NAI Beverly-Hanks
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Asheville, NC United States 28801
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Karl Nelson
Broker Associate

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Background & Experience
I understand how investors think, so I can help you make the most of your commercial real estate investments. My 12-year background as an investor and involvement in a variety of deals has given me a clear understanding of the investor mindset. What’s more, I enjoy the “win-win” spirit of investing that fosters smooth transitions in both simple and complicated transactions. Whether you are a buyer, seller, tenant, or landlord, I am excited to help you with your CRE investment goals. Prior to moving to the mountains of Western North Carolina, I earned a master’s degree in physical therapy. It was that career path that led me to practice as a physical therapist at Carepartners/Mission for 16 years. It also allowed me to work part-time, so I began investing in residential single-family and multi-family real estate in 2004. Since that time, I have been involved in solo and joint ventures, and I’ve found that I have a passion for creative financing. Joining NAI Beverly-Hanks and making commercial real estate a full-time career was a natural progression and I'm ready to put my prior investing experiences to work for you today.

I grew up on the South Carolina coast, but had the opportunity to work in New York City, Montana, Colorado, and Germany during my career as a physical therapist. As much as I miss the coast, my time in Boulder, Colorado gave me a love of the mountains. That's why I've called Asheville home for 16 years.

My two children attend Estes Elementary. Since they began school, I have started volunteering there on a weekly basis. It's really rewarding to assist with the chess club and work closely with the Reading Buddies program, helping Title One students to improve their reading skills. In my free time, I enjoy playing guitar, camping, hiking, mountain biking, fly fishing, and taking in Asheville's amazing local craft beer scene.

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WLOS Home of the Week: 31 Elk Trail

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:36:11 +0000

Welcome to 31 Elk Trail, Asheville Enjoy awe-inspiring views of Mount Pisgah and surrounding mountains at this custom luxury home. This more than 4,000-square-foot home in Elk Mountain Estates is a one-of-a-kind property on 8.98 acres. Attention to detail is shown throughout the home. The spacious master suite is located on the main floor. The... Read more »

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Quaint, Quirky, Horse Country: Tryon, North Carolina

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:04:02 +0000

Tryon, North Carolina is a small town located in the foothills of Western North Carolina, just 40 miles south of Asheville near the state line. The town lies at the base of the Saluda Grade, the steepest standard-gauge railway grade in the country, at an elevation of 1,067 feet. Calling itself “The Friendliest Town in... Read more »

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Beverly-Hanks Ranks #180 among the Top 500 Real Estate Companies, According to REAL Trends

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 13:24:41 +0000

Beverly-Hanks & Associates is proud to be Western North Carolina’s real estate market leader. We make a conscious effort to do a few things differently and everything better than our competition. Once again, Beverly-Hanks has been recognized on a national scale for our success serving home buyers and sellers in Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, and surrounding... Read more »

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Agents Answer: Where are Your Favorite Yoga Spots or Programs in WNC?

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 13:48:50 +0000

In 2011, Yoga Journal magazine included Asheville on its list of “10 Fantastically Yoga-Friendly Towns.” We think that designation should extend across Western North Carolina, to towns around the region that take advantage of the area’s natural beauty and community spirit to tap into a mindfulness unparalleled in other American regions. WNC embraces yoga practices... Read more »

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Home Today, Home Tomorrow: The Growing Trend of Aging in Place

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 20:44:37 +0000

Everyone has a different idea for how they would prefer to Live the Life You Choose—especially when it comes to getting older. Some people may want to reconnect with their children (and grandchildren!) and move into adjoining “mother-in-law apartments” on the property. Others may want to live out their retirement sipping cocktails poolside in a... Read more »

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MEET EMILY BENTLEY & JANET BLAKE

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 13:21:39 +0000

Emily & Janet are your perfect resource regardless of your level of real estate experience. Emily Bentley & Janet Blake form a partnership with their clients and approach the job with the professionalism and personal stake it deserves. About Emily Bentley Emily Bentley takes great delight and pride in turning over every possible stone if... Read more »

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WLOS Home of the Week: 97 Rolling Drive

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 14:12:09 +0000

Welcome to 97 Rolling Drive, Waynesville Begin your future in this charming vintage home. This lovely 1930s home has maintained its integrity of character and quality. The main living area has vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, wormy-chestnut walls, and a wood-burning fireplace. The newly renovated bath features a clawfoot tub. Enjoy the mountain views and established... Read more »

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Financial CHOICE Act Aims to Replace Much of Dodd-Frank

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:21:48 +0000

With so many stories in the news right now, it’s easy for some to fall through the cracks—even one with potentially wide-ranging effects. Last week, the House of Representatives passed a bill approving the Financial CHOICE Act, which in many ways negates 2010’s Dodd-Frank Act. For a very cursory look at both acts, how they... Read more »

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Finding the Perfect Line: Liquidlogic

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 15:21:51 +0000

When Shane Benedict hits the river with his kayak, it’s all about a smooth ride. “There are so many different approaches to the river, but what I like about it is the smoothness of running a line in a rapid,” he said. “My favorite way is to make a line really smooth, with the fewest... Read more »

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Nonprofit Spotlight: Open Hearts Art Center

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 20:14:55 +0000

Nonprofits across our region empower people of all ages and from all walks of life. They focus on niche causes or specific groups of often marginalized citizens—many serving as their main touchpoint to the community at large. Today, we are profiling Open Hearts Art Center, an Asheville-based studio and gallery proud to serve a unique... Read more »

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