Meet the Owners

Brent Allen and Sefton Patton, owners of Patton Allen Property Management, combine their unique skills and backgrounds to create a truly new kind of management company. Over the last several decades, Brent has built and grown The Allen Team, one of the area’s top performing real estate teams, with a vast network of repeat clients in and around the Asheville area. Sefton has spent his career analyzing and creating products out of real estate data, and has worked directly with some of the largest insurance companies, hedge funds, and property management companies in the US. Brent and Sefton bring these skills, along with their track record of success, to Patton Allen Property Management.

Meet the Team

Irene Lopez de Carrizosa, Property Manager

Irene’s experience in real estate sales on one of Asheville’s top real estate teams, coupled with her success as a residential leasing agent in New York City made her move to Property Management in 2020 a natural transition. She has a passion for real estate and supports her clients in their investments by prioritizing communication, providing exceptional customer service, and staying current on the changes in our fast-paced local market. As a member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers, Irene is always focused on expanding her knowledge and understanding in this field. She joined Patton Allen because she aligned deeply with their dedication to providing an extraordinary experience to both owners and tenants, and because of the company’s commitment to supporting the local community. When she isn’t working Irene loves spending time in the sun and exploring WNC with her partner and their daughter. 

Emma Hamilton, Assistant Property Manager

Emma comes from a diverse background in real estate, working as a residential real estate Closing Coordinator and Paralegal in Minnesota before making the move to Asheville and obtaining her North Carolina real estate license. She found her niche helping people navigate the waters of real estate to find their ideal home with clear communication and an upbeat, solution-oriented mindset. In her free time, Emma enjoys hiking with her dog, Lily, and exploring new Asheville breweries with her partner.

Satorria Jones, Finance Manager

Satorria was born and raised in Asheville, NC. She completed her undergraduate studies at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke and will wrap up her master’s degree this year. She joined the Patton Allen team as the Administrative Coordinator and quickly worked her way up to the Finance Manager role thanks to her past experience and Satorria has past administrative experience in the automotive industry and advanced schooling in accounting. Outside of the workplace she loves to spend time with her son Kane, binge watch crime shows, read, and cook big Sunday dinners.

Shonia Gibbs, Administrative & Maintenance Coordinator

Shonia has called Asheville home for the last 21 years. She has a degree in business and marketing and over two decades of experience providing extraordinary customer service in multiple industries. She brings an expansive skillset to her role of Administrative and Maintenance Coordinator at Patton Allen. The comfortable, stress-free, and productive relationship that she has with her family is exactly what she provides to our clients. In her free time, she enjoys eating crab legs, hiking and reading a good book!