At UPRE, we are more than real estate brokers or consultants, we are advisors who guide our clients through the complexity of today’s spectrum of real estate opportunities with precise knowledge and distinguished care. Our advisors thoughtfully consider a wide range of real estate strategies and opportunities for our clients. Through our years of experience we understand that no two properties are alike and no two clients are alike.



Conservation Advisor & Managing Broker

Michael has over 15 years experience in real estate, land conservation, marketing and GIS technologies. He served for over 10 years in the land trust industry and worked to conserve directly and in partnership over 160,000 acres of land in multiple states. 

Michael received a Graduate Certificate in GIS from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon and a B.S. in Environmental Science from Western Washington University, Huxley College of the Environment in Bellingham, Washington. Michael hails from rural Arizona and eastern Washington State.  He and his wife currently live in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico.  

As part of Michael’s unique experience, he also holds the following positions:

  • Owner of Unique Places GIS & Design, a conservation-oriented geospatial and design company: www.uniqueplacesgis.com

  • Conservation & Mitigation Specialist for Unique Places to Save, a non-profit committed to broadening conservation and mitigation work across the country: www.uniqueplacestosave.org.

  • Treasurer, Board of Directors of the Quivira Coalition, a non-profit committed to sustainable rangeland grazing and ecosystems: www.quiviracoalition.org.

  • Member, City of Albuquerque Open Space Advisory Board.



Managing Broker & Advisor

Catherine began her real estate career in 2004 creating operational systems and strategies for a high volume real estate team.  She arrived in the Triangle in 2010 and spent a short time in the bio-tech industry but quickly realized real estate was a love she could not run away from.  Catherine is a true professional in her field with a focus of working diligently to help our clients transact their real estate assets.

When Catherine is not working to buy and sell real estate, she keeps busy with her two boys in Durham, North Carolina and heads out on mini road trips as often as possible. 

  • North Carolina Broker In Charge Licensure

  • Member of the National Association of Realtors

  • Member of the North Carolina Association of Realtors

  • Member of the Triangle Multiple Listing Service

  • Member of the Orange Chatham Association of Realtors

  • Member of the North Carolina Regional MLS



Broker & Advisor

Eric is an entrepreneur at heart and loves coming up with creative and unique solutions to arrive at a win-win solution for all parties in real estate transactions. Eric has been actively involved in the NC real estate market for nearly 7 years. He has also owned a local cabinet business for nearly 10 years that he recently sold so that he could devote his full attention to real estate efforts. Eric graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Business Administration. He is an active water sport enthusiast who loves surfing, stand up paddling, scuba diving, and more! He currently lives in Apex, North Carolina with this wife Amelia and four children.

  • North Carolina Broker Licensure