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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A Banner Year in Review: The Beverly-Hanks 2016 End-of-Year Market Report

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:53:27 +0000

Beverly-Hanks President Neal Hanks, Jr. has delivered the 2016 End-of-Year Market Report. Watch the video below for his short report, or continue reading for a summation. When highlighting our regional real estate markets, we consider several metrics: sales pace, home prices, the supply of homes for sale, and the availability of financing. Here’s how the... Read more »

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Nonprofit Spotlight: WNC Down Syndrome Alliance

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 15:05:53 +0000

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one in every 700 babies in the United States is born with Down syndrome. Down syndrome occurs when a child is born with a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21. People with Down syndrome express varying degrees of cognitive delays, from very mild... Read more »

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Omni Grove Park Inn is the Epicenter of the Neighborhood

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:35:04 +0000

The inviting Grove Park historic district, just northeast of downtown, is considered to be one of the finest neighborhoods in Asheville. Much of the Grove Park community sits just below the Omni Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa, from which guests and visitors can look out to the city skyline. Since its opening, the resort... Read more »

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January Client Connect Offer: 15% off at the Montford Pull Up

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:26:51 +0000

ENJOY 15% OFF YOUR MEAL AT THE MONTFORD PULL UP Pull up for a Bite at the Montford Pull Up! Montford Pull Up is the newest addition to the historic Montford neighborhood of north Asheville. Within easy walking distance to downtown, this neighborhood has long been known to tourists for its charming Victorian bed and... Read more »

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MEET DARCY & DONETTE

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:51:50 +0000

Darcy Wilson-Varney and Donette Moore give clients the very best in the business. Team D&D are consistent team leaders and multi-million-dollar producers. Learn more about each dynamic “D” below. Meet Donette Moore Buying and selling real estate involves some of the biggest decisions you will ever make. Donette Moore utilizes her many talents to assist... Read more »

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The Grove Park Historic District is a Living Nod to Asheville’s History

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 19:43:32 +0000

The inviting Grove Park neighborhood, just northeast of downtown, is considered to be one of the finest residential locations in Asheville. “We moved to this beautiful part of Asheville seven years ago. We love historic urban neighborhoods, and this was just perfect for us,” says Suzanne Escovitz, a Grove Park neighborhood resident. Grove Park was... Read more »

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WLOS Home of the Week: 132 Glen Trillium Drive

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:19:40 +0000

Welcome to 132 Glen Trillium Drive, Fletcher This quality custom home sits on a double lot in the upscale Trillium Glen community of Fletcher. The luxury home features a great floor plan with four bed/bath suites, including a luxurious master suite with a spa-quality bath. There are too many top-of-the-line features to mention, but highlights... Read more »

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Commercial Property Showcase: 145 Melrose Avenue in Tryon, NC 28782

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:50:54 +0000

145 Melrose Avenue in Tryon is a Nice Investment Opportunity in a Wonderful Neighborhood $599,000 | CPE#: 486136 Built in 1910, the purchase of 145 Melrose Avenue includes the main house and adjoining cottage on just over a half acre. The main house has two apartments with separate entrances. The cottage at 135 Melrose Avenue... Read more »

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12 Key Steps in the NC Home Buying Process

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 18:56:30 +0000

Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make. Having an experienced professional by your side is the only way to ensure you are making the best decision possible. Our Beverly-Hanks associates are uniquely equipped with evaluation techniques and market analysis tools to help you research and confidently answer all of your... Read more »

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3 Real Estate Predictions You Need to Know for 2017

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 16:21:32 +0000

Annual real estate market predictions are often about as useful as the Old Farmer’s Almanac for predicting the weather: When looked at broadly, it demonstrates the trends well enough, but it’s hard to get an accurate forecast for your neighborhood. Metros like New York City make for national news for their blistering real estate pace... Read more »

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