Catharine Pappas

Director of Relocation

About Catharine Pappas

Catharine Pappas is the mastermind leader of Dickens Mitchener’s award-winning relocation department. As a native Charlottean, Pappas brings a wealth of intimate knowledge, experience, enthusiasm and attention to her job of transitioning families to and from the Queen City.

Pappas is a proud graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned a degree in economics. After college, she began her career in real estate working for Coates, Reid & Waldron, the largest real estate company in Aspen, CO. Before joining the Dickens Mitchener team in 1993, Pappas worked in Washington, D.C., where she worked as the office administrator for a successful congressman.

Pappas holds her Certified Relocation Professional (CRP), Relocation Certified Coordinator (RCC) and Global Destination Specialist (GDS) designations. She also assisted Dickens Mitchener in solidifying some strategic memberships with the Employee Relocation Council (ERC), the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World™, the Charlotte Chamber Economic Development Council and the Charlotte Metro Area Relocation Council.

Under Pappas’s powerful leadership, the relocation department has been honored with numerous awards for outgoing and incoming referral performance and marketing. The department has been  re-certified for the prestigious RELO Quality Certification (RQC), a designation which is held by less than 4% of the top real estate companies in the world, and in 2012, Dickens Mitchener won the International Properties Award for best real estate company in North Carolina.

Dickens Mitchener has a rich history of serving the community and participating in hundreds of charitable projects. Pappas plays an integral role in facilitating and executing all of these community endeavors which have benefited the following organizations: Elon Homes for Children, the Mint Museum Home and Garden Tour, the Mint Museum Antique Show, the Mint Museum Room to Bloom, the Christ Church Holiday Bazaar, the Junior League of Charlotte and Children’s Theatre.

Pappas is an active member of the Mint Museum Auxiliary, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, the Women’s Impact Fund and a past member of the Junior League of Charlotte. She has also served as a Sunday school teacher for Christ Episcopal Church for many years. Currently Pappas is serving as Chairman of the Advisory Council for 2019 and on the Board of the Relocation Director’s Council.

Pappas, her husband John and her three children live in the Myers Park neighborhood. In her spare time, she enjoys baking special occasion cakes, golfing, gardening, reading and playing bridge.


  • Licensed Realtor®/Broker in North Carolina
  • Certified Relocation Professional (CRP)
  • Relocation Certified Coordinator (RCC)
  • Global Destination Specialist (GDS)
  • Relocation Quality Certification Award (Held by less than 1% of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World companies)
  • International Property Awards: Best Residential Real Estate Company in North Carolina for 2012


  • Relocation Director’s Council
  • Charlotte Mecklenburg Relocation Council
  • Employee Relocation Council
  • Leading Real Estate Companies of the World™
  • Charlotte Chamber Economic Development Council
  • Charlotte Metro Area Relocation Council
  • Charlotte Chamber of Commerce

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