Acquisitions. Joint Ventures.
Rise Partners is a commercial real estate development, acquisition and redevelopment company, founded in Chattanooga, Tennessee by Geoff Smith, Matt Phillips and Jay Wiseman. Shortly after, Greg Wilson joined the company as a partner and established the Charlotte, North Carolina office. Combined, Geoff and Matt have over 10 million square feet of development and redevelopment experience across 12 states, totaling approximately $1.7 billion dollars of project costs, while Jay brings $7 billion of acquisition experience. Greg brings a retailers perspective as he has overseen all aspects of real estate for a major department store chain's portfolio including 30 million square feet of commercial space throughout the southeast. The team has decades of experience across many property types, including large regional power centers, regional malls, neighborhood grocery anchored centers, community centers, single tenant net leased buildings, distribution centers, office buildings and mixed-use developments.
Rise Partners is passionate about serving the needs of our retail partners and the communities in which we develop and invest. This belief, combined with our proven track record, has forged strong relationships with retailers and brokers across the country, and has paved the way for successful projects with national and regional retailers including Walmart, Costco, Target, Belk, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Academy Sports, T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Hobby Lobby, Panera Bread…just to name a few.