Pat Riley Named Chairman of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®

Pat Riley, president and chief operating officer of Charlotte, NC-based Allen Tate Company, has been elected to a two-year term as Chairman of the Board of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®. Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) is a global network of 500+ market-leading real estate firms producing over one million annual home sale transactions.

Mr. Riley is a real estate industry veteran, whose real estate experience dates back to 1972. He has been with the Allen Tate Company since 1992 and now provides strategic direction for all aspects of the 57-year-old firm. Under his guidance, the company consistently ranks #1 in the Carolinas and among the Top 10 independent brokerages nationwide.

“It is a true privilege to serve LeadingRE and partner with the finest brokers in this business, as we work together to create opportunities that benefit all of our premier independent brokerage members worldwide,” Riley said. “I am committed to building on the progress already made in supporting our affiliates with the industry’s best programs for business development, education, relocation, technology and marketing.”

“Pat Riley has been instrumental to our organization’s growth since our founding in 1997,” said LeadingRE President/CEO Pam O’Connor, “Having most recently served as vice chairman of our board, Pat is an innovative and progressive businessman, whose insights have helped our network become the global real estate powerhouse it is today.”

Other officers include Chairman Pat Riley (Allen Tate Company, Charlotte, NC); Immediate Past Chairman Robert Sibcy (Sibcy Cline REALTORS®, Cincinnati, OH); Vice Chairman Joe Horning (Shorewest REALTORS®, Brookfield, WI); Secretary Dan Elsea (Real Estate One, Southfield, MI); and Treasurer Harold Crye (CRYE-LEIKE, REALTORS®, Memphis, TN). Also serving on the distinguished board are Jeffrey S. Detwiler (Long & Foster Real Estate, Chantilly, VA); Howard W. (Hoby) Hanna IV (Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, Cleveland, OH); Chris Meyers (Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate, Armonk, NY); Ron Peltier (HomeServices of America, Minneapolis, MN); Michael T. Robinson (Weichert, REALTORS®, Morris Plains, NJ); Michael Saunders (Michael Saunders & Company, Sarasota, FL); and William Watson, Jr. (Watson Realty Corp., Jacksonville, FL).

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® is the largest network of over 500 premier locally-branded firms responsible for more home sales than any other real estate network. LeadingRE provides its affiliates with an extensive range of brokerage services, including lead generation, cross-market referrals, branding support, luxury marketing, online exposure, technology systems, and industry-leading professional development.

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