About Advance Land and Timber

Advance Land and Timber, LLC has established itself as a national leader of the timber land, farm land and recreational land marketing companies in the US. We are focused solely on sales and purchases of land. We have extensive knowledge of the investment and recreational land market. When it comes to land, Advance Land and Timber, LLC has one of the most experienced teams and is one of the highest producing land marketing companies in America. To date, our land transactions are over $1 billion since our inception in 2002. We are established in South Carolina, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi.

We have the relationships and the ability to work with buyers and sellers of investment grade timberland, farm land, recreational land and commercial properties. When it comes to our clients, we can handle individual properties to multi state land packages.

Meet Our Agents

Mark McMillan

Mark McMillan

803-957-9503
markm@advancelandandtimber.com

States Licensed In : Georgia,Alabama,North Carolina,South Carolina

Mark McMillan, President and CEO of Advance Land and Timber, LLC, has experience in the timberland industry since 1987.  Mark was born and raised on a family farm in Bamberg, South Carolina. Upon graduating from the University of South Carolina with a BS in Finance, he went to work in the insurance industry. His work with forest product insurance programs throughout the southeast included hunting club liability and vacant land liability. His hobbies include hunting and fishing.  He is an avid duck hunter. 
 

Carwin Owens

Carwin Owens

434-841-0784
carwin@advancelandandtimber.com

States Licensed In : North Carolina,Virginia

Carwin Owens is licensed in Virginia and North Carolina. He graduated from Liberty University with a BS degree in Economics. Carwin began his career in the lumber industry working for saw mills, distribution plants, buying, selling lumber all over the east coast. In 1999 he started buying and selling timberland eventually getting experience and understanding of the different types of land and markets in Virginia and North Carolina.

Carwin lives in Lynchburg Virginia with his wife Mary and two daughters. He enjoys the outdoors especially fishing and duck hunting.

Jamie Pierce

Jamie Pierce

910-840-7919
jpierce@advancelandandtimber.com

States Licensed In : North Carolina,West Virginia

Jamie is a wildlife enthusiast who loves the outdoors. He graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in Turfgrass Management. He currently owns Pinestraw Headquarters, LLC, which specializes in managing long leaf pine plantations for the harvesting of pine needles. The pine needles are sold for decorative mulch for residential and commercial properties.

His hobbies include whitetail deer hunting, duck hunting, and tournament bass fishing. He also enjoys putting in food plots and managing the properties he hunts, which gives him great experience when helping a client buy or sell recreational property. He can easily look at a property to know how to make it a desirable hunting tract to sell or buy.

Jamie resides in Lake Waccamaw with his wife, Kristin, and two beautiful daughters, Kynleigh and Kamryn.

Bud Cook

Bud Cook

910-640-8784
budcookland@gmail.com

States Licensed In : North Carolina,South Carolina

Bud Cook has been a licensed real estate broker in North Carolina for over 39 years, and he is also licensed in South Carolina.  Bud graduated in 1977 from North Carolina University with a BA in Forestry and has enjoyed working and playing outdoors his entire life.  He has worked as a land manager, procurement forester, forestry consultant, owner of a timber dealership and a real estate broker.  During this time, he has assembled a network of professional, private and individual contacts that assist him in locating buyers and sellers of timber land, farm land, development land and recreational land.  "It is such a great advantage to be a forestry consultant in the recreational land business.  I am able to determine the value of the timber and identify other assets that exist on my clients' land in order to add value to their property."  Bud and his wife, Catherine, live at Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina.  They have two daughters, Kristin and Elizabeth, two sons-in-law, Jamie and Chris, and four grandchildren, Kynleigh, Kamryn, Clara and Ellie.

Skip Valentine

Skip Valentine

919-395-4592
skipmev@gmail.com

States Licensed In : North Carolina

Skip Valentine brings a long list of experience to the team in NC. The primary focus of his real estate brokerage is farm and recreational land sales. Skip wears many hats in the land business, from being in the hunting operations, farming, wildife management and forestry. This affords the client a wealth of knowledge, when finding or selling that tract of land. Residing in Eastern NC, his hometown is Tarboro NC.  

Zach Antill

Zach Antill

252-676-0888
zach@advancelandandtimber.com

States Licensed In : North Carolina,Virginia

Zach Antill is licensed in North Carolina and Virginia. Zach has been in the outdoors from the minute he was born!  With his father working as a Forester in the timber industry, Zach has been in and around the timber world his whole life!

Zach studied Forestry all throughout high school under his dad and worked as a Forester Technician in the summers throughout high school and college.  Zach graduated from Montreat College with a Bachelors in Outdoor Ministry and has been a North Carolina Wildlife Enforcement Officer, in addition to being a hunting and fishing guide both professionally and privately.

Zach brings a lifetime of hunting and timberland experience and is a great choice to help you buy or sell hunting and investment properties throughout North Carolina and Virginia.

Zach Ayotte

Zach Ayotte

828-443-5322
ZachAyotte@advancelandandtimber.com

States Licensed In : North Carolina

Zach Ayotte is licensed in North Carolina. 

Zach attended Hampden-Sydney College where he graduated with a degree in Economics and Business. Born and raised in North Carolina, Zach grew up in Morganton and now lives in Raleigh. Zach enjoys everything the North Carolina outdoors have to offer especially fishing, turkey hunting, and duck hunting.

Melvin Ezzell

Melvin Ezzell

910-640-7458
melvin@advancelandandtimber.com

States Licensed In : North Carolina,South Carolina, South Carolina

Melvin Ezzell has thirty years of experience, and has successfully managed over 300,000 acres of forestland in North Carolina, South Carolina, and the Caribbean. 

Melvin has been responsible for full cycle land management and land development to include acquisition, sustainable silvicultural practices, conservation easements, preforming and coordinating comprehensive market analysis, planning, permitting, through disposition.  He was the project manager for three marina projects in NC that generated in excess of 30 million in boat slip sales from 2007-2010.  In 2016 he was an integral member of the management and marketing team that successfully relaunched a major Caribbean golf course community, to include the hosting of a major PGA event.

Melvin holds credentials as a NC Real Estate Broker, NC Registered Forester, Fire Wise Community Specialist and is a member of the Society of American Foresters.

Keith Rogers

Keith Rogers

910-770-0159
keith@advancelandandtimber.com

States Licensed In : North Carolina

Keith Rogers is an experienced real estate broker, an avid outdoorsman and is retired with 30 years of service as a North Carolina Wildlife Enforcement Officer serving Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Cumberland, Granville, Hoke, Harnett, Robeson, Sampson, and Scotland counties. He is a member of the Advance Land and Timber team in Lake Waccamaw, N.C.

 

As a wildlife officer patrolling southeastern North Carolina since 1988 and with six years of land management experience with Charles L. Tate & Associates in Lake Waccamaw, Keith has critical knowledge of the area necessary to put together profitable investments and one-of-a-kind recreational deals. He looks forward to creating successful and long-term relationships with his real estate clients built on respect, hard work, and communication.

 

Along with experience in timber management, Keith has a degree in Fish and Wildlife management and enjoys working with clients to create wildlife management plans. He is the father of three and his children have attended NC State University. He lives in Lake Waccamaw and is married to Carolyn Stuart High. He has served as East Columbus High School FFA alumni president, enjoys golf, and has a lifelong interest in hunting, fishing, and outdoor adventure.