Allen Tate Executives Named to Swanepoel Power 200

20 Jan

sp200_lowresAllen Tate Companies Chairman and Founder H. Allen Tate, Jr. and President/COO Pat Riley have been named to the Swanepoel Power 200 (SP200) for 2015, a list of the most powerful and influential real estate industry leaders.

Tate is ranked No. 45 and was lauded for his “one-stop shopping” approach to real estate and commitment to the community and public affairs for more than 50 years.

Riley, who joined Allen Tate in 1992, is ranked No. 97 and was recognized for helping lead the company to its position as No. 1 in the Carolinas. Riley also serves as incoming president for Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, a global network of more than 500 premier real estate firms in nearly 50 countries around the world.

Swanepoel Power 200 is a research service that annually reviews more than 1,000 individuals to identify the top thought leaders who influence, impact and lead the residential real estate brokerage industry. Selection criteria include personal influence, tenure in the industry, office held, decision-making power, financial resources of the company, organization’s significance and contribution, and company’s geographic reach.

“The SP200 serves to identify those leaders that impact and lead the residential real estate brokerage industry,” said Rob Hahn, Swanepoel Power 200 executive editor. “We acknowledge their enormous influence and contribution to our industry by detailing their role in improving the overall home buying transaction and the real estate business in particular.”

Portion of I-485 Named for H. Allen Tate, Jr.

15 Jan

Allen Tate Company and the Charlotte Chamber are pleased to announce that a portion of Interstate 485 in Mecklenburg County will be named in honor of H. Allen Tate, Jr., Allen Tate Company founder, chairman of the board and CEO.

Tate, a Realtor® and developer who founded Allen Tate Company in 1957, has been a longtime proponent of transportation issues, serving as chair of the Charlotte Chamber’s Regional Roads Committee, the Toll Roads Solutions Committee and the most recent Committee of 21. In 2008, Tate led the charge for I-485 to be completed ahead of schedule as well as the widening of I-85 in Cabarrus County and I-485 south of Charlotte.

The Charlotte City Council and Huntersville Town Board requested the honor last fall. On January 8, N.C. Department of Transportation Board Chair Ned Curran read a resolution for approval by the full board at the January NC DOT meeting.

“I have known Allen for many, many years and consider him a close friend. He has a remarkable entrepreneurial story and has certainly made significant efforts to affect transportation issues in our region,” said Curran.

“In fact, if not for Allen’s tireless commitment to see the project through, Charlotte’s outer belt probably would not be completed for many, many years.”

“For the past 50 years, there has been no greater champion than Allen Tate for the planning, funding and building of roads to meet the demands of our region’s growing population,” added Bob Morgan, Charlotte Chamber president and CEO.

Tate was told of the board’s decision by telephone.

“Truly it is a thrill for me and all the wonderful people who have worked so hard over the years. I am proud of the things that the various Chambers of Commerce in the region can achieve. I thank everybody so much,” said Tate.

Plans are in the works for a naming and opening ceremony for I-485 and the interchange at I-85.

Opportunities Abound for Real Estate in 2015

13 Jan

While the real estate activity nationally decreased in 2014 after a strong comeback in 2013, the Carolinas fared better, staying on par with the previous year.

This year, Carolinas’ real estate could once again mirror the growth and activity of 2013. In the January-February edition Carolinas Market Update, a bi-monthly real estate video series produced by the Allen Tate Companies, President and COO Pat Riley shares his vision for 2015.

“Homes will appreciate about 2.5 to 3 percent on average, with some neighborhoods appreciating more. The market will be busy, with empty-nesters downsizing; move-up buyers finding their next home; and Millennials buying their first homes,” said Riley.

Strong economic development activity will continue to positively impact the region, said Riley, resulting in job creation and ultimately, more qualified buyers in the marketplace. Buyers who have been waiting the past few years are expected to finally make a move, potentially prompted by a slight rise – maybe one point – in mortgage interest rates by summer.

“The Carolinas remain in the sweet spot when it comes to real estate in 2015. Our demographics, economic development and attractive markets – combined with interest rates and low inventory – all point to 2015 as another year of growth like 2013,” said Riley.

Carolinas Market Update is targeted to consumers in the Charlotte, Triad, Research Triangle and Upstate S.C. regions. It is produced every other month by the Allen Tate Companies and features information, statistics, trends and predictions about the real estate market in North and South Carolina.

To access the latest Carolinas Market Update, go to the Allen Tate YouTube channel ( or contact any Allen Tate Realtor®.

Allen Tate Company Welcomes New Realtors®

6 Jan

Allen Tate Company (, the Carolinas’ leading real estate company, is pleased to welcome the following Realtors® who joined the company in December 2014:


  • Kendell Burruss – Ballantyne
  • Cindy Alvarado – Concord
  • Ryan Wilson – Huntersville
  • Eli Azran, Christine Iler – Lake Norman
  • Cynthia Belcher – Matthews/Mint Hill
  • Vicki Ford, Stephen Kendall – Providence @485
  • Caroline Grant – Rock Hill
  • Jodie Anderson, Jennifer Farris, Katie Koppelmann, Andrea Kuykendal – SouthPark


  • Rodger Chriscoe, Jillian West – Asheboro
  • Stephanie Baubie, Christy Comer – Greensboro-North Elm


  • Anne Tyson Lee – Chapel Hill/Durham
  • Tracy Brennaman-Dowling, Margaret Moore – Raleigh-Falls of Neuse


  • Renade Helton, Caitlin Jennings – Easley/Powdersville
  • Chad Choquette – Greer
  • Joe Foice, Nicole Winter – Simpsonville

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

Master Title Agency Attorney D. Kevin Joyce Earns Real Estate Certification from North Carolina Bar

30 Dec

12.30.14 Joyce, KevinD. Kevin Joyce, North Carolina state legal counsel and vice president of Master Title Agency, LLC, has been certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a specialist in residential real property law.

Joyce is one of 45 North Carolina attorneys certified as a specialist in a designated practice area in 2014 and just one of two certified in residential real property law.

To be certified as a specialist in a practice area, an attorney must have been in practice for at least five years; devote a significant part of his or her practice to the specialty area; attended continuing legal education seminars in the specialty; be favorably evaluated by his or her peers; and pass a written examination in the specialty practice area.

Prior to joining Master Title in 2005, Joyce was engaged in private practice, primarily in the areas of real estate law, foreclosure, zoning, municipal, collections, landlord/tenant issues, and general practice law.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Juris doctor degree, summa cum laude, from the North Carolina Central University School of Law. He is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, Gaston County Bar, North Carolina Bar Association (Real Property Section), and Mecklenburg Real Property Council.

A native of Walkertown, N.C., Joyce and his wife live in Gaston County with their two children. He previously served for six years on the Lowell Planning Board and Board of Adjustment, and is an active member of South Point Baptist Church.

Master Title Agency, one of the fastest growing title companies serving the Carolinas since 2002, partners with legal professionals to provide title insurance at closing to protect the owner’s interest in their property.

For more information about Master Title Agency, call 866-503-1163 or e-mail


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