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The Better Realty team

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About US

Welcome to Better Properties, LLC – your trusted one-stop shop for all of your real estate needs. Better Realty, LLC is here for all of your brokerage needs whether you are a buyer or seller or investor. While Better Construction, LLC can handle all of your renovation, development and construction needs. Our goal is to provide end-to-end service under one roof to help our valued customers/clients achieve their real estate goals and start or grow their portfolios.

Better Realty is committed to providing tailored services and comprehensive solutions that meet the unique needs of real estate investors and landlords. From finding the perfect property to providing expert advice, Better Realty’s real estate professionals are dedicated to helping you achieve your investment goals.

Whether you’re a seasoned investor or a first-time buyer, Better Realty is here to help. We are available to answer any questions you may have and provide guidance and expertise when needed. Get in touch today to discuss your real estate investment needs.


We can help you buy, sell your property or portfolio


We marry quality and efficiency in every construction project


We are buy-and-hold investors who will guide you through the process

Our Team

Our team of real estate professionals are proficient in the various aspects of real estate and the different strategies employed by successful investors. We ensure that all our clients are fully informed and supported throughout the whole experience so you can make sound decisions and reach your investment goals with confidence. 

Greg Johnson




Our experienced agents will help you navigate this competitive market to get you into your dream home


Our network of buyers waiting to give you an offer on your home today


We are investors too and can offer a hands-off approach to real estate investing. Reach out to us today!

Construction Managment

With over 15 years of construction experience, we offer a headache-free alternative for all your construction needs

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I had a great experience as a first time home buyer working with Gabe! He explained everything in ways that were easy to understand and helped us through this stressful process of finding a home in this difficult market. He was very patient with us as we searched for our perfect home that met all of our needs and he took lots of time to show us many different homes in different areas of town. Gabe helped us to find our first dream home and we could not be happier! I would definitely recommend working with Gabe!
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Gabe made the entire leasing process extremely smooth. He was very responsive to text, and flexible with showing times, etc. he’s extremely personable and down to earth. I would love to work with him again in the future. 5 stars across the board!
Shawn C
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Gabe was excellent to work with and handled things in a very professional and courteous manner. He was always available to answer any questions or concerns throughout the entire process , and worked hard to get things done as smoothly and efficiently as possible. I would highly recommend him for any future real estate transactions.
Shawn K
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Helped us with our first rental, both helped us buy with confidence and get great tenants! Very happy a year later with our purchase!
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Greg Johnson

Greg has helped invest over $1.0 billion into developments and acquisitions over his career. Having worked for a family office, developers, and institutions, he has had the opportunity to see real estate from the viewpoint of multiple stakeholders. He began working with Better Properties during the pandemic to accumulate a rental portfolio and helped to start Better Construction and Better Realty. Prior to that, Greg worked for a prominent land developer managing relationships with industry leading institutional investors and providing financial analysis for new and existing projects. While there, he was the lead for a 250-acre master planned community in Myrtle Beach, SC. Greg also worked for a family office where he executed mergers and acquisitions, structured debt and equity investments, and informed strategic decisions through data analysis. ​He earned his MBA from North Carolina State University and B.A. in Economics from the University of Connecticut. Having grown up in a small Connecticut beach town, Greg’s favorite hobbies involve spending time with friends and family by the beach or on a boat.

Devin Solow

Devin was raised in Chapel Hill and continued his education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he double majored in Business Administration and Mathematics. Upon graduation, Devin spent nearly a decade in various finance and M&A roles at a family office. Devin began investing in real estate in 2018 with the purchase of the building that ultimately became the home for the Better companies’ Durham office and has since expanded to helping others invest in real estate just as he did. He currently resides in Durham with his wife, 2 cats and dog.

Mark Garrett

Mark considers himself a Durhamite.  He’s seen Durham, NC go from being considered undesirable and dangerous to being the 4th-most populous city in NC.  Mark always saw Durham through a different lens and after leaving to Halifax county Virginia for a few years as a teenager with family came to realize he had unfinished business in Durham.  In 2001 Mark attended the Youthbuild Program hosted by UDI Community Development Corporation which allowed him to earn a high school equivalency / diploma while receiving hands-on job skills training in the construction industry.  Family upbringing, Youthbuild, and other certification training gave him the opportunity to develop leadership, networking, and net worth building skills.  These skills lead to opening a construction company, obtaining a North Carolina General Contractors License, and investing in Durham real estate.  In 2020 let’s just say “Better” things came along with the objective of creating a Better rental portfolio with Better management therefore Better Properties, Better Realty, and Better Construction was born.  Mark looks forward to providing a Better experience for all those who are serious about real estate and want to be a part of something Better!

Gabe Gorelick

Gabe is a Charlotte native that was originally licensed in NC in 2014 and began working in commercial real estate brokerage in the Raleigh-Durham market upon graduating from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Gabe later added SC licensure upon moving back home to Charlotte in 2018. Gabe opened up Better Realty’s Charlotte office in the 4th quarter of 2022 and is now serving as one of the Broker-in-Charges of Better Realty, LLC and our Head of Sales and Brokerage. With extensive experience working in both residential and commercial real estate, he operates out of Charlotte and his team services the Charlotte-Metro area, the Triad as well as the Raleigh-Durham markets with a focus on helping single and multi-family investors achieve their Real Estate goals whether they are seasoned investors or looking to start and build their investment portfolios.

Dorice Johnson

Representing the Triangle and surrounding area’s buyers and sellers, Dorice’s enthusiastic , can-do attitude and caring nature is ideal for identifying each client’s desires and skillfully guiding them to fulfill their real estate goals. 

