Discover the New Real Estate Powerhouse in Highlands-Cashiers

Discover the New Real Estate Powerhouse in Highlands-Cashiers


Two-Time Affiliate of The Year Merges With Elevated Properties To Open Highlands Office

Cornelius based Ivester Jackson Properties, North Carolina’s exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, has entered the exclusive Highlands-Cashiers Plateau market through a merger with respected local boutique Brokerage Elevated Properties. The combined company will operate under the name Christie’s International Real Estate Highlands-Cashiers and operate out of Elevated’s current office just off Main Street in downtown Highlands, located at 210 N. 5th Street in Highlands.

The company harnesses the local expertise of founding respected veterans Doug Helms, Clif Gottwals, and Pat Buchanan, as well as the support of a unique high horsepower partnership of Christie’s heavyweights that includes Bonneau Ansley III, founder of Ansley Atlanta, two-time Christie’s Global Affiliate of The Year Ivester Jackson, and South Carolina’s Blackstream International.

This is Ivester Jackson’s sixth office across the Tar Heel State and joins Blackstream and Ansley Christie’s offices in Atlanta, Hilton Head, and Greenville to go with Ivester Jackson’s Asheville, Lake Norman, Charlotte, and Wilmington offices.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Doug, Clif, and Pat, as well as the combined horsepower from Bonneau Ansley and our partners from Blackstream in South Carolina to bring the Christie’s flag to the fantastic Highlands-Cashiers market. The partnership has been years in the making, and we’re excited to partner with such respected associates.”
Ivester Jackson Managing Partner Reed Jackson

We are excited to be the Christie’s International Real Estate Affiliate for the Highlands-Cashiers plateau. With 25 years of experience in the local market, Elevated Properties of Highlands’ partnership with Christie’s globally recognized affiliates: Ivester Jackson-NC, Ansley Atlanta-GA, and Blackstream-SC, brings the best talent and global resources to the Plateau. Our commitment to integrity and client service remains unchanged, and we are proud to introduce the global reach and marketing expertise to our market that only Christie’s International Real Estate can offer.”
Elevated Properties Owner / Broker-in-Charge, Doug Helms

About Christie’s Christie’s International Real Estate has successfully marketed high-value real estate worldwide for over 30 years. Through its invitation-only Affiliate network spanning nearly 50 countries and territories, Christie’s International Real Estate offers incomparable services to a global clientele at the luxury end of the residential property market. For more information, please visit

About Ivester Jackson Founded in 2003 by Lori Ivester Jackson and headquartered in Cornelius, N.C., Ivester Jackson Properties has established itself as North Carolina’s premier luxury real estate brokerage. Through its advisory offices, more than 180 agents, and staff members in Asheville, Lake Norman, Charlotte, and Wilmington, the company has consistently ranked at or near the top of the Tar Heel State’s luxury residential property market. The firm was involved in several record-breaking sales in 2022 and is the fastest-growing luxury brokerage in North Carolina’s coastal market. Ivester Jackson is also the first boutique brokerage to cover the entire expanse of the Tar Heel State. Ivester Jackson was awarded the Christie’s Affiliate of the Year in both 2017 & 2022. It is awarded to one Christie’s International Real Estate broker-owner based on their achievement in luxury sales and service, company growth, drive to succeed in the local and global marketplace, and collaboration with network colleagues and the Christie’s auction house.

About Blackstream | Christie’s International Real Estate Headquartered in Greenville, SC, with offices in Hilton Head and Lake Keowee and a joint venture in Asheville, NC, Blackstream | Christie’s International Real Estate is one of the Palmetto State’s leading luxury brokerages with over 70 licensed brokers. The company also functions as one of the state’s top commercial and development firms through its Blackstream SVN entity.
About Bonneau Ansley Bonneau Ansley is an Atlanta entrepreneur and one of Georgia’s top-selling real estate agents. He has built, developed, and sold property throughout Georgia and South Carolina over his career spanning 20 years. In December 2015, Bonneau launched his eponymous brokerage, Ansley Real Estate, to offer his clients, team, and Atlanta a locally owned, more personal, relationship-focused real estate experience supported by leading-edge technology.
Ivester Jackson Properties
Reed Jackson
Managing Partner
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Discover the New Real Estate Powerhouse in Highlands-Cashiers
Discover the New Real Estate Powerhouse in Highlands-Cashiers
Discover the New Real Estate Powerhouse in Highlands-Cashiers
Discover the New Real Estate Powerhouse in Highlands-Cashiers
Discover the New Real Estate Powerhouse in Highlands-Cashiers

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