Eddie Addison entered the real estate business in 1989 when he got in on the ground floor of a Master Planned Community on Lake Thurmond/Clarks Hill Lake that was a private-public partnership with the State of South Carolina, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the largest private community developer-builder in the U.S. There he was taught quickly that it wasn’t as much about the house but about where people wanted to live, what they wanted to do and who they were going to do it with!
He moved his family to Southport, NC in 1998 to take a position at St James Plantation. His straight forward approach has earned the trust of many. He takes it personal….if you win, he wins. “You don’t know what you don’t know”. He loves his business because he meets new people every day and helps them with a new chapter in their lives.. it’s important work.
He and his wife of 35 years have raised three children and they are also grandparents. They love the outdoors, help with the local food bank, multiple volunteer programs and High School Lacross.
In 2001 my family and I were preparing to move into our newly built home in St James. My boys, Austin and Brandon, were 1 & 2 years old, and my wife Sharon and I were beyond excited to move into “the best hometown in America”. But how time flies! Twenty years later we have so many fond memories of getting clams on the waterway, crabbing at the waterway park, rounds of golf that went until sunset or until Sharon called us back for dinner, offshore fishing trips for wahoo and grouper, full days at the beach club with sun and fun, or just hanging out at the indoor pool on a rainy day. Here we are in 2021 and my oldest, Brandon, is graduating from college, and my youngest, Austin, is in his second year of college in Wilmington. My wife and I celebrate our 24th anniversary this week and 20 years in our home here at St James. We are now empty nesters but realize how incredibly blessed we were to have had the opportunity to raise a family in St James and Southport. My wife and I are excited for this next stage in our lives and someday being grandparents and inviting them to visit and enjoy all the benefits this hometown has to offer. However, there's no rush on the grandparent thing :). I can’t wait for Penn State and college football season, to go fishing offshore, tee the golf ball up, and most of all see you the next time your here.
Hoke is a licensed real estate Broker with 20 years of experience in the Profession, working exclusively at St. James Plantation for his entire real estate career. As a native North Carolinian and long-time resident of the Cape Fear region, Hoke has experienced first-hand all that St. James has to offer. Hoke is married to his high-school sweetheart, Julie, and has two teenaged sons and two golden retrievers. Hoke’s family has enjoyed the amenities St. James offers through the years. From fishing and boating to golfing, tennis, biking the nature trails, or spending a leisurely day at the pool or beach, the Flynt family has done it all. Hoke has 2 bachelor degrees in Business Management and Economics from North Carolina State University and is an unapologetic, rabid Wolfpack fan. Hoke’s knowledge of the area, extensive experience in St. James and desire to help families find the perfect fit is the reason many of his clients now call St. James home.
I received my NC Real Estate License in 1992 and have worked at St. James Properties for years. I purchased my first home on Oak island in 1996. I can represent both buyers and sellers in St. James and over the last 6 years I have been a top 5 buyer’s agent. I grew up in Hillsborough NC and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 1990. I currently live in St. James with my girlfriend Kristi and my dog Blu.
I have lived and worked in St James since 2010 with my wife Vivi and our two dogs and cat. I have over 20 years of real estate experience in master-planned communities. Originally from Williamsburg, VA where I graduated from Old Dominion University. We raised two boys here who have since graduated from college. I enjoy golf, boating and fishing and the great outdoors. We keep a boat in the St James Marina. My wife loves to garden and walks the beach almost daily. We love the small-town lifestyle of Southport and Oak Island, and Wilmington is very convenient.
David grew up in Staten Island New York, joined the military at 18 years old, and proudly served a 24-year military career: 10 years as a Commission Naval Officer (Health Care Administrator) and 14 years as an Air Force enlisted Non-Commission Officer (Carpenter with Civil Engineering for four years and then obtained his Bachelor’s Degree and transitioned his career as an Industrial Engineer and for ten years).
Upon retirement from the Navy in 2004 as a Lieutenant Commander, David then pursued his second career as a Real Estate Broker specializing in developer-owned lifestyle residential sales. In 2005, David joined the sales team at Daniel Island Real Estate in Charleston SC and then in 2014, he relocated to the Wilmington/Southport area where he fell in love with the coastal lifestyle on North Carolina, laid back atmosphere and warmth of the residents who chose to live in St James Plantation.
