monarch realty Co. TEAM
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We know that this business is about people. It’s about you. Your broker should make you feel like you are their most important account. We take immense pride in every part of our work—from helping our buyers find their perfect homes to partnering with developers to sell their vision to qualified buyers. That extends to our part in shaping the future and fabric of The Triangle.
On a personal level, we want to walk by one of our listings and be proud of how it fits into the larger scheme of the neighborhood and community. We like working with good people and making those people feel confident, relaxed, and excited about the next chapter that we’re helping them achieve.
MEET THE MONARCH TEAM
Jason Queen founded Monarch Property Co. and Raleigh Restoration Group, LLC to close the gap between real estate development and citizens seeking sustainable, walkable communities. Our family is comprised of passionate citizens, architects, preservationists, contractors, business owners, and other like-minded individuals who advocate for urban environments that seamlessly integrate the experiences and needs of pedestrians and cyclists.
Chris Moore is an innovative, thoughtful and strategic leader who is well-respected by those he has worked for, with and who have worked under his direction. As Managing Broker for a leading firm within the industry, Chris oversaw incredible growth in revenue. Under his direction, the office went from virtually brand new to surpassing the sister office a city over in sales volume — one that had been open over five years prior. Each year, Chris has fostered gains in production largely due to his teaching and marketing abilities.
Design director of Monarch Property Co., and Broker with Monarch Realty Co., Jeanne has been part of Monarch from the start. She has a wealth of experience in floor plan and kitchen design and has been putting her talents into our historic restorations, new construction and renovations for years.
Deeply rooted in our Monarch tribe, Cecilia has been a long-time family friend, and even had her wedding officiated by Monarch broker Matthew Fitzgerald. When asked about her passions, Cecilia quickly replied, “The three F’s – family, friends, and food.” We think that downtown Raleigh has a lot of folks that share this sentiment, as is obvious by the direction that the city’s growth is taking.
Under Monarch Realty, Kimberly focuses on brokering land sales and urban land assemblage. Kimberly actively serves the local Raleigh community. She is the past Chair of the City of Raleigh’s Parks, Recreation, and Greenway Advisory Board, and is also a past member of the Wake County Planning Board. She is currently serving on NC State’s Board of Visitors. She has also served communities internationally, building homes in Cambodia and Guatemala.
Suzie Smith grew up nearby in Durham, NC and moved to Raleigh to attend NC State University. She has lived and worked in the downtown area since then and has been inspired by the exciting pace and evolution of our beautiful city. With experience ranging from hospitality to marketing and small business management, Suzie is a connector at heart and truly enjoys helping others.
Growing up on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and a resident of Raleigh for nearly a decade, Matt has developed a deep understanding of local communities, businesses and housing trends. Through this understanding, Matt’s ability to assist clients as they navigate through one of their largest financial ventures is unparalleled.
Ben has been a licensed real estate broker for over 6 years and a Raleigh resident for over 25 years. His primary focus is the Inside the Beltline market where he specializes in new construction and resale properties. He has a personal and professional passion for historic homes. The more rundown the better! He has completed 2 major restorations in Cameron Park and recently finished work on the John E. Beaman house on White Oak Road.
Becky has been in the residential real estate industry for over 25 years. She has closed over $200 million in total sales and helped hundreds of families find their dream home. While she has earned countless awards including Agent of the Year, the relationship she builds with her clients is what she values most.
Wes Blaylock is a native of Wilson, North Carolina, and also lived in Durham, Chapel Hill, and Rocky Mount before establishing roots in Raleigh in 2002. Prior to real estate, Wes worked in environmental consulting for more than a decade, where he conducted property inventories for the EPA Brownfields program, performed environmental assessments, and helped clients with property transactions. This work led Wes to recognize his strength and passion for residential real estate, where he has helped clients buy and sell homes since 2015.
Kyle, Originally a native of Chicago, has been in North Carolina for the past 14 years splitting time between Raleigh and Boone. After graduating from App State Kyle moved back to Raleigh and has spent the past four years working as the Exhibits Director for VAE Raleigh.
