Charter House Iowa

Mark Charter

Owner / Realtor

Mark Charter has been practicing real estate full-time since 2005. 

Over the years, Mark realized that real estate could be done in a better way. Buyers and sellers deserved more. More services, more choice and more care. 

In 2015, after becoming one of the metro's best selling and most recommended agents, Mark started his own firm, Charter House Real Estate.

The motto of Charter House is "Real Estate Redefined". We want our clients to realize that when it comes to finding an agent to work with, it is possible to get more of everything and enjoy the process along the way.

Mark hopes you will become a Charter House client soon and experience the difference for yourself.

Mark is married to Katie and they have three children, Seton, Hollis and Duke.

Nic Meyer


Nic has been working with Charter House since 2015. 

Nic understands that real estate is a people business. His number one priority is helping people. If you are looking to buy your next home or sell your existing one, he would love to meet with you to help answer any questions you may have!

Nic enjoys officiating hockey on the side.

If you are considering buying or selling your home, give Nic a call today!

Nic is married to Amy and has three children, Brody, Connor, and Stella

Katie Kendall

Realtor/ Assistant to Mark Charter

Katie joined Charter House in August, 2016.

Katie works as a Realtor, Client/Transaction Coordinator, as well as an assistant to Mark Charter.

She is known to be a 'go-getter' and gets things done!

Katie is engaged to Travis, with a wedding coming June 2018.

Kim Olmstead


Kim joins the team from the local non-profit industry, where families were the driving force of her WHY. That same family passion is what led her to real estate and is what she looks most forward to at Charter House: helping her clients find THE perfect home to create memories and experiences. 

Kim and her husband,  Bryan,  reside in Madrid with their 3 children, Jillian,  Beckham and Delaney. She enjoys relaxing with her family,  training for three- half marathons in 2018 and catching up on her favorite show,  Fixer Upper.

Reid Petersen


Making his first home purchase in his hometown of Ankeny ignited Reid’s interest in real estate. He is excited about helping people buy and sell homes and has always been enthused with finding out others’ goals and helping to achieve them. He has a great attention to detail and you can bet he will utilize this throughout the process of working with you!

Reid enjoys spending much of his free time on the golf course throughout the year and many hours hunting during the fall.

Reid and his dog, Wrigley, reside in the ever-transforming Downtown Des Moines.

Nate Lee

Realtor, Military Relocation Professional

Nate entered Real Estate with Charter House after 6 years of military service. His strong desire to work for himself while assisting people with major life changes led him into the business. He truly has a client first attitude and is eager to work with you!

When he is not serving our great country, he is fully dedicated to serving you!

Nate enjoys spending his free time doing home improvement projects and woodworking. 

If you are thinking of buying or selling, then give Nate a call today!

Nate and his two dogs have resided in the Ankeny area for over five years.

Tyler Vaughan


Tyler lives in Norwalk with his wife, Caley, their two dogs, and their first baby on the way. He has lived in Norwalk for almost 7 years since buying his first house there. 

Tyler is passionate about helping you sell your home for the right price and saving you money in the process! He is also very motivated to find the perfect home for you and your family!  Tyler enjoys golfing plus watching the Cyclones and Cowboys play! He also enjoys being a part of Guthrie's River Ruckus every summer in July.

Adam Bentz


Adam joins the team from the gridiron where he coached college and semi-pro football for 15 seasons.  He helped guide the Des Moines Blaze to 5 straight league titles and 2 national championships as the team’s defensive coordinator and still serves on the board of the 501c non-profit team.  

A strong passion to help people achieve their goals has steered him to the real estate field.

Client satisfaction is the #1 motivator for Adam.   In his spare time Adam still gets his coaching fix by directing his daughters’ basketball and softball teams.  He loves spending time outdoors, especially fishing. 

His wife Bobbi is born and raised in Ankeny, where they have resided for the last 9 years with their children Brette, Breeze, and Baer.