Currently, David holds the Broker-in-Charge designation and continuously achieves Top 1% of Brokers status in the Brunswick County Association of Realtors (BCAR).
David has the personal experience of buying and selling personal properties. This experience helps him to appreciate the mindset of prospective buyers in St James Plantation. Also, when David Nieves shows homes he uses his carpentry experience to point out architectural features and other important details that demonstrate the craftsmanship of the builders in St James Plantation. It is very rewarding to educate a client on all that St James Plantation has to offer and to help them secure their residence and meet new friends and neighbors in St James Plantation.
Education has always been a priority for David, and during his time with the U.S. Air Force, he received a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and a graduate degree in human resources. It was then that David applied for and was accepted for a direct commission with the U.S. Navy Medical Service Corps as a Naval Officer and health care administrator. David later went on to complete a dual Master’s degree in business and health care.
David’s assignments as a Naval Officer included San Francisco, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and Nashville Tenn., where he spent four years recruiting medical professionals with an emphasis on physician recruitment. David’s skills as a recruiter and sales professional for the Navy were unrivaled, and he was named Officer Recruiter of the Year. He was eventually assigned to Charleston Naval Hospital in 2002 and then retired in 2005.
Ashley Adler is passionate about helping people find their ideal home. She has an illustrious real estate career under her belt, having worked at some of the most sought-after real estate developments in the Southeast. Along with many testimonials from happy clients, Ashly also bears the following designations:
• Member, Brunswick County Association of Realtors®
• Member, National Association of Realtors®
• Zillow Premier Agent
Ashley has lived in beautiful southeastern North Carolina for nearly a decade and considers Southport her adopted hometown. She enjoys cruising the ICW with her husband and the real captains of their crew, their Jack Russell, Archie, and French Bulldog, Schuyler!
Ashley is constantly honing her skills through continuing education programs. She serves on the Membership Involvement Committee, a volunteer organization for the Brunswick County Association of Realtors®. She is currently working to earn the designation of Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR®). It’s all working toward the same goal: helping her clients discover the very best of the North Carolina coast.
After vacationing in the area for over 25 years, I made St James my home in 2018. I have spent my entire career working to help people achieve their financial and personal goals. Buying a home is not only one of the most significant financial commitments we make, but also one of the most influential decisions regarding our quality of life. Assisting and advising my clients in making the best decision for them, brings me great satisfaction.
When not working to help my clients find their dream home, I enjoy going to the beach, boating, and taking on DIY projects around the home. I’m married to my college sweetheart and we have one daughter who has made us very proud. Rounding out our family is an orange tabby cat and a Sheltie who share a love/hate relationship.
My family has lived in the Southport area for the better half of the last decade. During this time I have enjoyed the coastal living, amazing food, and friendly people of the area. I am happy to call St. James Home! Being born on the 4th of July, I love the Summer Months. I like to go to the beach, relax by the pool, and enjoy everything the warm weather has to offer.
As a real estate agent, I am able to help my clients with one of the most important transactions they will make. I put my clients wants and needs at the fore-front. I may not have all the answers, but I will know where to find them.
I have a diverse background including banking, lending, mortgage, and sales. I have a Masters degree in Business Administration and am in the process of obtaining the GRI & ABR® designations from the National Association of Realtors®.
I look forward to helping you with all your real estate needs!
Meet Lisa Frye the top listing agent for 3 years in St James Plantation, selling over $89 Million!
As the daughter of a highly successful real estate professional, Lisa not only inherited exposure to real estate, but also developed a keen aptitude for her sincere interest and knowledge expanding over 20 years experience in the industry.
A longtime resident of St James Plantation, Lisa lives with her husband Eric and 2 french bulldogs, Hamilton & Fiona. I enjoy boating on the beautiful Intracoastal waterway, bike riding, gardening and entertaining family and friends.
Five words you can count on from Lisa Frye- Passion, Dedication, Communication, Determination and Trust.
