What is your professional background?
The past 38 years of my career have been extensively centered around helping others buy and sell residential real estate. I am currently the owner of Savvy Solutions Real Estate in Mint Hill, NC where we mostly serve the greater Charlotte area. Among many things, I've developed and managed projects and communities, partnered with builders to build homes, cultivated investors, created budgets and worked with national builders and real estate firms. Early on, I worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse and am very proud to say I served 8 years in the United States Navy.
What are your motivations for pursuing the MSRE?
Besides having an incredible desire to always be growing and learning, it is my intent to take my company to the next level by adding a commercial component to an already thriving residential real estate business. In my early career, I focused on land development and building; continuing to always dabble in those areas as the years went by. Pursuing this degree will open endless possibilities for my company and me personally moving forward.
What drew you to the Childress Klein Center for Real Estate?
As an alumna of UNC Charlotte, I was aware of the MSRE program and interested in the program since its inception. Knowing the integrity and reputation of UNC Charlotte combined with a desire to expand into the commercial market made the choice to pursue my master's at UNC Charlotte easy.