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.




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



Buddy Hucks

Buddy Hucks


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.

David Curry, MAI is a commercial real estate appraiser/consultant with over 18 years of experience appraising in Horry and Georgetown Counties.  David holds the Appraisal Institute’s MAI designation and is the Past President of the South Carolina Professional Appraisers Coalition.  He currently sits on the Coastal Carolina Association of Realtor’s MLS Committee.  David joined the team at EF Hucks and Associates, Inc., in 2010 and strives to keep the company on the cutting edge of technology, systems, and education.  He oversees a team of professionals with experience in site layouts, 3D design, site identification, marketing, feasibility analysis and valuation.  David’s relationship with local agents, contractors, bankers, and other  professionals provides a single source for investors.  He has experience in a long list of property types for appraisals, consulting services, and site selection; however, he specializes in restaurants, professional office space, and medical office space.

Dave Curry

Dave Curry


Amit Patel

Amit Patel

Amit Patel is a Certified General Appraiser and has a BS degree in Real Estate and Finance from the University of South Carolina. He is a Candidate for Designation of the Appraisal Institute.



Whether for a mortgage related financial decision, estate planning, purchase decision, or just a general valuation inquiry, EF Hucks & Associates has a reporting product that will meet your needs.  Our appraisal department strives to provide quality work in a timely manner at a fee that is profitable for us and reasonable to the client.


Studies created by the E.F. Hucks Consulting team are informative for a variety of purposes including purchasing, selling, land planning, developing and re-developing of real estate.  EF Hucks Consulting has been a due diligence partner in countless transactions along the Grand Strand for over 25 years.

Site Selection

EH Hucks Consulting understands the history of, and possibilities for, the Grand Strand real estate market.  GIS technology and local experience provide an excellent platform for EF Hucks Consulting to assist clients in making knowledgeable decisions for real estate development along the Grand Strand.

Forensic Expert Witness

With 30+ years of experience, local knowledge, and thorough research we are able to prove our adjustments and opinions for complex valuation assignments and eminent domain cases. Incorporating GIS mapping and 3-D imagery “tools” assist in visualizing the data results.