Andy Pressley represents the third generation of the Pressley family in Charlotte real estate. Andy's family founded MECA Realty in 1975 and the firm has been known for decades as the top property management firm in the city. Andy joined the firm in 2000 after a 10-year career as a restaurant owner (The Cotton Street Diner in South End). Andy graduated from Myers Park High School and attended East Carolina University and North Carolina State University before joining MECA Realty.
Over his more than 20-year career in real estate, Andy has been involved in almost every part of the real estate business, from commercial leasing and sales to single family property and multi-family association management to construction management to hundreds of millions in residential real estate sales transactions. Prior to exclusively dedicating his career to the residential real estate side of the business, Andy managed a nearly $50 million commercial real estate portfolio and oversaw the redevelopment and leasing of Atherton Mill in the South End area of Charlotte. He also managed most of the Pressley family's own commercial and residential development projects in South End in the 2000s. In fact, the Pressley family is given much of the credit for kicking off and creating the momentum that has made South End one of the hottest real estate markets in the Southeast.
In recent years, Andy has partnered on a home building venture called BowerTraust which primarily builds homes in fast-growing Gaston County just across the Catawba River from Amazon's Charlotte fulfillment center and Charlotte Douglas International Airport. He continues to be president of MECA Realty property management firm, which he exclusively owns, and invests in residential development projects throughout the Charlotte area. In 2019, he joined forces with Dac Carver, a successful real estate executive who built a $700 million residential real estate firm in the Buckhead area of Atlanta, to peel off the residential sales division of MECA Realty and re-brand it as Carver Pressley, REALTORS with offices in the South End and Belmont, NC.