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Compass at Pink! Gala 2019

Compass Auctions will be the provider of auction services for the 2019 Memorial Hospital Pink! Gala.

CHI Memorial Foundation announces the 14th annual Pink! Gala will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 at the Chattanooga Convention Center.  Dr. Lee and Sharron Jackson, and Dan and Amber Norton will co-chair the Foundation’s signature black-tie event.  First Tennessee Bank is the presenting sponsor for the 2019 Pink! gala.

The theme for this year’s gala is “The Greatest Show.”

Proceeds from Pink! are used to ensure the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at CHI Memorial has the latest equipment and technology available, and provides the highest quality care available to women in need, officials said. Proceeds from the 2018 event helped build the fourth MaryEllen Locher Breast Center site located at Atrium Medical Center on Gunbarrel Road, which is scheduled to open later this year.

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Compass Auctions to Host USMS Property Auction

Compass Auctions & Real Estate in conjunction with Colliers International will be representing the United States Marshals Service in a multi property online only auction event. The auction will be found online via links from the website with the online only auction covering (currently) over 40+ properties. “The current number of properties may change as they are slated to go to auction, as they could still come up as being sold conventionally. By January we will more information on the exact number that will be in the auction,” said Justin Ochs, vice-president and broker for Compass Auctions & Real Estate.  Mr. Ochs is also the primary contact for this project.

Compass will update it’s website to reflect the properties and catalog of photos on a continual basis.

The auction sale will take place starting on January 25, 2019 with the event closing on January 31, 2019. This will be an online only sale.

For more information and to contact Justin Ochs click here.


US Electric Liquidation Auction

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Compass auction equal to task of major business liquidation

ATLANTA (Nov. 1, 2017) — For two days, the auction of US Electric Supply’s inventory and equipment became a focus of electricians, retailers, builders and others from all over the United States.

The auction of more than 30,000 items attracted bidders from 26 states and three countries, with Compass Auctions and Real Estate, of Chattanooga, conducting the event.

“Our advanced auction methods really pay off when you have a business liquidation or major undertaking like this one, with thousands of items to be sold. We’re able to accomplish the job in a fraction of the time other methods would take,” said Paige Holt, president of the auction company. “Our intensive marketing campaign brought together live and online bidders, resulting in a great result for the seller. We literally had buyers from places as far away as Arizona, California, Idaho and Connecticut bidding and arranging to pick up their items following the auction,” she said.

Because the business was closing, the auction also included forklifts, scissor lifts and other items used for managing the warehouse, she said.

“The concept of using the auction method provided the ability to sell numerous, differing assets in the same event. Our aim was to achieve the best possible scenario for the sellers, and they have assured us that the auction surpassed their expectations. Nothing is more important than that,” said Holt.

Bill McFerrin, owner of US Electric, said he was delighted with the outcome. “The net results were beyond my wildest dreams,” he said.

The company is currently lining up auctions for fall and winter. Individuals seeking additional information may visit or call 800-729-6466.

Compass Auctions and Real Estate, based in Chattanooga, is Tennessee’s only certified Women’s Business Enterprise woman-owned auction and real estate company. The firm has more than 50 years of combined experience in government surplus, heavy equipment, vehicles, land and charitable auctions. It also has locations in Nashville and Lebanon, Tennessee, as well as in western Kentucky.

For more information:

Compass Marketing 423-702-6180

US Electric Liquidation Auction

REVISED DATES: US Electrical Supply to Close, Compass Handles Atlanta Auction

ATLANTA, Sept. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Atlanta-based electrical wholesaler U.S. Electrical Supply is closing its doors after more than 30 years and selling its remaining inventory in a two-day auction set for September 28-29. Compass Auctions and Real Estate will conduct the auction, which features more than 1,100 lots over the two days.

“We expect this to attract a lot of electrical contractors, individual electricians, retailers, builders and others, who will see it as an opportunity to build up their inventory of electrical supplies they are constantly needing,” said Paige Holt, president of the auction company.

“Because the business is closing, we’ll be selling not only the electrical supplies, but forklifts, racking, scissor lifts and other assets used for managing the warehouse as well,” she said.

