About Me

Beginning his career in the real estate business in 1972 and with the Allen Tate Companies since 1992, Pat Riley guides all aspects of the 62-year old company as the region’s industry leader.

Allen Tate is the #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 #1 among the country’s largest independently owned, non-franchised brokers, and #4 among the Top 500 brokers. In 2018, Allen Tate closed 21,190 transactions totaling $5.75 billion in NC and SC. Combined with Howard Hanna, the companies closed 112,448 transactions totaling $23.6 billion in 2018.

The companies have 9,300 Realtors® working from 312 offices in 9 states, including 1,600 Allen Tate Realtors in 46 local offices throughout the greater Charlotte, Triad and Triangle regions of North Carolina and the Upstate region of South Carolina.

The Allen Tate Companies specializes in residential real estate brokerage. 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®, a global network of more than 565 independent real estate firms in 70 countries.

He is an active and engaged community supporter, currently serving in the following leadership roles:

  • Charlotte Executive Leadership Council
  • NC Business for Educational Success and Transformation (BEST NC - State School Reform)
  • Charlotte Center City Partners, Immediate Past Chairman, Board of Directors
  • Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, Board of Directors and Immediate Past Chairman, 2015-2017
  • Boy Scouts of America, Mecklenburg County Council, Immediate Past President

Past board affiliations include:

  • Charlotte Chamber, Past Chairman
  • Arts & Science Council, Past Chairman
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Schools Foundation, Past Chairman
  • Greater Charlotte Cultural Trust, Past Chairman
  • School Bond Campaigns, Co-Chair, 1997 & 2002
  • Boy Scouts of America 2013 Leadership Dinner, Past Chairman
  • CPCC President's Council
  • 2012 ASC Cultural Vision Plan, Past Chairman
  • The Campaign for Cultural Facilities Cabinet
  • Workplace Giving Task Force, Co-Chair
  • Cultural Life Task Force, Co-Chair 
  • Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Foundation Board of Trustees
  • Charlotte Merchants Foundation
  • Centralina Council of Governments
  • WTVI Advisory Board
  • UNC Charlotte Center for Real Estate Advisory Board

Riley is the distinguished recipient of a number of national, state and local awards, including:

  • The Old North State Award, Office of the Governor, 2008
  • Outstanding Eagle Scout Award, National Eagle Scout Association, 2019
  • Distinguished Service Award, Boy Scouts of America, Mecklenburg County Council, 2017
  • Swanepoel Top 200 Power Brokers in Residential Real Estate, 2018, #12
  • Hall of Fame Award, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, 2016
  • Business NC Power 100, 2019
  • Most Admired CEO Award, Charlotte Business Journal, 2018
  • MeckEd Education Champion of the Year, 2012
  • Realtor of the Year, 2011, 1980 and 1976
  • Mint Museum Spirit Award, 2010
  • Chairman's Service Award, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, 2008
  • Volunteer Fundraising Award, Association of Fundraising Professionals, 2003
  • Mary B. Howell Award, 2002, Arts and Science Council

Career Highlights:

  • Graduate, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1973
  • Graduate REALTOR® Institute , 1973
  • Certified Residential Specialist, 1979
  • Certified Real Estate Broker, 1980
  • Principal, C. Pat Riley Realtors, 1973-1983
  • President, Riley Horst Realtors, 1983-1988
  • Instructor, Pennsylvania State University, 1980-1988
  • Senior Vice President, B. Gary Scott Realtors, 1988-1991
  • President/CEO, Allen Tate Companies, 1992-present

Personal:

  • Married to Robbin Riley
  • Three children: Brian, Kelly, Taylor
  • Four grandchildren: Alex, Channing, Ben and Xavier
  • Enjoys tennis, spectator sports and spending time at the beach

 

 

Designations

  • CRS
  • GRI

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