How to Profit From Local Retail and Commercial Growth

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There are profits to be made in commercial real estate in the Asheville area in 2016.

Attend January’s CREIA is monthly meeting to hear the exclusive insights of Asheville’s top commercial and retail real estate developer, manager and broker, Rusty Pulliam!

With his fingers on the pulse of everything commercial in Asheville, Rusty Pulliam is the go-to-expert for serious real estate investors. This is a meeting you want to attend even if you are just focused on single-family houses. Rusty’s insights are guaranteed to generate questions you will want to ask him during the Q&A session.

This is a must attend new year event for all CREIA members.

Rusty Pulliam continues the tradition of creativity and vision started by his father, Winston. A native of Asheville, Rusty earned his BS in Business Administration from Newberry College in South Carolina. After a brief banking career, Rusty joined Executive Realty as a developer/property manager in 1986. taking ownership of the company in 1993, Rusty became the firm’s Principal/President/CEO. In 1999, Rusty change executive Realty’s name to Pulliam Properties and moved the firm into its current corporate office at the Walden Ridge Professional Park. Under Rusty’s leadership, Pulliam properties has become Western North Carolina’s largest full-service commercial real estate firm. Pulliam Properties has developed many outstanding commercial, retail, office and industrial properties in Western North Carolina and has been instrumental in helping many major commercial companies to locate their facilities in the Asheville/Buncombe County area.

An accomplished athlete, Rusty was named Western North Carolina’s high school baseball player of the year in 1976 and was later inducted into the Montreat College Sports Hall of Fame in 2002.he is a licensed real estate broker in both North and South Carolina, has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Asheville Chamber of Commerce, first citizens Bank, Ralph Sexton ministries, and the YMCA.

  • Will 2016 be a record year for commercial real estate investments in the Asheville area?
  • Is it just a hot demand for breweries, or are other types of businesses demanding space, too?
  • How and where can we build new affordable and multifamily Apartments in our community?
  • Is now the time to do commercial real estate in your portfolio?
  • Discover the key life lessons Rusty’s father (a respected Asheville real estate icon) passed on to him that could make 2016 the best year ever for your real estate business!

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I'm a CRE broker/advisor in the new Asheville location of SVN (formerly Sperry Van Ness®). Would the CREIANC be a worthwhile initiative, or membership, for someone like me who actively seeks to serve local investor clients? Would there be an opportunity to gain insight into Asheville area market trends and the like?

Thanks so much.

@John Cohen

I don't have anything in AVL that meets your criteria now but will certainly keep you in mind moving forward. I am a CRE broker in NC & SC so I'm fortunate to be tapped into both state's growth markets. As such and just a thought, you may want to consider opportunities in SC as well (if you haven't already). Greenville, SC, is on fire as is Charleston and Columbia...tremendous growth past, present and future. All are great but Greenville has really become the place to be for young professionals (multi family dwellers)...very cool town.

Feel free to contact me if I can ever help with anything.  Thanks.