More than 30,000 unique items will be sold, including circuit breakers, transformers, conduits, conduit fittings, bus plugs, panel switches, combination starters, termination kits, junction boxes, unilets, lights, switches, fuses and other items. Brand names include Appleton, Square D, General Electric, Siemens and many others.

“U.S. Electric has been the only surplus dealer in the Atlanta area selling construction grade electrical apparatus. So there may be some items in this auction that will be more difficult to find before long,” said Holt.

The live onsite with webcast auction will begin at 9 a.m. Eastern each of the two days — Thursday, Sept. 28, and Friday, Sept. 29, at 915 Glenwood Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, 30316. The items are available for inspection from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, September 25, through Wednesday, September 27, or by appointment.

Online prebidding is under way at

Compass Auctions and Real Estate, based in Chattanooga, is Tennessee’s only certified Women’s Business Enterprise woman-owned auction and real estate company. The firm has more than 50 years of combined experience in government surplus, heavy equipment, vehicles, land and charitable auctions. It also has locations in Nashville and Lebanon, Tennessee, as well as in western Kentucky.

For more information:
Carl Carter, 205-823-3273


US Electrical Supply in Atlanta to close after 31 years. Compass Auctions to handle auction services.


James Robertson Parkway Auction in the News

This article on the James Robertson Parkway Auction originally published in the Nashville Ledger on June 2, 2017

Real estate auction could help reshape downtown

By Bill Lewis

Updated 1:33PM

James Robertson Parkway Auction460 James Robertson Parkway, formerly the home of the Tennessee Regulatory Agency, and the adjacent lot next door will be sold at auction by the state.

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With names like SoBro, WeHo, Tech Hill, Marathon Village, Germantown and The Gulch, fast-growing neighborhoods with colorful identities surround downtown Nashville. Now another district is poised to take its place on that list, but it may need a more distinctive name.

After all, the name James Robertson Parkway doesn’t exactly evoke the glamor of, say, East Nashville’s Little Hollywood neighborhood or the Nations on the west side.

James Robertson Parkway is quickly becoming downtown’s next potential hot spot for residential and commercial development, as unlikely as that may seem for a roadway created during the heyday of urban renewal as a bypass around downtown’s north side.

The amount of interest in property along James Robertson Parkway will become clearer June 21, when two parcels totaling 2.1 acres will be sold at auction in the Grand Ballroom of the Hermitage Hotel. The registration deadline for bidders is June 16.

The parcels, at 450 and 460 James Robertson Parkway, are being sold as surplus property by the state. The sale is being conducted by Chattanooga-based Compass Auctions & Real Estate LLC, which also has offices in Georgia and Kentucky.

Developers across the country are inquiring about the properties, says Justin Ochs, vice president of national development for Compass. He is based in the Nashville area.

“Virginia, Atlanta, L.A., Chicago, everybody loves Nashville, loves the place and wants to do business in Nashville,” Ochs adds.

“Downtown Nashville has become a place where families want to live and businesses want to operate. We’ve been amazed by the amount of national interest this premier location has already generated,” he says.

The properties are for sale individually or together. The 0.87-acre parcel at 450 James Robertson Parkway is being used as a parking lot. The building at 460 James Robertson Parkway is vacant but previously housed the Public Service Commission and later the Tennessee Regulatory Authority and other state offices.

Known as Emerald City because of its distinctive green exterior, the 45,294-square-foot office building is adjacent to NewsChannel 5.

Nashville’s downtown zoning code allows for mixed-use development of the properties, which could include office, residential or commercial uses such as restaurants or a hotel, says Paige Holt, Compass’ president. The company is the only woman-owned real estate auction business in the state.

The zoning “absolutely gives more flexibility,” she points out. The properties are in a district that until now has largely been government offices, but that is changing.

“It’s close to the entertainment district, really a hot spot,” Holt adds.

The state purchased the two parcels 31 years ago for $3.8 million. It’s unclear what they might bring now, which is the reason for selling them at auction.

“Let the market decide,” Ochs adds.

The nearby Parkway Towers building, a 21-story office and parking structure on 0.71 acres, sold for $19 million in 2015.

The site at 450 and 460 James Robertson Parkway is “a great opportunity for a multitude of uses,” explains Lisa Maki, senior vice president of capital markets with commercial real estate firm Avison Young’s Nashville office. The firm is not involved in the auction.

