Team Compass employs individuals of the highest caliber to care for their clients.  It was no surprise when our Principal Broker and VP of National Development, Justin Ochs, shattered company records with an outstanding 2014 real estate season.

Justin’s passion for excellence, customer care, and pursuit of excellence has allowed him to reach new heights in the real estate industry.  Notable closings included an office building on 4 acres located in Thomposon’s Station, TN.  Ochs used his network to attract the attention of Dave Ramsey, multi-millionaire and noted financial guru.  Mr. Ramsey purchased the building for $1.9 million.  Other notable transactions included the sale of Arbor Crest Subdivision in Mount Juliet for $1.4 million, and several commercial tracts in downtown Knoxville for $1.3 million.


Justin’s expertise also gained national attention in 2014.  The asset managers for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) awarded Justin a $30 Million real estate portfolio to list for sale in the traditional marketplace.  Ochs worked closesly with Special Assets Consultant T. Kyle Swicegood, CCIM to manage and broker the sale of these assets.

“I rely on real estate professionals across the country; Justin Ochs is my most trusted professional,” stated T. Kyle Swicegood.  ”He knows how to take complex assets and market them in a way that brings about the highest value. Trustworthy, hardworking and a student of real estate. He is the go-to person in the Tennessee marketplace.”

Ochs also served a number of residential buyers in 2014 overcoming obstacles to ensure buyer’s  every need was met, and closings continued as scheduled.  One of the most memorable he recalled was a transaction with Tim & Renee Sherk moving from Dade City, FL.  The Sherks had 3 weeks to find a home, get moved in, and prepare their children for the next school semester.  Justin not only kept the transaction on schedule, but had builders complete interior remodeling projects to their chosen home before and after closing.

“Thank you so much for all your efforts in making our move and new home so special, “Renee Sherk stated.  ”Thanks for going above and beyond to cover other’s mistakes at times.  You are a class act!”

Ochs not only set record sales in 2014, he began to develop and continues to build a top performing real estate team across the southeastern region.  Justin currently trains Compass agents from across the state and has opened new offices in Western Kentucky and Atlanta, Georgia.

“One of my favorite quotes is from Zig Ziglar,” Ochs commented. “‘You don’t build a business. You build people, and then people build the business’.  We are in the business of building people, building the business is just something we get to enjoy along the way.”

Justin encourages you to seek out a Compass Agent in your area for your next real estate transaction.  Links to these professionals can be found below:

Wilson/Rutherford County – Ray Hubner & Stephanie Hubner

Davidson/Sumner County – Alexzandra Geyerman

Hamilton County – Chris Wood & Miller Haynes

Western Kentucky – Joshua Abner

For more information, Contact Compass Auctions & Real Estate Corporate Division at (423) 702-6180, or their Nashville Division at (615) 757-3339.