Emmerson family: 792,000 hectares.
The Emmerson family runs Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI), one of America’s largest lumber producers and the largest private landowner in California.
In total, the family owns 792,000 hectares of forested land in the Golden State and Washington, according to the 2018 Land Report 100.30 Oct 2019
Does McDonald’s own the most real estate?
McDonald’s isn’t just a fast-food chain—it’s a brilliant $30 billion real-estate company. But rather than collect a lot in royalties or sell its franchisees cooking equipment, McDonald’s makes much of its revenue by buying the physical properties and then leasing them to franchisees, often at large mark-ups.25 Apr 2017
Is McDonalds the largest landowner?
McDonald’s is one of the biggest real estate companies in the world. It owns $28.4 billion worth of land and buildings, before depreciation. We spoke with Richard Adams, a franchisee who now operates as a consultant for other McDonald’s franchisees.26 Feb 2015
Does McDonalds still own the land?
During the 2008 recession, McDonald’s leaned heavily on this facet of their business as they capitalized on an anemic property market – buying up more of the land and buildings where it operates. The company owns about 45% of the land and 70% of the buildings at their 36,000+ locations (the rest is leased).8 Oct 2015
Who is McDonald’s owned by?
In 1955, Ray Kroc, a businessman, joined the company as a franchise agent and proceeded to purchase the chain from the McDonald brothers. McDonald’s had its original headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois, but moved its global headquarters to Chicago in early 2018.