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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 
other way.

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.

  • Office Overby Land
  • Office Location 1808 N State St, Jackson, Mississippi, 39202
  • Office # 601.366.8511
  • Cell # 601.214.7985
  • Fax # 601.981.2329

Paul Gonwa's MLS® Listings

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Grants Ferry Rd, Brandon, Mississippi - $2,151,864

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One Of The Last Remaining Large Commercial Tracts Of Land On Grants Ferry Road.

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Hwy 440, Kosciusko, Mississippi - $1,058,400

This Large, Clearcut Property Is Located In Northwestern Attala County Near The Big Black River Basin. There Is Still Some Acreage To Harvest And This Should Be Completed By Early Summer 2019, Just In Time To Get The Property Ready To Replant In P...

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Cain Rd, Wesson, Mississippi - $952,630

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. ...

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1 Firetower Rd, Camden, Mississippi - $762,570

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Madison County Timber Investment And Recreational Property With Planted Pine And Hardwood. 86 Acres Of 31 Year Plantation Pine. 141 Acres Of 21 Year Plantation Pine. Bottomland Hardwoods. Established Deer And Turkey Hunting. Two Ponds And Seven Fo...

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Snakecreek Rd, Raymond, Mississippi - $716,300

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Beautiful Fully Wooded Recreational And Timber Investment Property. Excellent Road System With Food Plots And Ponds. Pine And Hardwoods. Crp Income.

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New Zion Rd, Utica, Mississippi - $659,750

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Hard To Find Pastureland In Northern Copiah County. Fenced And Cross-fenced With Pastures Containing A Mixture Of Bahia And Dallis Grass. Soil Types Are Primarily Silt Loams Consisting Primarily Of Loring, Gillsburg And Calloway. Several Nice Ho...

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Mt Salus Dr, Clinton, Mississippi - $470,000

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13.60 Acre Commercially Zoned Property In Fast Growing Clinton, Ms. Close To Walmart, Home Depot, Numerous Hotels And Commercial Corridors!

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Cr 3106, Kosciusko, Mississippi - $420,000

This 400 Acre Clearcut Property Is Located In Northwestern Attala County Near The Big Black River Basin. The Property Is Ready To Replant In Pines Or Prepare For Hunting Season. The Topography Is Rolling And There Is A Forested Buffer Along The Cr...

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2 Firetower Rd, Camden, Mississippi - $415,238

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 ...

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2 Vine St, Jackson, Mississippi - $397,268

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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...

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Hwy 18 Hwy, Utica, Mississippi - $384,077

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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 ...

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