Nation’s Top Plantation Brokerage Expands into South Carolina Market

(Thomasville, GA) --- Jon Kohler & Associates, the nation's leading plantation brokerage, is thrilled to announce its expansion into South Carolina with the hiring of CJ Brown, a native of historic Edgefield County, SC. Brown has been a staple in the outdoor industry for more than a decade, leading major concierge services for Remington Arms Company, Outdoor Channel, and Outdoor Adventures Worldwide.

He is also a two-time Jr. Grand National Turkey Calling Champion, five-time Jr. South Carolina State Turkey Calling Champion, and a National Shooting Sports Foundation Heritage Fund Scholarship Winner. Brown has been featured on outdoor television and the Outdoor Channel, including appearances for Turkey Call Television, Outdoor Channel Outfitters, Ultimate Outdoors, Intrepid Outdoors, and Remington Country Television. He has tremendous knowledge of wildlife conservation, experience working with landowners and business leaders at the highest level, and his passion for land and wildlife is unsurpassed. For more information, visit

"I am extremely excited to lead the expansion of the prestigious Jon Kohler & Associates brand into South Carolina and offer a new level of real estate advisory services to landowners in our state," said Brown. "This is a lifelong dream of mine. I am dedicated to creating lasting relationships and providing quality service."

CJ earned his undergraduate degree and MBA from Gardner-Webb University while playing on the offensive line on two Big South Championship Football teams. He met his wife Megan while at the university and they have one son, Carl James Brown, III. Family is of top importance in the Brown household, as well as passing on the traditions of the outdoor lifestyle and conservation. CJ and his father Carl are longtime members of the prestigious Cowden Plantation in Aiken, South Carolina.

The history and high intrinsic value of the South Low Country, ACE, and CAWS Plantation Belts, as well as the Peedee Plantation belt further north, make these some of the most unique plantations in the entire south. Of the four main plantation belts, South Carolina’s were the only ones that Jon Kohler & Associates didn’t cover.

“We have been specializing in plantation sales for 25 years,” said Jon Kohler. “We are known for our passion for protecting the intrinsic value on these unique properties and creating value for all landowners.  We are well-respected by conservation groups and landowners alike for commitment to the land, wildlife, and conservation.

“Our business model is unlike anything in the real estate business and we are driven by our servant’s heart approach to helping landowners and land buyers to the right thing for the land,” added Kohler. “Over the past eight years, we have dominated the sales of the other three belts (The Red Hills of Tallahassee/Thomasville, Albany, and Alabama) closing a record setting $395,000,000 during that time.  Our trademark is love and knowledge of fine land and the ability to help high net worth individuals recognize value through a very inclusive marketing process.”

About Jon Kohler & Associates

Jon Kohler & Associates is a niche real estate brokerage firm that specializes in representing only the finest plantations, conservation properties, ranches, and high quality properties in the southeast. Of the over $393,000,000 in sales since 2008, alone, some of the most notable include the 124,000 acre Rock Creek-Molpus sale (largest land sale in Southeast for eight years), Greenwood Plantation (The Land Report’s Conservation Deal of 2015), Longpine, Southern Heritage, the Governor of Alabama’s plantation, the 1,000 acre Dickerson Bay on the Gulf of Mexico, just to name a few.  Their model is unlike other brokerages and is based on client advocacy and an extreme emphasis on national/international marketing and due diligence specialization.

JK&A is a founding member of LandLeader, which currently has over $1.6B in listings and a combined annual marketing budget of over $1.2M to promote their properties. The principals have a Juris Doctorate, two Bachelors in real estate, and a Masters. This is a lifelong career. They are extremely knowledgeable in conservation easements having sold, donated, and developed them, and Kohler’s own plantation, Lick Skillet, is under a conservation easement. Jon Kohler & Associates not only broker land, but live the lifestyle themselves and manage their own timberland, ranch, and hunting lands. Jon Kohler is featured in the current issue (June/July 2016) of Garden & Gun magazine for his commitment to the preservation of the land preservation.