Walter Hatchett, ALC
455 Faceville Landing Road
Bainbridge, GA 39819
Tel #: (850) 508-4564
Bio in Brief:
Walter has been advising plantation, farmland, ranch and timberland investors for over 30 years. He was formerly Chief Land Manager for Rock Creek Capital based out of Jacksonville, Florida, and had been there since its inception. Walter has been involved with acquisitions, sale, and management of almost every property in the firm\'s entire portfolio amounting to several hundred million dollars. Walter has personally looked at over 500,000 acres of high-quality land. Notable properties include the single transaction purchase of 165,000 acres of timberland which was the largest timberland sale in the Southeast for eight years, the 10,000-acre A-Cross Ranch in Wyoming which is regarded as one of the top three fly fishing ranches in the lower 48 states, and Southlands Plantation which is the former showplace for International Paper. Walter’s responsibilities included advising investors on land management and improvement costs, lake construction (he successfully spearheaded getting one of the largest lakes permitted in north Florida; and oversaw permitting and construction of a 22-acre lake located at Southlands Plantation in Georgia), cost effective methods of improving value and keeping costs down for higher investor profits.
He has an extensive knowledge and the respect of brokers, foresters, and others in this business. In 2015, after retiring from Rock Creek (after 26 years of exclusive service), he joined Jon Kohler & Associates with which he already had a long history of deal collaboration. Today, in his new roles as a real estate salesman and advisor, additional clients benefit from his extensive knowledge in selecting or selling high-quality properties and managing them for high financial rewards. Since the beginning of 2016, Walter has successfully closed over 18,000 acres totaling almost $53 million in sales.
Walter grew up in Monticello, Florida and now resides in South Georgia with his wife of 38 years, Phyllis. Phyllis is also a licensed real estate salesperson and assists Walter. They have two grown children, Audra and Brandon. Brandon also works in the forest industry in Memphis, Tennessee. Walter has a passion for the outdoors, hunting and fishing. Walter is a particularly noted turkey hunter and has (with a partner) won the prestigious Georgia Florida Turkey Invitational four times. He has personally guided Former Governor Lawton Chiles, a Supreme Court Justice, and a who’s who of successful businessmen. He is also a noted bow-hunter, and some of his exploits have been featured on several television shows and videos. He has a very strong faith and love of God and country, as evidenced in a partnership with a friend in establishing the Red Hills Wounded Warrior Group, Inc., a non-profit group for America\'s wounded warriors that organizes outdoor hunting and fishing events for our country\'s heroes.
In October 2018, Walter received the prestigious Realtors Land Institute Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) Designation and has officially joined an elite group of over 500 land specialists who hold this designation across the globe. As an Accredited Land Consultant, Walter has access to the best industry knowledge, an unprecedented network of fellow land professionals, and a multitude of resources to help best serve clients. In March 2019, Walter was recognized as an APEX 2018 Top 20 National Producer by the REALTORS® Land Institute as a part of the RLI APEX Production Awards Program.
Property Specialties: Agricultural / Farm Land,Ranch Land
Service Specialties: 1031 Exchanges,Acquisition/Disposition,Buyer Representation,Conservation Easements,Consulting/Advisory Services,Highest and Best Use,Investment Management,Leasing/Management