About the New Bern Team

Our goal is to eliminate the pain associated with your real estate concerns. Through our shared core values, the Metro Real Estate team is able to consistently impact lives and change communities for the better. We only partner with investors, attorneys, & other real estate professionals who also share our values of compassion, integrity, and transparency.

We believe our strong team is what makes us great. When you work with us, you will have a dedicated personal associate assigned to you. Meanwhile, our specialized team members will make sure every step of the real estate transaction is seamless.

Darin BrokelBank

President / Chief Visionary

Darin Brockelbank is the founder, president, and Chief Visionary Officer of Metro Real Estate and Metro Greenscape, Inc. in Charlotte, NC. Darin founded the full-service landscape design firm Metro Greenscape, Inc. in 2004. But his history in entrepreneurship dates back to the age of 14 when he started his first business, the wildly successful Darin’s Lawn Care.

Darin recently became an Amazon Bestselling Author with his new book, “The Essential Guide To Charlotte Real Estate, Insights From Fourteen Local Experts”, published by FA Media Group of Charlotte. He is also a regular speaker for the Charlotte Christian Chamber, Dickens Mitchener Residential Real Estate, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty and at local garden clubs. Community outreach is a core value for Darin in all of his business endeavors. Darin and his team regularly donate their time, labor, and materials to help and inspire people in need.

In his free time, Darin enjoys playing softball, watching movies, and spending time with his three children and his wife of over 20 years.

Heather Brockelbank

Chief Financial Officer 

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Marelyn Garcia

Human Resources

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Diana Giel

Finance and Accounting

Diana comes to MetroRealEstate with over 20 years of experience in Accounting and Finance. She has held Controller and CFO positions in various industries including Software Engineering and Manufacturing, however the majority of her career has been in all things real estate, from single family renovations and rentals to commercial leasing and note buying and selling.

Diana came to the United states from Lithuania in 1999. She continues to stay connected to the Lithuanian community by serving as treasurer from the Charlotte Lithuanian Community and Baltic Lithuanian Heritage School. Diana resides in Pineville, NC with her husband, Ryan and 2 children, Kornelijus and Milania.

Eric Sanderson

Human Resources

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Aaron Longstreth


Aaron Longstreth is a Rock Hill based videographer, producer and new media nerd. After working in independent film, television series and larger scale film productions he launched his own new media company New World Media LLC in 2011.

Angel Lee Cartagena

Client Relations Services

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Brian Wyant

Business Development

Brian Wyant began his career as a licensed, independent insurance and annuity sales and quickly became #1 in his company. In 2002, Brian began his work giving back in the nonprofit sector. In 2009, Brian started the very successful 501C-3 non-profit event Snowflake Village in Charlotte. Now, Brian is apart of the MRE team as a business management professional.

Brian is a passionate Carolina Panthers football fan, loves to be at the games, and loves to travel and explore. Brian and his family reside in Charlotte and attend Forest Hill Church.

Ana Bello

Business Development

Ana Bello is a member of MetroReal Estate, and has made it her business to help her team complete their mission and goals. She has a BA in Business Administration with a focus in Technical management and an MBA in Project management.

Ana values painting and creating art with her daughter, hiking the trails in the Carolinas, and spending quality time with those she loves most. She values the importance of reaching fulfillment in each area of her life.

Brooks Walston


Brooks has over 14 years of construction and roofing experience.