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MeettheNeeleyForestryTeamfromlefttorightDanielNeeleyJ.D.NeeleyJoshBarkhimerandBrendaKirkleyinset.BrokerSpotlightJ.D.NeeleyNeeleyForestryServicePAGE3WhenJ.D.NeeleysatherstartedaorestryconsultingbusinessinsouthernArkansasin1972thecompanywasmanaging20000acres.NowUnitedCountry-NeeleyForestryServicemanages220000acres.Andthatknowledgeplayswellintotheamilybusinessworkinrecreationalrealestate.J.D.joinedthebusinessin1985andhasoverseenitsgrowthandexpansionintotimberlandappraisalpropertyappraisalandrealestatesales.ThemostrecentexpansionstartedfveyearsagoandUnitedCountry-NeeleyForestrytopped10millioningrosssaleslastyear.WeeelveryblessedtohavehadsuchagoodyearNeeleysaid.LocatedinwhatscalledthewoodbasketosouthArkansasNeeleysaidhisprospectivebuyersareotenlookingtoinvestintimberland.Financingisstilllookinggoodorthosewantingtopurchasepropertyhesaid.Itsagoodtimetobuyandwereexpectingtoseeareturntohistoricaveragesinpinesawtimberpricing.OtherpurchasersarelookingorlandtohuntcamporridetheirATVson.Neeleysamiliaritywiththeareacomesinhandywhenolksareseekinglandorrecreationaluse.ImanavidoutdoorsmanNeeleysaid.IlovetohuntInactherecentlyreturnedromaduck-huntingtrip.Wevebeenrackinguptheduckshesaid.TyingnicelyintohisworkNeeleysentireamilyembracestheoutdoorliestyle.Wehaveacabinbackonouroldhomesteadhesaidandwespendalototimethere.AndinkeepingwiththecompanyshistoryasaamilyenterpriseJ.D.ssonDanielrecentlyjoinedthecompanymakingitathree-generationbusiness.DanielrecentlycompletedhisorestrydegreeandisworkingonhisMBA.TheUnitedCountry-NeeleyForestryServiceteamismadeuponineexperiencedteammembersincludingregisteredoresterandexecutivebrokerJoshBarkhimerandexecutivebrokerBrendaKirkleywhobrings30yearsobrokerageexperiencetothecompany.Intermsomanagementwedoalotoworkwithmulti-generationalamilypropertyNeeleysaid.Otenweareworkingwithlandthatweoriginallymanagedorparentsandthatwenowmanageortheirchildrenandeventheirgrandchildren.Thesekindsoongoingrelationshipsaddgreatsatisactiontohisworkhesaid.Butwhathefndsmostenjoyableisseeingthecompanysclientsenjoytheirpropertyandwhatitcanbringtothembothrecreationallyandfnancially.Ilovetoseepropertieswell-managedandproducinggoodtimberrevenueshesaid.Helpingpeoplemaximizetheirreturnsisveryrewarding.ToconnectwiththeNeeleyForestryteamandtolearnmoreaboutitsPotlatchlandlistingsinArkansascall870-836-5981orvisitwww.ucneeleyforestry.comIntermsofmanagementwedoalotofworkwithmulti-generationalfamilyproperty.-J.D.Neeley