To serve God by serving others via the platform of commercial real estate and other community initiatives

Meet the Team

Mark C. Burdette

Mark C. Burdette

Principal, Broker In Charge NC/SC, REALTOR®

Phone: 980.322.9401
Email: [email protected]

Mark has lived in the Charlotte area since early childhood while wife Judy is a native Charlottean. Mark and Judy have two adult children who are married; Jen and her husband Chris live in Morganton NC and are proud parents of grandson Gideon. Jen is currently finishing up studies for her Masters with a desire to obtain her Ph.D. in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. Mamie and her husband Jon live in San Antonio TX – Dr. Mamie is Trauma/General Surgeon serving as a Major in the United States Air Force and are proud parents of grandson Jameson. Mark is active in his church and community. He is the co-founder of and serves with the Auto Repair Ministry for Single Moms. Mark is a volunteer Chaplain with Motor Racing Outreach serving the NASCAR community. Mark has also served on several on community boards in various capacities. Mark’s background is in Information Technology specifically providing networks and document imaging systems for small to medium-sized businesses and academia throughout North and South Carolina. Mark began his career in Real Estate in 2008 at a local commercial/residential firm. His focus is on land, multi-family, and income-producing properties. Mark enjoys spending time with his family and relaxes with an occasional game of golf or watching auto racing but especially enjoys time with grandsons.

Kristyn Atkins

Kristyn Atkins

Kristyn was born and raised in North Carolina and has lived in the Charlotte area for over 12 years with her husband, Neil. She and Neil have 4 young boys that keep them on their toes. Their family is very active in the community through sports, school, church and other volunteer commitments. Prior to working in real estate, Kristyn was employed in the insurance industry as both a salesperson and a claims professional. A few years ago, Kristyn decided to turn her interest in real estate into a career and obtained her licenses in both North and South Carolina.  She also enjoys running, reading, and traveling with family and friends.

John F. Braun

John F. Braun

Broker, REALTOR®

John brings more than real estate experience to our team. His strong managerial skills and development background in logistics and operations make him a perfect fit for industrial and warehouse solutions. John’s clients include a wide array of regional and local companies, which utilize his networking and knowledge of the industry to help encompass their real estate needs. He and his wife, Dina, relocated to Charlotte 7 years ago, and they have been serving the community together through their involvement with church, the chambers, and volunteering with outreach opportunities to serve the hungry.

Steve Tubel

Steve Tubel

Broker, REALTOR®

Steve has lived in the Charlotte area for most of his life and loves all that the city has to offer. Prior to joining CRE Charlotte Inc, Steve spent 38 years in the restaurant business. He began his career in an entry-level position during high school, quickly advancing through multi-unit management and executive leadership roles. During this tenure, he developed many organizational and operational skills, including franchise support. Steve has always had a passion for commercial architecture, development and real estate brokerage. His vast experience in restaurant, hospitality and retail provides knowledge and resources for all of his clients. He is happily married to his wife Alicia and they have 3 children – Alex, Zack, and Emilee. Steve and his family enjoy outreach and helping others within the community. In his free time, Steve likes to travel and participate in recreational sports such as golf, football and baseball.

Keith Raffone

Keith Raffone

Broker, REALTOR®

Keith was born and raised along the Connecticut shoreline and made the move to North Carolina nearly 20 years ago. He has called Charlotte home for 7 of those years and enjoys living in this part of the state. Prior to engaging in commercial real estate, he held various leadership positions in the finance and manufacturing industries.  is skill set includes, but is not limited to, finding positive resolutions to complex issues. Keith has two college-aged sons that enjoy adventuring and exploring as a family.  These exciting adventures have included off-shore fishing, whitewater rafting, tank driving, and bi-plane flying. Keith and his family also enjoy cooking, watching sports and participating in various sports.