Neighborhoods he developed dot the city, from Kingswood to Montibello to Foxcroft.
He helped build what is now Sharon Corners shopping center, about 10 years before SouthPark Mall opened – paving the way for development that has dramatically transformed that area in recent decades.
And, of course, his company’s burgundy-and-gold for-sale signs jut out of front yards stretching from Raleigh to Greenville, S.C.
Tate, founder of the Charlotte-based real estate firm that bears his name, died Monday at his home. He was 84.