Our Staff

The members of this firm have completed hundreds of complex valuations across the southeast, many of which were for eminent domain purposes.


Justin W. Shepperd
Partner
justin @ cfregroup.com

Justin W. Shepperd is a founding partner of the Cape Fear Real Estate Group and is originally from South Boston, Virginia.  Justin graduated with a degree in Economics from Hampden Sydney College in 2005.  Justin began his career in commercial real estate appraisal after graduation with Wayne S. Stevens, Inc. in Halifax County, Virginia. During this time Justin became a Certified General Appraiser and appraised a variety of properties throughout Virginia and North Carolina. Property types appraised include; residential/commercial land, shopping centers, office buildings, commercial and residential subdivisions, apartment complexes, restaurants, convenience stores, industrial facilities, and special use properties.  Justin moved to Wilmington, North Carolina in 2010 and began working with the Clontz Newkirk Real Estate Group in Wilmington North Carolina. Property types appraised while at the Clontz Newkirk Real Estate Group include; residential/commercial land, office buildings, commercial and residential subdivisions, apartment complexes, restaurants, industrial facilities, and NCDOT roadway projects.

In 2012 Justin and two partners founded the Cape Fear Real Estate Group.  Justin plays an essential role in the day to day activities of the company such as business development and accounting, while upholding his commitment to producing detailed narrative appraisal reports. Justin is also jointly responsible for the supervision of trainees within the firm.

Justin currently lives in Hampstead with his wonderful wife, Whittney and their 2 dogs and 3 cats. In his time away from work, Justin enjoys fishing, hunting, golf and family time.



David Alan Jones, II

Partner
david @ cfregroup.com

David Alan Jones, II is a founding partner of the Cape Fear Real Estate Group and a sixth generation Wilmingtonian. David graduated from The University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2000 and immediately began his career in commercial real estate appraisal in his hometown, working at the Clontz Newkirk Real Estate Group.  During his tenure, David appraised a variety of properties throughout North and South Carolina. Property types appraised include; residential/commercial land, shopping centers, office and retail buildings, commercial and residential subdivisions, apartment complexes, restaurants, convenience stores, industrial facilities, marinas and special use properties.

In 2012, David and two partners founded the Cape Fear Real Estate Group. David plays a fundamental role in business development specifically associated with right-of-way acquisitions for the North Carolina Department of Transportation.  David maintains a strong commitment to producing thorough, quality appraisal reports.

David lives in Wilmington with his wonderful wife, Kacy and their two daughters, Brenneck and Emory. In his time away from work, David enjoys fishing, hunting, boating and family time.



Samuel Howell Pate
Partner
sam @ cfregroup.com

Samuel Howell Pate is a founding partner of the Cape Fear Real Estate Group and is originally from Raeford, North Carolina.  Sam graduated with a degree in finance from North Carolina State University in 2006. After graduating Sam began his career in commercial real estate appraisal with the Clontz Newkirk Real Estate Group in Wilmington North Carolina. During this time, he appraised a variety of properties throughout North Carolina. Property types appraised includes commercial land, shopping centers, office buildings, commercial and residential subdivisions, apartment complexes, restaurants, convenience stores, industrial facilities, marinas and various types of special use properties. In 2009, Sam began to pursue the MAI designation offered by the Appraisal Institute.

In 2012 Sam along with his two partners founded the Cape Fear Real Estate Group.  Sam plays a pivotal role in business development, strategic planning and project scheduling while maintaining his commitment to producing high quality appraisal reports.  Efficiency and the most current market information is imperative to the firm’s operating model and Sam ensures this level of professionalism by driving continuous updates to the firm’s technology and operational structure.  Sam is jointly responsible for the supervision of trainees within the firm.

Sam lives in Wilmington with his wife, Melannie and their Golden Retriever, Idgie. In his time away from work, Sam enjoys fishing, hunting, and anything involving the outdoors.


Mary E. Kaila
Staff Appraiser
mary @ cfregroup.com

Mary E. Kaila is a staff appraiser for the Cape Fear Real Estate Group.  She is originally from Fredericksburg, Virginia and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of William and Mary in 2008.   In 2011, Mary became a trainee commercial appraiser under her father, an MAI appraiser in Virginia, before moving to Wilmington the following year to work for the Clontz Newkirk Real Estate Group.  Property types appraised for these two firms include:  raw land, shopping centers, office buildings, residential subdivisions, apartment complexes, restaurants, industrial facilities, medical facilities, and various types of special use properties.

Mary joined the Cape Fear Real Estate Group in 2014, after obtaining her Certified General license, and upholds her commitment to producing high-quality, detailed narrative appraisal reports.  She plans to begin actively pursuing her MAI designation through the Appraisal Institute in 2015.