Compass South is a timberland consultancy firm designed to help those landowners whose primary focus is on silviculture and timberland investment in the Southeast. To this end, the firm provides an acquisition to disposition range of services intended to address the various needs of such owners. This range has a natural starting point in our investment consulting group, which performs pre-acquisition evaluation and purchase negotiation and assists in property management, timber harvesting and disposition strategies. From there our land sales group naturally provides help in the selling of property and, finally, our appraisal group produces valuations for acquisition, loan, probate and tax planning purposes.
Our timberland clients are mainly institutional investors, family offices or high net worth individuals buying for investment purposes. Their interests and investment strategies vary. Some wish to hold for the long-term. Others take a more opportunistic approach. Whatever their goal, our role is to help them achieve it. We do this through early identification and analysis of undervalued property, through land management and timber harvest planning, and through the development and implementation of successful exit strategies.