Buyer/Sellers Agent ready to provide the SUPPORT you need as you travel through one of life’s amazing JOURNEY! Serving the Triangle!

Gabrielle Kern

Gabrielle has over 20 years of sales experience and broke into the real estate business first as an investor and now, as a broker, gravitates towards helping over investors reach their real estate goals. Her natural propensity for customer service has earned her the trust and admiration of her clients, who appreciate her personalized and attentive approach. Gabrielle’s meticulous attention to detail ensures that no aspect of a transaction is overlooked, and her family background in commercial, residential, and investment real estate gives her a unique perspective on the industry. Gabrielle’s education includes two bachelor’s degrees, one from NC State University in Psychology, Genetics & Pre-med, and the other from UNC Chapel Hill in Dental Hygiene. Her passion for learning has her well on her way towards achieving her CCIM designation. When she’s not helping clients, Gabrielle loves to travel both domestically and abroad, workout, learn Spanish, French & Italian, read, snowboard, and spend time with friends and family. With Gabrielle’s expertise, attention to detail, and passion for helping others, you can trust that you’re in good hands when it comes to your real estate needs.

Philip Njapa

Philip Njapa is based in Charlotte, NC and serves as a Real Estate Broker at Better Realty, a subsidiary of Better Properties, LLC. He is originally from New Rochelle, NY, and spent his latter grade school years in Wilmington, NC. Philip graduated with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business with a concentration in Finance from the University of Rochester in Upstate New York. While working as a real estate broker at Better Realty, Philip is also a Capital Markets Analyst for the Agency Commercial Mortgage Backed Security Trading Desk at Bellwether Real Estate Capital, LLC. In his spare time, Philip enjoys spending time with friends and family, staying active through Muay Thai, soccer, running, weightlifting, and is an avid Carolina Panthers and Hornets fan. He prides himself for being a fanatic to detail, and thrives in an environment where no two days are the same. As a result oriented person, Philip is ecstatic to serve you and deliver thoroughly on your goals.

Adam Shore

A native of North Carolina, I was born in Greensboro, NC and have been in the Carolina’s my whole life. I attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where I had a scholarship to play for the Men’s D1 Soccer Team and received my Bachelor’s of Science degree. After graduating, I moved to Raleigh, NC where I have been in Commercial & Residential Construction Sales and Project Management, collaborating with developers and families to create new and unique construction projects. Always having a passion for Real Estate, I moved to the Charlotte area to practice Real Estate full time now, and intend to use my sales and construction background to be the best resource for my clients during one of life’s biggest moments and decisions. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family & friends, golfing, boating, hiking, exploring local bars, breweries, new restaurants, and attending live concerts & sporting events. Playing athletics at such a high level, further instilled my passion, determination, and drive which I bring to all aspects of my life and to my clients to help make your home buying experience as painless as possible and guide you to your dream home!

Andrew Gillespie

Raised in Chapel Hill and an alumni of UNC, Andrew knows the Triangle well. Having several years of real estate investing experience focused in the short-term rental space, Andrew obtained his license to help others achieve their goals in real estate – whether that be buying/selling your first home, advising and representing you on short-term rental investments, or helping you build out a full rental portfolio. He currently lives in Wilmington, NC, and serves the Wilmington/Cape Fear, Triangle, and Triad areas. 

Avery Heilbron

Avery, born in Vancouver, Canada, moved to the U.S. for college soccer and higher education. He studied Math & Statistics at the University of New Hampshire and Colby College. After college, Avery worked in insurance and explored real estate investing in Boston. Now, he owns about $4 million in real estate, starting with a duplex he househacked in 2019. In 2021, Avery and his girlfriend, Mia, moved to Durham for Mia’s PhD at Duke University. Avery’s passion led him to pursue full-time real estate work. He enjoys managing his properties in Boston and North Carolina, including short-term Airbnb and long-term rentals. In his free time, Avery likes exercising, soccer, hiking, reading, and talking about real estate. Avery’s unwavering dedication to the real estate sector positions him as an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to buy, sell, or invest in North Carolina’s thriving real estate market.

Kenneth Garrett

I am based in Durham, NC and serve as a Project Manager with Better Construction. My background is in Real Estate where I served as a Broker, working in conjunction with an asset management company and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. There I managed 21 cities and counties in the southwestern region of Virginia. I was born and raised in Hamden, Connecticut and moved to Halifax County, Virginia in 1977. I relocated to North Carolina in 2018 where I began my career as a Project Manager managing major renovations and new build homes. During my free time I enjoy traveling, spending time with family and friends, and doing small projects around my house and for my parents. I take pride in the relationships I build with my colleagues, subcontractors, and clients. It would be my pleasure to manage and develop your next project.

Andres Andrade

I am based in Durham, NC and serve as a Project Manager with Better Construction and have been managing construction projects since 2018. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA and attended Chico State University, where I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management. After graduating, I moved to San Diego, CA and worked as a Project Engineer with a general contractor. It was then that a colleague of mine talked to me about real estate investing and from that point forward I knew I wanted to be a project manager on investment properties and to become a real estate investor myself someday. So, in 2022 my wife and I decided to move to Raleigh, NC and buy our first property. While living in NC, I have been able to meet some great people that connected me to Better Construction, and I now have the opportunity to be a project manager on investment properties. I take pride in the projects I manage as well as client satisfaction. During my spare time, I enjoy spending time with friends & family, hiking, traveling, working out, visiting national parks, and exploring all that North Carolina has to offer. I look forward to managing construction on your next investment project.