Our Number One Priority Is You.

Whether buying or selling, renting or looking for a property management firm, you can be assured that Pickering & Company has your best interests in mind. Our professional team of Realtors and Property Managers work diligently to ensure your complete satisfaction.

Our commitment to creating maximum results for our clients and residents is built upon a foundation of experience, integrity and trust.

The Pickering & Company Team

Tami Burton, Director of Operations, Broker-in-Charge, joined the Pickering & Company team in October 2001. Tami’s growth in the industry and within Pickering & Company quickly evolved from entry level to upper management. Her diverse experience has ranged from on-site Leasing Agent to Training and Compliance Coordinator to Regional Manager.

She is currently the Director of Operations and oversees the daily operations of the Property Management and Brokerage divisions. During her tenure with Pickering & Company she has been involved in Property Acquisitions and New Property Construction, including due diligence reporting and market analysis reporting and well as representing both Sellers and Buyers in Real Estate transactions. She holds a North and South Carolina real estate broker’s license as well as has obtained a Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) designation and is a member of the National Apartment Association (NAA).

Tami is also a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), North Carolina Association of Realtors (NCAR) and the Greensboro Regional Realtors Association (GRRA).

Julie Smith, Asst. Vice President & Human Resources Manager, joined Pickering & Company in 2002. Julie has worked for more than twenty years as an Executive Assistant and Office Manager. Julie brings a wealth of experience in benefits administration, payroll, human resource management, office management and customer service. Julie has been heavily involved with property acquisitions and new property construction, including due diligence reporting and market analysis reporting. Julie has recently expanded her responsibilities to include asset management duties and compiling financial reports to review with clients. She holds a North Carolina and South Carolina Real Estate Brokers License.

Julie is also a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), North Carolina Association of Realtors (NCAR) and the Greensboro Regional Realtors Association (GRRA).


Annette Pickering, President, offers a solid background in the field of real estate management. Annette’s experience covers the management of over 45,000 apartment units, commercial office space and HOA management during her thirty-five year career. Prior to establishing her own firm she has held management positions with several large real estate management firms, to include Drucker & Falk, VMS Corporation, First Property Management and Steven D. Bell & Company. She also possesses a North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia Real Estate Brokers License.

Kenneth W. Baucom, Vice President of Pickering & Company, Inc. founded in December 1991 by himself and President, Annette Pickering. The main objective of Pickering & Co. is comprehensive management of multifamily housing for third party owners throughout the southeastern United States. Pickering & Company has managed properties in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee and Illinois. Over the span of twenty one years, Pickering & Company has managed collectively over 35,000 units to include conventional apartments, dedicated student housing, single family residences and home owner associations. Pickering & Co. has participated in new construction of multifamily housing from the initial planning stages to stabilization throughout the southeast. The Company has also managed “value add” properties initiating and supervising the renovations to upgrade and increase occupancies..

Mr. Baucom began his career in real estate in 1982 in Chapel Hill, NC converting single family homes into student housing. Baucom Properties renovated, leased and managed over 47 different housing residences. The Company sold in 1991 and inspired the beginning of Pickering & Company, Inc. in 1991.

Mr. Baucom has a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina, is a US Army veteran, and has a North Carolina and South Carolina Real Estate Brokers License, member of Greensboro, NC Realtors Association, National Apartment Association and Triad Apartment Association.