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Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan – Broker-in-Charge

Direct (704) 302-4464
Cell (704) 779-0401
Fax (704) 910-6978
Email [email protected]

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.

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Katie Strohschein, Broker/Realtor, Sales Manager

Direct (704) 302-4464
Cell (704) 577-1130
Fax (704) 910-6978
Email [email protected]

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.

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Matt Ewers, Broker/Realtor

Direct (704) 302-4464
Cell (704) 201-2889
Fax (704) 910-6978
Email [email protected]

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.

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Mark Griffin, Broker/Realtor

Direct (704) 302-4464
Cell (704) 340-7794
Fax (704) 910-6978
Email [email protected]
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!

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Ken Riel, Broker/Realtor

Direct (704) 302-4464
Cell (917) 301-9511
Fax (704) 910-6978
Email [email protected]

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.


John Costanzo

John Costanzo, Broker/Realtor

Direct (704) 634-0956
Fax (704) 910-6978
Email [email protected]

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.

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Dawn Pugh, Broker/Realtor

Direct (843) 997-3219
Fax (704) 910-6978
Email [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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!

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Jessica Faulkner, Broker/Realtor

Direct (704) 690-1303
Fax (704) 910-6978
Email [email protected]

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!


William Archer

William Archer, Broker/Realtor

Direct (704) 750-0121
Fax (704) 910-6978
Email [email protected]

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.

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Carmelo Sapia, Broker/Realtor

Direct (803) 577-4154
Fax (704) 910-6978
Email [email protected]

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.

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Kaitlin Cavanaugh, Broker/Realtor

Direct (910) 297-3465
Fax (704) 910-6978
Email [email protected]

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.

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Victoria Green, Broker/Realtor

Direct (907) 227-7543
Fax (704) 910-6978
Email [email protected]

Victoria 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, Victoria 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!

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Chris Bristow, Broker/Realtor

Direct (980) 233-1003
Fax (704) 910-6978
Email [email protected]

Christopher L Bristow is a native of South Carolina, US Navy retiree, and a graduate of Norfolk State University.

As your Real Estate Broker, Christopher understands how stressful relocating, home buying and, selling can be because he has relocated over 10 times. He works by the motto of “Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and out”.

He serves each client with Honor, Commitment and Integrity. He has also received the Realtors Military Relocation Professional designation which makes him a subject matter expert on assisting military active duty and, veterans personal relocating to NC, SC and GA. Christopher will help you overcome your fears and, live your dreams.

He’s been in Charlotte for 10+ years with his wife, Arethea and son, Bryce.

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Stephanie Clark, Broker/Realtor

Direct (704) 779-8565
Fax (704) 910-6978
Email [email protected]

While based in Chicago as an international flight attendant for United Airlines, Stephanie purchased her first home in Noda 15 years ago.

Through her many travels, Charlotte was always home with all her family here.

A self-described ‘city girl’, she has loved watching our city grow & evolve with each neighborhood developing its own unique personality. She believes just the right home and neighborhood can provide that special sense of community, which she values so much.

She loves making connections with people and hearing their stories. People’s best stories so often come from a sense of community & home. Working in sales for the last 13 years has taught Stephanie how to listen to her clients and learn what they need. Being able to help you find your community, your neighborhood, your ideal home would be so special. She’d love to be a part in your story.

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Don Schick, Broker/Realtor

Direct (704) 650-3409
Fax (704) 910-6978
Email [email protected]

From start to finish, it’s about serving the clients’ needs, and taking to heart the importance of my role as their guide through the major life decision that is any real estate transaction.

Charlotte has been my home for more than two decades, and I’ve seen it blossom from a sleepy mid-sized city to a major metropolitan area. After spending 25 creative years in sports television
production, I was inspired to become a real estate broker out my passion for Charlotte’s architecture and history. I even published a book on the subject!

Originally from just outside Philadelphia, I will always have an bond with the Northeast, but Charlotte is what I like to call “The City in its Prime.” No one knows for sure what heights Charlotte will reach in the coming years, but we do know this: NOW is an exciting time to be here!

I believe that from the client’s point of view, ANY real estate transaction is a HUGE one. Simply put, this is a really big deal for you and your family, and I never lose sight of that. My job can be described in a thousand details, but my goal is singular – YOUR best possible conclusion.

