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Our Team

John J. Ferebee, Sr.

The late John J. Ferebee, Sr. was the founder of Ferebee Properties Operating Company, LLC.  After earning a Bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Business Administration, John served in the U.S. Navy as a commissioned officer aboard the U.S.S. Pocono. Originally from Shawboro, North Carolina, it was only natural for John to return to eastern North Carolina to begin his business career after serving his country.  In 1955, he started Southeastern Advertising, Inc., an advertising specialty business which he sold in 1958.  From 1958 to 1976, he owned and operated an outdoor advertising company known as Ferebee-Bishop Enterprises.  Seeing immense value in real estate and his ability to connect with people on projects, in 1976 Mr. Ferebee acquired  both general contractor's and real estate broker's licenses and specialized in real estate development. Projects Mr. Ferebee developed include 20+ and 40+ acre oceanfront developments and several multifamily communities throughout North Carolina.  Ferebee's professional niche is in the construction and management of apartments. Presently, Mr. Ferebee's legacy owns 1,100+ apartments and continues to manage them through his family business, Ferebee Properties Operating Company, LLC.

John J. Ferebee, Jr.

John J. Ferebee, Jr. (Jett) is a Rocky Mount, North Carolina native.  He received his Bachelor's and Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a concentration in real estate and finance. Since graduation, Mr. Ferebee has been self-employed and involved in real estate development, construction, investment and management throughout eastern North Carolina.  He currently serves as the managing partner of Ferebee Properties Operating Company, LLC.   Additionally, Mr. Ferebee holds an unlimited general contractor’s license; as well as, owns and manages coastal and agricultural investments in the area.

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Kacie Layton, CAPS
Business Manager

Kacie Layton serves as the Business Manager for Ferebee Properties Operating Company, LLC.  She is a graduate of East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.  Kacie began her career with Ferebee Properties as an Assistant Property Manager in 2005.   Soon after, she advanced to the role of site manager at one of Ferebee's largest assets, Treybrooke.  Today, as the company's Business Manager, Kacie's responsibilities include overseeing the portfolio's financial accounts, marketing, and operations.  She brings 18 years of industry experience and holds several certifications including National Apartment Leasing Professional (NALP), Certified Apartment Manager (CAM), and Certified Apartment Portfolio  Supervisor (CAPS).  Kacie is also a licensed North Carolina Real Estate Broker.  On the weekends, Kacie can be found on the baseball field where her son, Hunter, plays baseball year-round.       

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Alexis DeHart
Site Manager

Alexis DeHart is a native of Wilmington, North Carolina. She attended the University of North Carolina in Wilmington and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

She joined Ferebee Properties in 2021 as a Leasing Consultant at Ferebee’s second largest asset, The Keys At 17th Street. One year later, Alexis was promoted to Property Manager after showing persistent hard work and unwavering dedication to the 332-unit community.

Her daily efforts, positive outlook, and commitment to increasing knowledge through ongoing education are all reflective of a journey of both personal and professional growth.   

In her free time, Alexis enjoys listening to music, spending time at the beach, gardening, and walking her two dogs, Duke and Riley.

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Emily Patterson
Site Manager

Emily Patterson is native to Nash County, North Carolina. She joined Ferebee Properties in 2017 as Leasing Consultant at two of Ferebee's Rocky Mount assets, Tau Valley and Wildwood Trace. Emily's excellent performance and communication skills made her a key employee in her hometown market. Emily advanced to serve as Property Manager for Wildwood Trace in 2022. In her free time, Emily loves listening to music, crafting, and spending time with her family. She is married to her high school sweetheart and they live happily with their dog, “Sergeant.”

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Amanda Stalls
Site Manager

Amanda Stalls was born and raised in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.  She joined Ferebee Properties in 2013 as a Leasing Consultant, working part-time while her children were in school.  Not long after joining the team, Amanda's gifts as an excellent communicator and collaborator became evident, making her an invaluable asset to the Ferebee Properties team. In 2015, Amanda’s work and dedication was recognized as she was offered the Property Manager title at Tau Valley, where she could put her shining talents to work on a full-time basis.  With her two children Hayleigh and Braylan in upper grades, Amanda accepted the opportunity.  Amanda loves spending her weekends going on new and exiting adventures with her family and recently was triumphant in completing  a personal goal, running in a 5K. 

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Kayla Caviness, CAM
Site Manager

Kayla Williams is from Knightdale, North Carolina. She attended East Carolina University and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Marketing. Passionate about interacting with people, Kayla ensures that new residents experience a seamless and pleasant transition into their new homes.  She began her career with Ferebee Properties in 2015 as the Assistant Manager for their largest asset, Treybrooke.  Kayla played a key role in overseeing major renovations to the 456 unit multifamily community and was promoted to the title of Property Manager in 2018. Kayla is a Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) via the National Apartment Association.  She enjoys spending her free time with her "fur" family and has a knack for crafting and DIY projects. 

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