Inner Banks Living  
Inner Banks Living has developed a team with exceptional knowledge, in-depth experience and plenty of talent.
Meet the people who can make it all happen for you.



Michael Olexa - President and Founder of Inner Banks Living

Mike Olexa-President and Founder of Inner Banks Living LLC

Mike Olexa is founder and CEO of Inner Banks Living. Mike grew up in Cincinnati Ohio and attended Archbishop Moeller Catholic High School. Mike was a three year varsity starter in football and 4 years starter in baseball. Mike set numerous career hitting records and was the anchor of the 1989 State Championship baseball Team. Mike Olexa played with the likes of Ken Griffey Jr and David Bell while at Moeller and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 1995. Mike was also the MVP of the Connie Mack World Series in Farmington, New Mexico for Joe Hayden’s prized Midland Redskins organization which also featured Mike Matheny and David Bell. Mike signed on a baseball scholarship to the University of Miami and then transferred to Duke University in Durham, NC. Mike was a three year starter and on an upper echelon ACC team at Duke. Upon graduation Mike signed on to play minor league baseball with the Milwaukee Brewers organization.


Upon retirement from professional sports, Mike ventured into the corporate world achieving success with a large Fortune 100 Company. His career started in sales and evolved into business development. Mike’s track record of success continued in the corporate setting, allowing him to retire from corporate America and advance to his passion...Real Estate.


Mike began his career in real estate at the ground level buying single properties, for-profit, in the mid 1990’s. He continued to hone his skills buying larger waterfront tracts of land for development. From single properties, to large tracts, to completed subdivisions, Mike has expanded his model to include investors that buy at the ground level, forming Inner Banks Living .


Most recently Mike has expanded IBL’s markets into South Carolina, establishing a coastal office in Wilmington, NC to provide full services. Mike advises clients on funding land purchases with financing, from their own IRA’s, 401K’s and cash money in buying depressed hard assets (Land/waterfront/water access in emerging areas) and he has a proven professional team providing services from site selections, legal, accounting, and development. The team also provides engineering, design and construction recommendations. Together with the IBL team, he strives to provide clients with turn key professional services and solid solution experience that is& "the best of the best”. 


Mike and his wife reside in Wake Forest, NC with their four girls Kylie, Delaney, Ella and Mia




Michael Elliott - Director of Marketing

Michael Elliott - Director of MarketingMichael was introduced to Inner Banks Living as a Client who wanted to invest in the safest asset that he knew of and that was property. His background is a Franchise Operator for a National Quick Service Restaurant. With 18 years of direct marketing experience and millions of dollars in sales, Michael has the knowledge and expertise to assist clients in finding assets that best suit their individual needs. Michael is married to Melissa Elliott who is the founder and president of Family Solutions Counseling LLC in Raleigh, NC. They have two daughters Emma and Macey and are long time members of Crossroads Fellowship Church in Wake Forest NC.









Tim Peters - Director of Operations

Tim Peters - Director of OperationsTim comes to Inner Banks Living with 10 years of sales and marketing experience in the commodities industry. Tim has a great understanding of how commodity prices and the stock market can affect real estate prices. Tim is instrumental in working with clients and walking them through IBL opportunities. Tim is originally from Louisville, KY. He moved to North Carolina in the summer of 2000 working for ICAP, a worldwide commodities brokerage firm.Tim excelled at brokering natural gas and electricity but did not like sitting at a desk. Tim loves the art of putting together deals. Tim’s wife Melissa is the owner and president of Advantage Therapy, a pediatric speech and occupational therapy clinic in Raleigh, NC. Tim and Melissa have 3 kids, Madison, Ella, and Tyler.