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Wade Lantz, Affiliate Broker
After almost fifty years in retail and building a personal portfolio of real estate investments, Wade Lantz decided to pursue a career in what he has always had an interest in – commercial real estate. Wade has joined Rita Anderson at Anderson Commercial Brokerage in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee as an Affiliate Broker.
Wade started in retail with the Kroger Company at seventeen years old, working his way up from a cashier/stocker to store manager. Joining Kroger’s regional office, he handled the promotion of the grocery department, which included setting advertising for 96 stores. He was given the opportunity to supervise seven small grocery stores in the Nashville, Tennessee area, and after a few years got a chance to buy his own grocery store. He bought a second store and operated them for nine years. When he decided to sell both stores, he retained Rita Anderson to broker the deals, and he then went to work for Walmart, Inc. He spent the next 13 years as a store manager, running Walmart stores in Kentucky and Tennessee.
After taking a short break, Wade decided to accept a position with CVS Pharmacies as a store manager and was with them for 10 years. His retail years have taught him the meaning of first-class customer service through and through. He has an extremely strong work ethic and stellar customer service skills.
Wade married his high school sweetheart and will be celebrating their 50th anniversary this summer. Wade and Diane raised three very successful sons, and enjoy spending time with their eight beautiful grandchildren.
Over the years, Wade has taken several opportunities to buy and then manage properties in Middle Tennessee, and knows first-hand the ins and outs of being a landlord.
He is looking forward to using his many years of working with people, his experience in the business world, and his thorough knowledge of the Tennessee real estate market. Wade will be involved in a variety of commercial real estate offerings, with a focus on helping landlords and prospective tenants find and lease the right locations for their needs.