North Carolina Real Estate and Homes for Sale | Ivester Jackson



Lori Ivester Jackson is one of the Southeast’s leading luxury realtors, with career sales of over $1 billion dollars. In 2003 she founded Ivester Jackson Distinctive Properties, which in 2017 was named the Global Overall Affiliate of The Year by Christie’s International Real Estate out of 145 of the world’s leading boutique luxury brokerages worldwide.

Lori’s savvy market expertise, negotiating experience, and expansive private high net worth network, as well as her award winning advertising partnership with world renowned Christie’s, combine to validate her as the region’s top luxury brokerage expert. She also specializes in private listing representation for discriminating sellers, as well as providing absolute discretion for relocating executives and notable individuals seeking to pursue real estate opportunities in private.

Among Lori’s accomplishments:

- Has individually closed over 100 million dollars in luxury property transactions the past 12 months, leading North Carolina

- Ranked #1 in North Carolina estate sales over $2 million dollars in value for 2020

- Named by Christie’s as its Global Affiliate of The Year for 2017

- Career sales in excess of $1 billion in closed luxury real estate transactions

- Considered an elite negotiator and strategist for luxury properties

Lori’s career began in Charlotte’s Dilworth neighborhood and she has since expanded her business to include flagship properties from Charlotte neighborhoods such as Myers Park, SouthPark, and Union County, to Lake Norman’s leading resort communities The Peninsula, The Point, and Governors Island.

She has personally represented numerous CEO’s, professional athletes, NASCAR personalities, and frequently has a stable of private luxury sellers and buyers in her personal network ready to participate in compelling property transactions.



Managing Partner, Ivester Jackson Companies

Overseeing a diverse portfolio of real estate focused entities throughout the state of North Carolina, Reed directs strategy and operations for Ivester Jackson's commercial, investment, development, and luxury residential real estate operations. 

Stretching from Asheville and Highlands in the North Carolina Mountains, to Charlotte, Lake Norman, and Wilmington at the Carolina coast, Ivester Jackson's rapid growth has established the company as one of the southeast's most influential real estate advisory brokerages.

Reed's background in marketing strategy, business analytics, and corporate expansion planning has established him as a frequent guest analyst for publications like The Charlotte Business Journal, The Charlotte Observer, and Asheville Citizen Times. He currently serves on the prestigious Christie's International Real Estate owner's committee and was named to the 2021 "Power 500", Business North Carolina Magazine's ranking of the state's most influential business leaders. Reed remains active in property evaluation and real estate advisory services and lives in the Charlotte area with his wife and business partner, Lori Ivester Jackson.




Jackie Morgan has over fifteen years of real estate experience and is the broker in charge of the North Shore office. As a continued multi-million dollar producer, Jackie is known as a respected industry leader in the Lake Norman real estate market. She is dedicated to assisting every home buyer in finding their dream home and every home seller in getting their home sold in a timely and professional manner. Her client base consists mainly of personal referrals and repeat clients, which is a testament to the high level of service and care that you can expect to receive. 

Jackie resides on Lake Norman and thoroughly enjoys all that Lake Norman and the Charlotte area have to offer. She looks forward to the opportunity to earn your business and make your real estate transaction exceptional!

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Jonathan is a true native Ashevillian. His hyperlocal real estate insights may be attributed to his deep roots - countless generations deep - a boon both to you and to your real estate goals. His professional credentials incorporate both an active North Carolina Certified Real Estate Appraiser’s license (a priceless advantage in your favor) along with his NC Realtor’s broker-in-charge license. His top real estate expertise coupled with his appraisal skill mastery has been recognized and applauded not only by the industry but also by his clients - and proven by his record setting multi-millions in closed transactions. Reward yourself today and enjoy the advantage of his approachable style highlighted by his unforgettable concierge level of service.




Britt is a top-producing, experienced luxury real estate advisor. She has achieved the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist designation from the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, the Graduate Realtor Institute Designation through the North Carolina Association of Realtors, and is a Christie’s International Real Estate Luxury Home Marketing Specialist. In 2021, Britt was inducted to the Christie’s International Real Estate Master’s Circle, an elite group of high-performing luxury real estate specialists from across our global network. The selection of these members is based on their local success, passion, and expertise.



Lee Steinour is the Digital Marketing Manager for Ivester Jackson – Christie’s International Real Estate. She manages IJ’s social media sites; including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, and Vimeo. She also writes blog articles and helped create much of the content for the IJ company website, including two videos on the homepage – “Welcome to Lake Norman” and “Welcome to Charlotte.”

Before working for IJ, Lee began her career as a television news journalist. During her TV career, she interviewed several U.S. presidents & senators, reported live from Washington DC during President Ronald Reagan’s funeral, flew in an F-16 fighter jet with the South Carolina Air National Guard, covered the DC Sniper shootings and court proceedings in 2002, and has appeared on both Fox News Channel and CBS “48 Hours Mystery.”

She made the transition from TV to PR/Social Media after the birth of her second son and began working for the Richmond based non-profit ChildFund International. While there Lee worked with overseas photographers to help capture the organization's work in Africa, Asia, North and South America. She also worked on several popular Facebook campaigns including “Trip of a Lifetime” and “Around the World with ChildFund.”

Lee loves to write, and volunteers her time/skills for Davidson United Methodist Church writing for their quarterly publication INSPIRE, she’s also traveled to Honduras several times for mission work. In her free time you can find Lee spending time outdoors with her husband and two sons; hiking, biking, traveling or out on the lake.



Carol Smith is the Compliance Administrator for Ivester Jackson, as well as a licensed realtor in both NC and SC. Carol has spent 29 years in residential sales and has been designated a Certified Residential Specialist and Certified Distressed Property Expert. Her experience in closing coordination and her commitment to providing excellence in service make her a strong asset to the IJ staff.





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Sammi is the Senior Marketing Coordinator for Ivester Jackson North Shore - Christie's International Real Estate. She is responsible for creating print and digital content for the Ivester Jackson North Shore firm and agents in Mooresville, North Carolina. 

Sammi graduated in 2018 from Appalachian State University with a degree in Advertising and a minor in Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology. She has since gained experience in the Charlotte area working on email campaigns, text message campaigns, social media, and digital campaigns, print advertising, blog posts, outdoor advertising, and marketing events for a variety of clients as well as in the appliance industry. She is passionate about creatively telling a story through written content and design.

Outside of work, Sammi volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Carolinas. She also enjoys weekend trips to the beach or mountains and exploring new restaurants around Charlotte.




Hannah is the Marketing Coordinator for Ivester Jackson Christie’s - Lake Norman. She is responsible for creating print and digital content for the Ivester Jackson Lake Norman office and agents in Cornelius, North Carolina. 
Hannah graduated in 2020 from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a degree in Marketing Innovation and a minor in American Studies. She has experience in social media, digital campaigns, blog posts, and content creation through freelance work, and within the healthcare industry. Hannah is passionate about using creativity in all aspects of life. 
In her free time, Hannah enjoys working out at Pure Barre Lake Norman, as well as spending time with family. As a vegetarian for over a decade, Hannah enjoys cooking and using her creativity to create meals.



Creative thinker and strategic planner with high energy and a genuine love for people. As Ivester Jackson Christie’s Business Development Associate, Teri helps to promote our luxury brand to the local Charlotte, Lake Norman,  and Asheville communities. On a personal note, she also has a love for all things golf-related. You can frequently find her on the course at Myers Park Country Club. Teri also serves as a Marshall for the Wells Fargo PGA Tournament at Quail Hollow Country Club in Charlotte on the 17th hole and in the media tent during the Chiquita Open annually.