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Terry Espy

Terry Espy’s career in real estate development and brokerage spans more than thirty years. She is currently involved in some of the most innovative, progressive projects in resurgent downtown Wilmington.  She felt honored being asked to assist in the development of the commercial component of South Front District adjacent to Greenfield Lake Park by Tribute Company for the revitalization of that area. As part of the effort she secured famed eastern North Carolina chef, Vivian Howard and husband Ben, as a restaurant tenant in South Front.  That is simply the latest in her efforts for directing Wilmington to become a “food destination”.  Pinpoint Restaurant, The District, Tarantelli’s, Platypus & Gnome, Johnny Lukes are all recent examples of her development success in that area.  On Castle Street Arts & Antique District, her boutique style of development is showcased with bringing back to life the historic Firehouse and assisting the 2006 HGTV Star Meg Caswell start her design business here in town.  Throughout the downtown she has coordinated the sale and/or lease of numerous historic properties for upper level tech and business service companies, strengthening the zoning mix to support retail and restaurants.

Terry utilizes an entrepreneurial approach to development, conquering complex projects and creating strategic partnerships. Her expertise is broad, ranging from turn-key real estate brokerage and development, site selection and entitlement, project design incorporating value engineering throughout, team leadership skills, interior design skills including programming, space planning and FF&E procurement, to graphic design and collateral production.  

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Joan loch

Joan Loch is originally from Southern New Jersey where her career started in marketing with corporate companies such as Union Carbide, VPP Inc, and Acme Manufacturing.  She ventured out on her in the mid 90’s to begin a consulting career in process development and project management with clients such as Dow Jones Business Information Systems, Curtis Young Company and EG&G Inc to name a few.  A severe injury in 2003 side lined her until her and her husband relocated to NC in 2005.  They purchased Crescent Moon, a gallery of fine handcrafted art glass and metal sculpture, which they owned and operated until September 2015.  She is the owner and organizer of the American Craft Walk Wilmington, and event that premiered in 2016.  In February of 2017 Joan received her license in Real Estate and joined Momentum Companies as a commercial broker.  Overall, her career spans 40 years accumulating experiences and expertise in marketing and business development.  Joan additionally has board participation experience both in NJ and NC.

Community Involvement:

Vice President – Downtown Business Alliance

Board of Directors – Thalian Association

Advisory Committee – Municipal Services District

Owner – American Craft Walk Wilmington

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Jeff Chase has been in the real estate business for over 15 years and sold over $50 million worth of both residential and commercial property. With hundreds of transactions including over 60 in the last 3 years, his experience and knowledge base is truly an asset to buyers and sellers.  

Jeff graduated in 1980 from the University of Connecticut with a degree in urban studies and a minor in business. During most of the 80’s he worked in the real estate business in and around Hartford, Connecticut. Jeff first worked as an agent selling both commercial and residential properties. He then worked for 5 years in a small investment and development company. As Director of Acquisitions, He was responsible for the purchase and sale of over 30 million dollars’ worth of investment property. By the end of 1989 the portfolio contained over 500,000 square feet of office/retail space as well as over 1,000 apartments.  

In 1989 Jeff moved to Boston and opened an art gallery called Chase Gallery. After 12 years in Boston, his wife and Jeff wanted a more relaxed lifestyle and better weather, so in 2001, they moved to Wilmington with our 3 children.  

In 2004 Jeff re-instated my broker’s license and began selling real estate in Wilmington.

On my days off, Jeff enjoy tennis, golf, sailing, photography and he even spend time as a professional artist, selling my paintings in galleries from Boston to New Orleans.





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