Ben W. McCollum, Broker/Owner
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 is quick to point out 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 bachelors 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 it talented staff to be second to none.
Eric J. McCollum, Director of Timberland Services
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 D. Clark, Residential Specialist
Sonja, a Thomasville native, possess 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 Board of Realtors, the Georgia National Association of Realtors as well as an active volunteer within our community. Sonja is the proud mother of Nicholas, age 5, and Madolyn, age 7, with whom she shares all of the recreational and cultural opportunities that Thomasville has to offer.
C.H. Whitney, Auctioneer, Associate Broker
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.