Diane Walston brings more than 13 years of residential property management experience to Coldwell Banker Commercial SunCoast. Most recently, Walston lived and worked in Richmond, VA, where she acted as Property Manager during the construction and operation of three mid-rise apartment buildings and a high-rise offering the most luxurious apartments in downtown Richmond.
A native of Richmond, VA, Walston now lives in Wilmington and enjoys spending her free time, bicycling, visiting the beach and playing pickle ball.
Manita McLaughlin manages all front desk responsibilities and a variety of administrative functions. She also assists with the input and maintenance of the firm’s commercial property listings in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and dotloop systems.
McLaughlin brings more than 30 years of experience in office administration to Coldwell Banker Commercial SunCoast. Prior to joining SunCoast, she worked in the corporate health division of Medac Urgent Care and was responsible for patient check-in, bookkeeping and insurance processing. She also worked in banking for many years and honed her customer service skills as Head Teller at First Citizens Bank’s downtown Wilmington branch.
McLaughlin is a native of Winston-Salem, NC and has lived in Wilmington, NC since 1970. When she is not working, McLaughlin enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and volunteering with her church.
Orry Dickard brings more than 6 years of residential and commercial property management experience to Coldwell Banker Commercial Sun Coast Partners. Most recently, Dickard lived and worked in Chicago, IL, where he acted as Property Coordinator for Northwestern Memorial Hospital managing 600,000 sqft. of hospital offsite locations. As property coordinator, he was responsible for leasing, budgeting, project management coordination, tenant management, implementing PM contracts while working with vendors, and financial review. Before that position, he acted as property manager for multiple high-rise condominiums in downtown Chicago. In those roles, he was heavily involved in the management of the condo associations, including but not limited to; running board meetings, amending condo declarations, working with boards on capital projects, creating & reviewing budgets, and working with boards to recoup lost association dues because of foreclosures.
Dickard has his IL & NC Real Estate Licenses and is a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Art with a Degree in Hospitality Management. A native of Chicago, IL, Dickard moved to Wilmington in July of 2018 and enjoys spending his free time, exercising, playing guitar, going to the beach and boating.
Mr. Nelson has been with the company for 9 years and in similar businesses for over 15 years. He is in charge of all ground maintenance for CBC SunCoast Properties. He has a Universal CFC Certification with a Locksmith License.
Mr. Benton has been in the business for 20+ years and working in his present position for 10 years. He does everything from plumbing to sheetrock, floors and electrical. He is Class II CFC certified and has an Aquatic & Grounds Applicator License for Retention Pond Maintenance.
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