Staff & Agents
Matthew Tringali » Partner
Matthew was born in Boston at a very young age, but eventually saw the light, moved to North Carolina, attended NC State University and then moved to Charlotte in 2001 and has worked in local real estate since 2003. His early real estate career included project management on renovation and sales of local single family residential real estate, focusing his work with investors on acquisitions and development and then expanding his career working with retail buyers and sellers. During the real estate downturn, he recognized that his listings would not sell, so he approached his sellers about property management and birthed Group 15 Real Estate with a combined focus on management and sales. When not working you will either find him spending fun time with his family, reading a book or attending an NC State sporting event.
Danny Plueddemann » Partner
Danny was born in Nigeria and lived there for 10 years as a missionary kid. He worked and studied in Mexico, Bolivia and Spain and speaks fluent Spanish. He loves to bang out chords on his guitar, play soccer and ride his Moto Guzzi motorcycle. In quieter moments he likes to read Greek and Roman history and watch Liverpool play soccer.
Kristin Harvey » Business Development Manager
Kristin grew up in eastern North Carolina until the age of 13, when her parents became missionaries on a hospital ship and Kristin went to school while traveling the world. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a degree in Marketing and loves staying up to date on current marketing trends. Kristin has been working in Property Management for 20 years, 17 of those years in the Triangle area. She has experience with vacation home rentals, multi-family housing, and single family housing. Kristin has been to 30 countries and loves exploring the world, or at least reading about it, whenever possible. When Kristin is not working, she enjoys gardening, canning, raising 13 chickens, 4 cats, 1 dog, and 3 teenagers alongside her husband. She has a serious coffee addiction and feels passionate about leaving the world and the people in it a little better than she found them.
Alexandra Mihailescu » Property Manager
Alexandra Mihailescu joined Group 15 Real Estate in 2014, relocating from New York City. Her current portfolio consists of a mix of residential and commercial properties, which she oversees with a refreshing level of dedication and integrity. Alexandra's experience in the real estate market of NYC, as well as her extensive customer service experience, helped her become the seasoned property manager she is today. She is an efficient and organized professional, who manages each property in her portfolio with keen attention to detail and a problem-solving attitude. On a personal level, Alexandra loves puzzles, finds arts & crafts particularly stress relieving, and enjoys traveling the world with her husband. She strives to learn something new every day, as she believes this keeps her mind sharp, whether it is studying guitar, learning German or how to use a new software.
Laurie DeEsch » Bookkeeper
Laurie DeEsch has been the bookkeeper since Group 15 Real Estate’s founding. More than just the number cruncher extraordinairre. She is a chocolate, pasta, bread, cheese, and red wine loving runner (the running makes the other hobbies possible!) With degrees in Communications and Business Management from George Mason University she has worked in real estate, residential construction, and accounting fields her entire career and it is more than just a job, it is a part of her identity. She understands accounting practices as someone who has been a real estate agent, a landlord, a tenant, a homeowner, and a builder. She is also a wife and a mother to three funny, smart, and precocious kids. Every day is an opportunity to make someone else's day a little bit easier; accounting and numbers do just that with a mission to provide accurate accounting of assets.
Jules Tringali » Administrative Assistant
Jules is an organizing and systems ninja, she decides where stuff should go and makes sure it stays there. She is also an extreme introvert and reads seventeen books per day.