Meet Our Agents

John Hetzler

Broker & Land Specialist

John started his career as a real estate broker in 2001 with a focus on commercial and residential development properties. In 2005 he joined GVA International, a commercial brokerage, where he helped private equity clients and developers buy and sell assets in East Tennessee. Throughout his career he has been the lead broker in the sale of over 120,000 acres with an estimated value of $180,000,000. He has also been instrumental in the protection of over 20,000 acres in the Cumberland Plateau region with the use of conservation easements. In 2009 he formed Ibis Real Estate Co. to increase his teams' focus on land sales and management throughout the Southeast.

Cell: (423) 313-5457

John Eldridge

Land Specialist

Following graduation from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a BS in Sociology and African Studies John worked in the wildlife industry assisting in the management of multiple wilderness areas covering hundreds of thousands of acres in Central African Republic, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. After moving back to his family farm in northwest Georgia he established a beef cattle operation with an emphasis on producing well adapted registered cattle using holistic land practices and sustainable grazing techniques. He previously worked as a financial adviser with a Fortune 500 financial services firm and has a broad knowledge of the financial markets and incorporating real estate into a portfolio of assets. John's extensive practical working expertise in land management led him to join Ibis Real Estate Co. where he is able to offer valuable counsel to his clients on real estate ownership for wildlife management, agricultural production and investment purposes.

Cell: (423) 505-9547