West and Woodall is a full-service commercial real estate brokerage and property management company serving the Greater Triangle Area.

Our goal is to combine cutting-edge technology, sub-market and product class mastery, a focus on strong relationships, and an excellent work ethic to deliver first-class service for buyers, tenants, owners, and investors.

Our Team

John High

Managing Director

John has nearly twenty years of experience in commercial real estate brokerage, development, and construction in the Triangle area. Serving with reputable local companies such as Lincoln Harris, CBRE, Trinity Partners, and Bobbitt Design Build, John has helped individuals and businesses realize their goals and dreams with regard to their property and space. His commercial real estate experience includes:


  • Commercial Real Estate Sales and Leasing


  • Commercial Real Estate Development


  • Land Planning


  • Architectural Design


  • Permitting


  • Site Plan Approval


  • Project Management


  • Redevelopment, Renovation, and Tenant Upfit


From site evaluation, to handing the keys over, John has the experience and expertise to assist clients throughout the acquisition, disposition or development process. John is uniquely qualified to walk with you every step of the way.

A graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, John has resided in Durham for over twenty years. He is married to Sarah and is father to 3 children—Jack, Alex, and Rachel. When he is not closing deals, John enjoys reading, fishing and playing golf.

Mark O'Neal CCIM

Residential Land Brokerage, Residential Development, Commercial Brokerage, Commercial Development, Consultation, Investment Sales

A native of Durham, Mr. O'Neal graduated from Wittenberg University with a degree in Economics and an an MBA degree from Wake Forest University. He received his CCIM designation (Certified Commercial Investment Member) from the National Association of Realtors in 1991.  Mr. O'Neal has served as president of the Durham-Chapel Hill Commercial Listing Service as well as President of the Triangle Commercial Real Estate Service. 

He has been a broker and developer with Pickett-Sprouse Real Estate since 1992. He is presently on the Boards of the Hillsborough Chamber of Commerce and the Eno River Association and serves on the Orange County Economic Development Commission.

Mr. O'Neal has historically concentrated on residential development and commercial brokerage in the Hillsborough and I-85 corridor.

Direct Line: (919) 287-3051

Cell Phone: (919) 815-8303

Email: marko@pickett-sprouse.com

Mark E. Micol

Appraisals, Residential Land Brokerage, Residential Development, Commercial Brokerage, Commercial Development, Consultation, Investment Sales

A native of Valdese, North Carolina and a graduate of Appalachian State University, Mr. Micol began his real estate career in 1983 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Affiliated with Pickett-Sprouse Real Estate since 1987, Mr. Micol is a North Carolina state licensed Residential Appraiser. In addition to appraisals, Mr. Micol is active in leasing and/or sale of office space and land brokerage.

Direct Line: (919) 287-3048

Cell Phone: (919) 414-3159

Email: micol@pickett-sprouse.com

Jerry L. Gambill

Residential Land Brokerage, Residential Development, Commercial Brokerage, Commercial Development, Consultation, Investment Sales

A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Mr. Gambill is a North Carolina native who resides in Cary. He is a North Carolina state licensed Commercial Real Estate Broker.

In addition to his many years of providing quality brokerage services, Mr. Gambill was an active commercial real estate appraiser for 40 years. He's been active in sales and leasing of land, office buildings, retail centers, industrial facilities and investment properties.  Mr. Gambill has been affiliated with Pickett-Sprouse Real Estate since 1984 and has been active in real estate since 1972.

Direct Line: (919) 287-3047

Cell Phone: (919) 417-7497

Email: jgambill@pickett-sprouse.com

Vernon Averett CCIM

Residential Land Brokerage, Residential Development, Commercial Brokerage, Commercial Development, Consultation, Investment Sales

A native of Oxford, North Carolina, Mr. Averett is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He began his real estate career in 1970 and in 1989 he received the CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation from the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute of the National Association of Realtors. Mr. Averett helped found and was the first president of the Durham-Chapel Hill Commercial Listing Service in 1986. Affiliated with Pickett-Sprouse Real Estate since 1983, Mr. Averett concentrates his brokerage activities on the sale and leasing of land and commercial properties.

