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Pat Riley inducted into the Order of the Long Leaf Pine

Pat Riley

Dec. 19. Pat Riley, CEO of Allen Tate Cos., has been inducted into the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, one of the highest civilian honors bestowed by the Governor of the State of North Carolina.

The honor was presented at the Good Scout Award Luncheon held last week at the Le Meridien Hotel in Charlotte. Michael Smith, president and CEO of Charlotte Center City Partners, and Mark Turner, Scout Executive/CEO, Mecklenburg County Council, Boy Scouts of America, presented Riley with the award.


The Order of the Long Leaf Pine, created in 1964, is reserved for individuals who have made significant contributions to the state and their communities through exemplary service and exceptional accomplishments.

Riley has led the Allen Tate Companies since 1992 and has helped grow it from three local offices to a full-service homeownership company with 70 offices across a seven-region footprint in North and South Carolina. In 2022, Riley led the company’s largest acquisition of Beverly-Hanks Real Estate, with 18 offices in the Asheville/Mountain region. The company is on track to report more than 20,000 closed sales transactions totaling $8.5 billion for 2022. Along with its partner Howard Hanna Real Estate, the company is the No. 1 independent real estate company in the country.

Riley’s service to the community spans his 31-year tenure with Allen Tate. He has chaired every major civic board in Charlotte, including the Charlotte Chamber, Arts & Science Council and Charlotte Center City Partners. An Eagle Scout, Riley has served as president of the Boy Scouts of America, Mecklenburg County Council, chaired the annual Leadership Dinner and received numerous service awards.

At Allen Tate, Riley champions Tate Cares, a combined giving initiative that supports public education; arts, culture, and history; and United Way. More than $5.78 million has been raised for Tate Cares in the past 25 years. Riley also serves on the Charlotte Executive Leadership Council and the board of directors for Best NC, a non-profit coalition committed to improving public education.


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