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Portofino Names On-Site Agent

CLAYTON, N.C. – Norwood Thompson, partner of Walthom Group (, has announced that Portofino (, a residential community located in Clayton, has named David O’Doherty of Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston as its on-site agent.  O’Doherty will be available on-site to assist homebuyers in matching their individual needs with the perfect home.


“We are excited to have David on board,” said Thompson.  “He will be a valuable asset to us in showing homebuyers the unique experience Portofino has to offer.”


– The Portofino residential community is located on nearly 400 acres of historical grounds in Johnston County, and is home to a state-of-the-art equestrian center, offering lots for sale, as well as homes that range from the $260s to $1.5 million.

– Portofino is located about four miles north of Highway 70 on 42 East in Clayton.

– Sales and marketing for Portofino are being handled by Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Builder Services (


Located about four miles north of Highway 70 on 42 East in Clayton, N.C., Portofino is an upscale community that provides abundant recreation on spacious acres, as well as convenient access to I-95, I-40, Research Triangle Park, RDU Airport and the major universities in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill.  The community will be home to a state-of-the-art equestrian center that houses boarding, training, and riding facilities, and includes fenced pastures as well as indoor and outdoor riding arenas.  Buyers can bring their own plans and use one of the community’s premium builders for their lot in Portofino.  Amenities include a pool, clubhouse, miles of trails, a pond and access to the Neuse River.  The community is equipped with roads, infrastructure, and high speed fiber optic communications.  Portofino offers several collections associated with different home price ranges, including Churchill from the $260s to $375,000, Belmont from $375,000 to $500,000, Saratoga from $500,000 to $1.5 million, and Portofino at Palio, an independent living community for homebuyers of age 55-plus.   For more information, visit

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