Agent Bios

  • Rusty Pulliam

    Principal / CEO
    RP016c (800x1024) A native of Asheville, Rusty earned his BS in Business Administration from Newberry College in South Carolina. After a brief banking career with First Federal Savings & Loan, Rusty joined Executive Realty as a developer/property manager. In 1993, Rusty became the firm’s Principle /President/CEO. In 1999 Rusty changed Executive Realty’s name to Pulliam Properties, and […] Read Full Bio →
  • Larry C. Pulliam

    Property Management & Commercial Leasing/Sales
    lawrence-pulliam Larry Pulliam joined Pulliam Properties in October 2006. Larry brings a host of accomplishments and qualities that serve the community well. In addition to these characteristics, his long standing residence speaks to his love and knowledge of Asheville and the development therein. Larry’s history includes his attendance at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY where […] Read Full Bio →
  • James Wilson

    Commercial Agent
    james-wilson As a 25 year resident of the Asheville area, James Wilson has been an active participant in growth of the Western North Carolina region. James began his real estate career after spending 12 years as a regional director of a large restaurant company. After earning his broker’s license in 1998, James joined Pulliam Properties several […] Read Full Bio →
  • Jim Groce

    Commercial Agent
    jim-groce Following 30 years as owner and manager of a large Hardware/Home Center, Jim began a second career by joining the Pulliam team as a Commercial Broker in 1999. Since that time, the Asheville native has distinguished himself as the top producer seven times. His relationships have been built on honesty, integrity and determination to achieve […] Read Full Bio →
  • Melissa Moore

    Commercial Agent
    melissa-moore Melissa moved to Asheville and joined Pulliam Properties in 2008. Before relocating to Asheville, she earned her Georgia Real Estate License in 1995. Originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, Melissa grew up in Atlanta were she attended college and soon after earned her Paralegal Certification. Melissa worked for two major Atlanta law firms, before refocusing her […] Read Full Bio →
  • Paul Ellis

    Commercial Agent
    paul-ellis Originally from Lafayette, Louisiana, Paul grew up in Asheville, North Carolina. Paul credits his father, a commercial architect, for his ability to envision a property as both a developer, and an investor. Paul is driven by his creative insight, and knows the possibilities and values of a piece of property, making him an asset to […] Read Full Bio →
  • Mary Padgett

    Executive Assistant
    Pulliam Properties headshots Sept2015- 28 Mary Padgett, Executive Assistant to Rusty Pulliam, manages all of the accounting for Pulliam Properties’ extensive commercial portfolio. She has six years’ experience in commercial property accounting, with 12 years prior experience as a corporate transactional paralegal in Florida. She also assists the property managers in handling the day-to-day tenant and lease activity. In her […] Read Full Bio →
  • Paige Stout

    Property Management/Broker
    paige-stout Paige grew up in the South and married a Navy man. They lived in several locations in the United States.  In 2008, they decided to settle down in North Carolina.  She quickly earned her North Carolina Brokers License and has worked at Pulliam Properties doing property management and executive assistant functions for the Pulliam family […] Read Full Bio →
  • Teresa Latak

    Office Administrator
    Pulliam Properties headshots Sept2015- 08 Teresa Latak, Office Administrator for Rusty Pulliam and all Firm Brokers. She has four (4) years’ experience in commercial property management & accounting, five (5) years of accounting experience including A/P, A/R, credit management and bank reconciliation; as well as, 19 years of medical transcription experience. Teresa is currently going to night school to obtain […] Read Full Bio →