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.