Don specializes in new construction and can assist you whether buying an existing home or building from the ground up. He’s attuned to his client’s needs and conducts his business with honesty and integrity. He’s an avid techie, DIYer, dabbles with wood working, 3d printing, home automation, and all things technology.
Lex-Jordan Ibegbu was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. As a result, he has deep ties within the NC community. At the age of 14, Ibegbu was awarded a full scholarship to Cary Academy High School. After graduating from Cary Academy, he was awarded a full scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Carolina Covenant Scholar. Ibegbu graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a major in Political Science, and a double minor in Music and Drama. He was accepted to the University Of Miami School of Law where he was awarded the James Weldon Johnson Fellowship. In addition, Ibegbu was a Becker & Poliakoff Diversity Scholarship Recipient.
Sarah Jacobs brings an enterprising and resourceful approach to Monarch Realty, driven by her passion for helping people exceed expectations of their real estate goals. She is a trusted advisor who builds her client relationships on the tenets of loyalty, service, and communication.
Edward has lived in North Carolina his entire life. His passion for the real estate business began when he spent significant time building and growing his land surveying firm which he owns for over 23 years. He designed numerous subdivisions, which included property and home layouts while obtaining approval from planning departments and developers. He has also been a successful landlord and real estate investor for over 20 years.
Sabina Jackson, originally from Poland, moved to Chicago after graduating college where she met her husband and lived for many years before moving with three children to North Carolina. Sabina has been passionate about real estate ever since she purchased her first home in the Chicago market. The experience of moving her family several times gives her client a great advantage in finding their ideal home location in the Triangle area.
HELPING PEOPLE is the biggest reason I became a real estate agent. I genuinely enjoy the process of seeing people realize their dream of homeownership and the financial rewards that often come through buying and selling real estate.
My husband and I purchased our first investment property at the Dawson on Morgan in 2005. We understood where Raleigh was headed and we wanted to get in on the ground floor of the emergence of a modern culturally diverse city, with its influx of restaurants, bars, corporations and luxury real estate.
Frankie became a licensed real estate broker after finding his passion in real estate and helping people realize their potential. He took his first step in real estate through purchasing his first investment property, then primary residence, and has continued to expand his portfolio and developed his network since then. Whether it is to help you find your dream home or your next big investment, Frankie and his team at Monarch can help you realize your vision.
Being originally from Buffalo, NY, Trish always knew she wanted to move to the south to be in warmer weather, so she relocated to Raleigh in 2005 after she completed her Masters Program. Since moving to Raleigh, Trish utilized her degree in Speech Pathology and co-founded a speech therapy private practice where she was able to develop and successfully grow the business for over 12 years. Throughout her time as a business owner, Trish also had a passion for real estate and when the opportunity came about, she decided to pursue this passion and obtain her real estate license.
Originally from Southwest Florida, Kelsey has a Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University, and has been living and working in Downtown Raleigh since her graduation in 2012. After nearly fifteen years in the hospitality and service industry, she knows the value of hard work and enjoys meeting and working with new people from all over the world.
ELLIS VAN KAAUWEN
When Ellis started in Real Estate she made sure that she stood out from the rest. She wanted her buyers and sellers to have a positive and memorable experience. This by working endlessly and closely by staying on top of the latest technology and working with the best vendors in town to enhance the process and secure a successful transaction.
As Monarch Realty’s newest addition, Brian is thrilled to help establish the company’s presence in Wilmington and the coastal markets of southeastern North Carolina. A Wilmington resident since 2008, Brian is a North Carolina native – born and raised in Asheville – and passionate about helping people discover all that this amazing state has to offer.
Gregory originally hails from the Harlem area of New York City, but he proudly calls North Carolina home. Having lived in the Raleigh area for nearly 20 years, his enthusiasm and excitement is contagious when he discusses the growth and progress taken place here in the City of Oaks.
After a twenty-year hiatus to serve in ministry and the academic world, I returned to real estate in 2017. While practicing in the 90s my focus was on new homes and development. I also helped many first-time buyers and sellers achieve their goals in the real estate business. Today, I offer many years of expertise and a caring heart to help bring clarity and success for all who have a need in the home buying and selling marketplace. I’d be honored to help you with your real estate needs and make that dream a reality.
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