The TCI Group-Jerry Petzoldt Agency has hired Johnathan Forester as new principal broker and Brian Whidden as broker in the Johnson City branch office.
They join Andy Burke, affiliate broker, and Stacey Roberts, affiliate broker, at the Boone Ridge Drive office.
A lifelong resident of East Tennessee, Forester has worked in the real estate industry as a broker, agent and an auctioneer for the past four years. He began his career as an auctioneer at East Tennessee Development and Auction Co. after attending Mendenhall Auction School in North Carolina and Nashville Auction School in Tennessee.
Working in commercial real estate since 2004, Whidden holds the designation of Certified Commercial Investment Member and is a graduate of Walters State Community College. He specializes in apartment, self storage, industrial and multi-family properties with an emphasis on commercial investments and market analysis.
Forester also serves as primary auctioneer of the new auction division of the TCI Group-Jerry Petzoldt Agency. This new division will specialize in commercial, industrial and investment properties.