Welcome to Clontz Newkirk Real Estate Group

Our Team

I am a native of Wilmington, North Carolina and a New Hanover High School Graduate (1982). After receiving my undergraduate degree from UNC in 1986, I worked for the US Congress in Washington, DC, where I quickly learned that I did not want to become a politician or an attorney. I then went to the University of Florida where I received an MBA in Real Estate Finance. That degree led me to Atlanta, Georgia where I worked for KPMG and Arthur Anderson as a Real Estate Consultant and Appraiser. While in Atlanta, my client list included the Carolina Panthers, Trump Properties, the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games and the International Olympic Committee. While receiving some phenomenal work experience, I did tire of the business suits and the 80-hour workweeks, so I moved back to Wilmington and in 1998 I started the Clontz Newkirk Real Estate Group with my Stepfather, Jim Clontz. I am a Certified General Appraiser in North Carolina, South Carolina and a Broker in North Carolina. I am married to my beautiful wife Hae and I have two daughters that fortunately look much more like my wife than they do like me. Our family is very much into water related recreation, such as Paddleboarding, Surfing and Fishing on our boat “The Haelife.”
Kevin is a native of East Longmeadow, MA and an East Longmeadow High School Graduate (1999). Kevin went on to receive an undergraduate degree from Western New England College in 2004. After graduating, Kevin began a career with Bennett Franklin Real Estate Group, a local commercial real estate appraisal firm. Kevin worked as a trainee for approximately two years before moving to Wilmington, North Carolina with his now wife Shauna. After re-locating to Wilmington, Kevin received his North Carolina broker’s license and went to work for Coldwell Bank Commercial. After working for Coldwell Bank for about a year, Kevin started working as a real estate appraiser again with the Clontz Newkirk Real Estate Group in 2005. Kevin received his Certified General License in 2006 and is currently a Candidate for Designation with the Appraisal Institute. Kevin also holds a South Carolina Certified General license and has appraised just about every property type throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Massachusetts and Connecticut. In his free time Kevin enjoys outdoor activities such as skiing, running and soccer.
Chris is originally from Cary, North Carolina and he is an Apex High School Graduate (1997). After receiving an undergraduate degree from East Carolina University in 2002, Chris was married to his beautiful bride, Tiffany, and moved to the Wilmington area. He began a career as a Regional Sales Consultant where he gained experience in commercial HVAC systems. Chris began a residential appraisal career in 2007 with Sasser Appraisal Service. In 2008, Chris moved to The Cape Fear Review Company and started doing commercial appraisal work. Chris stayed with the company for a year and a half gaining knowledge in the commercial appraisal industry. Chris joined The Clontz Newkirk Real Estate Group at the end of 2009. During his time with the company, he has earned his Certified General Appraiser license (2012) and he is currently a Candidate for Designation with the Appraisal Institute. Chris enjoys spending time with his wife, 3 boys and new boy/girl twins.  He loves outdoor activities such as fishing and soccer.

Don is originally from Dickson, TN and moved to Charlotte, NC where he earned a BSBA with majors in Business Administration, Finance and Business Law from UNC Charlotte.  After graduating in 1993 he began his career in Wilmington, NC as a real estate appraiser.  In 1999, Don graduated from UNC Wilmington with an MBA.  Obtaining an MBA quickly led to the opening of a North Carolina Appraisal Board approved continuing and qualifying education school.  Don has been the owner and director of Realetech since 2000 and is an AQB Certified USPAP Instructor.  He is a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, Licensed Real Estate Broker, has extensive experience in all types of properties and has performed appraisals on a regional basis from Arkansas to Virginia.  He is an FAA Certified commercial pilot with multi-engine, instrument and seaplane ratings.  Don is married with 3 girls and enjoys boating, golfing and flying.


Gary received his Engineering degree from the City College of New York and relocated to the Maryland/Washington DC area in 1993. In 2005 Gary became a licensed broker, a member of the CCIM institute and successfully managed numerous acquisitions and dispositions of properties for the Legacy Real Estate Investment Group.  Seeking a deeper understanding behind the science of real estate investing, in 2008 Gary obtained his appraiser trainee license and performed valuation services on a variety of property types for CML & Associates and Concordis Real Estate Advisors. Gary is currently a Maryland Certified General Appraiser and Candidate for Designation with the Appraisal Institute.


Gary is a committed husband and father who enjoys spending quality time with his family, coaching soccer, travelling and restoring classic vehicles.


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