Allen Tate Company Welcomes New Realtors®

1 Jul

Allen Tate Company (www.allentate.com), the Carolinas’ leading real estate company, is pleased to welcome the following Realtors® who joined the company in June 2015:

CHARLOTTE REGION

  • Robert Harder – Charlotte-Ballantyne
  • Kevin Hall, Andrea Smith – Charlotte-Center City
  • Jeremy Ordan – Charlotte-Providence@485
  • Teresa Dalsing – Charlotte-University City
  • Nancy Kapp – Concord
  • Joseph Delvecchio, George Williams – Huntersville
  • Tyson Parrish, Danielle Tuffo – Lake Norman
  • Jon Patrick – Matthews/Mint Hill
  • April Marie Villines – Mooresville/Lake Norman
  • Erica Floyd, Seth Gregory, Jason Hoffman, Rebekah Means, Madeline Presler-McDonald – Rock Hill

TRIAD REGION

  • Jacquie Reininger – Asheboro
  • Melissa McCauley, Larry McCauley – Burlington
  • Leslie Adams Bailey, Betty Anne Bush – High Point
  • Danielle Knight – Oak Ridge
  • Brian Grout – Winston-Salem

TRIANGLE REGION

  • Meghan Ann Folger – Cary-Searstone
  • Nicole Marie Simon – Raleigh-Falls of Neuse
  • Elizabeth Ball, Erin Callahan, Michelle Lee, Emily Marshall – Raleigh-Glenwood
  • LaSonda Stasinopoulos – Wake Forest/Rolesville

UPSTATE

  • Deborah Guy – Greenville-Midtown
  • Catherine Bocian – Greer
  • Todd Ayrea – Simpsonville

Allen Tate Realtors is the Carolinas’ largest real estate company with 40 offices in the Charlotte, Triad, Triangle and Upstate South Carolina regions.

Real Estate Legend Allen Tate Dies

22 Jun

10.29.14 Tate_Allen_resizedAllen Tate, Jr., founder and chairman of the Allen Tate Company and a leading voice in real estate and economic development for more than 60 years, has died at his home in Charlotte. He was 84.

Tate had been in failing health for a number of years, but continued to work at his Southpark-headquartered real estate company.

Tate was born on April 23, 1931, raised in Gaffney, S.C. and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Shortly after in 1957, he took his father’s advice, moved to Charlotte and opened a one-man, one-location real estate and insurance office. Because of his hard work, vision, and dedication to excellence in customer service, the Allen Tate Company has become the No. 1 real estate and home ownership company in the Carolinas and No. 7 in the nation among independent, non-franchised real estate companies.

Tate believed that civic involvement was critical to business success, and during his career he served through various boards and organizations, including president of the Jaycees, chairman of the Charlotte Chamber, and chairman of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission.

His contributions to the community, via service to boards and organizations, were numerous and diverse. One of his most passionate projects in recent years was his work as chairman of the Charlotte Chamber’s Regional Roads Committee. In March, he was honored for his transportation work when the final section of I-485 was named the H. Allen Tate Jr. Highway.

In May, the Allen Tate Tower on the main campus of Central Piedmont Community College was dedicated as a symbol of Tate’s commitment to education, and to the achievements of students and staff.

He was actively involved in service to the real estate profession and was a founding member of Reliance Relocation Services, which later became Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, the largest network of independent real estate companies with more than 500 members in 30 countries.

Tate’s many accomplishments were recognized through multiple honors and awards, including  Carolinas’ Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (2007); Distinguished Scouting Citizen (2008); Order of the Long Leaf Pine (2008); N.C. Business Hall of Fame (2010); N.C. Housing Hall of Fame (2010); and Paul Harris Rotary Fellow (2012).

In 2010, he was honored with a Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Queens University of Charlotte.

In 1992, Tate hand-picked his successor when he hired Pat Riley to serve as president and chief operating officer of Allen Tate Company.

“This is a great personal loss for me. Allen Tate was my mentor and beloved friend for more than 33 years, and he entrusted me with executing his vision 23 years ago. He planned well in advance for the future,” said Riley.

“We will celebrate his life and honor his legacy by continuing his dream to remain one of the leading independent real estate companies in the country.  One of Mr. Tate’s wishes upon his death was that our offices would remain open, and we will honor that wish today and for many years into the future.”

Tate is survived by his wife, Bessie; four children, Allen III and wife Sha; Elizabeth (Libby) Gordon and husband Paisley; Lauren Campbell and husband Malcolm; and Frank Burgess and wife Heather; and nine grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Barbara, in 2006.

