CFRED Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Cape Fear Real Estate Directory Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Taking a look back at the last 30 years of real estate in the Cape Fear area.

Our Friend and Founder, Jack Davis (June 8, 1945 - October 28, 2012)

View the 30th Anniversary Issue Online

WILMINGTON, October 1, 2016: The Cape Fear Real Estate Directory (CFRED) will celebrate its 30th anniversary with the October issue, available in print and online ( on October 1. Founded in 1986 by local photographer Jack Davis (June 8, 1945 - October 28, 2012), CFRED’s 30th anniversary cover photo honors him and the vision he had for the magazine. Each week in the coming year CFRED will take a look back at the last 30 years of real estate by posting to their website and Facebook page the first ad that their recent advertisers ran in the publication.

In 1986 Jack Davis had a vision for how this area could be marketed, a true love and eye for photography, as well as an incredible work ethic and true commitment to each client. His drive to produce a high quality publication, and enthusiasm for innovation and new technology allowed CFRED to improve the way it produced, displayed, and delivered the publication throughout the years.

“We like to pause this time each year and remember our friend and the founder of this publication, Jack Davis. This year it is especially important to honor him as we celebrate our 30th year of publishing the magazine,“ says current publisher and real estate photographer, Karen Zyp. “I was blessed to work beside Jack for 24 years and to have him teach me about photography, marketing, the printing business, and the importance of putting the client first. I am honored to be able to continue to do the work Jack started 30 years ago and I thank our clients and readers for allowing me to do so.”