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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.       

Rosemary Nugent, CAM
Site Manager

Rosemary Nugent has been a key asset to The Keys for 18 years. She is always the first to work and comes with a drive like no other. Every day, she strives to make our property the best it can be. The work ethic Rosemary has is what raises her team up to high expectations and makes her a great leader for The Keys Property. She has her Certified Apartment Manager certificate. Rosemary has served on the Wilmington Apartment Association, Board of Directors as Secretary and as Vice President. She is currently on the Governor’s Legislative Committee and is also very active in other committees. She is always a top resource for surrounding properties and is very knowledgeable on Wilmington’s rental prices and developments of new apartment communities. If she isn’t working, you can catch her taking a drive in her 1933 woody, antiquing, with her beloved grandchildren, or flying kites at the beach!  But, she is always just a call away as she is very loyal to Ferebee Properties.

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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 Williams, 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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