By the time our meeting took place I was operating in hyper-vigilant mode, but when the meeting was over, I was impressed by their credentials and found both Chris and Peter to be sincere straight-talkers.
These were highly competent businessmen but they had an obvious affection for the land that went beyond its commercial value. Through limited and environmentally sensitive development, their objective was to acquire, rehabilitate and protect valuable natural lands and resources. I decided that if these guys could preserve our ranch while allowing reasonable recreational use and making money in the process, I would be glad to do business with them. Our beloved property would be protected, preserved and enjoyed - what more could I ask?