OUR TEAM

Martha Bick

Martha BickMartha has been a real estate broker in Chapel Hill and Durham since 2002. She has sold over $170 million of property in her real estate career. In 2008, Martha established Martha Bick & Co and affiliated with Allen Tate Company. Martha has received numerous sales awards, including the highest level Allen Tate Realtors recognition each year since 2012. In 2016, Martha Bick & Co. led all Allen Tate mid-sized teams in listing volume and listing volume closed and Martha was in the Top 100 brokers firmwide. In June 2017, in recognition of her partner Jane Cokeley's contributions, she renamed the firm The Bick Cokeley Group and affiliated with Hodge and Kittrell Sotheby's International Realty. She is a licensed real estate broker and Realtor. 


Prior to entering the real estate business, Martha spent twenty years on Wall Street. She started her career with the Bank of New York, where she specialized in media and communications lending and served as lead banker to some of the nation’s premier cable television and wireless telephony companies. She subsequently worked at Salomon Brothers as a high yield bond analyst, specializing in media and in high yield bond sales. She concluded her Wall Street career as a Managing Director at Toronto Dominion Securities, where she established its high yield sales desk. Martha also served as a director of Grand Union Company, a supermarket chain, during its restructuring. Martha has held Series 7 and 63 securities licenses.

Martha received a BA in Economics from Williams College. She is married to Jim Bick and they have three children: Emma, (Williams '15) a third year medical student at UNC-Chapel Hill;  Philip, (UNC BSBA '09, MAC '10) , who will be joining the firm in 2017 and Evan, also a Williams graduate (’06),  a former Army officer and current clinical psychologist in private practice. Evan lives in Hanover, NH with his wife, Gillian, also Williams '06, a 2011 Harvard Medical School graduate, currently a staff psychiatrist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. 

 

Jim Bick

Jim joined Martha Bick and Co. in 2009 to help support its growth, particularly in the areas of marketing and client service support. He is a licensed real estate broker and Realtor.

Jim was a founding director and chairman of the board loan committee at KeySource Commercial Bank in Durham, which merged with Bank of North Carolina in 2012. He is also a formerChairman of the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army of Durham, Orange and Person Counties. Prior to working with Martha, he was an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School and an investor in several angel and early-stage investment funds. Previously, he was the principal of Bick Capital Advisors which he founded in 1996 to assist emerging companies, primarily in telecommunications, develop and fund their business plans.

Jim received a BA in Economics from Yale University and and MBA from NYU.

Jane Cokeley

Our newest partner joined Martha Bick and Co. in 2014 to support its continued growth and maintain its trajectory towards becoming the finest real estate brokerage in the Triangle.  Jane is a licensed real estate broker and Realtor.

Jane brings 20 years experience in high-end sales and customer relationship management in financial services and technology to Martha Bick and Co., most recently as Global Accounts Manager with Ricoh Global Services.  Her unique and detail-oriented approach to relationship sales benefits clients on both sides of successful transactions.

Jane received an BA from the University of Minnesota and has held series 7 and 63 securities licenses.  Jane resides in Chapel Hill with her three children, Jackie, Tiger, and Katharine, and their dog, Lucky.  Jane is an avid angler and enjoys salmon fishing in Alaska, fly fishing in Montana and North Carolina, and blue water sail fishing.