Ben McCollum, a native of Thomasville, Georgia, recognized many years ago that an incredible opportunity exists to represent and promote the quality land and historic properties that have come to define the area. An avid sportsman, Ben realizes that the Red Hills of South Georgia and North Florida offers access to some of the finest quail shooting in the country. Consequently, the area is home to the largest concentration of traditional quail hunting plantations in the world. Ben founded The Wright Group to cater exclusively to discerning Buyers and Sellers of our area’s unique properties. The area’s plantation culture is a highly regarded way of life, and due to a relative small supply, access to this exclusive lifestyle is limited. In addition to his keen understanding of the area and its residents, Ben has a bachelor’s degree in forest resources. This insight has proved invaluable in assessing the recreational and timberland component of the properties he represents. As broker for The Wright Group, Ben is fortunate to experience, first hand, the lifestyle that he represents. If you are considering investing in a timberland, recreational, or historic property in the area, you will find the expertise and objectivity provided by The Wright Group and its talented staff to be second to none.
The Wright Group is pleased to announce the addition of Eric J. McCollum to our firm. Eric, a Thomasville native, has an extensive background and knowledge of large properties, plantations, timberland, farmland, waterfront, development, and investment properties throughout Georgia and the Southeast. He has over 12 years experience working with multiple private investment companies where he handled the acquisition and disposition of all types of real estate assets as well as property management and construction. His knowledge of the marketplace and his range of industry contacts in both the institutional and private sectors make him a tremendous asset in serving individuals and investors looking for large acreage, recreational, development, and timberland investment property. Eric will serve as the Director of the firm’s Timberland Investment Division.
Eric, an avid outdoorsman, has a B.S. in Forest Management from the University of Georgia and is licensed in both Georgia and Florida. For more information on how Eric can serve you with your real estate needs and for a complete inventory of all of our properties, please contact our office.
Sonja, a Thomasville native, possesses an extensive knowledge of the residential marketplace within southwest Georgia. Sonja attributes her success in real estate to her love of the area and her expert knowledge of the market. There is nothing more gratifying to her than introducing people to our community and identifying a house that ultimately becomes a home. She is a member of the Thomasville Area Board of Realtors where she currently serves as President, the National Association of Realtors, as well as an active volunteer within our community and local board. Sonja is the proud mother of Madolyn and Nicholas with whom she shares all of the recreational and cultural opportunities that Thomasville has to offer.
Since 1977, Charlie has successfully sold over $500 million in real estate and personal property at auction, has served as an executive with two national auction companies and is past president and chairman of The Georgia Auctioneers Association. His experience has involved developing specific marketing techniques for all categories of real estate and personal property from agricultural to commercial to residential. Clients have included individuals, financial institutions- such as Rabobank, Farm Credit Service and Travelers Insurance Company, government agencies-such as the U.S. Marshalls Service and U.S. Small Business Administration, corporations, partnerships and estates. He has conducted auctions in Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.
Located in Clay County, Georgia, The Old Ingram Home Place is a wonderful example of a classic, gentleman’s farm. The focal point of the iconic 22 acre property is the circa 1890 historic home, complete with Corinthian columns, original millwork, heart pine flooring, and screened sleeping porch. The home has been updated over the years and features 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, formal living room, dining room, and a pine paneled study with fireplace. The surrounding outbuildings further add to the charm of this historic farm and include a turn of the century country doctors office, well house, and utility barn. For the horse enthusiasts, a classic red barn has been restored on the property and 4 paddocks have been constructed, complete with a round pen. All of the features combine to create a truly unique and diverse property that has been cherished for generations. Offered at $259,000
HUNTING & RECREATIONAL PROPERTIES
Welcome to the online arm of The Wright Group, the leading broker for quality recreational, plantation, and hunting properties in south Georgia and north Florida. Headquartered in the heart of The Red Hills, the firm provides an extensive range of brokerage and advisory services to individuals, family trust, corporations, and institutional level investors. We specialize in the sale of high end recreational and plantation hunting properties. The Thomasville, Albany, and Tallahassee region serve as the last bastion of quality quail hunting habitat in the United States. Consequently, the area is home to the highest concentration of traditional quail hunting plantations in the world and offers many historic plantations for sale. Additionally, these private lands also offer some of the finest habitat available for sale for whitetail deer, duck, dove, and turkey. The rich, productive soils of the area are also ideal for agriculture and timber. Our firm employees two on staff forest consultants which further benefits and enhances our timberland sales divisions. The Wright Group is the proven leader in sales of Georgia, Florida, and Alabama hunting plantations in addition to timberland, farm land, and historic homes of distinction for sale.
INVESTING IN HUNTING LAND & PLANTATIONS IN GEORGIA AND FLORIDA
The sale and acquisition of quality hunting land and plantations in north Florida and south Georgia is an endeavor that demands an in depth knowledge of the community and surrounding landscape. It isn’t often that these highly prized plantations and specialty hunting properties are available for sale and many transactions occur behind closed doors in a very discreet manner. The principals within The Wright Group were born and raised within the community and accordingly have both local knowledge and respect of area landowners. This has proven invaluable when it comes to identifying a willing buyer and seller. Time has proven that these quality properties have weathered decades of economic storm and consistently maintain their value when other markets experience wild fluctuations downward. Accordingly, the Red Hills and Albany area plantations and properties serve as a hedge against inflation, and are an excellent hard asset when included in a high net worth portfolio.