Direct Line: (919) 287-3053

Cell Phone: (919) 270-6156

Email: vaverett@aol.com

Robert M. Sprouse

Appraisals, Residential Land Brokerage, Residential Development, Commercial Brokerage, Commercial Development, Consultation, Investment Sales

A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Mr. Sprouse began his real estate career in 1972. He is a North Carolina state licensed General Appraiser.

Mr. Sprouse served as president of the Durham Association of Realtors in 1991 and as president of the North Carolina Chapter of the Appraisal Institute in 1994.

Cell Phone: (919) 414-3696

Email: robert@pickett-sprouse.com

Kirk West

Broker-Owner

Raised in Durham, NC, Kirk West has been successfully brokering real estate in the Triangle area since 1999. Kirk graduated from Appalachian State University in 1998, beginning his career with Coldwell Banker. He went on to win the President’s Award for exemplary sales performance and became a top 9% producer.

In 2005, Kirk went on to become a partner and founder of West and Woodall Town, Lake, and Country Properties. He currently serves residential and commercial clients buying and selling some of the Triangle’s finest properties.

Kirk lives in North Durham with his wife, daughter, and two sons. He and his family enjoy spending time at Hyco Lake in Roxboro, where he spent every summer as a child.

Bert Woodall

Broker-Owner

A long-time Durham resident, Bert Woodall joined West and Woodall as a partner in 2009. After graduating from UNC Chapel Hill, Bert moved to Durham in 1992, where he currently resides.

His extensive knowledge of the Triangle Area makes him an indispensable member of the Durham Regional Association of REALTORS. With over two decades of experience in the Triangle Area, Bert’s expertise is key to the success of our commercial real estate brokerage transactions.

Broker-in-charge of the Triangle office of West and Woodall Real Estate, Bert is also a member of a Presbyterian Church, past president of the Durham Jaycees, and is an Eagle Scout. Bert lives in South Durham and is married and has a son and a daughter.

Michael Templeton

Commercial Management

Since coming to West and Woodall Michael Templeton has worked diligently on expanding our property management portfolio. With experience in business, pastoral, and missions work, Michael is gifted in in building relationships with people and works tirelessly to maximize the return on his clients’ investments. Michael’s property management expertise, combined with his attention to the needs of his clients, makes his value to our team incalculable.

After graduating from Maryville College and Auburn University, Michael completed a Masters of Divinity degree at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. He and his wife Brooke have lived in the Triangle area for many years with their growing family.

Brad Gregory

Commercial Real Estate Advisor

Brad was born in Richmond, VA and moved to Greensboro in 2004. He has been in the Real Estate business since 1989 and has been ranked in top 3% of Realtors in his area for 12 consecutive years, and was elected to Richmond Association of Realtor Board of Directors.

Brad has extensive knowledge in development, commercial brokerage, historic property preservation and tax credits, and land assemblage.

Brad lives in Greensboro with his wife Laura and they have two boys. He enjoys golf, fishing, hunting and spending time with the family.

Graham Storey

Commercial Real Estate Advisor

Born and raised in Durham NC, Graham is an Eagle Scout recipient and an active outdoor enthusiast. He enjoys snowboarding, camping and off road motor sports.

Graduating from Appalachian State University with a Sales and Marketing degree, he is excited to get his career started as a Commercial Real Estate Advisor.

He has received his Real Estate License from Superior School of Real Estate and is a registered member of the Durham Regional Association of Realtors, North Carolina Association of Realtors, Triangle Commercial Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.

Graham is especially looking forward to starting his new journey in life with his closest partner and soon to be wife, Alyssa, in the summer of 2019.