“It is situated within the path of progress from Germantown to the resurgence of the northern part of the CBD (Central Business District). Our city’s growth has far surpassed experts’ predictions over the last few years,” she adds.

James Robertson Parkway is close to downtown destinations including the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Bridgestone Arena, Ascend Amphitheater, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Ryman Auditorium, County Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Nissan Stadium.

Bicentennial Mall State Park, Nashville’s Farmers Market and the new Tennessee State Museum, now under construction, are in the backyard of 450 and 460 James Robertson Parkway. First Tennessee Park, the 10,000-seat home of the Nashville Sounds Triple-A baseball team, is a couple of blocks north in Germantown, where some of downtown’s most expensive homes can be found.

Close to Germantown on the east bank of the Cumberland River, the proposed River North project is expected to bring new residential and commercial development to a 105-acre site near where Jefferson Street becomes Spring Street. The Topgolf sports entertainment complex is being developed nearby.

Around the corner from James Robertson Parkway, the $750 million Capitol View development is bringing 1.1 million-square-feet of Class A office space, 130,000-square-feet of retail and restaurant space, 650 multi-family residences and 170 hotel rooms to a 32-acre site at the intersection of Charlotte Pike and 11th Avenue.

A short distance away on Charlotte Pike, the oneC1TY development will offer 1 million square feet of office space, 170 hotel rooms, 600 apartments and 100,000-square-feet of retail space.

If a buyer chooses to develop them for residential use, the parcels at 450 and 460 James Robertson Parkway are well suited for commuters using mass transit.

Music City Central, the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s main bus terminal, is about a block away.

James Robertson Parkway connects with Gallatin Pike, where Mayor Megan Barry proposes constructing the city’s first light rail line.

Residential uses are well established on James Robertson Parkway. Metro Manor Apartments, a 170-unit building at 413 James Robertson Parkway, was sold for $15.8 million in 2015. The price totaled more than $92,000 for each apartment. Capitol Towers, a 219-unit apartment building, is at 510 Gay St. but fronts James Robertson Parkway.

The state moved its offices out of the old PSC-TRA building in 2014, says David Roberson, spokesman for the Department of General Services, the department in charge of selling the property.

It didn’t take long for word to get out that the property might be for sale.

“We have been getting calls since around that time. We’ve had a lot of interest in it,” Roberson adds.

“Nashville real estate is quite desirable. This is a good time to sell it and make some money for the state,” he says.

Real estate investors across the country are interested in Nashville, Maki says.

“It’s an incredible time for our city. I give a lot of credit for the growth to the people and businesses who have worked so hard to craft a thriving environment,” she says.

“People cannot get enough of Nashville. One of the major contributing factors for the growth in the downtown corridor is the revival of the surrounding niche neighborhoods in every direction of the city’s core.

“If you have property for sale in this town, you are being courted by some of the best developers in the country because they have seen how carefully this town has mastered a diverse population of professionals and quality developments,” she adds.

Outstanding Customer Service Client Testimonial

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I would like to commend the Compass Auctions & Real Estate Western Kentucky Division, specifically the Western Kentucky Division team run by: Agent, Josh Abner and Broker, Justin Ochs, for their outstanding performance in CUSTOMER SERVICE.

Both Josh Abner and Justin Ochs were so kind, caring and professional in what could have been a very trying time for me.  Even when I asked them to do something that had nothing to do with auctioning or their expertise, they would assist me or lead me in the right path. They did everything from getting the house I was selling ready, showing it prospective buyers, and finally completing it by auctioning the items that were left in there off as well.

I will never be able to repay Josh or Justin and the amazing job they did in handling every aspect of this sale.

I would recommend them and their company for any Real Estate or Auctioneer adventure they you may need.

You will NOT regret it.


Ann Marie King


Compass Introduces All New Exclusive Sell In Place Program (SIPP©) for 2015  

We come to you to sell your items!
No transportation costs, No Hassles!

The Executive Team at Compass Auctions & Real Estate is thrilled to to announce the launch of SIPP©, the new “Sell in Place Program” for 2015.

“Our new release will allow clients from all over North America to experience the level of customer service they desire, and they deserve through Compass Auctions & Real Estate, ” stated Mrs. Paige Holt, Compass President.

