Can a local father-and-son team sell a piece of “God’s country” in the middle of a real-estate meltdown?
I’d say no, except for two things. The father, Mark E. Hawn, has made millions from previous entrepreneurial ventures. And the son, Mark C. Hawn, spent part of his senior year at Florida State interviewing millionaires about how they succeeded.
The Hawns are subdividing ranch land in Montana, trying to show those with some money — but not as much as Ted Turner — that they too can enjoy the cowboy lifestyle.
They’ve embraced a relatively new concept out West that steals a page from more traditional developments — using a club or association to share amenities and spread the costs, which are considerable on a ranch.
Want to ride horses? All-terrain vehicles? Snowmobiles? But don’t want the ownership or maintenance hassles?
Want to fly fish or shoot sporting clays? But don’t have boots, waders, rods,