Consulting

Consulting services have a broad range of uses spanning from Litigation Support to a Due Diligence tool during your feasibility period. Our policy is to provide you with the data and knowledge to make a confident investment decision. We typically begin with a question and our team utilizes their forensic skills to search and analyze data. We then use our presentation skills and tools to present an answer.

Capabilities

We at EF Hucks Consulting have been due diligence partners for investors as well as expert witnesses for litigation cases along the Grand Strand for over 25 years. Our team has a well-tested tool box of knowledge and experience to assist you. Our tools include, but are not limited to:

  • Forensic Transactional Research and Extraction
    • Utilizing a complete collection of sales data from 1995
    • Comparative analysis for extraction of adjustments
    • Subscriptions to national cost, income and sales surveys
  • Certified Expert Witness Experience
    • Presentation of Data via graph, GIS, 3D modeling
    • Court Testimony Experience
  • Knowledge of Local Market
    • Good relationships with area sellers and brokers
    • Access to area listing data services
    • Weakly team review of all area commercial transactions
  • Site Specific Feasibility Studies
    • Team of Appraisers with more than 50 years combined experience
    • Knowledge of Municipality Zoning and Development Expectations
    • 2D and 3D site layout and building design capabilities
    • Feasibility Test Templates
    • Argus Leasing and Valuation Modeling
  • Project Management
    • Relationships with Engineers, Contractors, Architects
    • Relationships with Local Bankers
    • Presentation and Reporting for Investors and Financiers
    • Understanding of Municipality Permitting Process
    • Time Line Development
  • · Hotel Space Expertise
    • Portfolio Valuations for Annual Financial Reporting
    • o Market, Feasibility and Highest & Best Use Studies
    • o Franchise & Economic Impact Studies
    • o Acquisition & Underwriting Due Diligence
    • o Property Tax Consulting & Litigation Support
    • o Appraisal and Appraisal Reviews

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Consulting Team

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Buddy Hucks, MAI,SRA

Buddy Hucks, MAI, SRA is the President of EF Hucks and Associates and EF Hucks Consulting, LLC.  Buddy has almost 35 years of commercial and residential real estate appraisal experience, of which for over five years he was the vice president of Bay State Appraiser Corp (as subsidiary of Loyola Federal Savings and Loan, Baltimore, MD), where he served as review appraiser for the bank’s Grand Strand portfolio of residential loans.

In 1991, Buddy founded EF Hucks and Associates, an independent appraisal company in Myrtle Beach, SC, specializing in appraisals for lenders along the coast of South Carolina.  Through EF Hucks Consulting, LLC, and over the past 20 years, he has monitored the market by tracking all real estate activity to assist in conducting market studies for clients such as developers, land owners and lenders in the area.  He is the recognized authority for Real Estate trends along the Grand Stand.  Buddy maintains that he is “not just a pencil pushing appraiser,” but a knowledgeable market participant in the area.

During the past 25 years, Buddy has consulted and advised developers and been actively involved in the sale and development of over $400 million in real estate along the Grand Strand.  In the early 1990s, he partnered in an investment group that bought and sold approximately $20 million of RTC troubled assets.  His personal investment partnerships have developed, bought and sold almost $70 million in real estate along the Grand Strand.  Buddy has developed and sold 230 condominiums and residential lots over the past 25 years.  He has also owned and sold over 500 acres of development land in the area.  He acted as a Consultant and Broker on one of the largest Real Estate Transactions in Horry County History for over $60,000,000 known as North Beach Plantation.

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David Curry, MAI, CCIM

David Curry is a commercial real estate appraiser/broker/consultant/investor with over 20 years of experience appraising in Horry and Georgetown Counties. David holds the Appraisal Institute’s MAI designation and is a Past President of the South Carolina Professional Appraisers Coalition. In addition to David's experience as a real estate appraiser and in appraiser leadership, David is a licensed real estate broker, holds the CCIM designation from the CCIM Institute and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Coastal Carolina Association of Realtors. This follows his service as an MLS Committee Member from 2014-2017.

After graduating High School as a Junior, Dave began working as an appraisal researcher and was certified by the State of South Carolina in 2005. David was hired on at E.F. Hucks & Associates, Inc. in 2010 and strives to help keep the company on the cutting edge of technology, systems and education which led him to serving on Coastal Carolina University's Grant Center for Real Estate's Advisory Board. Dave has adjusted his focus to more than appraising and is now focusing on real estate consulting for attorneys, medical users, due diligence assistance for buyers, site selection for investors and end users. Brokerage focus is residential and commercial development tracts as well as medial office site selection.

Dave's goal is to provide the knowledge and insight for clients to make major financial decisions with confidence.