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. Riley is widely recognized as a 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®.