MAY 2015, SALISBURY, MD – John McClellan, CCIM and Ben Alder, both Senior Advisors with Sperry Van Ness – Miller Commercial Real Estate have been retained by Perdue Farms to represent them in the sale of the former Showell Poultry Complex. The property was acquired as part of Perdue’s purchase of Showell Poultry in 1995 and is comprised of 740 acres; 300 tillable, 297 wooded and 143 facility acres. The zoning ranges from agriculture to heavy industrial, with the railroad bisecting one large industrial parcel. Parcels are primarily located in Showell and Bishopville with one parcel located in Delaware.

McClellan and Alder are conducting a wide spread aggressive marketing campaign targeted at agriculture, timber and industrial land buyers. They state, “These properties offer a range of values and utility to land buyers and we are looking forward to working with Perdue to make this a successful project.”

For more information about the property, contact John McClellan at or Ben Alder or call 410-543-2440.


The SVN Land Group is a business unit of SVN Miller Commercial Real Estate formed to focus brokerage and advisory services on land based properties in Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia. SVN Land Group (SLG) brings together brokers and technical advisors with land specialties in agriculture, forestry, residential & commercial development, poultry farms, as well as hunting and conservation oriented properties. The SVN Land Group mission is to provide a lens of experience in land management, renewable energy and land use decisions for the land owner, farmer, investment group and or recreational buyer to reference in making decisions on how to manage existing land based assets or guide future land investments.

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