Our Team

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The unique synergy between founders Tim and Dani Devinney offers New Native Realty clients a personal and highly effective experience. Dani listens deeply while Tim delivers straight talk; Dani is attuned to the smallest details while Tim sees the big picture; Dani nurtures the many stages of the process while Tim helps clients clinch the deal at closing. This driven duo has more than three decades of experience in Triangle real estate and a deep-rooted love for the area, from its beautiful blue skies to its expansive arts scene. Add to that an energetic team of new natives who share their love for Triangle living, and you get a real estate experience as local and personalized as it gets…

 

Tim Devinney

Tim Devinney, New Native Realty Co-Founder and Managing Broker, is a stalwart guide for anyone who is buying, selling, or searching for a home. An excellent communicator who is not easily flustered, Tim and his problem-solving prowess achieve great results for clients.

Tim came by these skills after twenty years with GlaxoSmithKline, a rewarding first career that shaped his desire to be an entrepreneur. At GSK, Tim went from troubleshooting mechanical and electrical problems to educating process improvement teams in the principles of Lean Enterprise and Six Sigma. He has served his Durham community as a professional paramedic, volunteered with the Wendell Rescue Squad, and acted as captain of the industrial fire fighting team at the Glaxo manufacturing facility in Zebulon. If you’re looking for a realtor who can keep his cool during stressful negotiations and deliver results, Tim is your guy.

A golf fanatic and nature lover who is also easily wooed by art, Tim’s most treasured Triangle getaway is the North Carolina Museum of Art for its inspiring collections (both indoors and out) and its cultural celebrations.

Dani Devinney

Dani Devinney, New Native Realty Co-Founder, is a conscientious curator of the details. Clients appreciate her fine-tuned approach to contracts, closings, and meetings. Though she’s happy to stay behind the scenes, Dani is known to stand up for her buyers and sellers with clear communication and a calm, winning manner.

Dani’s talent for client relations was cultivated through years of customer service, from her first real estate job as a transaction coordinator in California to her first entrepreneurial years as owner and manager of a Cary coffeehouse. Dani’s approach to running a successful firm centers on her beliefs that real estate transactions are team efforts and that her clients are the most important part of that team.

Though you’re likely to find Dani enjoying a whole host of Triangle treasures, from her neighborhood greenway to Duke Gardens, her favorite evenings are spent on the lawn at Koka Booth Amphitheater taking in the sounds of the North Carolina Symphony.

Tyler Devinney

Tyler Devinney is an outgoing communicator who loves getting to know new clients. His penchant for hard work — something he gained as a Division I collegiate swimmer — has given him a reputation as a go-getter who is fully dedicated to delivering results.

In addition to his goal-oriented work ethic, Tyler has honed his customer service skills through several years in the hospitality industry. As a bartender and manager in area restaurants, Tyler learned the immense value of feedback and uses that feedback to determine just what people value most. A talent for putting others at ease helps Tyler and his clients traverse the sometimes complicated process of buying and selling a home.

A sports lover to the core, Tyler enjoys playing golf when he’s not meeting with clients or coordinating an open house. During Hurricanes season, you might find him taking in a hockey game at PNC Arena.

Charlie D’Aleo

Charlie D'Aleo is a creative thinker who believes there’s a positive solution to every problem. Tenaciously dedicated to his clients, Charlie finds it deeply gratifying to transform what can be a stressful and confusing experience into a smooth and rewarding one.

Charlie came by his problem-solving prowess during the forty years he spent working in IT for some of the largest firms in the world, many of them financial institutions. This experience taught him the value of staying on one’s toes to respond to an ever-changing market. A fondness for logic and fine-tuned methodology drives his approach to delivering results for clients.

Charlie enjoys playing pool, strolling through downtown Wake Forest, and visiting the State Farmers Market in Raleigh on Saturday mornings.

Salona Lutchminarain

Salona Lutchminarain appreciates the diversity of experiences among Triangle residents and is adept at building rapport with people from all walks of life. She excels in targeting the unique needs of her clients and matching those needs to the perfect home.

Salona attributes her clear-minded performance under pressure to her previous roles in hotel management and nonprofit client services. As a realtor, she brings nine years of customer service experience to the table and is both a polished communicator and an empathetic listener.

You’ll find Salona at bustling community gatherings throughout the Triangle. Her favorite spot is Carrboro’s Weaver Street Market for its open air seating, live music, and good clean food.

Claudia Alarcon

Claudia Alarcon is a master of informing her clients without pressuring them. With an approach rooted in mutual respect, Claudia values genuine relationships and the ability to help clients feel secure in their choices when buying or selling a home.

No stranger to hard work, Claudia worked her way up through the restaurant industry, going from food runner to waitress to lead manager, and finally earning her associate’s degree in Hospitality Management. Also a licensed Esthetician and Massage and Bodywork Therapist, Claudia knows the importance of paying attention to the unique needs of each client.

Claudia recharges by dancing with friends or connecting with nature. She loves a long walk through Falls Lake State Recreation Area with her family.

Meredith Gallagher

Meredith Gallagher, Business & Marketing Coordinator for New Native Realty, maintains a broad view of the big picture as well as a keen eye for detail. She knows that businesses run best when every aspect of the work is valued — from changing light bulbs to researching the market to creating a company culture.

Since 2006, Meredith has worked in the realm of hospitality. As General Manager to nationally recognized restaurants in downtown Boston, Meredith took on the execution of complex business models, overseeing revenue growth, ensuring customer satisfaction, and managing investor relations. Meredith is passionate about digging in and helping businesses flourish.

Meredith loves a visit to the beautiful and relaxing Duke Gardens. Whether she goes on her own or with family, the gardens are a great place to slow down and connect with the natural world.

Patricia Gooden

Patricia Gooden is a conscientious client advocate who has a finger on the pulse of the market. Once described by a client as “aggressive, in a good way,” Patricia matches her hustle with integrity and diligence.

Patrica’s extensive background in business management and business development translate to a client experience that is both informative and empowering. She offers a true picture of the market and a clear outline of options, then helps her clients execute their decisions with accuracy and finesse. She is a powerful ally for anyone looking to buy or sell a home!

In her down time, Patricia enjoys interval training and spending time with her three daughters. Her favorite place to unplug is Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve in Cary.


 

 We give back to our community through volunteering and charitable contributions. Dani and Tim, founders of New Native Realty, are proud to be active volunteers or contributors to all of the following organizations: 

 
 

Cary Visual Art: Promoting, inspiring, and supporting public arts for the Cary Community.

Human Beans Together: Alleviating hunger, homelessness, and hopelessness.

NAMI NC: Raising awareness for and supporting people affected by mental illness.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Improving quality of life for people affected by MS.

NCModernist: Documenting, preserving, and promoting North Carolina’s legacy of exceptional Modernist homes.

North Carolina Coastal Pines Girl Scouts: Inspiring girls to change the world.

WCPE: Independent, listener-supported classical radio station 

Wild Wacky Wonderful Women of the World: Women combining their efforts to do great things. 

Women's Giving Network: Leveraging the power of collective giving. 

WUNC: Public radio for North Carolina