Beginning his career in real estate in 1972, and with the Allen Tate Companies since 1992, Pat Riley guides all aspects of the 63-year old company. Allen Tate is the No. 1 real estate firm in the Carolinas, based on closed transaction sides. In 2018, the company formed a partnership with Pittsburgh, Pa.-based Howard Hanna Real Estate and now ranks No. 1 among the country’s largest independently owned, non-franchised brokers, and No. 3 among the Top 500 brokers. In 2019, Allen Tate closed 20,071 transactions totaling $5.75 billion in NC and SC. The companies have more than 11,000 REALTORS® and employees working from more than 300 offices in 10 states, including 1,600 REALTORS® in 47 local offices throughout the greater Charlotte, Triad, Triangle and High Country regions of North Carolina and the Upstate region of South Carolina. The Allen Tate Family of Companies includes the award-winning Allen Tate Relocation Services and other specialty companies, including Allen Tate Mortgage, Allen Tate Insurance and Builder Services. Riley is widely recognized as visionary leader in the real estate industry. He recently served as chairman of the board of directors for Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®.