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Raines Group Offices

Four Squares Business Center
1200 Mountain Creek Rd.
Suite 100
Chattanooga, TN 37405
Phone: 423.875.3600
Fax: 423.875.9044



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The Raines Group

The Raines Group is Chattanooga's full-service real estate investment company, advising clients in matters of brokerage, management and leasing.  This strong team of real estate advisors provides over 100 years of combined real estate experience to local and regional investors. 

The 30+ year-old company's team includes three brokers and six affiliate brokers, with one holding the coveted CCIM designation (Certified Commercial Investment Member), a Certified Shopping  Center Manager, Professional Engineer, Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor and a Real Property Administrator.


  • Brokerage/Sales
  • Property Acquisition
  • Development 
  • Planning and Design
  • Construction Management
  • Long Term Property Management 
  • Leasing and Marketing

Our professional staff is dedicated to working with you and your tenants as a team to deliver the best possible results. The Raines Group are specialists at creating real estate solutions.


About Us


In its 30-year history, The Raines Group has grown into one of the most professional "boutique" real estate companies in the mid-South. Our commitment to customer service is the driving force behind word-of-mouth marketing and business referrals, by far our leading source of new business. We believe that we have been successful because we share many core values, not the least among them is an unparalleled professionalism and an unquenchable thirst to be best in class.

Examples of our capabilities abound, but a few are worth highlighting because of their particular contribution to our current business environment.

  • The Raines Group has a strong regional presence, with over 1.5 million square feet of commercial space and numerous residential condominium responsibilities in Tennessee alone. Likewise, we maintain real estate brokerage licenses in Tennessee and Georgia and we are very active in these markets as well.
  • CIGNA retained The Raines Group as its facilities manager for the Chattanooga region, which includes approximately 175,000 square feet of commercial office and support services property. This outsourcing solution enabled CIGNA to have their properties managed by an entire team of dedicated experts to include permanent, on-site property operations managers which enabled them to realize lower total cost of property management.
  • Our expertise extends into the dynamic healthcare field. Our team of professional consultants has extensive experience dealing with all aspects of development for the healthcare industry.
  • Whether retrofitting an existing facility, or developing a new building from the ground up, The Raines Group understands the importance of technology based solutions in creating productive and efficient work spaces. High speed data networks, communications, energy-efficient heating and cooling zones and flexible work spaces all play a part in designing functional facilities that work today, and will keep on working well into the future.

The Raines Group is prepared to meet new real estate challenges with spirit, energy, dedication and an unwavering "can-do" attitude.


The Raines Group, Inc. is a full service real estate company based in Chattanooga, Tennessee specializing in fee management, leasing, brokerage,  facilities planning, design, and construction management. The Company's objective is to provide comprehensive, professional real estate services to property owners and other Client companies. The Raines Group, Inc. was formed July 1, 1984 by William B. Raines Jr., CCIM, CSM, RPA, President and CEO, and Joe M. Rodgers, former U.S. Ambassador to France. It was originally named The Center Group, Inc. and based in Nashville,  Tennessee.  The Raines Group, Inc. team members have provided professional property services to over ten million (10,000,000) square feet of commercial property in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Kentucky, Virginia, Texas, and North Carolina. It is a licensed Real Estate Brokerage Company in Tennessee and Georgia with a licensed Professional Engineer PE certified in Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia.  The Group also has a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) on staff.

The clients of The Raines Group, Inc. are primarily groups such as life insurance companies, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT's), banks, trust departments, hospitals and corporations, as well as individual investors, condominium associations and developers.  By virtue of its specializing in fee management, planning, design, construction management and leasing,  The Raines Group, Inc. has been able to develop a high respect within the industry and has been able to distinguish itself for its high standards of  performance.   In addition to the services outlined above, The Raines Group, Inc. has functioned in consulting and "trustee" roles for lenders and Landlords. The Raines Group, Inc. is also an approved contractor by the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC) and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), National Association of  Realtors,  National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Better Business Bureau and the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce.


The Raines Group Company History

The Raines Group was founded by William B. Raines, Jr.  A native of the city, Raines began his career in Chattanooga in 1973 working with CBL and Associates and then Cousins Properties, managing several major retail centers in the Nashville area.

While in Nashville, Raines partnered with Joe Rodgers, former Ambassador to France, to form The Center Group in 1984.  Raines purchased Rodgers interest in 1988, becoming sole owner and renaming the company The Raines Group.  At its start, The Raines Group oversaw 3 million square feet of commercial property in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Kentucky.

Bill Raines has received the designation of Real Property Administrator (RPA) from the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), a Certified Commercial Investment Manager (CCIM) from the National Association of Realtors and is a Certified Shopping Center Manager (CSM) from the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).  He also holds the distinction of retired Major General in the U.S. Army. He holds a Real Estate license in Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama.

In recent years, The Raines Group has had many sucess stories.  The company was responsible for leasing 17,000 square feet of office space to Galen Medical Group at Eastgate Town Center.  Additionally, the company has provided expert consultation to manage 175,000 square feet of commercial office space for CIGNA Health Care, among others.

While much of The Raines Group's reputation has been built on a solid foundation of commercial real estate management and leasing, The Raines Group has also demonstrated expertise in brokerage acquisition of commercial properties for its clients.