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Whether you are a tenant looking to rent in the Asheville area or a property owner looking for property management services you don’t need to look any further than Black Bear Rentals, Inc.! Established in 2007 we are a full-service company offering everything from finding the perfect rental property for tenants to managing all types of housing for owners.

At Black Bear Rentals we understand the needs of property owners and those looking to rent. Each of our customers, no matter what side of the equation, receive personal service from our dedicated, professional property management team. With our help, you can reach your real estate goals and enjoy everything Western North Carolina has to offer.

Contact us today to ensure that you get the area’s best rental and property management service. We gladly serve all of Western North Carolina and look forward to serving you!

Angela O’Brien


Angela O’Brien, one of the founding owners of Black Bear Rentals, Inc. has been buying, selling and managing property in Western North Carolina since 2001. A dog lover, Agela often fosters puppies for Brother Wolf in her “spare time”. “I am so excited to be partnering with Lee Ann and Jasper as we grow our business. We have a great team and look forward to serving owners and tenants in this area for many years to come.”

Lee Ann Bannerman


Lee Ann Bannerman joined Black Bear in June 2017 as Co-Owner. Having lived in England for the past twelve years, Lee Ann has returned to Asheville where she spent much of her childhood. Her husband Jasper will join the team later in 2018. Also dog lovers, you will often find Lee Ann and Jasper hiking in the area with their two Lurchers.

Tammy Todd

Tammy Todd was born, raised and still resides in Fairview, NC. In addition to raising three children ages 19, 17 & 3 (!) she joined Black Bear as Office Manager in October 2016 and in January of 2018 became a full broker. Tammy is the glue that binds the team and keeps the office running smoothly and efficiently!