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4934 William Arnold road, memphis tn 38117
Our Staff

Griffin Elkington


Griffin Elkington Bio
Griffin’s real estate sales experience includes all types of residential and investment properties. He is a licensed Contractor in the State of Tennessee and has experience with renovation as well as new construction and infill development. He is a life long Memphian and graduate of Christian Brothers High School and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. In 2011, he earned his Graduate REALTOR Institute certification from the Tennessee Association of REALTORS & National Association of REALTORS. In 2015 he was recognized as a Life Member of the Multi Million Dollar Club by the Memphis Area Association of REALTORS. He has served on MAAR’s MLS/Technology committee, Fair Housing Committee and has served on the board of Memphis Heritage.

Morgan Tate

Property Manager

Morgan Tate Bio
Morgan obtained his TN real estate license four years ago and worked with Prudential Collins-Maury. While with Prudential, he focused primarily on residential and investment sales. Since coming on board with River City Land Co, Morgan primarily focuses on new home sales as well as investment sales. He has recently attained his Accredited Buyer Representative accreditation. He thoroughly enjoys working with buyers throughout Shelby County, especially first time home buyers. Morgan is an active member of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors, and previously served on the Community Involvement Committee as well as the Realtor Political Action Committee. Morgan is a lifelong Memphian and a 2000 graduate from Christian Brothers High School. He then made his way to Knoxville and graduated from University of Tennessee with a B.A. in English and a minor in Business in 2004. He is an active member of the C.B.H.S and St. Dominic alumni associations.

Jamie Green


Jamie Green Bio
Jamie joined the River City team in 2011. She has experience with all types of residential sales including representing Buyers and Sellers of both investment property as well as finding someone’s personal residence.

Johnny Williams


Johnny Williams Bio
Johnny joined River City Land Co. in 2010, he is recognized for his custom home building abilities and now branched into the real estate sales side of the business. He has been in the constuction business for over 25 years and won the People’s Choice award in the 2010 Vesta Home show.

Justin Reed


Justin Reed Bio
Justin joined River City Land Co. in 2014. He is an honor graduate from The University of Tennessee at Martin with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus in Finance. With a background in finance, Justin will assist you and your family to find the perfect property for your needs! Recently married to his college sweetheart, Justin is excited to begin assisting couples in finding their first home or working with first-time homebuyers.

Cooper Turner


Cooper Turner Bio
Cooper is a lifelong Memphian with over 20 years of residential real estate experience. He attended Christian Brothers High School and Central High School before attending the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Upon graduation in 1993, Cooper then began his career as a real estate appraiser. While continuing to work as an appraiser, he graduated from the University of Memphis Law School and passed the Tennessee Bar exam in 2000. After completing law school, Cooper opened his own real estate appraisal firm and, in 2003, obtained his real estate license. Cooper began to buy investment homes for himself and represented clients in the purchasing and selling of their homes, as well. Additionally, Cooper partnered with several excellent local contractors to build numerous high quality, infill homes throughout the East Memphis market. He led his previous 65 agent real estate firm in annual sales for multiple years before moving his license to River City Land Company. Cooper has represented clients from downtown to Collierville, and worked with a diverse client base to include both first-time home buyers and seasoned homeowners looking to find a high-quality home where they can live for years to come. Feel free to contact Cooper at 901.210.4708.

Betsy Tate


Betsy Tate Bio

Betsy Tate joined River City in 2014 as an affiliate broker after retiring from Shelby County Government, following a long career in social services. She has a Master’s degree in counseling. In addition, she manages her family farm near Mason, TN, that has been in her family for 5 generations. She is married to Jet Tate, a retired Realtor and Appraiser.

Laura Brode Sherman


Laura Brode Sherman Bio

Born & raised in Memphis & proud to be a 5th generation Memphian, Laura grew up around real estate practically her whole life. With her mother owning a real estate company, it was through this experience she gained valuable insight into the real estate business Laura went to high school at St. Agnes Academy & graduated with honors from Univ. of Alabama & received a Master’s Degree in Nutrition from Univ. of Memphis.

Laura began her official real estate career in 2005 & became a Principal Broker & owned & operated her own real estate company for over 10 years She has facilitated hundreds of successful closings representing Buyers & Sellers in the Memphis area. Her clients admire her for her exceptional personalized service, outstanding niche of finding the right home & locating a great return on investment. Working with the right team of professionals, including photographers & stagers, allows her listings to shine & sell quickly at top market price. She’s also a Premier Realtor for Griffin Elkington Construction providing her broad knowledge & professionalism selling new construction homes. Laura is dedicated to making the buying & selling process as smooth, easy & fun as possible for her clients.

Corey Steinberg


James Tate


Larry Gruner

Maintenance Administrator

Melinda Reed

Administrative Assistant

Melissa Reed

Executive Assistant

Nicole Powell

Office Manager

Christy Ruble

Administrative Assistant