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Patricia Messick


Thanks for checking out Messick Properties Group, Inc.!  We’ve been around since 1989 and pretty much do EVERYTHING in real estate – sales, leasing, property management, owners association management, auctions, real estate accounting and more.

While I am from Florida, my Messick relatives settled in the Piedmont area of North Carolina in the late 1700s, and there are a lot of us around here, known mainly for our businesses – grocery store chains, commercial developments, stone masonry and real estate.

My career began in Florida with several years at Walt Disney World Company in their finance and marketing divisions, with my final job with them as media buyer.  Work with advertising agency Gilpin, Peyton & Pierce followed, then came the big move to Winston-Salem.  After a few years in marketing at Wachovia Bank, I began working in real estate and served as vice president of Diversified Realty & Investments, focusing on commercial development, through 1989.

In addition to founding and growing Messick Properties Group, Inc., I serve or have served in the following positions:

  • Real estate teacher at Forsyth Technical Community College, 1991-1993 then again in 1997.
  • Board of Directors 2005 to present of the Northwest North Carolina Better Business Bureau
  • Board of Directors 2007 to 2018 of the Property Management Division of the Winston-Salem Regional Association of Realtors
  • President, 2014, Property Management Division of the Winston-Salem Regional Association of Realtors; vice president 2012-2013.

Additionally, I was honored in 2012 with the 2012 Property Manager of the Year Award!

When not working, I enjoy Carolina shag dancing, ventures with the Winston-Salem Ski & Outing club, riding my bicycle, riding my motorcycle and playing with my dogs Oliver and Arlo!

Let us help you with your real estate needs – we’re professional yet fun and personable, and we get the job done!


Zachary Lancaster

Sales Agent
Rental Property & Owners Association Property Manager

Zach joined Messick Properties in 2012, upon return from his deployment to the Middle East with the Marine Reserves.  He’s been a Marine since 1998, has served multiple tours of duty overseas and received multiple military decorations.

A graduate of Bishop McGuinness High School here in Winston-Salem, Zach has attended UNC-Charlotte, Forsyth Technical Community College, University of Notre Dame and Villanova University.  He holds master’s certificates in conflict negotiations, business administration, leadership and management, and applied project management.

Zach is a licensed provisional real estate broker and notary public.  Previously, he held a mortgage broker license and has worked in the lending industry.

An avid runner, Zach sets the standards for physical fitness, and is the livewire of our group — our man about town and in the know!

Cyndi Dabravalskie

Homeowners Associations Accounting/Property Manager

On our team since 2017 following her move to Winston-Salem from New Jersey, Cyndi has years of experience working with and managing community associations at Associa Mid-Atlantic. She also previously worked at Smith Barney and Prudential Securities. While Cyndi is detailed and exacting, she is also full of personality and loved by our association homeowners.

Karen Durell

Office Assistant

After 25 years in property management, Karen took (very early) retirement in 2017 from her position as vice president and chief operations officer of the Housing Authority of Winston-Salem. A graduate of East Carolina University, Karen also is a Certified Property Manager® and holds a NC Real Estate Brokers License. Karen is our “Jill of all trades and Master of them all, too”, helping with all phases of our business.

Kathleen Reeves

Assistant Rental Property Manager

Kat is a local – born and raised in Winston-Salem, she graduated from Guilford Technical Community College in 2015. She was previously employed for 3+ years by a friendly competitor, working in the rental property and accounting fields. We welcomed her to our team in 2018. You’ll find her out and about at properties, taking care of business.



Sergeant at Arms

Oliver is our “welcoming committee of one”! Full of energy, this little Cocker Spaniel keeps us on our toes and brings a lot of joy to our office!