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Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan – Broker-in-Charge

Direct (704) 302-4464
Cell (704) 779-0401
Fax (704) 910-6978
Email paul@nestlewoodrealty.com

The roots of Nestlewood go back to the mid 1990s, when Paul bought and renovated a historic bungalow in Plaza Midwood. He fell in love with the neighborhood and wanted to be a part of its transformation from an overlooked in-town neighborhood to one of the most dynamic areas of Charlotte.

To help others find the perfect home, he realized his dream and decided to change careers and become involved in the real estate industry. With a background in sales and having already established a strong emphasis on client service, the transition into real estate was a natural step in his career.

Today, Paul is committed to making your real estate experience as smooth as possible. He is skilled in negotiating with other real estate agents, contractors, financial and legal representatives needed to close a deal effectively and quickly. So whether representing the buyer or seller, his expertise and enthusiasm translate into real success. Plus, his relaxed and friendly approach ease clients through the process of choosing the right property or selling your home.

Katie Strohschein

Katie Strohschein, Broker/Realtor, Sales Manager

Direct (704) 302-4464
Cell (704) 577-1130
Fax (704) 910-6978
Email katie@nestlewoodrealty.com

Katie Strohschein is an experienced, results-driven, market expert

A top producing broker, Katie has been selling real estate in Charlotte since 2006. Her creativity and strong market knowledge is something she prides herself in to ensure a great process for her clients. Katie has experienced firsthand the changes in Charlotte’s local real estate market and has adjusted her business year after year to reflect current real estate practices and trends.

With a full pipeline of qualified buyers & investors, coupled with a strong background in listings & marketing, she is well-rounded in all facets of the home buying and selling process. Katie’s clients can attest her best attributes are: excellent communication skills, negotiating and selling strategies, market knowledge, promptness, professionalism, and incredible work ethic. She treats every transaction as her own, and looks forward to working with you on your most prized-investment. Her niche markets are the popular neighborhoods surrounding the heart of the city, uptown condos and even has 3 years sales experience at Lake Norman. Outside of selling real estate, Katie is an avid runner.


Matt Ewers, Broker/Realtor

Direct (704) 302-4464
Cell (704) 201-2889
Fax (704) 910-6978
Email matt@nestlewoodrealty.com

Matt started his real estate career indirectly in 2001 in the field of residential construction. After graduating from East Carolina University with a degree in Construction Management, he set out for the next several years as superintendent and general manager for a national and then regional builder. Along the way, he grew to know other components related with real estate growth such as land acquisition and development, financing and logistics, and of course executing the mighty real estate transaction.

From there, Matt followed his entrepreneurship spirit and started a building company, Grandfather Homes, Inc. He realized how important the sales transaction was to the success of his company and decided to acquire a broker’s license to better assist his customers in the purchasing of land as well as the selling of his inventory homes. He is committed to bridging the gap between buyers and sellers and understands the necessity for open communication. Because all deals are different, he believes it is important to deliver innovation and originality to each transaction.


Mark Griffin, Broker/Realtor

Direct (704) 302-4464
Cell (704) 340-7794
Fax (704) 910-6978
Email mark@nestlewoodrealty.com
Website plazamidwoodliving.com

As a Charlotte, North Carolina native and Plaza Midwood resident, I am confident I can help you find that perfect home!

With years devoted to customer service and the residential real estate market, I pride myself and my business on taking care of you and all your service related needs every step of the way. I know and understand numerous markets in the greater Metro-area, and would love the opportunity to provide you with that knowledge base.

Whether you’re considering Plaza Midwood or one of its neighboring communities to call your next home; I can tell you, for us, urban living offers an electricity that we cannot live without. With a growing family of my own, I can appreciate the ever changing lifestyle, and recognize that you can have it all without forfeiting the convenience of location, and the many amenities and intangibles associated with one of Charlotte’s more desirable neighborhoods in the urban landscape.

I look forward to the opportunity ahead!


Ken Riel, Broker/Realtor

Direct (704) 302-4464
Cell (917) 301-9511
Fax (704) 910-6978
Email ken@nestlewoodrealty.com

I work with an incredible team that makes purchasing and selling homes a seamless process. Be it renovations, new construction or financing, my goal is to make your house a home.

