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Gorsuch-Hensley Real Estate & Auction, Inc.
 AuctionZip Auctioneer ID # 35786  

Douglas Hensley
1050 N Main Street
Canton, IL 61520

Phone: 309-647-8811

Douglas Hensley is President & Managing Broker of Gorsuch-Hensley Real Estate & Auction, Inc., a real estate brokerage and auction firm located in Canton, Illinois. Prior to forming Gorsuch-Hensley, Hensley was managing broker with The Loranda Group, Inc., a highly respected regional real estate brokerage and auction firm.

Hensley was raised on a cash grain and livestock farm in western Illinois. His many years in the land sales business, coupled with his farm production experience and secondary education, make him particularly quick in understanding the land sales business. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA).

During his time with Loranda, Hensley personally managed the sale or purchase of more than $80 million of farm real estate, covering properties located in Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. In addition to his work in real estate, Hensley also taught on topics involving agricultural finance, real estate sales, auction law, and small business dynamics. While at the University of Illinois, he helped teach a semester long undergraduate agricultural finance class, managing the work of nearly 80 students. He has also lectured in other related agricultural courses, and worked in conjunction with The Center for Farm and Rural Business Finance at the University of Illinois. In recent years, Hensley co-developed and presented at a seminar series for agricultural producers and landowners involving the dynamics of land ownership, 1031 tax-deferred exchanges, and estate planning. In addition, Hensley has written and taught multiple continuing education courses for both real estate and auction professionals in Illinois.

In providing value to Gorsuch-Hensley and its clients, Doug brings fresh skills, new ideas, and management experience to the forefront. He oversees the daily activities of the business, and the work of more than 10 real estate agents. In addition, he is a Board Member for the Canton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Little Giant Education Foundation. Doug is experienced and knowledgeable in understanding of how to effectively work with individuals, families, banks, trust companies, and investor owners of Illinois farmland. Through both his professional and educational activities, Doug is respected and sought after for information in his field.

Doug welcomes the opportunity to speak with you about your real estate needs farm, home, or commercial. Call him anytime at 309.338.7174 or email to!
Current Auction Listings

 McDonough County, IL 294.91 Acres - Public Auction
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  Good Hope, IL Fri Nov 7 - 11:00AM
PUBLIC AUCTION - NOVEMBER 7 @ 11 AM AUCTION SITE - Wesley Village Community Center, Macomb, IL (The Community Center is just south of Wesley Village on the southeast side of Macomb). The Shaw Trust farm represents some of the best land that western-Illinois has to offer. The 2 tracts of tillable cropland boast premium soil types, predominantly consisting of Ipava silt loam and Osco   [ View Full Listing ]

 Iroquois County, IL 164-Acre Auction
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  Hoopeston, IL Fri Nov 14 - 11:00AM
PUBLIC AUCTION - NOVEMBER 14 @ 11 AM AUCTION SITE - American Legion Post 384, Hoopeston, IL. This 164.91 /- acre farm in southern Iroquois County - located approximately 20 miles SE of Watseka, or 3 miles East of Wellington - offers an excellent opportunity for local farmers or farmland investors to add to their land holdings.  Both tracts have strong eye-appeal, and the main   [ View Full Listing ]