Entries by jamesrmilner

Moving on up, to the east side

Dear Clients, Friends, and the Boone Community, Wow, where did the time go? About four and a half years ago I started Appalachian Commercial Real Estate. I had a vision of being the very best at what I do each and every day. Presently, it is still just me and that’s ok, I work incredibly […]

My company is now a college graduate: 2018 Year in Review

Who else out there has the post-Christmas lethargy?  For me, I love the last week of the year.  The office is quiet, and it allows me time to focus on preparing for the year ahead.  Part of that for me is looking at what I accomplished in the past year.  My firm, Appalachian Commercial Real […]

Top 10 must-follow CRE Instagram accounts

This year I started a company Instagram account, AppalachianCRE. I had been on Instagram for a while personally but thought it would be a good idea to separate the business from the personal.  Even though I know my friends love just seeing pictures of my boys. Let’s face it: we all happily let Instagram distract […]

Why hire a commercial real estate broker?

A story on expertise, process, and relationships… Recently, I was at an event where my value proposition was raised. I have to admit that I had not given it much thought since founding my company over three years ago. It motivated me to revisit it and in doing so, I thought sharing my value proposition […]

Why all the mixed-use buildings in Boone, NC?

For those of you who live in or are familiar with Boone, you are probably aware that the town has certainly seen an influx of new commercial development, most of it being new mixed-use buildings such as The Standard of Boone and Winkler Square.  New proposed mixed-use projects include Rivers Walk and the Marketplace redevelopment. […]

#CRE and Periscope

Another new technology allows #CRE professionals to broadcast to anyone and everyone about anything. For those of you involved with #SocialMedia you might or might not be aware of a new technology called Periscope. In simple terms this #Twitter owned product allows users to broadcast themselves “live” for others to watch. I would be lying […]