A magnate, a mover, a titan in the industry, Gary Scott is coming home.
Allen Tate Realtors® announced today that Scott, a 30-year industry veteran who most recently headed up Long & Foster, will return to the company where he previously served in a leadership role through the late 1990s and early 2000s—now charged with overseeing operations in a four-region market that includes 1,500 agents and 300 staff members.
“I am beyond excited to return to Allen Tate Realtors, a vital partner among the Hanna Family of Companies. I look forward to working side-by-side with Pat Riley and Hoby Hanna, who in my opinion are the best of the best in the profession,” said Scott in an email to RISMedia. “I am confident of the future growth potential across all of our markets and am pleased to be joining a legacy enterprise that relates to family and service.”
Founded in 1957, Allen Tate serves the Carolinas with headquarters in Charlotte, having partnered with Pittsburgh-based Howard Hanna Real Estate Services in 2018. Scott’s second tenure with the company will become effective Nov. 29, and this time he will hold the title of President.
“I am super excited to have Gary back on our team,” said Pat Riley who oversees Allen Tate Realtors®’ parent organization, Allen Tate Companies, in a statement. “Gary and I worked together for more than 15 years in Delaware and in the Carolinas.”
At Long & Foster, which serves markets through Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey, Scott’s shoes will be filled by Boomer Foster, according to a release from that company, where he will hold the title of “sole president” of Long & Foster Real Estate. He had previously worked leading half of the brokerage’s regional divisions.
“I’m honored to lead our teams at Long & Foster Real Estate and continue helping our agents to win new business and even better support area buyers, sellers and renters,” said Foster in a statement. “I look forward to building on Long & Foster’s strong business foundations, as well as the many impressive programs and resources we already have in place for our teams.”
Long & Foster President & CEO Jeff Detwiler thanked Scott for his “enthusiasm for real estate and his passion for enabling people to achieve their goals” in a letter shared with staff, crediting him for helping expand the company’s footprint into Philadelphia and the New Jersey Shore area.
“I hope you join me in wishing Gary the best of luck in his new ventures and in congratulating Boomer on his expanded role at Long & Foster,” Detwiler wrote.
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This story was updated with comments from Gary Scott.