The history of the Roanoke Valley is our history. In the past 45 years, MKB has grown from a primarily residential real estate brokerage into a full-service real estate company with expertise in commercial and investment real estate, development marketing, land sales and corporate relocation. Our approach to Commercial Real Estate is simple: we provide Creative Solutions to Real Estate Challenges. Our core objective is to help our clients achieve the maximum return from their real estate investments by truly evaluating the full potential of each property and each portfolio. It is precisely because we have such a wide array of expertise on our team that we can approach challenges with such a diversity of ideas, and find solutions that elude companies with just one focus.
MKB, REALTORS was founded in 1973 by R. Lee Mastin, Betty Kirkland and Chan Bolling. The firm has two offices in Roanoke, a Salem office as well as an office in Daleville in Botetourt County. With over 140 sales associates, MKB is the largest locally owned real estate firm in the region. MKB is a full service firm offering residential, commercial and property management services to its clients. The greatest percentage of our business is through referral and from repeat clients. Our associates exemplify professionalism and the firm has been awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Roanoke Valley Association of REALTORS every year since its inception.
In March of 2012, MKB announced a new ownership team that includes Kit Hale, Director of Sales for 16 years, Steve Hoover, a former owner and Managing Broker, Mary Dykstra, Director of Business Development, Curtis Burchett, an associate with the firm for 10 years and Henry Scholz, formerly of Hall Associates Inc. for 24 years and now Director of Commercial Real Estate Services.
Service to Community has been the hallmark of MKB, for both owners and associates, since its inception. Ownership team members currently serve in leadership positions on such organizations as Rebuilding Together, Children's Trust, Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, Roanoke City Planning Commission and the City of Roanoke Architectural Review Board to name just a few. Hale is Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA), which oversees 8 billion dollars in loans for affordable housing. Hoover serves as Chairman of the Virginia Real Estate Board, the regulatory body for 40,000 real estate licensees in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Exceptional service to clients is a hallmark of any successful firm and MKB is no different.
Service to profession on both a local, state and national level has been just as important. Hale, Hoover, Dykstra and Scholz have all been past Presidents of the Roanoke Valley Association of REALTORS. MKB Associate Kathy Chandler was President of the Association in 2017 and Connie Hash, Director of Relocation, is President in 2018. On a state level, Mary Dykstra was the 2013 President of the Virginia Association of REALTORS. Kit Hale was President of the Virginia Association of REALTORS in 2006. Steve Hoover was President of the Virginia Association in 1992. Hale, Hoover and Dykstra are all recipients of the Virginia REALTOR of the year award, the highest honor that can be bestowed by their peers. At the national level, Hale, Hoover and Dykstra have been Directors of the National Association of REALTORS and have served on the leadership team and numerous committees. Scholz has served on the national Commercial Committee and also on its Legislative and Regulatory Committee.
Our service to profession has a direct benefit to our clients in that we are the first to see and introduce new and innovative marketing services and best practices form across the nation.
Since 1973…a Commitment to Clients, Community and Profession