After a decade in the Asheville commercial real estate arena, Eddie founded Dewey Property Advisors in 2009 to merge his passion for technology, marketing and the region with the local knowledge typical of boutique firms. As a result, Dewey Property Advisors delivers the tools of a larger organization with the rapport and local savvy of a smaller specialized broker.
Eddie Dewey is past president of the Asheville Commercial Investment Realty Association. He has served on the Finance Committee, and chaired the Commercial Investment Division for the Asheville Board of Realtors as well as served as Treasurer for the Asheville Board of Realtors Services, Inc. He is a Licensed North Carolina Real Estate Broker and a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.
Eddie’s exposure to real estate began long before coming to Asheville; his father George Steele Dewey III founded Aston Properties in Charlotte North Carolina in 1980. Eddie grew up around the family business.
Combining his passion for real estate and a love of the mountains Eddie and his wife moved to Asheville in 2000 where he began his professional career at Biltmore Farms as a development assistant. His responsibilities quickly came to include the sales and leasing of their office and retail portfolio, working closely with the development and management departments on leasing and marketing strategies for new developments as well as insuring that new buildings leased and existing centers maintained strong tenant mixes. He also facilitated the acquisition and disposition of several key investment properties for Biltmore Farms and was part of the team that pioneered the Biltmore Park Town Square project in early 2002.
At Biltmore Farms Eddie learned real estate development, management, sales and leasing. His accounting and finance background gave him insight into not just how to get a deal done but how to structure deals that benefit the owner, investor and developer. He considers this experience along with his large network of real estate professionals in the southeast his greatest asset to clients. Eddie’s work with a broad range of retailers, corporations, and medical practices as a developer gave him a strong foundation for his transition to brokerage. In 2006 he joined Spake Real Estate as a broker. At Spake he focused primarily on tenant representation and investment sales, gaining invaluable exposure to a broader variety of transactions.