Our Team

About Newport Properties

Newport Properties began in 1997, offering real estate services to residents and potential residents of the Lake Norman area. Founded by Kate Gaither, who brings over 30 years of real estate experience, Newport Properties offers a wide variety of services including residential and commercial real estate and property management as well as leasing and auctions. Newport Properties is happy to assist with selecting, purchasing, and leasing of all types of properties including waterfront, off-water, estates, investment, and new construction. Contact us for more details.

With the best negotiating team on Lake Norman, Newport Properties can secure the best value available for our buyers and sellers. Team Newport agents have a large support staff of qualified individuals including a full-time property manager, relocation department, and a marketing department that all provide our agents with the freedom to help you reach your real estate goals.

We know the Lake Norman, Lake Hickory, and Charlotte areas and are local experts on the communities, events, and values. With our property management and commercial divisions, we handle all transactions professionally and ethically in a manner that is unparalleled in the industry.
Kate Gaither
Owner / Broker In Charge, CRB, CPM, SFR

Teri Smith
Financial and Operations Manager / Broker

Bob Race
Vice President - Commercial Division

Kathy Manuel
Assistant Property Manager

Bryttany Freeman
Marketing and Administrative Support

Residential Agents

Jackie Jedrzejek
(704) 400-3878

Cynthia Jordan
(704) 907-0732

Joanie Gardner
(704) 662-2045

Glenn Madara
(704) 572-4238

Kelly Mullins
(704) 458-5554

Teri Smith
(704) 634-4269

Charlotte Epley
(828) 748-6029

Commercial Agents

Bob Race
(704) 608-1309

Bill Gaither
(980) 722-3998

Jerry Furr
(704) 929-8798

Pat Mead
(704) 301-2904

John Bayne
(704) 957-9015

Denny Watson
(704) 519-7715

Kimberly Thaxton
Lake Norman, the largest man-made lake in the Carolinas, is also THE place to go to have fun in the sun! Lake Norman, created by Duke Energy in 1963, has 520 miles of coastline and is over 30 miles long. The Lake Norman area is a collection of small towns and communities that surround the lake as well as Lake Norman State Park. Lakeside towns in the area include Mooresville, Cornelius, Huntersville, Denver, Sherrills Ford, Terrell, and Troutman. It is now one of the most popular and rapidly growing areas in North Carolina. Contact Newport Properties to learn more.
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