My question involves real estate located in the State of: Oregon
There is a large paper mill in town, which I have found through property records owns something like 50+ small individual residential tax lots around their mill, connected to the same deed as their main 150 acre property. I cannot figure out why the mill even owns these properties, several have old houses on them that are just abandoned and falling down. The property is all abandoned and growing weeds.
I am extremely interested in purchasing one of those parcels they have in this area, there are many I would like. County records show the mill is paying a few thousand dollars a year give or take for each of these lots in property taxes just to rot. It's not investment type land, the paper mill next door kind of devalues it, my interest in the property is a long story...
Anyway, I need to set up a meeting with somebody from the mill and discuss if they might be interested in selling anything. I need some professional help as far as who I would contact at such a large company and how much the land is really worth. I don't think I can just call them up and say "can I buy that old house you have?".
In other words, I don't have a clue what I'm doing, I need some help from somebody who does. An intermediary to make a realistic offer to the company in a professional way, and, possibly investigate the reasons as to why all this property is just abandoned. It could be some simple zoning issue or something I don't understand.
Who do I need to contact for more help on this issue? Some kind of commercial real estate agent? A real estate lawyer? Someone else?