Meet Our Team


Mark C. Burdette

Principal, NC/SC REALTOR®

Phone: 980.322.9401

Mark founded and operated his own technology business for over twenty years focusing on small to medium sized businesses and academia supplying computer networks and document imaging solutions. Following a longtime desire, he moved to the real estate industry in 2007. His specialty is distressed properties having developed significant relationships within the Real Estate Owned – REO/CREO industry.

Mark is married to his wife Judy for over 30 years – they have two adult children and are proud new grandparents! Mark is active in his community having served on various local boards. Mark and Judy attend Next Level Church and are active in several ministries there with a special emphasis on the Auto Repair Ministry for Single Moms and families in distress.

Margie Kiss

Vice President, NC/SC REALTOR®

Phone: 704.975.9800


Margie Kiss, a NC/SC Broker since 2006, has over 20 years of combined customer relations in residential/commercial design and building along with real estate sales. The move to Charlotte presented an exciting new opportunities to dive into the world of real estate. Growing up on the west coast of South Florida, Margie moved to the Carolinas in 1998 after accepting a Customer Operations Management position. Margie’s career has always been focused on customer relations and striving to achieve the best for her clients.

As a part of CRE Charlotte Inc./KW Commercial, Margie enjoys helping her clients discover their perfect commercial property to suit their business needs and goals. She believes in staying informed on the latest state of the market, and newest trends. Preparing and educating her clients on the process and what to expect is something Margie takes pride in. As a Commercial RE Broker, Margie handles every client as a priority and takes a personal interest in their success.

In addition to sales, Margie is the Managing Director of CRE Charlotte Inc. In this role she is honored to help build successful CRE teams through out the country and provide leadership support to all members of the CRE family.

Outside of real estate Margie enjoys spending time with her two children and being an active participant in the local Charlotte running scene. As a former Cross Country and Track Coach, she loves helping young athletes reach their running potential.





Janos Castro              


Phone: 704.574.7064

Janos brings a 17 year career in the automotive/aerospace industry, including working for GE Aviation contributing to the design of the F/A-18 Super Hornet turbine engines; and Raytheon Missile Defense Systems supporting the launch of THAAD and Patriot Platforms. He brings extensive familiarity with industrial/warehousing facilities, plus 4 years working for a commercial HVAC firm Lev Zetlin and builder Tishman Construction in such projects as the Disney Theater Renovation and the 4 Times Square Tower/NASDAQ-CondeNast.

Janos also brings some experience in retail leasing/site selection from owning/operating his own retail business in Charlotte.

Janos is married to his wife Jennifer, whom he met in college and together they have two school-age children. They are heavily involved and support the very successful Cuthbertson High School Cross Country and Track & Field Teams of which their daughter participates. The girls team reaching the state runner up in cross country, state champs in indoor track, and state runner up in outdoor track in 2017!


Jason Ewing



Phone: 336.862.6102


After working over a decade in retail operations management, Jason shifted his career focus in 2007 to real estate. He is regarded as an experienced leader in relationship building, analytical problem solving, and performance management. Jason specializes in the acquisition, sale, and lease of office/retail facilities, multi-family properties (>8 units), and vacant land development. His diverse viewpoints make him a strong partner and collaborator in seeking different perspectives and ideas to help achieve strategic goals.

Jason is also passionate about being active within the community in which he works and lives. He currently serves on a number of boards and commissions, including the High Point Economic Development Corp., Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART), and High Point City Council.


Amanda Anaya

Phone: 704.502.6462
Amanda is a recent graduate of Univesity of North Carolina Asheville. She majored in Management, mostly focusing her studies on human resources and digital social media. Amanda obtained her real estate license during her gap/break year after attaining her associate’s degree and high school diploma the same month.
Amanda is interested in helping the community through various social media platforms. Her new goal is to start creating youtube videos to educate.

Derek Elbertse


Phone: 949.606.3759


Derek brings with him 7 years of experience in automotive wheel manufacturing and distribution as a Regional Sales Manager and Private Label Manufacturing liaison which gives him an intimate knowledge of industrial/warehouse properties. Attention to detail, responsiveness, and win/win outcomes are amongst his top priorities. He takes great pride in learning his clients’ needs and wants to ensure he can better fill their commercial property requirements. He recently relocated from Southern California and is quickly becoming educated on local market trends. Apart from Real Estate, Derek enjoys time out on the lake, getting outdoors, and exploring the Carolina coast-line. 



Samantha De Rosa 

Team Administrator
Phone: 704.779.9479

Samantha has worked in administrative roles in a variety of industries including drug testing, data communication, and pest control.  Her passions are enjoying wine and local food venues while exploring the exciting food scene around Charlotte.  She regularly volunteers at the SouthEnd Farmers Market and believes in the importance of supporting local businesses. Samantha loves to travel and explore new places abroad.



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