Rudy Walldorf, CCIM

President of Herman Walldorf Commercial Real Estate, was the first Chattanooga Realtor® to be accredited as a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), the premier designation in commercial real estate.


A Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina, Rudy’s work encompasses all aspects of the firm’s operations. His clients include regional and national firms in retail, finance, office, and shopping center development and related activities.


He has served as President of the local Board of Realtors® as well as Regional Vice President. He has been named Realtor® of the Year.

He also served for 25 years on the Board of Chattanooga State Technical Community College. He now serves as Deacon at First Presbyterian Church. He is a Rotarian and Co Star named him one of two top producing retail leasing agents for 2018.

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Kate Eischeid

Kate Eischeid joined the Herman Walldorf Commercial team after working in the downtown Chattanooga area handling the property management, marketing, and leasing for large, mixed-use, retail and multi-family developments for five years.


Kate joined Walldorf in the Fall of 2016 to head on marketing and client communications and has been an active affiliate broker with Walldorf since the Spring of 2017.


Kate graduated from the University of Tennessee earning a BA in Psychology. She has served term as President of the Chattanooga Girls’ Cotillion Club and volunteers her time as marketing director for her church’s Thrift Shop. She has served on the board as boutique and auction coordinator for HullaBOWLoo, which is one of the largest fundraisers for the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. Kate lives on Signal Mountain with her husband, Thomas, and dog, Scout.

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Ben Pitts

Benjamin Pitts has a diverse background as a lawyer, accountant, and business consultant that greatly benefits his commercial real estate clients.


He has been active in the community, serving with various civic and professional organizations. He currently serves as President of the Commercial Realtors® Council of the Greater Chattanooga Realtors® and on the Board of Directors for Bible in the Schools, and is active in Rotary International. 


He is a former board member of the historic preservation organization, Cornerstones, Inc., and the policy research organization, The Ochs Center. He served on the Advisory Board and Vetting Committee for Innovate Here, a venture capital and private economic development initiative.


Ben’s unique background offers his clients a level of service and expertise that cannot be matched.

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Jason Lehn, CCIM

Jason A Lehn, CCIM, provides sales, leasing, and consulting services to buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, and developers in retail, office, industrial and investment sectors in the Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia markets.


He is former President of the Chattanooga District of the East Tennessee CCIM Chapter and is active in the Commercial Realtors® Council of Greater Chattanooga Realtors®. Detail oriented and meticulous in accomplishing tasks while maintaining focus on the overarching plan, he will smoothly and efficiently see a deal through to closing.


With a degree in Philosophy from Furman University and a Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary, Jason is committed to interacting with clients and customers with respect and integrity, and to economic growth and renewal of the community.

John Sweet

John Sweet, prior to obtaining his real estate license, founded, grew, managed, sold, and consulted with a number of small business and non-profit enterprises, both in Tennessee and his native Michigan.


He has been investing in commercial real estate for 14 years, first as an owner/occupant and later as landlord. John understands first-hand the issues on all sides of the real estate deal table: landlord, tenant, buyer, and seller.


He is passionate about Chattanooga’s local food economy and small business community. His volunteer service includes sitting on the Board of the Chattanooga Civitan Club, delivering meals for Meals on Wheels, as well as being a volunteer and Board member at Crabtree Farms, where he is the Finance Committee Chair. John loves to bake bread,

grow vegetables, ride bikes with his son, swim with his daughter, and travel with his wife, Jenny.

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Blair Mard

Blair Waddell Mard joined the Herman Walldorf Commercial Team as an affiliate broker after six years as a Retail Recruiter for the River City Company where she helped fill nearly 100,000 square feet of space in downtown Chattanooga with local, regional, and national tenants. Mard joined River City Company from CreateHere, where she played a decisive part in the successful community visioning project, STAND, which gathered feedback from over 26,000 area residents and made the resulting data available to the public to promote community-based action. 


Mard is a founding board member of Rotaract and also serves on the board of the Downtown Council for the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce. She also serves with the Austin Hatcher Foundation, the Junior League of Chattanooga, and the Chattanooga Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. She is a graduate of the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce program Leadership Chattanooga and the Allied Arts Ruth Holmberg Leadership Institute. Mard graduated with honors earning a Bachelor of Science in government from Wofford College. Blair and her husband, Brad, live in Black Creek with their three children. 

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