Jimmy is managing partner at Insight Property Group. He received his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. After graduating, he moved back to Raleigh and began working for Mid-Atlantic Stihl Inc., an outdoor power equipment distributor, as an Operations Manager for approximately three years. He joined with his brother in 1997 to start Bikers Boulevard, a full-service Harley-Davidson motorcycle business, in Raleigh. His interest in commercial real estate led him to joining Mikels & Jones Properties in April of 2000 after earning his NC Real Estate Brokers license. Jimmy has concentrated on leasing and selling commercial properties in the Triangle area and providing tenant and landlord representation for various companies and owners. He has been involved in over $100 million dollars in real estate transactions. Jimmy and his wife Robin have a daughter, Reese, born in December of 2004. They attend Bayleaf Baptist Church in N. Raleigh. He enjoys spending time with his family at the beach and is a sportsman who enjoys golf, tennis, fishing, snow and water skiing and other various outdoor sports. Jimmy is active in the local Triangle Commercial Association of Realtors association and is currently seeking his CCIM designation.
Todd is a partner at Insight Property Group. He graduated with honors from North Carolina State University in 1997 and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. Additionally, he holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Wake Forest University School of Law and was actively engaged in practicing law. His primary areas of concentration were in commercial real estate, land use and finance. He has been active in commercial and investment real estate brokerage and development primarily in the Triangle Area. Todd has been involved in all types of real estate transactions that have ranged in size from $155,00.00 to over $24,000,000.00. He is licensed to practice real estate in North Carolina.
Don J. Cate, Jr. is a partner at Insight Property Group. He attended Sanderson High School and then NC State University in Raleigh, NC. He began his sales career with Curtis 1000 and then advanced to Infologic, Inc., a healthcare software firm specializing in the automation of medical and dental practices. His success earned him a promotion to the position of Sales Manager for the Atlantic region.In 1999 he joined Mikels & Jones Properties as a broker and started his commercial real estate career. Since Don’s arrival at Insight Property Group, his focus has been on tenant representation in the RTP area where he has achieved the Millionaire’s Club status. He has been privileged to serve as landlord representative for a number of local building owners handling all of their marketing, sales and leasing activity. He has successfully relocated the corporate headquarters of regional, national and Fortune 500 employers to Raleigh and surrounding area. Don’s experience in healthcare software provides him with a unique understanding of the needs of medical and dental offices. As a result, he has been engaged by a large number of professional offices to assist them in start up, expansion and relocation efforts.Don is a member of the Triangle Commercial Association of Realtors (TCAR). He has served on the Board of the Rex Classic Foundation for Breast Cancer, has been involved with a number of local fundraising and charity events and has begun focused contributions to the NC Alzheimer’s Association to assist in the detection and advancement of treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
John is a partner at Insight Property Group and a native of the Triangle. John brings a wealth of experience and energy to every client he serves.
Following college at both ECU and UNC_CH, John enjoyed nine years as owner of two successful companies in Chapel Hill and Raleigh that he sold in 1984 to begin his real estate career with Fonville Morisey Realty.
John’s honesty, integrity, and genuine respect for others, combined with his natural ability to quickly grasp and explain complex information earned him the trust and respect of his clients, colleagues, and competitors. At Fonville Morisey, John rapidly rose from successful real estate agent, to sales manager (growing his office to #1 in the Triangle), to the newly formed position of C.O.O.
Prior to his retirement after 15 years as C.O.O., John grew Fonville Morisey to over 253,000 square feet of office space, $2 billion in annual sales, over 700 agents, built a mortgage company that consistently ranked in the top 10 lenders in the Triangle, oversaw an award winning national relocation division and a market leading title insurance company. The area’s real estate community showed their respect for John in 2013, inducting him into the elite Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors “Hall of Fame”.
As his Insight Property Group clients will attest, John woks extremely hard for his clients and customers and brings a unique understanding to all aspects of the business.
Sharon is a native of Wake County, and she joined Insight Property Group in 2016. She began selling real estate after her time at NC State, and since 1984 Sharon has handled most every type of real estate transaction possible. Her career began with residential sales which evolved into land acquisition and development. Eventually Sharon crossed over to commercial real estate, having represented a diverse clientele from smaller business owners to investors, to municipalities, regardless if their needs were leasing, buying, or selling. Her years of experience and knowledge have benefitted numerous real estate owners and investors, especially if the owner has interest in an IRS 1031 real estate property exchange. Sharon is married and has two spoiled fur babies. Her son and wife live in New Bern, and her daughter lives in Philadelphia. Over the years, Sharon has served on numerous boards and committees benefitting communities and social needs. She’s very passionate in her support and volunteering at the Shephard’s Table Soup Kitchen and Special Olympics. She is an avid golfer and adventure seeker at heart. In her downtime, she spends time between the North Carolina Coast and their cabin in Boone. Sharon is a member of the Triangle Commercial Association of Realtors.
Rikky joined Insight Property Group in September 2016. He spent 19 years in commercial banking helping small to medium size businesses finance real estate transactions as well as other funding needs for Triangle area businesses. He brings a wealth of institutional knowledge to our clients with his banking background closing more than $400 Million in commercial loans in his banking career. Rikky received his undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1996 and his MBA from Pfeiffer University in 2002. He has resided in the Triangle since 1993. He has volunteered as many organizations including shaving his head 4 times to benefit children with cancer through the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Rikky is married to Amita and they have 3 children. His biggest passion outside of his wife and children is being a “Foodie.” There are not too many restaurants in the Triangle Rikky hasn’t tried. He is a member of the Triangle Commercial Association of REALTORS.
Doug joined Insight Property Group in December 2017. He is a licensed NC broker specializing in retail property sales and leasing. Prior to joining Insight, Doug spent 15 years with LRC Development as Director of Development.
Jami Barnhill Powers joined Insight Property Group in February 2007. Jami is a licensed real estate broker with over five years of commercial real estate experience in the Triangle market.She graduated from Meredith College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with a Concentration in Marketing along with a double major in Political Science Concentration in Pre-Law in 2001.Prior to joining Insight Property Group, Jami was the Marketing Director and Sales Associate for Rich Commercial Realty. She also worked as a Real Estate Advisor for Grubb & Ellis/Thomas Linderman Graham. Her primary concentration has been in providing tenant representation for office, retail and industrial clients throughout the Triangle.
She has served as President of the North Raleigh Civitan Club. She has served on many boards including the Young Alumnae Board for Meredith College, the Steering Committee for the North Carolina History Museum and Hilltop Home Board of Directors.
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