Catalina Adkinson


Catalina is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the firm.  As president and founder of Compass Real Estate Services, she oversees the property management, sales, leasing, and client representation business.  She has extensive experience in commercial real estate development including land selection, site planning, construction build out, and remodeling of interior shopping center spaces, supermarkets, and restaurants.  She directs a wide range of portfolio management functions including sales, leasing, renewals, re-locations, and tenant acquisitions.  Her diverse responsibilities include managing construction projects and handling rent collection, permits, zoning, marketing, public relations, and issue resolution.  With over 18 years of experience and thousands of real estate transactions, she understands what it takes to make clients happy.  Catalina is actively involved with several Atlanta-area chamber of commerce and real estate networking organizations and is well-respected for her professionalism and knowledge of the business.  Catalina holds a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering and a Master of Business Administration (MBA). She is originally from Bogota, Colombia, and now lives in Cumming with her husband and daughter.


Sidney Lanier Venable Jr.

Principal Broker

Sidney is the principal broker for Compass Real Estate Services.  In addition to overseeing the real estate transactions of the firm, he is in charge of the residential department as the manager, trainer, and recruiter of current and prospective sales agents.  Sidney has been in the real estate business for 45 years in Georgia.  He has over 2,000 successful transactions throughout metro Atlanta and Georgia.  He has owned and co-founded several successful real estate firms and franchises.  He was the president of a metro Board of Realtors and possesses extensive knowledge of real estate laws and regulations.  He is a Georgia native and father of 3 beautiful daughters.  He is a US Air Force Veteran and attended the University of Maryland.


Amparo Forero

Marketing Director

Amparo is in charge of marketing and client acquisition support in the firm.  She has over 40 years of experience in commercial and residential real estate in Latin America and Georgia.  She has extensive experience in market strategy and research and helped develop two major multicultural indoor retail developments in Atlanta with a leasing turn-around time of only three months. Amparo holds a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design. She is originally from Bogota, Colombia, and enjoys her free time volunteering at North Point Church.