Chris Lilley serves as a Land/Timber Advisor for The Overton Group and has been with the firm since 2013. He specializes in land, timber, and farm real estate.
In 2005, Chris joined his father in their family business, Woodridge Timber, Inc, where he became a Registered Forester in the state of North Carolina. In his role with his family company, Chris works with private landowners in having their timberland logged and reforested. Chris is in tune with timber markets in the region and can provide landowners with sound advice on what they should do to optimize their goals for the property.
In addition, Chris works with developers and end-users to identify new potential sites for development, helping them from the beginning process of market analysis to closing the property. He has a good understanding of the many soil types in North Carolina and the development costs that it will take to make a deal come together.
Chris has closed many development projects in eastern North Carolina, with a few noted below:
- 60+ acre single-family home development in Wayne County
- 15-acre duplex development in Pitt County
- 15-acre townhome development in Pitt County
- 7-acre townhome development in Pitt County
- 40-acre single-family home development in Pitt County
Chris was born and raised in Greenville, North Carolina. He is an alumnus of J.H Rose High School and earned a Forest Management degree from North Carolina State University in Raleigh. His work carries him all over the eastern half of North Carolina, and he has a network of contacts all over the state.
Chris, his wife Sara, and their three children reside in Greenville. He loves spending time with them, as well as in the outdoors, and playing golf. He is actively involved with his children’s sports teams. Chris thoroughly enjoys working at The Overton Group, where he has developed strong relationships both in the office and with his clients over the years.
Boards & Organizations
– City of Greenville Board of Adjustments
– National Association of Realtors
– Cape Fear Realtors Association
– Covenant Church member
Position: Land/Timber Advisor