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ABOUT OUR FIRM

Serving all markets in Central and Western Virginia
 
 
 
MKB, REALTORS was founded in 1973 by R. Lee Mastin, Betty Kirkland and Chan Bolling. The firm now has offices in Roanoke, the New River Valley as well as Daleville. With over 120 sales associates, MKB is the largest locally owned real estate firm in the region. MKB is a full service firm offering residential, commercial and property management services to its clients.
 
In March of 2012, MKB announced a new ownership team that includes Kit Hale, Director of Sales for 16 years, Steve Hoover, a former owner and Managing Broker, Mary Dykstra, Director of Business Development, Curtis Burchett, an associate with the firm for 10 years and Henry Scholz, formerly of Hall Associates Inc. for 24 years and now Director of Commercial Real Estate Services.

Service to Community has been the hallmark of MKB, for both owners and associates, since its inception. Ownership team members currently serve in leadership positions on such organizations as Rebuilding Together, Children's Trust, Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, Roanoke City Planning Commission and the City of Roanoke Architectural Review Board to name just a few. Hale is Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) which oversees 8 billion dollars in loans for affordable housing. Hoover serves, by appointment of the Governor, on the Virginia Real Estate Board the regulatory body for the 38,000 real estate licensees in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Exceptional service to clients is a hallmark of any successful firm and MKB is no different. The greatest percentage of our business is through referral and from repeat clients.  Our associates exemplify professionalism and the firm has been awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Roanoke Valley Association of REALTORS every year since its inception.

Service to profession on both a local, state and national level has been just as important. Hale, Hoover, Dykstra and Scholz have all been past Presidents of the Roanoke Valley Association of REALTORS. On a state level, Kit Hale was President of the Virginia Association of REALTORS in 2006. Steve Hoover was  President of the Virginia Association in 1992 and Mary Dykstra is the 2013 President of the Virginia Association of REALTORS. Hale, Hoover and Dykstra are all recipients of the Virginia REALTOR of the year award, the highest honor that can be bestowed by their peers. At the national level, Hale, Hoover and Dykstra have been national Directors and have served on the leadership team and numerous committees. Scholz has served on the national Commercial Committee and also serves on its Legislative and Regulatory Committee.
 
 
 
 
  
Henry Scholz, Director
Commercial Real Estate Services
(Cellular) 540.353.0100
 
A REALTOR since graduating from VA Tech in 1983 with his degree in Economics, Henry joined the MKB ownership team in March of 2012 as Director of Commercial Real Estate Services. Prior to joining MKB Henry was a Senior Associate Broker for 24 years with Hall Associates Inc. in Roanoke, Virginia.
 
For Clients 
Henry offers Buyer/Seller and Landlord/Tenant representation as well as consultation services. His experience allows his clients to realize their goals in the most advantageous manner. Henry believes that "understanding client need, maximizing value and maintaining meaningful communication have been the hallmarks of my successful relationships."  With his degree in Economics and his Real Estate Broker designation from the Commonwealth of Virginia, Henry has continued his education with the CCIM Institute (Certified Commercial Investment Member) completing the following courses:
-Fundamentals of Real Estate Investment and Taxation
-Financial Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate
-Market Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate
-User Decision Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate
-Investment Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate
Henry has also completed The Impact of Environmental Laws on Real Estate as well as Decision Making in Investment and Finance.
 
Henry, through his partnership with CB Richard Ellis, has helped identify and negotiate lease transactions for over 300,000 square feet of commercial space for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Henry has also represented the City of Roanoke for whom he provided, under contract, disposition and consultation services. Henry provides service to several national tenants including Allstate Insurance. Most recently Henry was part of the Allstate team for the relocation of Allstate's Regional Office into a new 78,000 square foot building set to open in December 2015.
 
For Community 
City of Roanoke Planning Commission.
Henry was appointed in 2003 by Roanoke City Council to the where he served until December 2014. He was instrumental in providing leadership during a comprehensive city-wide rezoning when he was Chairman of the Commission. He is knowledgeable in comprehensive planning tools and transportation planning and has served as the Commission's representative to the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), tasked with making long range transportation plans.
Council of Community Services
Henry serves as the immediate Past Chair of the Board of Directors. The Council operates over 8 community based programs with an operating and administrative budget of over $6,000,000. The Council celebrates over 50 years of providing leadership for organizations and individuals in the area of planning, information and referral services. 
Partnership for a Livable Roanoke Valley
Henry currently serves on the steering committee. The Partnership seeks to promote economic opportunity and a greater quality of life for all Roanoke Valley residents through the development of the Valley's first coordinated regional plan.
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)
Henry, since 2003, serves the Juvenile and Domestic Court for the 23rd Judicial District as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused and neglected children.
Better Business Bureau of Western Virginia 
In December of 2014 Henry was elected to the Board of Directors of the Better Business Bureau of Western Virginia. 