I moved into the heart of Plaza Midwood after fifteen years of New York City living. I quickly discovered Charlotte had all the things an originally small town boy transplanted to the big city had come to expect; incredible food, great yoga, running trails, unique homes and most importantly quality people. That was more than five years ago and I proudly shout the praises of our Queen City skyline to all of my big and small city friends and family.

I believe your home serves as a character in your life. I’ve witnessed how a small space can be transformed into a home and seen the impact that has on a person’s happiness. For many years I turned beige box apartments into incredible spaces filled with personality, color and life. My experience in purchasing and renovating unique homes gives me keen insight into finding that one house my client will want to call their own.

I’m passionate and diligent about helping my clients achieve their dreams. I tap into my New York City sales expertise negotiating multi-million dollar marketing programs to get my clients where they want to be in their real estate transaction.


LeRae Davis, Broker/Realtor

Direct (704) 302-4464
Fax (704) 910-6978
Mobile (704) 773-5662
Email lerae@nestlewoodrealty.com

Buying or selling a home is a huge emotional and financial undertaking for you and your family: LeRae’s objective is to provide you with 100% of her ability, enthusiasm and attention during every phase of the real estate process. Teamwork, effective communication and straightforward advice are her hallmarks and building long term relationships is her goal.

A native of Winston-Salem, LeRae moved to Charlotte 6 years ago and loves calling this city home. Since moving to Charlotte, LeRae and her husband have become active real estate investors, buying and selling properties in several close-in neighborhoods. Her professional background includes experience in sales, project management, and city planning. Most recently she worked as a Planner for the Town of Waxhaw. LeRae’s professional background allowed her to hone the skills she uses today to be successful in real estate. She takes the time to listen and completely understand her client’s needs and then uses hard work, expertise, attention to detail and timely communication to ensure complete customer satisfaction.

John Costanzo

John Costanzo, Broker/Realtor

Direct (704) 634-0956
Fax (704) 910-6978
Email john@nestlewoodrealty.com

John has been working with investors and clients for the past 7 years in General Brokerage, and has grown his business into developing and rehabbing single family homes in some of Charlotte’s fastest growing revitalized neighborhoods.

Reclaiming the architecture of yesterday, John balances style, function and value in every project he builds. Let him use his experience as a licensed real estate professional, along with the passion to build, to help find your perfect home.

Dawn Pugh

Dawn Pugh, Broker/Realtor

Direct (843) 997-3219
Fax (704) 910-6978
Email dawn@nestlewoodrealty.com

Dawn Pugh’s business philosophy is simple: “I don’t sell houses, I help people find homes and realize their dreams.”

Dawn is a high energy, self motivated individual with a passion for real estate and an eye for detail and design. She is a Realtor ® that genuinely cares about the needs of her clients, and the quality of their prospective property. She is a perfectionist and this attribute comes through in everything she does.

Dawn was raised in South Carolina, in a strict Christian home. Out of that upbringing she developed her guiding principles: “helping others; working hard; and bringing integrity and honesty to all you do.” She is an active volunteer and an enthusiastic advocate for the most vulnerable members of our community. She has spent the last 12 years in service roles including working on a number of local political campaigns and championing equal rights, tax reform, and community reinvestment. She is also actively involved with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and is an HRC Major Donor.

Dawn received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Winthrop University. She is currently a resident of Charlotte NC and she is married to a Commercial Banker. Dawn’ s family, along with her network of friends and colleagues continue to expose her to finance, banking, interior design, construction projects and property law. Having inside knowledge of those areas allows her to provide more value to her clients and assist them through the buying/ selling process.

Ryan Meeuwsen

Ryan Meeuwsen, Broker/Realtor

Direct (704) 870-7030
Fax (704) 910-6978
Email ryan@nestlewoodrealty.com

Ryan has always had a passion for homebuilding & real estate.

After obtaining his Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University in Construction Management, he moved to Charlotte, NC, to start his career in home building. Over the last 10 years he has worked in various roles ranging from Field Management to Purchasing Management. Currently, Ryan is the owner of Carolina Craftsman Builders, specializing in Craftsman Style Homes near the Uptown Area.

Ryan has a vast knowledge of all aspects of homes and land ranging from performance and function to restrictions and opportunities. His knowledge along with his expertise of real estate transactions makes him a great resource for you. His involvement in the Charlotte real estate market is an essential reason why he can assist you in any facet of your real estate needs. Please call, text or email Ryan today!

Jessica Faulkner

Jessica Faulkner, Broker/Realtor

Direct (704) 690-1303
Fax (704) 910-6978
Email jessica@nestlewoodrealty.com

When building a custom home it all starts with land and a plan. She can help with both!

Specializing in custom homes, Jessica Faulkner is a Licensed Sales Representative for Grandfather Homes. She acquired her broker’s license to further her capability of assisting in the purchase of land for her clients.

Jessica feels that buying a home fulfills a big part of the American Dream, and building a home to your specifications really elevates the experience. Before you begin to make decisions about your future home, spend some time learning about the custom-home building process with Jessica. She is more than happy to walk you through the process. And we think you’ll agree; time spent with Jessica is time well spent!


Corey Degennaro, Broker/Realtor

Direct (704) 264-5631
Fax (704) 910-6978
Email corey@nestlewoodrealty.com

Corey R. DeGennaro moved to Charlotte over 12 years ago from a small town in Upstate New York. Corey, like most New Yorkers, was attracted to Charlotte’s beautiful weather and diverse culinary, art, science, and historical attractions. He was drawn to how Charlotte could have such a world-class feel while still retaining it’s small town southern charm. From urban living, to uptown city skylines, to the slow peaceful suburbs there are a variety of communities that you can call home.

He is an accomplished, results-driven sales professional with over 12 years of sales and loan experience focused on strategic market planning. He truly cares about the needs of his clients and strives to offer integrity, loyalty, and hard work in every detail of their real-estate experience. One thing he’s always prided himself on is focusing on what matters most to his clients, his ability to listen and to always go above and beyond.

In his spare time, Corey enjoys golfing, cooking, watching sports with his friends, and spending quality time with his wife and their dogs, Isabella and Bullet. Corey and his wife made Plaza Midwood their home over 3 years ago and have enjoyed every minute! They are enthusiastic members of the community and enjoy exploring all of the things Charlotte has to offer.


Josh Parker, Broker/Realtor

Direct (704) 578-3325
Fax (704) 910-6978
Email josh@nestlewoodrealty.com

Whether you’re buying or selling a home, Josh believes that the process should be an enjoyable, and memorable experience.

Born and raised in Charlotte, NC Josh has an extensive understanding of the Queen City and all of her surrounding areas. Full of energy and ambition, he prides himself on making his clients feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible throughout the buying and selling processes. Specializing in first time home buyers he works relentlessly to find his clients the perfect home to begin that next stage of their lives.


Heather Blackley, Broker/Realtor

Direct (919) 621-4140
Fax (704) 910-6978
Email heather@nestlewoodrealty.com

Heather has always lived by the philosophy said best by Winston Churchill, “we make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

With over 15 years of professional experience, one thing has remained consistent throughout Heather’s career – her passion for people. Whether working for constituents on Capitol Hill, with members of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce or the Mecklenburg County Bar and now real estate clients, Heather always goes above and beyond ensuring her clients receive top-notch service. Her ability to really listen to clients’ needs during the home buying or selling process is critical in a relationship with a real estate broker. She understands that buying a home is the largest purchase most people will make during their lifetime and will do what it takes to make the process as smooth and seamless as possible. She is described by her clients as genuine, honest and personable, complemented by an infectious laugh. She finds joy in seeing other people happy and looks forward to adding you to that list!

Rob Callaghan

Rob Callaghan, Broker/Realtor

Direct (704) 778-8653
Fax (704) 910-6978
Email rob@nestlewoodrealty.com

Having lived in Charlotte for more than a decade, Rob has seen the Charlotte landscape undergo major changes.

Rob moved from Syracuse, NY in 2003 to Huntersville and has called Ballantyne, Matthews, Charlotte, and Waxhaw home. He currently calls Waxhaw home and loves to work with clients in Union County and South Charlotte. He joined Nestlewood Realty in 2007 focusing primarily on investor business and first time homebuyers but has expanded his expertise to include relocation, new construction, custom home builds, short sales, and luxury homes. Rob returned to school in 2010 to pursue Masters Degrees in Business Administration and Accounting but has remained committed to assisting his clients achieve the goal of homeownership. In addition to working with buyers and sellers, Rob is very committed to the community and takes pride in his charitable efforts. Rob is the sponsor of a Parent Teacher Organization for an elementary school in Waxhaw and donates a portion of his commission for every house he sells to the school. He looks forward to helping clients achieve homeownership and creating lasting relationships with his clients.

