Luminaries

Pat Riley

Allen Tate Companies

Because of his success in his family’s real estate business, Pat Riley was recruited to join Allen Tate Companies, a residential real estate brokerage, in 1992. As president and CEO, he has overseen its acquisitions of more than 30 family-owned real estate companies, which has helped Allen Tate become the No. 1 real estate firm in the Carolinas in terms of closed transaction sides. Riley expanded the Allen Tate Companies’ offerings to include relocation, mortgage, insurance, builder and master title services.

Riley was one of the 10 founding members of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE). He served as chairman of the LeadingRE board of directors from 2015 to 2017 and holds a permanent board seat. In the wake of the recession, he urged colleagues to pursue a joint venture with other independent companies instead of “selling out” to Wall Street.

Pat Riley | President & CEO

Allen Tate Companies

“Remaining fiercely independent is so personally important to me. To keep that dream in place, I tell the world there is an alternative to capital markets.”