On the Level

May 15, 2012

On the level profile: Scott Hensley, Charlotte Regional Commercial Board of Realtors president

The CRCBR covers 18 Charlotte-area counties. That’s a lot larger territory than the handful of counties, including Mecklenburg, on which Hensley said he focuses at Charlotte-based Piedmont Properties, where he’s a broker who specializes in industrial sites.

May 7, 2012

On the level profile: Wendy Richards

The need to care for her parents brought Wendy Richards from Colorado to Charlotte. She left the Rockies and, she said, a rockier real estate market

May 2, 2012

Holly Alexander studied political science but ended up in construction. Then again, it’s in her blood

The smell of fresh wood. The sound of tractors moving earth. Holly Alexander, director of business development for Charlotte-based Concorde Construction, said she loves the signs that construction on a new building is under way.

Apr 16, 2012

When a tenant’s tensions heat up, Jennifer Stoops is called on to cool things off

Many companies shrank during the recession, but Park Avenue Properties has grown. A lot. Sales manager Jennifer Stoops said the number of properties managed by her team has skyrocketed 2,900 percent since 2007.

Apr 9, 2012

Matthew Brown has gone from Prudential Carolinas to Sotheby’s and back to Prudential again

Matthew Brown's career has taken him from Prudential to Sotheby's to Charleston. But when Prudential came calling on Brown last year, he and his wife jumped at the chance to move back to Charlotte.

Apr 2, 2012

What do racecar drivers and realtors have in common? Bob Shlosser knows.

When a collision with a drunk driver in 1980 cut his racing career short, Bob Shlosser traded his helmet for a blazer and began a real estate business. Now, he’s owner of Charlotte Home Advisers.

Mar 26, 2012

Former professor abandons architecture to become ancient master builder

After years of watching what he calls “decadence and disconnects” in the architecture business, Bobby Dinsmore abandoned the business and teaching to start his own company, The Masterbuilder Fellowship in Matthews.

Mar 15, 2012

Sandy McAlpine: Banker turned real estate agent

After starting her real estate career with Re/Max, McAlpine started her own company, Cornelius-based McAlpine Properties. Now she juggles her business with preparations to have her first baby.

Mar 12, 2012

Shane McDevitt likes a good adrenaline rush. But is he getting one with sales at The Vue?

As owner of The McDevitt Agency, Shane McDevitt’s name is associated with high-profile Uptown Charlotte condominiums projects, like Skye and The Vue, which has made headlines as buyers try to cancel their contracts.

Mar 5, 2012

Dennis Marsoun, a real estate agent who doesn’t own a car. Yes, you read that correctly.

With no wheels, Charlotte-based broker Dennis Marsoun sells real estate in one neighborhood. Even without a car, Marsoun claims his business is going places. He talked with us about how he rolls – or doesn’t.

Feb 27, 2012

Steve Sanders says his website, which features listings of lots nationwide, is like none other

As an attorney and developer, Steve Sanders already wore many hats. Now he has a new one: website 

Feb 20, 2012

On the level: There was a time when Christopher Herman didn’t want to be involved in multifamily housing. So much for those plans.

When Christopher Herman got his architecture degree, he had aspirations to be the Frank Gehry of the Southeast. What he didn’t want to do was design, or be in charge of producing multifamily housing. But after a stint working for Cox Schepp Construction, the Queen City native is doing just that and says he's never been busier.

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