The Wright Group also provides conservation easement consultations. Given the fact the we lead the market in south Georgia and north Florida land sales, no one is more familiar with sales comparables, valuations, and the appraisal process than our firm. Conservation easements are an extremely effective tool for creating significant tax credits while preserving and enhancing the wildlife and recreational quality of the land for generations to come. That being said, inaccurate appraisals and valuations expose the landowner to IRS tax audits and can negate the tax advantages of an easement. Accordingly, it is vitally important to insure that all valuations are consistent with market conditions and procedural protocols are followed to insure the desired outcome. We work alongside landowners, attorneys, appraisers and accountants as third party advisors to maximize the benefit to the landowner and ecosystem without repercussions.
Ashburn Hill Plantation located in Moultrie, Georgia, is now being offered for the first time since 1880. The historic estate of Frank R. Pidcock IV is being offered onsite at absolute auction with no reserve and no minium on December 4th, 2010 at 11:00am. Located just 3 miles from downtown Moultrie, the property consists of 472.8 +/- acres and is being offered divided in 24 tracts, high bidders choice. This extremely diverse property consists of irrigated and dry land agricultural fields, mature stands of longleaf pine, as well as the historic hunting lodge and depot. Ashburn Hill has served as a commercial quail hunting operation for over 40 years. Four guest lodges generously accommodate sportsmen, while the historic Moultrie train depot provides an incredible venue for events and entertainment. The Depot was relocated to the property and originally served the Pidcock and Georgia Northern Rail Lines. Located just minutes from downtown Moultrie, Ashburn Hill Plantation offers a multitude of uses including a turnkey hunting operation, highly productive agricultural farm, or premier home sites and development.
The Wright Group is pleased to announce that we brought the buyer for this exceptional property. This offering represents a rare opportunity to own one of Thomasville’s finest Plantation Estates. The original property was purchased in 1825 and utilized as a working cotton plantation until the 1890s and the height of Thomasville’s Resort Era.
In 1896 the property was purchased by Howard Melville Hanna. Under his ownership, the acreage was greatly increased and the property was developed to accommodate family and guests as a private recreational and hunting retreat. It is during this time period that the house and grounds were transformed into estate that exists today. These improvements included the additions and improvements to the main residence, stables, dairies, five guest lodges, poolhouse, formal gardens, the famous “Showboat”, and numerous other outbuildings, and paddocks.
Today Coalson Plantation (named after the original owner) elegantly recreates the luxurious lifestyle in the form of a resort. The main house has been painstakingly restored over the years with careful attention being given to the preservation of its architectural integrity. The stables, barns, and associated outbuildings were built in the popular brick, Georgian style.
In 1934, the poolhouse was constructed and represents an architectural marvel, complete with glass roof and pecky cypress walls and ceilings. Mature plantings, oak and magnolia avenues, formal English gardens, and reflecting pools further contribute to the setting and detailing of this exceptional property. This property has great potential is its versatility, making it well suited as a resort, corporate retreat, private medical facility, development, or single family adaptations. Please call listing office for details.
This incredible property features long paved road frontage on Hwy 202 and over one mile of frontage on the Ochlocknee River. The property consists of mature rolling pines, open fields with scatted longleaf, beautiful hardwood bottoms, and a bountiful wildlife population. Located only minutes from historic downtown Thomasville, this property is ideally situated for future development and already has a RM11 zoning and development plan in place. The property is loaded with deer, quail, turkey, ducks and offers excellent fishing along the Ochlocknee River. Tremendous investment opportunity and BANK OWNED.
Located in the famed Red Hills, long viewed as the quail hunting capital of the world, Easter Plantation represents a world-class, traditional hunting plantation, offering the year round pursuit of a wide variety of game. Easter possess the gently rolling landscape, interspersed with fields and hardwood creeks that has come to define the area. Easter supports a bountiful wildlife population that is as diverse as the land itself. Towering longleaf pines and an understory of wiregrass and other native grasses provide incredible habitat for the illustrious bobwhite quail.
The property has been extensively maintained with an emphasis on quail, supported further by adjoining plantation owners who share the same preservation and management ethic. A 135 acre cypress slough forms the headwaters of the Aucilla River and plays host to countless thousands of ducks and waterfowl, in addition to the plant and flood duck pond. Numerous dove fields exist on the property, posting consistently good bird numbers. Easter also has explosive populations of turkey and quality whitetail deer. The timber on Easter strikes the perfect balance between aesthetics, production, and optimal quail habitat. Furthermore, an extensive road system allows excellent access throughout the property. Improvements on the property include a professionally designed 12 run dog kennel, 10 stall horse barn, multiple storage barns and grain towers, managers house, and guest house. Without doubt, Easter Plantation represents the best price point for a turnkey operation within the Red Hills. This property is bank owned and offers a rare opportunity for plantation ownership at below market value.
Offered at $3,750/Acre