I’m HERE… to get you THERE.

Let’s get started! And let’s enjoy the process!

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Stephanie Butler, Broker/Realtor

Direct (704) 877-3374
Fax (704) 910-6978
Email [email protected]

Being new to the real estate business, Stephanie’s goal is to become Nestlewood’s town and country girl.

Stephanie and her family reside in the Southpark area during the week and enjoy the family farm less than an hour away from the hustle and bustle of this city during the weekend. As a Charlotte resident for the past 15 years, Stephanie has lived in the Ballantyne and Dilworth areas. With friends living throughout the city, she knows Charlotte well.

She and her husband built a weekend home outside of Jefferson South Carolina so the family can enjoy the outdoors. The experience was so rewarding that she decided to become licensed in both North Carolina and South Carolina so she can share her perspective of finding your dream home in the city and/or country.

Originally from Ohio, Stephanie has obtained a B.A. in Psychology from Ohio University and a B.S. in Athletic Training from UNC Charlotte. She also volunteers with SAFE Alliance and the Mecklenburg County Women’s Commission. She enjoys physical fitness and volunteering at her daughter’s school. She is also ready to help you with all of your North and South Carolina real estate needs.


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Jonathan Yeatts, Broker/Realtor

Direct (336) 543-8927
Fax (704) 910-6978
Email [email protected]

Jonathan believes that success can be found through service to others, and this is the foundation for his business.

His approach is sincere and compassionate, and he works diligently to advocate for his clients’ best interests. His passion for his real estate business is fueled by the long-lasting relationships he builds with the people he serves.

Originally from Southern Virginia, Jonathan came to North Carolina in 2002 to study dance. After a short-lived yet fulfilling dance career, he transitioned into retail sales and service. He made Charlotte his permanent home in 2013 and started his real estate business shortly thereafter. When he is not working, you can find Jonathan eating at one of Charlotte’s fantastic restaurants, hanging out at a dog bar with his two rescued pups, or teaching dance fitness classes.

Jonathan’s love of the home buying and selling process is exceeded only by his love of people. His passion for helping others realize their goals coupled with his extensive background in sales and service make Jonathan an easy choice to suit your real estate needs.

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Bryan Beasley, Broker/Realtor

Direct (980) 297-5777
Email [email protected]

Born and raised in Charlotte, Bryan grew up in Plaza Midwood and still resides in the neighborhood.

He learned the ropes in custom homes as an intern and then Expeditor for Grandfather Homes before moving into real estate sales.

As a native to Charlotte, Bryan possesses great knowledge of the city’s neighborhoods and hot spots. His goal is to help you find the perfect home for you and your family. Outside of real estate, Bryan is an accomplished violinist and an avid Carolina Panthers fan.

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Joe O’Meara, Broker/Realtor

Direct (843) 340-4314
Email [email protected]

Born in New York City and raised in Co. Offaly in Ireland Joe has been lucky enough to see quite a bit of the world on his travels, meeting plenty of interesting people along the way.

He decided to return to the States at a young age in search of his own “American Dream” and hasn’t looked back since. Charlotte’s beautiful weather, thriving Food/Beverage scene and amazing quality of life instantly made him fall in love with the Queen City and ultimately led to his relocation here in 2012. Situated in an ideal location with beautiful Beaches and stunning Mountain ranges both around 3 hours away, what’s not to love!

With an extensive background in customer service and conflict resolution as a Bartender at a local Irish Bar in Plaza Midwood and in his Real Estate career, he will work around the clock to help you sell or find your dream home.
Using his knowledge and expertise Joe will make your Real estate experience as enjoyable and as smooth as possible by working with you and keeping you informed through the whole process. Always putting an emphasis on client satisfaction and attention to detail, Joe’s approach to business is a simple one: Helping people find their dream home and realize their goals.

When off the clock Joe enjoys playing and coaching Gaelic football with a local team, meeting friends at one of Charlotte’s many Breweries and trying to fix his poor golf game! As an avid sports fan he loves going to support the local teams and see the Hornets or Panthers play.

Whether you’re looking to Buy or Sell Joe would be honored and committed to help you with all of your Real Estate needs!

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