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Community

Sales Manager

LEIGH ROACH

Leigh is a lifelong resident of the Triangle, having lived in Morrisville/Cary & Apex. She is an active member of her community and involved with several community organizations, including her local YMCA where she serves on the Advisory Board. She is also a member of Good Hope Baptist Church.


Being embedded in the community helps Leigh in helping prospective buyers find just the right home that best suits their needs. It also gives Leigh an advantage when it comes to marketing homes for sale.


Prior to working in real estate full-time, Leigh spent 18 years assisting local seniors who were looking to sell their homes and move into a senior living community. Her specialties: Listing Agent, Buyer's Agent, and Relocation. Leigh is also certified with the Graduate Realtor Institute, is a Senior Real Estate Specialist, as well as a Strategic Pricing Specialist.


Leigh is known for her passion for helping others, her honesty, integrity, and compassion for others. She currently lives in Apex with her husband, son, and rescue dog, Piper. She & her husband also have 3 other children, as well as 2 precious grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with family.

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Buyers Specialist

ANGIE RIDGE


Angie feels so lucky to have grown up in the Carolina mountains!!  Spending most of her summers on Lake Lure, by far the most beautiful area ever.  Attending UNC-Chapel Hill drew me to Raleigh where she has spent the last 20 years. She is the proud mother of three girls and an adamant animal lover! Things Angie enjoys the most are reading, running, and cooking. Her happiest days are knowing I have gone above and beyond to make my sellers and buyers extremely happy.  Angie is SPS certified.

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Architect &

Visionary

BILL SEARS

A 1967 graduate of the School of Design at N. C. State University, William W. (Bill) Sears began his formal study of Architecture after meeting George F. Hackney, a friend of his grandfather, in the fall of 1961. George was one of the original architects that came to Durham with the Duke Foundation in the late 1920’s and built Duke University as we know it today. Working as an apprentice under George until graduation, Bill earned a Professional Degree in Architecture – after which he immediately accepted an invitation to continue his internship with George until formal licensure.

 

Upon receiving his license to practice Architecture in 1973, Bill became one of George Hackney’s partners and immediately assumed responsibility for the firm’s healthcare portfolio – not the least of which included groundbreaking work at Duke Medical Center and major work at the University. From the time of this initial partnership until the time that Bill assumed the role of managing partner in 1980, Bill’s portfolio of responsibility grew to include both institutional work and project management. Bill incorporated the firm in 1987, and continued to focus primarily on health care facilities (among them Duke, Wake Med-Raleigh, and Wake Med-Cary), institutional work (among them the renovation of the State House for the North Carolina General Assembly and the North Carolina Governor’s Mansion), and project management (among them Cherry Hospital-Goldsboro and Person County Memorial Hospital-Roxboro) until around 1995. Recognizing an extreme shortfall in the availability of appropriate accommodations for Active Adults (the Baby Boomers) and our existing senior community (the Silent Generation), Bill became intensely involved in the study of existing facilities, trends and other significant influences that adversely impact the design of current adult environments – an ongoing study that is resulting in the design of appropriate alternatives (among them SearStone CCRC-Cary, COGIC-Wendell, and Preston Farm-Cary).

Awards/ Recognitions:

Mayor's Award of Excellence - 1992 (Wake Medical Center - Cary)
Cary, North Carolina


Certificate of Appreciation - 1993
Headquarters Facility

Four County Electric Membership Corporation


Certificate of Merit for Superior Professional Services - 1995 (Emergency

Renovations - Cherry Hospital)
State of North Carolina


Certificate of Merit for Superior Professional Services - 2007 (Emergency Renovations -
NCCU Residence Halls 1 & 2)
State of North Carolina


Certificate of Merit for Superior Professional Services - 2007 (North Carolina
Governor's Mansion Renovation)
State of North Carolina


Sir Water Raleigh Award for Community Appearance - 2007
Historic Preservation/Rehabilitation (First Baptist Church)

Developer

EDINBURGH DEVELOPMENT

Edinburgh Development is fast becoming recognized as one of the premier development teams in the local Triangle market.  As local residents of  Cary, NC, partners Ed Rapp, Jay Rapp and Jim Mcmillan have established a reputation for planning and producing only the highest quality development projects. Above all, Edinburgh Development is defined by two words: Quality and Relationships.  They share “old school” values in the new world of technology and look for lasting, impactful projects in and around the Triangle area.

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