land Owner’s interests through the entire process
  • Land Owner retains title and control over the property
  • Maximize both the Land Owner’s financial and conservation objectives

Our Process:

  • Determine Land Owner’s goals and objectives
  • Help Land Owner to select the various options available
  • Work with Seller’s attorney and accountant to comply with I.R.S. regulations
  • Manage the entire process

For more information contact:
Ed Ritti – Conservation Director
Phone: 610-306-3933
Email Ed Ritti