Tommy Wilson

Tommy Wilson, Broker/Realtor

Direct (704) 577-5981
Fax (704) 910-6978
Email tommy@nestlewoodrealty.com

Helping people find a special place in the universe to call home!

With 24 years of experience in buying, selling, renting, building, renovating and property management in the Charlotte, NC and Charleston, SC areas, I’m passionate about the needs and goals of my clients. My specialty is bringing peace of mind and fun to the home buying and selling process. Communication is key in every detail of the transaction, from the very first phone call all the way to close.

Raised off of Carmel road in South Charlotte, Tommy has lived in South Park, Dilworth, Eastover, Plaza-Midwood, Elizabeth and currently resides just off of the popular booty loop in the Myers Park neighborhood.

In his spare time, Tommy enjoys seeking a variety of outdoor adventures with his kids, practicing yoga, reading, running, and especially quality time with friends and family.

LOVE, integrity, commitment, passion and FUN are 5 words you can always count on from him!

Please call Tommy anytime without obligation. He is ready to go to work for you today!


Anne Monsted, Broker/Realtor

Direct (704) 968-0379
Fax (704) 910-6978
Email anne@nestlewoodrealty.com

Anne is a New Orleans Native who has lived in Charlotte since 2002.  She fell in love with Charlotte while visiting during college.  Anne received her BS and MBA from Elon University.  She has lived in Uptown, Oakhurst/Cotswold,  NODA and now Villa Heights. 

She feels Charlotte has so much to offer and would love the opportunity to share her love for Charlotte to those who would like to live here.  There is nothing more rewarding than helping someone sell their current home and/or buy a home. 

Please let her know if you have any real estate questions.  She would be honored to help you in the home buying and/or selling process.

William Archer

William Archer, Broker/Realtor

Direct (704) 323-7067
Fax (704) 910-6978
Email william@nestlewoodrealty.com

William’s philosophy is simple: Information equals empowerment.

He spent more than a decade working as the Chief Operating Officer for a national organization focused on non-profit fundraising throughout the US.  This allowed him to live in large metropolitan areas like Los Angeles, NYC, Seattle and South Florida before visiting Charlotte in 2007 and soon thereafter deciding to permanently relocate.  William brings a wealth of expertise in cross country relocation and home staging as well as the ins and outs of Charlotte living and an acute proficiency in the best Charlotte has to offer.   If you want a small town feel or a big city vibe, he can help you find the perfect neighborhood.

Whether you’re buying, selling, or thinking about relocating to the Charlotte area, you’re likely heading into new territory.   Acting as your “COO” throughout your real estate journey, he will ensure you are fully informed each step of the way.   Your roadmap to success will include a customized project plan — including a timeline and deliverables — along with an easy to follow infographic explaining the real estate process.  

While he still actively volunteers in the Charlotte area, he has learned that helping others decide on one of the most significant decisions in their lifetime is also an important aspect to helping those in the community.

William will use his years of operations, project management, marketing and million dollar contract negotiating skills to ensure your real estate roadmap leads you to success.

Sarah Chambliss

Sarah Chambliss, Broker/Realtor

Direct (310) 766-3007
Fax (704) 910-6978
Email sarah@nestlewoodrealty.com

There is no better feeling to me than to help others fulfill their dreams. I realize this is the biggest purchase people make and take care and pride in every transaction.

Born and raised in Charlotte NC, Sarah has recently moved back to her hometown after living in Los Angeles, CA. where her real estate career began. Before making the move to real estate, her background was in the entertainment industry doing Music PR and marketing. It was a natural transition after spending years connecting and bringing people together, now she continues to do so in the world of Real Estate.

She has great experience in the most competitive US market beating out multiple offers and making sure her clients get exactly what they want. Now she is back in Charlotte to continue on this path where her roots are. 


