Wakefield Development Company’s Coastal Division Hires Sales Director

Shallotte, N.C., November 1, 2007—Wakefield Development Company's Coastal Division has announced that Cheryle G. “Cherri” Cheek has been hired as Sales Director and Broker-in-Charge for its Kingfish Bay community, located in Calabash, North Carolina. In this position, she will manage and oversee all sales efforts of this master-planned community.

“Cherri brings over a decade of success in coastal Carolina real estate sales,” said Jim Wiseman, senior vice president of Wakefield Development Company's Coastal Division. “We are fortunate to have a talented staff, and I am confident that with her industry knowledge, we will continue to excel as a team.”

Mrs. Cheek graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in early childhood education. After serving as an elementary school teacher for seven years, Mrs. Cheek began her career in the real estate industry, employed as a broker for the popular coastal North Carolina community, Sea Trail Plantation, located in Sunset Beach, and then as Broker-in-Charge for Ocean Isle Beach Realty, Inc., Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.

She has a husband, Larry, and three children, Clifton, Grayson and Baxter. Mrs. Cheek has a strong passion for volunteerism, and has received numerous awards for her dedication to many non-profit organizations and her community. Currently, Mrs. Cheek is the Vice-Chairman for the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching and is a member of the North Carolina Insurance Underwriters Association Board. She also served as mayor of Sunset Beach, North Carolina for 10 years.

Wakefield Development Company entered the coastal market in January with the launch of San Rio Ocean & River Club in Shallotte, N.C. and Kingfish Bay, located along the Calabash River. For more information, contact Wakefield Development Company's Coastal Division at 910-575-4300, or visit www.SanRioNC.com or www.KingfishBay.com.

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Wakefield Development Company (WDC), the 2007 NCHBA Developer of the Year, is central North Carolina’s largest developer of residential communities. From tranquil lakeside property and affordable country club living to traditional neighborhood developments with small-town charm and inspiring communities with true urban flair to unique resort-style coastal communities, the WDC portfolio includes almost 18,000 homesites across the central and coastal regions of the state. In addition to the 2004 NCHBA Community of the Year, Bedford at Falls River, the company has six other communities across the Raleigh-Wake County market, including Wakefield Plantation, Eagle Ridge, Edgewater, Cornerstone, Delta Ridge and Twin Lakes.  WDC is developing Mackintosh on the Lake in Burlington, and has begun construction on two new Triangle area communities, Renaissance Park and 12 Oaks. Wakefield Development Company entered the coastal market in 2007 with the launch of San Rio Ocean & River Club and Kingfish Bay.  For more information, call 1-866-223-1280, visit www.wakedev.com, or email info@wakedev.com.