Although Tessier was created in 1985, our vision for the future is as fresh as ever. We are a multi-faceted, experienced team of real estate professionals. We embrace the team concept of providing a high level of service to our clients.

Unlike many other firms, we can navigate you through whatever real estate transaction or situation you come across.

Are you looking to find a lease space for your business?
We can help navigate that.

Are you looking to buy an investment property?
We can help navigate that.

Are you looking for high-service association management services?
We can help navigate that.

Are you facing complicated capital improvements to your property?
We can help navigate that.

Are you looking to buy or sell your home or condo?
We can help navigate that.

Our mission at Tessier is to build a long-term relationship with you as we help to professionally guide you through your real estate needs with a high level of client care.

At Tessier, we value relationships. We are all in this together, so we strive to build relationships with our clients, customers, tenants, and vendors with integrity and fairness. We treat all with respect, dignity, and honor. We do not exaggerate or stretch the truth. We give our honest opinions and advice. We always strive for excellence in every way and continually improve our processes and services.


The firm celebrated its 36th year of operation in Asheville in 2021. Tessier is owned by Chris Shaw, Jack Emerick, and Craig Mariani.

Chris, a real estate and management professional with an MBA from DePaul University, a BS in Finance from Northern Illinois University, and more than 25 years of experience working in real estate and financing, manages the day-to-day operations of the firm.

Tessier built a strong base in property management and leasing. Today, the Tessier team manages or exclusively leases more than 80 major office, commercial, retail, and multi-family residential properties. As one of the top brokerage firms in Asheville, Tessier broadened its scope to also help clients build, buy, or lease properties in suburban and other properties throughout Western North Carolina and neighboring states.

Today, the company is represented by a strong group of professionals who combine their talents to make Tessier a leader in building relationships.


We are always looking to grow our team of service-minded professionals! Are you looking to join a team with a reputation for its sweeping knowledge and comprehensive suite of services? We would love to hear from you.

Reach out to our staff to inquire about open positions as Tessier. We are now hiring real estate brokers. We also have maintenance, accounting, and property manager positions that open quite frequently as we continue to grow.

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