Carmelo Sapia, Broker/Realtor

Direct (803) 577-4154
Fax (704) 910-6978
Email mel@nestlewoodrealty.com

Born and raised near London in England, Carmelo had the opportunity to move to Charlotte in 2011 and has not looked back since.  He is privileged and honored to be part of this thriving city and exciting industry. Driven and passionate about real estate, he works hard for every client, assessing and meeting their needs while minimizing risk. With two decades of sales and marketing experience he always looks to provide excellent customer service to achieve his client’s goals. From clients qualifying for loans, listing and selling homes, working with first time buyers and investors, whatever your needs are he looks forward to helping you every step of the way.

He has been lucky enough to have travelled to many places and countries through Asia, Europe, Africa and Australia, giving him great opportunities and experiences, which helped him create lasting relationships on a personal and professional level. 

An avid soccer player at a young age this is still a big part of Carmelo’s life and he tries to share his experiences and knowledge with players of all ages, through communities and clubs in the Charlotte area. The outdoors is a key factor that drew him here with beaches and breath-taking mountain ranges close by.


Hope Edge, Broker/Realtor

Direct (336) 414-6436
Fax (704) 910-6978
Email hope@nestlewoodrealty.com

Hope has been a Charlotte resident for over a decade.  During that time she has lived in Uptown, Noda and now currently resides in Plaza-Midwood.  She is passionate about all that Charlotte has to offer and is eager to share her personal Queen City experience with you. 

 Hope moved to the Carolinas from her home state of Oklahoma.  She was a Division I collegiate athlete at the University of Oklahoma where she played on the women’s golf team.  Her competitive nature has easily carried over into her real estate business.  Whether you’re looking to buy or sell your home, Hope is up for the challenge! 


Kaitlin Cavanaugh, Broker/Realtor

Direct (910) 297-3465
Fax (704) 910-6978
Email kaitlin@nestlewoodrealty.com

Kaitlin combines her love for Charlotte real estate with a passion for education. Before becoming a realtor, she earned a BA in Mathematics and Secondary Education at UNCW and then taught high school math and coached volleyball for 8 years.

Since joining the Nestlewood team, she still considers learning and mentoring to be a critical part of her role as a realtor. From staying abreast of Charlotte’s shifting demographic trends to helping clients understand every nuance of a complicated process, she brings a real passion to helping you find the perfect house in the right neighborhood.

When she’s not working with clients, staging homes, chatting with lawyers, reading inspection reports, negotiating contracts, or putting a SOLD sign on a lawn, you can find her instructing yoga, running or working on her golf game and volunteering with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as a mentor and committee member.


Vickie Green, Broker/Realtor

Direct (907) 227-7543
Fax (704) 910-6978
Email vickie@nestlewoodrealty.com

Vickie truly believes that “HOME IS WHERE YOUR STORY BEGINS”.  She began her career in commercial real estate years ago, but soon realized her true passion is residential real estate, finding that place that makes a house someone’s home.

A prior native of Charlotte, Vickie retired from the US Air Force where her travels took her all over the country and overseas.  She spent years living in rural Alaska and has now returned to her native Charlotte. Having travelled back and forth over the years she witnessed the change and amazing growth this city has gone through. During her travels, she found there truly is no place like home! In love with the energy of Charlotte, she thrives on the culture, climate and community of this constantly growing city.

With over 15 years of buying, selling and investing in real estate she is eager to share her experience by helping you find that home that starts YOUR story. Give her a call and let her help you find your home today!


Matthew Boland, Broker/Realtor

Direct (845) 527-5626
Fax (704) 910-6978
Email matthew@nestlewoodrealty.com

Matthew is excited to be a part of the Nestlewood realty team. In 2008, he started his career at a New York auction house working with private clients and estates. He was given the opportunity to appraise fine art in apartments and homes throughout New York City. These experiences sparked a love of real estate and he honed his eye by writing for a local real estate blog and avidly attended open houses throughout the metro area.

He was attracted to the Queen city for its growing real estate market, architectural mix and unique blend of Southern charm and cosmopolitan lifestyle. Matthew focuses his energy and insight in creating partnerships with his clients, researching the market and negotiating top quality results. Whether you are looking for your first house, a renovation project or your forever home, please contact Matthew.

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