Management Team

More than 100 years of combined experience translates to expertise in every facet of the commercial real estate process. Our team approach fosters a collaborative relationship resulting in a unique and appropriate solution for every client.

Roger M. Moore, Jr., SIOR - Managing Director / President

Roger M. Moore, Jr., serves as the managing director for Sperry Van Ness | R.M. Moore, LLC. Moore entered the real estate industry in 1980 as a licensed real estate agent selling real estate for his father, who, at the time, had the largest real estate company in Tennessee. Following in the footsteps of his father and prior to affiliating with Sperry Van Ness, R.M. Moore was named on the INC 5000 list of the fastest growing companies in 2007 and 2008. In February of 2007, he was also named the Top 101 in Commercial Real Estate by Business TN Magazine.

In his more than 25 years as a real estate agent and broker, Moore has amassed an impressive amount of experience with the sale and lease of countless commercial properties. In 1995, Moore decided to continue the family tradition and opened R.M. Moore Real Estate Company, a full-service firm focusing on commercial real estate. Moore continues to take a very active role in the everyday functioning of the company. Not only does he manage the firm and its employees, but he also specializes in personally providing commercial property, tenant acquisition and property management services.

Roger and his firm consistently rank among the top producers affiliated with Sperry Van Ness. Most recently in 2012 he ranked 8th in sales volume among the 1,000 Advisers affiliated with Sperry Van Ness International  and his firm Sperry Van Ness | R.M.Moore, LLC is consistently in the top 10 firms nationally.

David Gothard, CCIM - Senior Advisor / Principal Broker, Sevierville

David L. Gothard, CCIM, serves as senior advisor for Sperry Van Ness / R.M. Moore, LLC and as the principal broker for its Sevierville, Tennessee office. He was previously the principal broker for Colonial Commercial, the Sevierville-based firm which Sperry Van Ness | R.M. Moore, LLC acquired in 2009.

David has amassed extensive transactional experience in the sale and lease of many commercial and investment properties throughout Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains region, specifically in Sevier County, Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg. He specializes in hospitality, restaurant and commercial land sectors.

David began his real estate career with Colonial Real Estate, Inc. in 1996 as a residential practitioner before transitioning to commercial investment real estate. In 2001, he was honored by his fellow agents in the Great Smoky Mountains Association of Realtors with the coveted Maud Gregory Award. He was Colonial’s Agent of the Year and top producer each year from 2002 to 2006.

David has closed numerous major commercial sale transactions, including the $7.1M sale of the Louise Mandrell Theater, two other live show theaters, the 38-acre site for Boyd’s Bear Country, numerous hotels and motels, retail centers, apartment and office properties and recently the $4.2M land sale of the 6.7-acre development site for Titanic Pigeon Forge, a $25M museum/attraction.

David has been designated as a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) since 2004. Only six percent of the estimated 150,000 commercial practitioners nationwide hold this highly coveted and respected designation.

David graduated in 1975 from the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, earning a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in International Security Affairs. He served as a Surface Warfare Officer aboard guided missile destroyers and cruisers, and completed his naval career in 1995 at the rank of Commander. David and his wife Kathy reside in Sevierville with their two Shelties, Cassie and Cody.

Emily E. Hurst, CPM® - Property Manager

Emily E. Hurst joined Sperry Van Ness | R.M. Moore LLC in April of 2011 where she serves as a property manager responsible for roughly 370,000 square feet of office and retail space. She started her property management career in her hometown of Nashville, Tenn, with Mission Property Company which merged with Colliers, Turley, Martin & Tucker managing Class A office buildings. After relocating to Knoxville she joined Parkway Realty Services and assisted in managing Knoxville’s largest high rise office building. Emily is a licensed broker in the state of Tennessee and also holds a CPM® designation from IREM.

Emily is a graduate of The University of Tennessee, an active member of the local IREM chapter 57- currently serving as the community chair, she is also a seven year active Junior League of Knoxville member and a member of the Knoxville Boat Club.

Char Ansel - Administrative Support | 865-531-6400

Jeanne Sims - Office Manager, Sevierville | 865-453-8111 | vCard

Sarena Northern - Bookkeeper | 865-531-6400 | vCard


10820 Kingston Pike, Suite 9
Knoxville, TN 37934

963 Dolly Parton Parkway
Sevierville, TN 37862