Specialties: Hospitality, Industrial, Land, Retail, Multifamily, Self Storage
Scope of Service Experience
Ron Rader is a Commercial Real Estate Advisor with NAI Koella | RM Moore who specializes in “all things hospitality” in Sevierville, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. His specialties involve the leasing and sales of hospitality, retail, and land in the Great Smoky Mountain area of Sevier county located in East Tennessee.
Ron focuses his attention on the cities of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg along with Sevier, Jefferson and Blount counties. Experienced in commercial sales since 2005, Ron is a local Sevier county native, is GRI certified, and licensed in TN for property, casualty, and life insurance. His commercial real estate experience consists of theaters, restaurants, multifamily, land/acreage, manufacturing, storage, retail development, malls, and residential subdivisions.
Background & Experience
Prior to joining R.M. Moore Real Estate and NAI, he spent more than 25 years as a business consultant to Tennessee businesses, providing services of Process Improvement, Organizational Development, and Teamwork to management as part of the University of Tennessee’s outreach.
Ron has Bachelors and Masters degrees in Advertising and Business from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville followed by post-graduate work toward PhD in Organizational Development from UT Knoxville. He is a US Navy Commander who retired with 27 years active and reserve service and is a retiree of the University of Tennessee.
Professional Associations & Designations
Ron served on the Board of Directors for the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce, is a Leadership Sevierville Class 2007 graduate, a former Trustee of the Sevier County Library, a charter member of Friends of the Smokies, and co-authors a weekly column, “Upland Chronicles” in The Mountain Press.
As author of "The Blue Mountains Sing of Rivers, Old Men, Trails, and Trout, Rader looks back to his 40s and 50s “growing up” culture in the Great Smoky Mountains, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and beyond. His book was awarded the Annual IPPY Silver award in 2014 as " Best Regional Non-Fiction in South" by Independent Publishers Association.