Lisa Nieves works exclusively as a seller's agent for St. James Plantation properties. With daily insight into the market of St. James, Lisa will expertly guide you in the process of preparing your home to get ready to sell and market effectively. She works diligently to help you every step of the way on your journey of selling by pricing your home at a proper market value and negotiating on your behalf throughout the sales process. Lisa strives to create a stress-free experience through her valuable experience, diligent work ethic and upbeat attitude.
Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Lisa grew up the oldest of 4 children and has two sisters and one brother. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Illustration and Design and spent 17 years successfully running her own award winning photography business in both California and North Carolina after relocating to Wilmington 2005.
Lisa began her career in real estate in 2015 by working in general real estate with Intracoastal Realty before joining St. James as a listing agent in 2018. With hundreds of successful transactions, Lisa has become recognized as a top agent each year in St. James Plantation. She received the designation of Real Estate Negotiation Expert Certification in 2020.
Lisa is married to St. James Properties Buyers Specialist, David Nieves, and they live in a 1940’s colonial home that they completely remodeled in 2017, in the historic Forest Hills neighborhood of Wilmington.
Lisa enjoys decorating, gardening, traveling and visiting art museums. She is a devoted mother to her daughter, Isabele, a professional ballerina who is currently a company member of the US International Ballet in Wilmington. They recently added a new member of the family, a cute Ragdoll kitten named Sugar Cookie.
MaryGrace Mandaro, a St. James Properties Listing Specialist, has been working as a Real Estate Agent for over 21 years! Following her long and successful career as a Top Producer in the Northern Virginia/Washington DC area, she and her husband Tony moved to Southport.
MaryGrace and Tony fell in love with the beauty of the Southern Coast of North Carolina as well as the friendliness of the locals and of course - the fantastic weather. She likes to say that we live in a ‘sweet spot’ on the planet’.
Here at St James Plantation, MaryGrace utilizes her skills and experience to provide the highest quality service to her clients. She is well-aware that selling your home is a major milestone in your life and one of your most important investments. This calls for a seasoned professional to guide you through the process while handling the details so you can have the most hassle-free experience possible.
MaryGrace takes pride in doing this, and that is why she enjoys her job immensely.
Mary Grace received a Bachelor’s Degree in English and a Minor in Journalism from St Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Prior to her career in Real Estate she worked for a Performing Arts non-profit as well as a Project Manager in the Tech sector. She is the proud Mother of two adult sons, Zach and Alex, and she delights in spending as much time with them as possible. In her spare time MaryGrace loves Traveling, Discovering new Restaurants, Relaxing on the Beach, Attending Live Concerts, Swimming, Shopping, and enjoying a great Movie or a Good Book.
Gail Lendvoyi is an accomplished real estate professional with 30 years of experience serving buyers, sellers, and investors. Specializing in Brunswick County real estate, Gail has a thorough understanding of the local market and a talent for effectively guiding her clients through the real estate transaction process.
Recognizing that each transaction likely represents one of the biggest investments her clients will make, Gail views her role as an agent as a tremendous responsibility. Having earned multiple education-based real estate designations, she is known for her focus on advancing her skills, tenacious work ethic, and commitment to providing her clients with positive seamless transactions.
With a passion for the industry and an affinity for helping other people, Gail has earned referrals and trust from a substantial base of clientele. To provide her sellers with a short market time and a high sale price, she networks with her colleagues and helps the seller stage their homes if necessary. For buyers, Gail listens carefully to help them identify their needs and match them with the perfect home to fit their individual goals.
Licensed in both North Carolina and Michigan, Gail is a skilled negotiator with a talent for evaluating the market value and physical condition of specific properties. She has a complex understanding of the community where she lives and works, St James Plantation, as well as extensive market knowledge pertaining to the surrounding areas of River Sea, Winding River, Palmetto Creek, Harbor Oaks, Southport, and Oak Island.
Gail is a native of Michigan and a graduate of Northwood University and a Master's from Central Michigan University with an MSA. Gail worked at General Motors, Delphi for 35 years with her last 10 years in sales providing her with a great background for her real estate career.
Along with real estate, serving the community is important to Gail, who found that her experience marketing properties transitioned well to raising funds for charity. She enjoys donating her time to help SOAR, Bikes for Kids, and the Purple Bow Campaign, and she also serves on the Grievance Committee for the Brunswick County Association of Realtors.