Compass has developed  highly professional and effective SIPP© Teams.  By deploying these teams throughout the Continental United States, Compass is available to come to you to market and sell your Real estate, Equipment, Surplus Assets, Repossessions, Industrial Equipment, Slow Moving Inventories, Estates and much more.

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This not only relieves our clients of the hassle and expense of transportation and prospective buyer showings and appointments, but also allows you and your staff to focus on your business allowing you to be more profitable.  Team Compass will handle all communications, all payments, and coordinate the transportation logistics for you.

Time and money are two of our most precious resources.  Take control of your time, and your money today.  Call (423) 702-6180 and speak to one of our associates to learn more about the SIPP© program.

  • Heavy Equipment
  • Farm & Ranch
  • Manufacturing
  • Hard to move items
  • Industrial
  • Real Estate
  • Vehicles & More
  • From 1 item to 1,000’s

Put the “SIPP©” Program to work for you!

Justin Ochs, M.S., CAI
Principal Broker/Auctioneer
Compass Auctions & Real Estate
Nashville Division
\”Choosing the right company to handle your auction often makes the difference. With a passion for excellence and extraordinary performance, Compass Auctions & Real Estate works to secure the highest dollar for your assets\\\”


Compass Auctions to Conduct TVA Watts Bar Surplus Auction

The Team at Compass Auctions & Real Estate is pleased to announce the TVA Watts Bar Surplus Auction scheduled for December 6th, 2014.

This will be the first of four scheduled auctions for the TVA Watts Bar Nuclear site. This liquidation will include tens of millions of dollars in surplus tools, heavy equipment, steel, office trailers and much more. Over 600 lots of new and used items will be sold to the public on December 6th both live and online through simulcast bidding.

A partial list of items to be sold include:

  • Caterpillar Equipment
  • Milwaukee Tools
  • Dewalt Tools
  • Proto Tools
  • Single wide, Double wide & Triple Wide Mobile Office Trailers
  • Structural & Steel Piping
  • Much, Much More!!!

Be sure to visit for additional details!  Bring your trucks and trailers and we will see you at the auction on December 6th, 2014!








Justin Ochs, M.S., CAI
Principal Broker/Auctioneer
Compass Auctions & Real Estate
Nashville Division





Chattanooga, TN – Compass Auctions & Real Estate is pleased to announce that the Auction Firm has been selected to host both the online and live auction of a one-off custom KTM 450 in cooperation with RedBull Media House to benefit the Kurt CaselliFoundation.

“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a unique piece of history,” said Steven Holt, Vice President of Compass. “It is truly an honor not only to conduct the auction, but to work to benefit such a great organization.”

This exclusive build of motocross history was completed by none other than the most prolific custom designer of our era, Roland Sands. The design was inspired by the original documentary “On Any Sunday” released in 1971. This motorcycle is a blend of motocross history with a 2015 KTM 450.

This tribute to Kurt Caselli, his love for motocross and people will be debuted during the preview of “On Any Sunday – The Next Chapter” on October 22nd in Hollywood, California. This epic film has been produced in cooperation with RedBull Media House, Freeride Entertainment, and supported by KTM & Skullcandy.

Compass Auctions & Real Estate is providing the platform for the online auction currently taking place. Steven Holt will auction off the custom bike live at the RedBull Day in the Dirt event on November 29th, 2014 at Glen Helen Raceway in California. 100% of the proceeds from the auction will be donated to The Kurt Caselli Foundation to help protect the lives of off-road riders.

The Kurt Caselli Foundation was established in 2013. The focus of the foundation is the safety of riders and racers in the off-road motorcycling industry. “He just did it for the love, the sheer love of it,” commented Roland Sands referring to Kurt Caselli. “It’s guys like that, that really make motorcycling what it is.”

Register now to bid on this unparalleled piece of motocross history at Be sure to watch “On Any Sunday – The Next Chapter” coming to a theater near you, and join us November 29th, 2014 as we celebrate the life of Kurt Caselli and raise funds for this exceptional foundation.