Arrangements are pending and will be announced in the Charlotte Observer.  

Allen Tate Realtors® President Phyllis Brookshire Speaks at Midtown Raleigh Alliance Event

22 Jun

Allen Tate Realtors® President Phyllis Brookshire was a featured presenter at “Reach Tall & Grow Deep,” a panel discussion about real estate facts and trends sponsored by the Midtown Raleigh Alliance.Brookshire, Phyllis

The event, held June 18 at the First Citizens Corporate Conference Center in Raleigh, showcased eight Triangle area experts in residential and commercial real estate and development.

In additional to Brookshire, residential panelists were Nicole Petroff, Kane Residential; Kate Kenney, Coldwell Banker HPW; Anne Scruggs, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services YSU; and Cindy Poole Roberts, Fonville Morisey. Commercial presenters included Charlie Coyne, CBRE senior director of retail; Lee Clyburn CBRE senior vice president for office; and John Kane, chairman of Kane Realty Corporation.

Brookshire joined Allen Tate  in 2007 as regional vice president for the company’s Triangle region. In 2010, she was named president of Allen Tate Realtors and currently oversees 40 real estate offices and more than 1,400 agents across the company’s four-region footprint in North and South Carolina.

Event sponsors were Allen Tate Company, First Citizens, Midtown Custom Homes, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Fonville Morisey, Kane Residential and Coldwell Banker Howard Perry & Walston.

Allen Tate Celebrates New Location of Fort Mill Office

22 Jun

Customers, friends and local business leaders were on hand June 17 for an open house to celebrate the new location of the Fort Mill office of Allen Tate Realtors® at 870 Gold Hill Road, Suite 105, in Fort Mill.Fort Mill Open House 1 Fort Mill Open House 2 Fort Mill Open House 3

The event – themed “A Summer Gathering” – featured tours, prize drawings, refreshments and music by Nicholas Rash of Fort Mill.

Guests were asked to bring donations for the Fort Mill Care Center, Foundation for Fort Mill Schools and the Humane Society of York County. A painting, Modern Sunflowers by Kristen Hampton of Fort Mill, was auctioned with proceeds benefitting these three community organizations.

Allen Tate Companies President Pat Riley, Allen Tate Mortgage President Chris Cope, Builder Services Inc. President Mike LaRuffa, Master Title Agency President Pat Jackson and York County Councilman Michael Johnson were among those on hand for the event.

The office, which accommodates more than 35 Realtors® and staff who serve the greater Fort Mill area, opened in March.

“This was a great event, full of fun, friendship and goodwill, where we could share our new office with our colleagues, neighbors and friends,” said Carol Hampton, Fort Mill branch leader.

To contact an Allen Tate agent in the Fort Mill office, call 803-547-1185

Greensboro Community Celebrates New Location of Allen Tate Greensboro-North Elm Office

15 Jun

More than 100 business and community leaders, customers and friends turned out for an open house to celebrate the new location of the Greensboro-North Elm office of Allen Tate Realtors® at 3623 N. Elm Street, North Elm Open House 2North Elm Open House 4North Elm Open House 3
Suite 100 in Greensboro.

The June 10 open house featured tours, prize drawings, refreshments by 1618 Concepts and music by the Greg Hyslop Jazz Duo. A commissioned artwork by Sara Hanna Betts was unveiled at the event.

A “stay-cation” prize package raffle, which include hotel, theatre tickets and a massage, raised more than $700 to benefit Guilford County Public Schools.

Allen Tate Companies President Pat Riley, Allen Tate Realtors® President Phyllis Brookshire, Allen Tate Companies Regional Vice President Tony Jarrett and Allen Tate Mortgage President Chris Cope were on hand for the event.

The office, which accommodates more than 50 Realtors® and staff who service Guilford, Rockingham and Alamance counties, opened in March.

“We’ve been a part of the Greensboro community for a decade, and it was wonderful to be welcomed in our new space by so many great colleagues, neighbors and friends,” said Nancy Radtke, Greensboro-North Elm branch leader.

Allen Tate has served the Triad region since 2002. The company has seven Triad locations, including Greensboro-North Elm, Greensboro-Green Valley, Asheboro, Burlington, High Point, Oak Ridge, and Winston-Salem, for a total of 40 branches in the Charlotte, Triad, Triangle and Upstate regions.

To contact an Allen Tate agent in the Greensboro-North Elm office, call 336-315-2000.

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