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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.

Founder, Owner

JASON QUEEN

Design Director

jeanne queen

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Genesis Alvarez

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MATT BENNETT

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Christina Chianelli

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Ed Finley

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KELSEY GREENFIELD

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FRANKIE GUO

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sarah jacobs

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SABINA JACKSON

Lead Coordinator

Elizabeth Jordan

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LEX-JORDAN IBEGBU

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Sarah Kennedy

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don macconnell

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Adam O’Brien

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kimberly siran

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EDWARD STRICKLAND

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Abbey Fay Weispfenning

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BRIAN WHITESIDE

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CECILIA ZUVIC

Founder, Owner

JASON QUEEN

Jason Queen founded Monarch Realty Co. to help enhance the relationship between real estate developers, investors, brokers, buyers, and sellers. Jason holds a Master’s in Urban Planning and Placemaking, an MBA in Financial Management, and has 16 years of real estate experience. He joined the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Preservation North Carolina in 2010, aiding in historic preservation advocacy across the nation.

Jason has developed Transfer Co Food Hall and The Work Hall, and also has over 75,000 sq. ft. of adaptive reuse developments in the works. Jason is a city council-appointed member of Raleigh’s new downtown master plan committee, a member of Preservation North Carolina and the Urban Land Institute, and a downtown Raleigh business and homeowner.

Design Director

jeanne queen

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.

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Genesis Alvarez

Raised in North Carolina since 1999, I have gained knowledge in the triangle area and surroundings as well as developed customer services skills to focus and cater to my clients needs and expectations. As a mother of 3 beautiful children , entrepreneur and now a real estate broker I love staying busy and helping others. My greatest strength is that I love to challenge myself to achieve all set goals. When I’m not working I enjoy traveling and spending time with family.

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MATT BENNETT

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.

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Christina Chianelli

As a longtime Raleigh resident raising her three children here, Christina has come to know and love the Triangle area and its surroundings. Before moving to Raleigh, Christina lived in Charleston, SC; Knoxville, TN; and St. Louis, MO. Christina’s passion for real estate grew out of her interest in the evolution of the urban areas in which she lived and a focus on how modern cities grow with their rich histories.

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Ed Finley

Ed Finley is a Raleigh native with a passion for urban real estate investment and development. He leads Acquisitions and Development efforts for both Monarch Realty Co. and Monarch Property Co. and is excited about working with these dynamic and growing organizations. Ed is committed to enhancing the urban landscape in communities across the Triangle and throughout North Carolina.

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KELSEY GREENFIELD

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.

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FRANKIE GUO

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.

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sarah jacobs

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.

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SABINA JACKSON

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.

Lead Coordinator

Elizabeth Jordan

Elizabeth joined Monarch Realty Co. after earning her real estate license in the Spring of 2021, and brings a background in public policy, non-profit administration and project management. She has worked for Habitat for Humanity, advocated for living wages and affordable housing policies, founded a local non-profit, and organized international events.

As Monarch Realty Co.’s Director of Sales, Elizabeth supports our brokers and focuses on partnership management, market analysis and lead generation. When she’s not chasing leads or supporting the team, Elizabeth enjoys exploring Raleigh, the city she has called home for over 20 years, with her three children, two dogs, friends and extended family.

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LEX-JORDAN IBEGBU

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.

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Sarah Kennedy

Originally from Georgia, Sarah relocated to North Carolina with her family in 2013. Sarah always knew she wanted to create a path committed to helping others, and found her calling in real estate serving her clients and guiding them through one of the biggest investments of their lives. Sarah’s business is built on communication, dedication, and transparency.

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don macconnell

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.

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Adam O’Brien

With my extensive background of customer service, I realize we all just want authentic answers. Let’s face it – REAL opinions help us make educated decisions. My straightforward approach keeps your goals front of mind without all the overthinking or work anxiety.

Relationships, like great monuments, are built on solid foundations. My experience helps me to educate and guide you to build a foundation. My dependability creates the trust that will help us navigate through the challenges and achieve success.

Average is not acceptable. Mediocrity? Not here. Excellence drives my performance to accomplish YOUR goals and dreams. Your success is always my success.

On a personal note, good food and great bourbon are meant to be shared. Your dog will always be happy to see me, and I love living in the Triangle because it offers entertainment and adventure from the mountains to the shore.

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kimberly siran

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.

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EDWARD STRICKLAND

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.

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Abbey Fay Weispfenning

As a former teacher and assistant principal, Abbey brings knowledge of local school systems and a love of data analysis to the Monarch Team. Having watched her mother (a top-selling agent) and father (a luxury home builder) navigate the industry, she understands the value of a knowledgeable and passionate agent.

Abbey prides herself on meticulous attention to detail and ensuring her clients understand every step of the home-buying and selling process. When she’s not selling real estate you can find her volunteering at a local school or checking out breweries, parks/greenways, and museums with her husband and three young daughters.

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BRIAN WHITESIDE

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.

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CECILIA ZUVIC

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.

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Headquartered in Downtown Raleigh, between Fayetteville St. and the Historic Moore Square District, we know The Triangle. Whether it's a condo, townhome, single family house, office or retail space, we are your real estate brokerage firm.

Sales Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:30pm
Saturday-Sunday by appointment

213 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

(919) 977-0027

info@monarchrealty.co