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Allen Tate Joins Howard Hanna In Groundbreaking Partnership


Today at the Charlotte Convention Center, Pat Riley, President and CEO of the Allen Tate Companies, announced to agents and employees gathered for their convention, Momentum 2018, that the company has joined forces with Howard Hanna Real Estate Services.  “This union brings together first-rate real estate professionals from two of the most respected and trusted companies in the business and blends them into one unified organization,” said Riley.

Left to Right: Howard W. “Hoddy” Hanna, III, Chairman, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, Phyllis York Brookshire, President, Allen Tate Realtors, Howard W. “Hoby” Hanna, IV, President of Real Estate Brokerage, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, Pat Riley, President and Chief Executive Officer, Allen Tate Companies, Helen Hanna Casey, Chief Executive Officer, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services.

Allen Tate, the largest real estate company in the Carolinas, joins regional giant Howard Hanna, whose market reach spans the eight states of PennsylvaniaOhioNew YorkNorth CarolinaVirginiaWest VirginiaMaryland and Michigan.  The move is the first of its kind for market- leading, privately owned real estate companies in the Carolinas and creates an East Coast/Mid-Atlantic/Midwest giant with more than 11,000 agents and employees in 326 offices across nine states.

“The similarities of our two great companies are amazing and are the reason we have been successful individually. They serve as a road map to the combined success we intend to create via joint ownership,” added Pat Riley. “Both companies are full-service, offering mortgage, title, relocation and insurance products to buyers and sellers, in addition to brokerage services.  Our mottos are We Are Home at Allen Tate and Home Happens Here at Howard Hanna, and we are both members of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, the most powerful connection in the world of real estate. This partnership speaks volumes as far as ensuring our clients will continue to receive all the services and homeownership products they have been accustomed to and so much more.”

 By uniting our strengths, talents and resources, the combined company and our real estate professionals have an automatic advantage in the marketplace that translates into greater opportunities and enhanced services for people buying and selling homes with us.

-Howard W. “Hoby” Hanna, IV, President of Howard Hanna

Allen Tate and Howard Hanna previously represented the #4 and the #1 private, family-owned real estate firms in the United States, and currently both in the top 10 according to a recent research report produced by REAL Trends. Combined, the two firms facilitated more than 119,000 home sale transactions in 2017, with a closed sales volume of more than $24 billion. The partnership makes the two companies the top residential real estate producer in PennsylvaniaOhioNew York, and the Carolinas.

Howard Hanna and Allen Tate have grown up together in the industry, and together, we will continue to do great things,” said Hanna Holdings, Inc. Chairman Howard W. “Hoddy” Hanna, III.  “This partnership will allow us to continue our dominance as the largest privately owned real estate organization in the country. We are combining not only real estate brokerages, but also mortgage banking divisions, with combined annual volume of over $2 billion, as well as our insurance companies, making us the largest property and casualty real estate insurance agency on the East Coast.”

“We look forward to working with the Tate Companies, adding new technologies and innovative programs such as our 100% Money Back Guarantee and our special mortgage finance programs such as Physicians Plus and Buy Before You Sell.  Together, we will continue to provide best-in- class service, local expertise, innovative technologies, and a client-first philosophy,” added Hanna.

These two strong, family-operated companies, both established in 1957 – Allen Tate in Charlotte and Howard Hanna in Pittsburgh – have long-established ties to their regions. “We always look to move forward, and we made a decision in the 1980s to remain independent,” said Howard Hanna CEO Helen Hanna Casey.  “This collaboration will provide the best products and services in the real estate industry, along with shared marketing and promotion of properties. We see this as a benefit to both our clients and our agents.”

Allen Tate and Howard Hanna share a common theme of commitment to their agents and clients.  By uniting our strengths, talents and resources, the combined company and our real estate professionals have an automatic advantage in the marketplace that translates into greater opportunities and enhanced services for people buying and selling homes with us,” said Howard W. “Hoby” Hanna, IV, President of Howard Hanna.