In addition from 1998-2003 Henry was honored to serve on the Roanoke Neighborhood Partnership Steering Committee, a liaison between Roanoke's neighborhood organizations and the Roanoke City government.
From 1997 until 2000, he served on the Executive Board of Roanoke Renaissance, a group formed by community leaders to strengthen Roanoke's core neighborhoods.
 
For Profession 
Henry served for six years on the 33 member governing Board of Directors of the Virginia Association of REALTORS.  Henry has served on the Commercial Committee for the National Association of REALTORS as well as the Commercial Committee for the Virginia Association of REALTORS. Henry also serves on the National Association of REALTORS  Legislative and Regulatory Committee. Henry was honored to serve as President of the Roanoke Valley Association of REALTORS in 2000. Henry was named 2012 REALTOR of the Year by the Roanoke Valley Association of REALTORS.
 

Scott Avis
Associate
(Cellular) 540.529.1983

A Roanoke native, Scott received his Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Radford University in 1991. Prior to joining MKB in 2011 he was Vice President of Sales for Avis Construction Company for 16 years. Scott has experience in both commercial development as well as both commercial and multi-family investment property sales.

Scott is extremely active in his community. He was a member of the Backbone Club of the Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce from 1995 until 2000. He has served as Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Children's Advocacy Center and well as the Board of Directors of Children's Trust. He currently serves his community on the Board of Directors of Roanoke Valley Speech and Hearing as well as serving on the Board of the Roanoke German Club.

Frank Saunders
Associate
(Cellular) 540.521.0425

Frank has been associated with MKB since 2006. As one of the leading agents at MKB, Frank has been involved in over 300 sales. In addition to his sales, Frank is the leasing agent for Market Place Center located in the historic market area in downtown Roanoke, VA. Market Place Center is the home of numerous retail tenants as well as Merrill Lynch and the firm of Whiteford, Taylor, Preston.

Major clients over the years include Leisure Publishing, Jamison Properties, the Roanoke County School Employee Credit Union and W & S Painting and Construction. Frank has recently completed the sale of one of the largest remaining undeveloped tracts of commercial land fronting Electric Road in southwest Roanoke County to Christ The King Presbyterian Church.

Frank is a graduate of Virginia Tech and the U. S. Army corps of Engineers Officer Candidate School. Frank was a Platoon Leader for the 111th Engineer Company in Viet Nam from 1967 until 1968. He was awarded a Meritorious Unit Commendation for Exemplary Service for during the Tet Counteroffensive in 1968.

Prior to joining MKB, Frank had an extensive career in the mining industry that included being Managing Partner for several gold mining operations as well as serving on the Board of Directors of the Alaska Miners Association. He was presented the Outstanding Mine Reclamation Award by President Jimmy Carter in 1980 and again by the U. S. Secretary of Agriculture in 1988.

Frank is a past Operations Manager for Carter Machinery, one of the country's largest Caterpillar equipment dealerships.

Frank has devoted time to his community as well. He has been a mentor for various youth programs while in Alaska. He has also been a mentor in the Chesterfield County, Virginia public schools.

Frank is joined in his real estate practice by his wife of 45 years, Marguerite and daughter Jennifer. Together they form the Saunders Team-Valleys and are consistently top performers among all Roanoke real estate teams.


Norm Pullen
(Cellular) 540.330.6906

Norm comes to MKB, REALTORS after serving as General Manager for Virginia Varsity Transfer, the regions leader in moving and storage services. Like many in the MKB family, Norm is a graduate of VA Tech. He graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management specializing in Human Resource Management and Entrepreneurial, Innovation & Technology. He minored in Business Leadership. Norm, his wife Julie Ann, and their daughter Lucy and son Logan attend the Oak Grove Church of the Brethren where he serves on the Finance Committee. Norm serves his community as a Catalyst member for the United Way of the Roanoke Valley and is also a member of the Square Society. Norm brings great energy and dedication to each task that he undertakes. His clients benefit from his knowledge and skill set that helps them to achieve their goals.

Greg McCray
Associate
(Cellular) 540-354-4643

Greg grew up in the Roanoke Valley, attended Roanoke City Schools, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Virginia Tech in 2001.  Upon graduation from Virginia Tech, Greg worked in the construction business focusing on the renovation of historical, commercial and residential properties.  His work experience in renovation led to an interest in the real sales and leasing profession.  
 
Greg has been in the real estate profession since 2003 where he has won multiple awards, including the RVAR Rookie Award, RVAR Realtors Annual Achievement Award and the RVAR Gold Award.  
 
With a desire to further expand his real estate knowledge, Greg completed 15 hours of appraisal classes from the Appraisal Institute from 2010 and 2011.  In  September 2011,Greg sought to further broaden his real estate knowledge by focusing on sales and leasing of commercial real estate. Greg comes to MKB from Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer.