Allen Tate Company Names Eric Heintschel as Chief Financial Officer

14 Oct

10.14.14 Heintschel, EricAllen Tate Company (www.allentate.com), the Carolinas’ leading real estate company, has named Eric Heintschel as chief financial officer.

In his new position, Heintschel will oversee all financial operations for Allen Tate Realtors® and the Allen Tate Family of Companies. He replaces Fred Hines, who will retire as CFO in December 2014 after 23 years of service to the company. Hines will continue to serve as a managing partner for Allen Tate Insurance.

“Eric was the clear choice to lead Allen Tate’s financial operations. His impressive and varied background in accounting, finance, investments and taxes distinguishes him and will serve the company well into the future,” said Pat Riley, president and COO, Allen Tate Companies.

Prior to joining Allen Tate, Heintschel served for a decade as the chief financial officer for Carousel Capital, a Charlotte, NC-based private equity investment firm, where he oversaw the operations of multiple funds with combined capital commitments of more than $750 million and served as primary contact for 350 investors and advisors. He also previously worked for both PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP and Dellinger & Deese, PLLC in Charlotte, where he specialized in working with private, family-owned businesses for these public accounting firms.

He holds both a Master of Accountancy degree and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He is a North Carolina-licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

A native of Swanton, Ohio, Heintschel resides in South Charlotte with his wife, Stacy, and their three children.

Allen Tate Realtors® Raise $12,000 for Public Education in the Triangle

13 Oct

10.13.14 FUNday TriangleAllen Tate Realtors® in the Triangle recently raised $12,000 to benefit public education, as part of the company’s 17th Annual FUNday event.

On FUNday, Allen Tate agents, employees and guests “pay to play” and raise money for local public education organizations. Since it began 17 years ago, FUNday has taken the form of a field day, tailgate picnic, community workday, and evening reception. This year, FUNday was held as four separate regional events through the company’s footprint in North and South Carolina. To date, FUNday has raised more than $1.38 million for public education across the Carolinas.

More than 170 people attended the Triangle event, a Mad Men-themed reception held October 9 at Carolina Country Club in Raleigh. The festivities included a silent auction, reverse raffle, wine pull, Black Jack tournament, reception and dancing to tunes from the Mad Men era.

“The first FUNnight event in the Triangle was a huge success as agents, staff, sponsors and guests enjoyed dressing in Mad Men-inspired attire reminiscent of the 60’s and 70’s,” said Susan “Bootsie” Harris, FUNday Triangle event chairperson. “We are thrilled to have hosted such a fun and memorable event with all proceeds benefiting public education in the Triangle.”

Local education organizations that will benefit from Allen Tate FUNday dollars include the Poe Center for Health Education and the Wake Education Partnership.

FUNday is made possible through the support of national, regional and local sponsors. Event sponsors included Quantum Digital, Our State magazine, Realtor.com, 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty, Office Depot, United Printing, Automated Shredding, SND Coffee, United Laser, TelWare Corporation, the News and Observer, Two Men and a Truck, Brentwood Carpets, Piedmont Service Group, Professional Home Staging, South Law Firm, Leith Land Rover Jaguar, Lennar Homes, Triangle Imports, Renovatia, Wendell Falls, KB Homes, Red Wolf Vodka and Doncaster-Ashley Vaughn.

Allen Tate is the Carolinas’ largest real estate company with six offices in the Triangle region – Cary-Searstone, Cary-Stonebridge, Chapel Hill/Durham, Raleigh-Falls of Neuse, Raleigh-Glenwood, and Wake Forest/Rolesville – and a total of 40 offices in North and South Carolina.

Allen Tate Realtors® Raise $17,000 for Public Education in the Triad

9 Oct

10.9.14 FUNday TriadAllen Tate Realtors® in the Triad recently raised $17,000 to benefit public education, as part of the company’s 17th Annual FUNday event.

On FUNday, Allen Tate agents, employees and guests “pay to play” and raise money for local public education organizations. Since it began 17 years ago, FUNday has taken the form of a field day, tailgate picnic, community workday, and evening reception. This year, FUNday was held as four separate regional events through the company’s footprint in North and South Carolina. To date, FUNday has raised more than $1.38 million for public education across the Carolinas.

More than 225 people attended the Triad event, “Roll out the Red Carpet for Education,” an evening reception held October 2 at the Regency Room at the Elm Street Center in Greensboro. The festivities included silent and live auctions, a 50/50 drawing, reception and dancing.

“All of our Triad agents and leaders worked hard to pull together a fun event for a very worthy cause,” said Lori Yager, FUNday Triad event chairperson. “It was great to have some of our recipient organizations in attendance at the event.”

Local education organizations that will benefit from Allen Tate FUNday dollars include Alamance Burlington County Schools, Asheboro City Schools Educational Foundation, Children’s Museum of Alamance County, Davidson County Education Foundation, The Enrichment Fund for Guilford County Schools, Guilford Education Alliance, Randolph County Schools Endowment, Rockingham County Schools, and Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools.

FUNday is made possible through the support of national, regional and local sponsors. Gold sponsors ($1,000 contribution) included Amanzi Marble & Granite, Bank of North Carolina, Greensboro News & Record, O. Henry magazine, Our State magazine, and the Winston-Salem Journal.

Silver sponsors ($500 contribution) included 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty, Advanta Clean of the Piedmont, Alert Construction and Energy Solutions, Bunch & Associates, Chaney Properties, Coltrane and Overfield, PLLC, Donato & Grewal, Gate City BNI, Got You Floored Inc., Pillar to Post Home Inspectors, Quantum Digital, Randy Carson, TelWare Corporation, True Homes and Verizon.

Bronze sponsors ($300 contribution) included Bella Collina Events, LLC, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, Holton Law Firm, PLLC, Pendleton Appraisals, Ray Moving & Storage Inc., and The Real Estate Book.

Allen Tate is the Carolinas’ largest real estate company with seven offices in the Triad region – Asheboro, Burlington, Greensboro – Green Valley, Greensboro – North Elm, High Point, Oak Ridge and Winston-Salem – and a total of 40 offices in North and South Carolina.

Allen Tate Mortgage President Chris Cope Installed as President of Mortgage Bankers Association of the Carolinas

3 Oct

10.3.14 Chris Cope1_30_14_lgChris Cope, president of Allen Tate Mortgage, has been installed as president of the Mortgage Bankers Association of the Carolinas (www.MBAC.org), one of the nation’s oldest and most influential banking organizations, at the organization’s 59th Annual Convention held September 22 in Charleston, S.C.

He will serve as president of the two-state, 160-member organization from November 1, 2014 to October 31, 2015. MBAC serves as the voice of mortgage regarding legislative matters in North and South Carolina and works closely with federal and state agencies to bring about improved programs and procedures to the mortgage banking industry.

Cope joined Allen Tate Company in 2007, where he leads the mortgage banking team in 40 locations throughout the Charlotte, Triad, Triangle and Upstate regions of the Carolinas. A graduate of the University of Florida, he has more than 18 years of experience in the mortgage services industry, including leadership positions with Merrill Lynch, Burnet Financial Group and Sunbelt Lending Services.

Cope currently serves on the board of advisors of the UNC Nutrition Research Institute and on the board of advisors of MeckEd. He and his wife, Kathy, live in Charlotte with their two sons. He enjoys deep sea fishing, golf and tennis.

Allen Tate Realtors® Raise $15,000 for Public Education in the Upstate

2 Oct

10.2.14 Upstate FUNdayAllen Tate Realtors® in the Upstate recently raised $15,000 to benefit public education, as part of the company’s 17th Annual FUNday event.

On FUNday, Allen Tate agents, employees and guests “pay to play” and raise money for local public education organizations. Since it began 17 years ago, FUNday has taken the form of a field day, tailgate picnic, community workday, and evening reception. This year, FUNday was held as four separate regional events through the company’s footprint in North and South Carolina. To date, FUNday has raised more than $1.38 million for public education across the Carolinas.

More than 225 people attended the Upstate event, an evening reception held September 24 at the Westin Poinsett in Greenville. The festivities included silent and live auctions, a wine pull, blackjack table, “Keys to Success” game, and “Diamond Drop” drawing for a black diamond necklace. Kathy Weeks, Allen Tate regional vice president for the Upstate, also participated in an ice bucket challenge prior to the event, which raised $2,100.

“I am inspired with the success of our first locally based Allen Tate fundraiser supporting the local public school districts,” said Rhett Brown, FUNday Upstate event chairperson. “It is impossible to express our gratitude for our company-wide teamwork and efforts for our local community.”

Local education organizations that will benefit from Allen Tate FUNday dollars include Greenville County Schools, Pickens County Schools and Spartanburg County Schools District #6.

FUNday is made possible through the support of national, regional and local sponsors. “Doctorate” level sponsors ($1,000+ contribution) included Ryan Homes, J. Terry Laws Attorney, Quantum Digital, Julie’s Jewels and Gifts, 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty, Allen Tate Mortgage, Allen Tate Insurance, the Greenville News Media Group, Realtor.com, United Printing and Office Depot. “Masters” level sponsors ($700 contribution) included Tony DiPasquale Law Firm, Closet Pro, Rite Rug, DR Horton and Crown Communities.

Allen Tate is the Carolinas’ largest real estate company with five offices in the Upstate – Greenville-Midtown, Greenville-Woodruff Road, Easley-Powdersville, Greer and Simpsonville (opens November 2014) –  and a total of 40 offices in North and South Carolina.

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