105-acre mostly-vacant south Missoula property sold in record-breaking deal

David Erickson

One of the largest chunks of undeveloped land ever listed for sale in Missoula, 105 acres with 360-degree views in south Missoula, was recently purchased by a team with local ties who plan a residential development.

“As of last week this is Missoula’s biggest residential sale to ever close on the (Multiple Listing Service),” said Leland Reed of Engel & Volkers Western Frontier in Missoula, who represented the buyers.

The land, which contains multiple parcels, is located at 5001 Hillview Way and contains only one house and a guesthouse. The rest of the property is mostly grasslands on a mix of flat and modestly hilly terrain.

Andrew Firman, part of the team of buyers, said he was “inspired by the landscape” while attending the University of Montana. Firman teamed up with his brother Chris and a Denver-based real estate development company called Pando Holdings to close on the property in late April.

“We are excited to be a part of the solution here in Missoula that addresses the critical housing shortage,” said Lance Gutsch, one of the principals at Pando Holdings. “Growing cities like Missoula exist all across the country where demand to live in a beautiful community outpaces

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