Appalachian Commercial Real Estate
21
MAY
2018

Only 6% of commercial real estate practitioners hold it: what does CCIM stand for?

How the pin changed my career… Some of you may wonder what those four letters behind my name really mean. Well today, the veil shall be lifted as I tell you all about CCIM: what does CCIM stand for? Only 6% of the commercial real estate practitioners hold the CCIM...
08
MAY
2018

Why hire a commercial real estate broker? (And why we are better than used car salesmen.)

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...
19
JUL
2016

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...
06
JUL
2015

#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...
26
FEB
2015
Harris Teeter

Why Harris Teeter won’t leave Shops at Shadowline

One of the biggest news stories in the past few months has been the old Kmart property along Blowing Rock Road, here in Boone, NC.  Much has been said back and forth about the possibility of Harris Teeter relocating to this site either in a ground lease or traditional lease. ...
09
JAN
2015
Boone NC

Town of Boone NC ETJ

Much has been said and covered in the news over the past few months regarding the Town of Boone NC ETJ or Extraterritorial Jurisdiction.  This area around the Town is designated as a planning buffer between the Town’s corporate limits and the County.  While there are a...
03
APR
2014

ICSC Carolinas Idea Exchange 2014

Last week I had the opportunity to not only attend ICSC Carolinas Idea Exchange but speak.  Speak on what you say, well Social Media and how I use it and its impact on Commercial Real Estate #CRE.  Back story, last year was my first year attending ICSC Carolinas Idea Exchange.  I...
11
MAR
2014
CCIM Commercial Real Estate

NC Commercial Real Estate Market Forecast

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the 2014 NC CCIM Triad Market Forecast.  Being that I am a designee now I thought it was time to get more involved in chapter events.  Seeing that I am attending ICSC Carolina Idea Exchange at the end of the month in Charlotte I wanted to...
25
FEB
2014
Boone

Construction of ’494 Lofts’ Begins in Downtown Boone

One of the Board of Adjustment (BOA) cases that I heard this past year was the mixed use building in Downtown Boone now named 494 Lofts.  I remain a proponent of redevelopment of underutilized sites.  This in my opinion was one of those sites.  I believe that any new commercial...
18
FEB
2014
Zaxby

Special Use Permit for Zaxbys on N.C. 105 Extension Approved

I wanted to share with you all news that is happening in the Boone area.  Last week the Town of Boone Board of Adjustment approved two variances and the special use permit for a Zaxby’s located on NC Highway 105 Extension.  Below is a link to the High Country Press article....
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