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Landmark’s New Team

Landmark Realty Group expands with the addition of four more professionals and an exciting concierge team.




Landmark Realty Group, a local boutique luxury real estate firm, has added a quartet of new brokers to its stable of real estate professionals.

The brokers, who will represent buyers and sellers across the Plateau, are comprised of both new and familiar faces in the community. Their arrival coincides with the launch of Landmark’s first in-house real estate team, Mountain Life Properties of LandmarkRG.  

Beverly Berkstresser moved to Western North Carolina four years ago from Pennsylvania when her husband accepted a position with Mission Health. Prior to securing her real estate license, she worked in the medical field for 18 years.

Beverly obtained her Real Estate license three years ago, and has accepted a position within the newly-formed Mountain Life Properties of Landmark Realty Group.

Rick Creel has been living and working in the Highlands/Cashiers area since 1974. He has been very active in this community in setting up educational programs for area schools and serving as Co-chair for the areas Make-A-Wish Foundation. Rick also served in the local construction industry for over 27 years, working his own crew, before getting his Brokers License.

Keven Hawkins earned his undergraduate degree in Architecture from Clemson University. He went on to study in Philadelphia where he earned a graduate degree from Drexel University and his Master’s Degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Keven has been a registered Architect in North Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He’s been recognized by House Beautiful Magazine as one of “America’s Top Young Designers.” After decades of working and studying in Philadelphia, New York City, Palm Beach, and Providence, Rhode Island, Keven returned to his home in the mountains of North Carolina in 2009.

Tonya Hensley began her real estate career in Florida where she sold homes for her family’s development and construction business. In 1995, she and her husband moved their family to the Cashiers area. She obtained her North Carolina real estate broker’s license in 2010. Tonya has been active in her community as PTO president, softball coach, Rotarian, and Summit and Highlands School volunteer. She and her husband of 25 years, Ron, also a real estate broker, work together in the field. Tonya has also worked as an executive in the nonprofit sector, and as a local educator.

As these professionals joined the Landmark staff, the firm was launching Mountain Life Properties of LandmarkRG.  

This new effort is the brainchild of Doug Treadwell, a visionary real estate veteran, who joined Landmark Realty Group earlier this year.

“The cutting edge companies around the country encourage the team approach to working with both buyers and sellers. By forming a team of dynamic and professional partners, the sum of the parts is stronger than the individuals,” says Doug.

Mountain Life Properties of LandmarkRG will have a devoted group of experienced brokers, working side-by-side, in a multifaceted approach to deliver a more consistent and comprehensive client experience.  

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