We’ve only dealt with commercial real estate for over a decade… We know it, we love it, we breathe it.
OUR CORE VALUES. OUR BELIEFS.
The vision of Appalachian Commercial Real Estate came from the realization that the process of Commercial Real Estate is difficult. That a company could have the expertise to bring solutions to these complex questions and problems. With this in mind, the mission statement of Appalachian Commercial Real Estate is “Giving our clients the information and resources they need in order to make informed decisions regarding the complexities of commercial real estate. We will work to understand our clients’ needs and work in the most efficient manner to resolve them. We will remain experts of commercial real estate within northwest North Carolina.”
So often users and owners of commercial think that they can do it on their own. While we commend these fearless few, we would ask you a few questions. When you are sick, do you try to diagnose yourself only to wish you had just gone to the doctor? When you are in trouble with the law, do you try and stand up in front of the judge and explain yourself only to think I really should have hired an attorney. When it time to do your taxes, do you try and understand every tax form ever created and make sure each number is where its suppose to be or do you hire a tax professional to do it for you. This same theory is applicable to commercial real estate. When it comes to questions or concerns, whether straightforward or intricate, we want to be a resource and the expert that you rely on.
We know who our competitors are and while we hold a great amount of respect for them, we also know that our expertise, market data, and technological savvy brings a new face to the commercial real estate market. We challenge you to contact us and give us an opportunity to provide exceptional commercial real estate services to you or your company.
James Milner, CCIM
James is an alumnus of Appalachian State University where he majored in Finance and Banking with a Certification in Certified Financial Planning. He has lived in the Town of Boone since May 2000 where he pursued commercial real estate after being a real estate paralegal for Richard E. Mattar, Attorney at Law. He has obtained the North Carolina Certified Paralegal certification by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Paralegal Certification. In 2005, he started Milner Research Services, LLC which provided independent real estate consulting and analysis to developers and attorneys in northwest North Carolina. In 2013, he was awarded the prestigious CCIM designation by the CCIM Institute. He is the only designee in his area involved full time in commercial real estate. In 2014, he founded Appalachian Commercial Real Estate, LLC to provide brokerage, leasing and consulting commercial real estate services. He currently holds a license to practice real estate in North Carolina.
Mr. Milner works in all areas of commercial real estate however with being located in a university town stays involved with multifamily transactions on a local and regional level. Furthermore, he is involved in leasing transactions representing both Landlords and Tenants. Mr. Milner is a member of CCIM Institute, High County Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, NC CCIM Chapter, North Carolina State Bar Board of Paralegal Certification, Boone Area Chamber of Commerce, High Country Young Professionals and the Yosef Club. Mr. Milner and his family are members of Boone United Methodist Church.
Mr. Milner is engaged and committed to service and community involvement. He is a past board member for the Western Youth Network, a non-profit organization providing mentoring, after-school and prevention programs in Watauga and bordering counties to adolescence youth. As a founding member, he served on the Executive Board for Young Professionals of Boone, whose mission is to cultivate next generation leadership in the High Country by retaining and recruiting young professionals through business and social networking. He served as the Grand Chapter Advisor for the Epsilon Rho Chapter of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity at Appalachian State University. From 2007 to 2017, Mr. Milner served the Town of Boone as a member of the Board of Adjustment.
Mr. Milner, currently serves on the NC-CCIM Board of Directors, assisting with the areas of Candidate Guidance and Scholarships.
Mr. Milner is married to his wife, Catharine Milner together they have two sons, Peter & Ian together they reside in Boone, NC.
Wesley Berry, Director of Property Management
Wesley graduated from Appalachian State University in 2007. After a successful decade in collegiate athletics, he has utilized his skill set in real estate development, property management and non-profit fundraising within the High Country.
Wesley developed and implemented marketing and promotional plans for Volleyball, Men’s Soccer, Women’s Soccer, Field Hockey, Women’s Basketball, Wrestling, Baseball and three National Championship Football teams (2005,2006,2007) while at Appalachian State. He also assisted with coordinating group ticket sales, corporate sponsor promotions, halftime/intermission promotions and game day management. He helped create and implement an athletics-based marketing internship program, with as many as 12 interns per academic year.
Following a successful era at Appalachian State, Wesley has helped revolutionize both leasing and property management in the High Country. He has developed multiple systems and policies to streamline the leasing, maintenance request, vendor reconciliation and turnover processes associated with multi-family properties. In addition, he has helped oversee multi-family remodels, rebranding, and provided project management for new multi-family construction.
Wesley has a house full of girls: his wife Blair, older daughter Savanna (15), younger daughter Larson (12), and golden retriever Millie keep him very busy (and entertained!). He brings more than ten years of management experience to the team at Appalachian Commercial Real Estate.
Joshua is a current student at Appalachian State University where he is double majoring in Finance and Banking and Risk Management and Insurance. He grew up in Winston-Salem, NC and moved to Boone in 2018 to begin his educational career at ASU. His desire to achieve his real estate license was sparked in his freshmen year after meeting James Milner and learning about the Commercial Real Estate opportunities here in the High Country. In 2019, he began working for Appalachian Commercial Real as a provisional real estate broker.
Mr. Sweeny works in all sectors of commercial real estate representing buyers and sellers. In addition to this, he is involved in leasing transactions representing both landlords and tenants. Mr. Sweeny is a member of the High Country Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, and the Appalachian State University chapter of the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honors Society. Joshua is also a member of Alliance Bible Fellowship and a leader in the Campus Christian Fellowship at Appalachian State University.
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149 Jefferson Road
Boone, NC 28607