Throughout our collective careers, our mission has been to help our clients achieve their commercial real estate goals through exceptional service and trust, from our cohesive, highly-trained team of Brokers and Core Business Managers, to our dedicated Staff.
Led by CEO Richard D. Whitney, CCIM, SIOR, CPM, GC, Whitney Commercial Real Estate (WCRE) is the only firm in Western North Carolina offering wholly-owned, in-house services of brokerage, management, and construction. We help our clients buy, sell, lease, manage, and improve their commercial real estate, whether they are buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, or investors. We think of ourselves as problem-solvers. The Whitney Commercial offices have been in Ridgefield Business Center in Asheville since 2001, but the company's roots originate in family real estate businesses starting in the 1940's, providing our clientele decades of experience behind the brand.
Your Interests In Brokerage, Property Management, & General Contracting are supported by the Full Whitney Commercial Team. Several of our brokers have worked hard over the years to earn credentials from the National Association of Realtor’s CCIM Institute, and the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR). In 2018, CoStar Group awarded two Power Broker Awards to Whitney Commercial, one for Top Leasing Firm, and another for Top Office Leasing Broker (Austin Walker, CCIM, SIOR).
One of approximately 560 firms worldwide designated as an Accredited Management Organization (AMO) by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) – and the only one in our region – our property management team has a wide variety of certifications and accreditations, including the coveted Certified Property Manager (CPM) and Certified Shopping Center Manager (CSM) designations. We are also members of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).As General Contractors (GC), Whitney Construction & Development, Inc. is licensed as “Unlimited” by the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors, meaning we have demonstrated a capacity to undertake commercial construction projects of any size and complexity.
We are active in our community, including membership with the award-winning Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce in downtown Asheville. Our goal, always, is that our clients experience the best professionalism throughout the CRE process that a firm can offer. We are industrious, we are forthright, and each broker, division leader, and staff member work very diligently with each client’s needs in mind. In real estate, new business is just one component of building a trusted brand: referrals and repeat business are also critical. We want every single customer to be able to note something of value in their relationship with us.