Allen Tate Company Names Robert Smith Branch Leader of High Point Office

16 Apr

Smith, Robert for 4.16.14Allen Tate Company (, the Carolinas’ leading real estate company, has named Robert Smith as branch leader and broker-in-charge of the company’s High Point office at 1400 Eastchester Drive in High Point.

In his new role, Smith will oversee branch operations, management and training of more than 30 Allen Tate agents and staff.

Smith has worked as a successful Realtor® in the High Point area for the past 11 years.

His professional designations include Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Graduate Realtors Institute (GRI) and Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR). He has also served in the U.S. Navy as a diver in the ordinance field.

He is an active member of the High Point Chamber of Commerce and volunteers with the United Way of Greater High Point.

“Robert brings great experience and keen insight to the Allen Tate Triad leadership team. We’re confident he’ll be an asset to our High Point agents and clients,” said Pat Riley, Allen Tate Company President and COO.

A native of High Point, Smith is married to Charlotte Akers and has two children.

Lind Goodman Named BSI Sales Manager

15 Apr

Goodman, Lind for 4.15.14Allen Tate Company ( is pleased to announce the appointment of Lind Goodman as a sales manager for Builder Services Inc. (BSI), the company’s new home sales and marketing division.

Established and operating in the Charlotte region since 1987, BSI represents local, regional and national builders and developers in the sales and marketing of new home communities. Goodman will manage new construction sales teams for AV Homes, H&H Homes, Peachtree Residential Properties, Evans Coghill at Riverwalk, and River Run at Davidson.

Goodman brings more than 20 years of real estate and new construction expertise to BSI. She has held numerous sales, management and training positions with top homebuilders and developers in the Charlotte region throughout her career, including 10 years with BSI from 1994 to 2004.

Her professional awards and recognition include National Association of Home Builders Sales Manager of the Year, Top Builder Sales Manager, and Salesperson of the Year.

She is a licensed broker in both North and South Carolina; and a member of the National Association of Realtors®, North Carolina Realtor Association, Charlotte Regional Realtor Association and Charlotte Multiple Listing Service.

A native of Rock Hill, S.C., Goodman holds a bachelor of science in business administration from Winthrop University, with a minor in management.

“We are excited to welcome Lind back to the BSI team,” said Mike LaRuffa, President, Builder Services Inc. “She is a proven producer and talented sales trainer who will be valued by both BSI builders and buyers.”

“Her extensive background in new construction will be a tremendous asset to our organization, and we’re confident that she will be valued by builders and buyers alike, in reaching their goals.”

Allen Tate Company Names Gary Cohen Branch Leader of Easley/Powdersville Office

14 Apr

Cohen, Gary for 4.14.14Allen Tate Company (, the Carolinas’ leading real estate company, has named Gary Cohen as branch leader and broker-in-charge of the company’s Easley/Powdersville office at 4783 Highway 153 in Easley, South Carolina.

In his new role, Cohen will oversee branch operations, management and training of more than 20 Allen Tate agents and staff.

Cohen most recently served as general manager of a regional real estate company in the Upstate with six offices, 125 agents, a real estate school and foreclosure and corporate relocation divisions.

Prior to his real estate career, Cohen enjoyed a 35-year career in the hospitality industry, including 23 years with Marriott Hotels, and positions as director of room operations, general manager and vice president of operations.

He is a recipient of the Order of the Palmetto award, the highest honor given to a civilian in South Carolina and was named Georgia’s Lodging Leader of the Year. His past and current community service includes president of the South Carolina Hotel Association, vice president of the Greater Columbia (S.C.) Chamber of Commerce, chairman of the board of directors of the Children’s Hospital of Columbia, president of the Buckhead branch of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, president of the Georgia Hospitality and Travel Association, Peach Bowl selection committee; Palmetto Baptist Easley Foundation; community board of directors of the National Bank of South Carolina – Greenville, board of directors of Greater Greenville Association of Realtors; and board of directors, Children’s Hospital Development Council (Greenville).

Cohen holds a bachelor of science degree in special education and speech correction from East Stroudsburg University (Pa.).

“We are pleased to welcome Gary to the Allen Tate Upstate leadership team. His extensive experience in sales, management and real estate make him well-qualified for the role as branch leader of our Easley/Powdersville office,” said Pat Riley, Allen Tate Company President and COO.

Cohen has lived in the Upstate since 2006. He and his wife, Susan, reside in Easley. They have three sons, Mike, Jeff and Brad.

Allen Tate Company “Gets You Home” with the Charlotte Knights

9 Apr

Carolinas’ real estate leader partners with Class AAA baseball team

It’s an exciting time for baseball in the Carolinas, with the opening of the new BB&T Ballpark, home of the Class AAA Charlotte Knights. And there’s no one better to welcome the Charlotte Knights to their new home than the Allen Tate Company, the Carolinas’ real estate leader.

“Allen Tate Company is a proud partner of the Charlotte Knights as they kick off their inaugural season in their new home. It’s no coincidence that both of our organizations have the same mission – to get you home,” said Allen Tate Company president and chief operating officer Pat Riley.

Baseball is not new to Charlotte, with professional teams dating back to 1901. But it has been several decades since home plate has been located in Uptown Charlotte.

“I’m proud that we have a place that’s affordable, accessible and enjoyable by everyone. Our new stadium is about a community coming together. It’s a symbol for what’s good and right about our city. It’s a diamond worth polishing,” said Riley.

Fans can look forward to digital advertising from Allen Tate on the stadium’s giant screens, as well as messages throughout each of the 72 home games.

“We’re proud to be a partner of Charlotte Knights baseball. It’s a great organization,” said Riley.

Allen Tate Realtors® President Phyllis Brookshire Receives 2014 Women in Business Award

7 Apr

Brookshire, PhyllisTriangle Business Journal event recognizes outstanding professional women

Allen Tate Realtors® President Phyllis Brookshire was honored today by the Triangle Business Journal as one of its 2014 Women in Business award winners.

The award was presented to Brookshire at a luncheon program held at the Raleigh Marriott City Center. She was one of 25 Triangle-area women recognized as dynamic and outstanding leaders with established track records of significant accomplishments in business and/or community service. She joins the ranks of hundreds of accomplished women throughout the Triangle who have received the award during the past 18 years.

“Phyllis is a highly focused leader who helps others to understand their responsibilities and move forward. She has a unique gift of being able to genuinely engage each person in a crowded room,” said Pat Riley, Allen Tate Company president and chief operating officer.

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 37 real estate offices across the company’s footprint in North and South Carolina, including six Triangle offices: Glenwood, Falls of Neuse, Cary-Searstone, Cary-Stonebridge, Chapel Hill/Durham and Wake Forest/Rolesville.

Brookshire has served on the board of directors of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and the Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors®; and as a dean of the Triangle Realtors Leadership Academy. She is past chairman of the J.C. Raulston Arboretum at N.C. State University and has been actively involved with Triangle United Way, Poe Center for Health Education and the Wake Education Partnership. She currently serves on the board of advisors of the Visual Art Exchange.


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