Paul Gonwa, ALC®, Broker Associate
For Paul Gonwa, what once was a distant world of opportunity on the pages of a monthly magazine became his life’s passion. And he wouldn’t have it any
It’s a scene reminiscent of almost any 20th century American household – a stack of old magazines all with matching distinctive yellow spines providing a glimpse of worlds otherwise unknown. For many, National Geographic exposed us to diverse cultures and faraway destinations through stunning photography and expert narrative. Paul Gonwa was no different. In fact, Paul was raised a “city boy,” but he credits his parents’ National Geographic magazines for developing a lifelong affection for the outdoors.
“For a kid living in the city, those magazines opened my eyes to many different places and cultures,” Paul says. “It made me want to get out in the open and explore the world, something I still enjoy doing to this day.”
Where some might reserve their passion for the outdoors to weekend escapes, Paul made it his livelihood. Following his heart, he attended the University of Illinois and graduated with a degree in forest management. For many years, he worked in the logging and lumber industry before transitioning into land development. He’s traveled to many different countries and experienced different cultures, but there’s nowhere he’s more passionate about than the land in his own backyard in Mississippi.
Paul enjoys hunting and the outdoors, and he eventually parlayed his passion for the land with his forestry and development background and turned his professional sights to helping others buy and sell land as a Realtor®. Whether you’re buying or selling recreational land, a home site, acreage to develop or investment-grade timberland, there’s no better resource throughout Mississippi than Paul to assist in your transaction.
When you work with Paul, his forestry background can expose you to investment opportunities you might not have otherwise considered. He always takes time to educate buyers about potential uses for a piece of land, and he utilizes an impressive suite of tools – including aerial photos and topographic maps – to ensure you have all the information you need in order to make the best decisions for your individual needs and desires.
What’s more, Paul is simply a good guy to work with. Genuine and down-to-earth, he loves what he does and it shows. He’s a member of the Realtors® Land Institute and involved in the community through Rotary Club, the Nature Conservancy, the local schools and in his church.
Unlike many investments, land ownership allows you to touch the trees, dig in the dirt and walk through the woods. If you’re considering the sale or purchase of land in Mississippi, make the most of your opportunities with Paul Gonwa at your side. Contact him today to discuss your needs, including 1031 tax-deferred exchanges, timber investments and land investment analysis.
Paul Gonwa's MLS® Listings
1 Cain Rd, Wesson, Mississippi - $801,990
This Investment Grade Timber And Recreational Property Is Located In Southwest Copiah County, Mississippi. The Property Is Close To Many Wood Using Industries Including Hardwood And Softwood Sawmills, Chip Mills, Pole Mills And Wood Pellet Mills. ...Paul Gonwa Overby, Inc.
Snakecreek Rd, Raymond, Mississippi - $741,000
Beautiful Fully Wooded Recreational And Timber Investment Property. Excellent Road System With Food Plots And Ponds. Pine And Hardwoods. Crp Income. Owner Retaining 50% Of Mineral Rights.Paul Gonwa Overby, Inc.
1 Hwy 51, Madison, Mississippi - $510,000
Industrial Zoned Property In The City Of Madison. Any Uses In C-2 General Commercial Districts. Fronts Both U. S. Hwy 51 On The East And The Canadian National Illinois Central Railroad On The West.Paul Gonwa Overby, Inc.
2 Vine St, Jackson, Mississippi - $397,268
Large Vacant Lot In Downtown Jackson. Fully Fenced, Mostly Paved. Great For Lay Down Yard, Warehouses, Commercial Business. Gated Entrances On Both Vine Street And Harding Street. Sewer, Water And Electricity Are Available. Property Is For Sale Or...Paul Gonwa Overby, Inc.
Hwy 18 Hwy, Utica, Mississippi - $384,077
Don’t Pass Up The Chance To Own This 143 Acre Hinds County Family Farm With Fields, Forests And A Pond. A Great Weekend Retreat, This Property Contains Beautiful Hay Fields, Pastures, Ponds And Planted Pine Timber. The Lay Of The Land And The Loca...Paul Gonwa Overby, Inc.
3 Firetower Rd, Camden, Mississippi - $347,332
Don't Miss This Madison County Timber And Recreational Property. A Solid Pine And Hardwood Timber Investment. 31 Year Old Pine Plantation That Has Been Thinned Twice. 21 Year Old Pine Plantation. The Majority Has Been Thinned Once. Bottomland ...Paul Gonwa Overby, Inc.
Beaverdam Rd, Camden, Mississippi - $315,305
This Turn Key Hunting Property Is Ready For Action! Located In Northeast Madison County, With A Solid Deer Population, This Property Comes With A Well Maintained Six Year Old 32' X 12' Cedar Cabin With Two Lofts, A Kitchen, Living Room, Bathroom W...Paul Gonwa Overby, Inc.
Smith County Rd 119, Raleigh, Mississippi - $269,230
This Large Tract Of Land Has Great Recreational And Timber Potential. The Timber Was Harvested Two Years Ago And A Very Nice Streamside Management Zone Was Left Along All Drains. The Property Has Good Road Network With Numerous Food Plots In Place...Paul Gonwa Overby, Inc.
Mcraven Rd, Jackson, Mississippi - $97,000
Zoned I-1, This Level Property Has Over A Quarter Mile Of Road Frontage On Paved Mcraven Road. Zoned Light Industrial, This Zoning Classification Allows For A Wide Range Of Commercial And Light Manufacturing Uses. All Utilities Are Available. ...Paul Gonwa Overby, Inc.
360 Simpson Hwy 49, Magee, Mississippi - $10,833
This Premier Medical Office Building Is Located Next To Magee General Hospital. A Variety Of Spaces Are Available. Suite 300 Usable Square Footage Is 4,171 Sf With A Rentable Square Footage Of 5,640 Sf. This Suite Is A Former Medical Doctor Off...Paul Gonwa Overby, Inc.
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