Buddy Hucks, MAI, SRAPresident, Certified General Real Estate Appraiser
Buddy Hucks is the President of EF Hucks and Associates and manager of EF Hucks Consulting, LLC.
Buddy has over 35 years of commercial and residential real estate appraisal experience, of which 5 plus years he was the vice president of Bay State Appraiser Corp (a 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 19 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. Buddy is the recognized authority for real estate trends along the Grand Strand. He 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 has been actively involved in the sale and development of over $400 million of real estate along the Grand Strand. In the early 1990’s, he partnered in an investment group that bought and sold approximately $20 million in RTC troubled assets. His personal investment partnerships have developed, bought and sold almost $70 million in real estate along the Grand Strand. He has developed and sold 230 condominiums and residential lots along the Grand Strand over the past 25 years. He has 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.
Notable Consulting projects include:
• North Beach Plantation-60 Acres Ocean Front Resort www.scaliserealtyatnorthbeach.com
• Prince Creek -2,700 Acre Master Planned Community
• BarefootResort-1,000Acre Master Planned Community www.myrtlebeachbarefootresort.com
• Bay View Resort-181 Unit Ocean Front Resort www.bayviewresort.com
• South Winds-90 Unit Ocean Front Resort www.thesouthwind.com
• Island Vista Ocean Front Resort www.islandvista.com
Buddy holds an active Certified General Appraiser (CG) license and his license in “good standing” in South Carolina and North Carolina, he holds a South Carolina Broker’s License and he is also a member of the Appraisal Institute holding the MAI and SRA designations. He graduated from Francis Marion University with a BS in Business Administration.