Compass Auctions & Real Estate hosts offices in both Chattanooga & Nashville, Tennessee. A full service auction & real estate firm, specializing in Live and Online auctions events featuring industrial – investment recovery auctions, real estate, government, municipal, farm & construction equipment, charity events & more.


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Source: Compass Auctions & Real Estate

Media Contact:

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Compass Auctions & Real Estate

Harley Davidson of Columbia and Compass Auctions Presents Annual Farm & Equipment Auction

Harley Davidson of Columbia and Compass Auctions & Real Estate Presents Annual Farm & Equipment Auction

Consignments will be accepted for this auction event located at 1616 Harley Davidson Blvd. Columbia, Tennessee

Consignment Check In Begins:

Monday 4/21/2014 @ 9:00 am CST

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Compass Auctions & Real Estate – Harley Davidson of Columbia – Auction

Current Featured Items Include:

Tools – Welders – Gang Boxes – Trucks – Trailers – Tractors – Lawn Equipment – Chain Hoists – Farm & Skidsteer Implements – ATV’s – UTV’s – Generators & So Much More

Compass Auctions & Harley Davidson of Columbia bring a one of a kind auction approach to the Columbia Tennessee area. This exciting auction venue will offer a great opportunity for individuals, farms, construction and municipalities in the area to have a  reliable approach of selling their surplus equipment.

Compass Auctions & Real Estate is well recognized as an auction industry leader in the southeast and nationally for providing exceptional service and providing multiple auction platforms for sellers. Compass offers a host of options when it comes to selling items including, online auctions every month, live auction events, and live auctions combined with  live simulcast bidding around the world that bidders can access and bid live as if they were attending the auction in person. Compass Auctioneers travel the nation and conduct auctions for companies such as TVA, City of Chattanooga, Mecum Classic Car Auction, National Powersports, Barrett Jackson and the company’s professionals have earned a host of accolades as well as holding four Tennessee Auctioneers Association Board Member positions.

Quality, Reliability, Professionalism and Integrity have been the foundational basis of Compass Auctions & Real Estate. The Harley Davidson of Columbia location auction will be the first of it’s kind in the area and will provide a centralized location that sellers can feel confident in having the highest exposure possible to showcase their items providing a high level of sales success. When this location was first considered Compass Auctions & Real Estate president Paige Holt, stated “This location offers a unique advantage to sellers because of the high traffic area and the prominence associated with Harley Davidson of Columbia, this will be the first auction event of its kind in this area and Compass is excited to establish a new auction site and work towards growing the equipment auction event, which keeps sellers in the area from having to haul their items and equipment for long distances, we believe that this is a step in the right direction and look forward to working with customers in the area, with community and customer support this can be a great opportunity for everyone involved, most of all we look forward to meeting new people and establishing great new relationships “.

If you are thinking that you would like to consign an item to this auction you can contact the Compass Auctions & Real Estate offices direct at 423-702-6180 or email The auction consignment coordinator will be onsite starting Monday April, 20th at 9:00 am CST.


Consign with Compass!

Compass Auctions & Real Estate has the ability to work with you on consignments big or small. With our regular live and online auction schedule we can find the best selling Have your items marketed to a national and international audience of eager bidders! Contact our office today to speak with a consignment team member, 800-729-6466 or email us at

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Industrial Surplus and Construction Tooling Auction

Compass Auctions & Real Estate will host this online only auction with pre-bidding opening on January 16, 2019 and the auction event on January 31, 2019 at 9am EST. Auction will feature 300+ lots of top brand equipment and tools from Ridgid, Ryobi, Craftsman, Milwaukee and more! New items arriving daily. Contact a Compass team member if you would like to consign items.

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Equipment, Vehicles, Restaurant Supply and Tool Auction

  • Pre-Bidding Begins: Wednesday – January 16th @ 1:00pm EST
  • Live Auction/ Online Simulcast: Wednesday – January 30th @ 9:00am EST
  • Location: 3114 Freeman St. Chattanooga, TN

Compass Auctions & Real Estate hosts an Equipment, Vehicles, Restaurant Supply and Tool Auction on Wednesday, January 30th 2019.
Online Pre-bidding will open on 1/16/19 at 1pm EST. This auction will feature surplus assets from the City of Chattanooga and Hamilton County, vehicles, stainless steel restaurant supply, contractor grade tools and more!

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