Appalachian Commercial Real Estate
  • About ACRE

    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 of 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 R. Milner III, CCIM

    James Milner, CCIM 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.

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