The Home Builders Association of Greenville are your neighbors and community leaders providing education and support for building industry professionals. We create jobs, encourage homeownership, and promote responsible growth throughout the upstate of South Carolina.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
H. Allen Tate Jr.
H. Allen Tate Jr. 1931-2015
On behalf of the Home Builders Association of Greenville, we
would like to extend our sincere sympathy to the family of Allen Tate, founder
of the Charlotte-based real estate firm that bears his name Allen Tate Company.
Raised in Gaffney, S.C., Tate graduated from UNC Chapel
Hill. Later, in 1957, he opened a one-man real estate and insurance office in
uptown Charlotte’s Liberty Building. He grew his business into a major
Carolinas real estate company. Today, the company has about 40 offices in its
two-state footprint, about 1,400 Realtors and roughly 200 additional employees.
Tate is survived by his wife, Bessie; four children, Allen
III and wife, Sha; Elizabeth “Libby” Gordon and husband, Paisley; Lauren
Campbell and husband, Malcolm; and Frank Burgess and wife, Heather; and nine
grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara, in 2006.