Michael Bull / Bull Realty
Michael Bull is a writer, speaker, trainer, consultant, business coach, radio show host, and active commercial real estate broker. He has been involved in $4 billion in sales and lease transactions over a successful 30 year career. He has earned the prestigious CCIM designation as well as the CRB and ePro designations.
Mr. Bull is the founder and managing broker at Bull Realty, Inc, a U.S. commercial real estate sales, leasing and advisory firm headquartered in Atlanta, GA. The firm is licensed in nine states and works all over the country with partner firms. Along with other respected professional services, Bull Realty is known to have the best commercial real estate marketing in the country.
Michael is the host of America’s Commercial Real Estate Show, a weekly talk radio show about business and commercial real estate related issues. New shows are broadcast every week, available on-demand at iTunes and the show web site. Shows are also broadcast on 12 radio stations arounf the country including flagship station Biz 1190 WAFS at 10 am ET every Saturday in Atlanta.
Along with giving back to the industry through the radio show, Mr. Bull also writes blogs and articles and has contributed articles to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Atlanta Business Chronicle Real Blog, Georgia Trend, Shopping Center Business, Multi-Housing News and Nations Restaurant News.
Mr. Bull is involved with networking and professional organizations including the National Association of Realtors, the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute, the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Real Estate Brokerage Managers Council, the ePro Network, the Atlanta Leaders Group, Real Estate Group Atlanta, the Real Estate Group at the Atlanta Bar and the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.
Michael enjoys spending time with his family residing in the Chastain Park area of Atlanta. Michael’s hobbies include performance boating, basketball and music.
Mr. Bull was born in Nashville, Tenn, and has lived in Atlanta since the age of 6. He attended local Atlanta schools Grady High School, Georgia State University and the Georgia Institute of Real Estate. Michael started his real estate career in 1977. While attending night school, he leased and managed 350 apartment units working closely with managing partner Lorne Twiner at Midtown Rental Company. Michael Bull reports. “Lorne Twiner taught me client services and property management from an owner / client prospective. It’s a much more intense management style than the typical third party way of conducting management and leasing services.”
Within two years, commercial real estate sales and management firm Buddy Patrick Realtors recruited Michael to lead their property management company with property manager Bill Lane. Michael thanks Mr. Patrick, “Buddy Patrick taught me the importance of integrity and to enjoy life and the people around me every day.” Michael transformed the marketing, collections, accounting and maintenance procedures, tripling the size of the company in three years. Michael’s hands on experience of improving operations and managing, renovating and increasing the value of investment properties was great experience for what was to come.
In 1979 Michael sold his first apartment building and began to excel in investment brokerage. In 1984, he earned his brokers license and joined RE/MAX of Georgia as director of the commercial division. His performance there was awarded with the firm’s top commercial production awards at nationwide levels. While associated with RE/MAX, Michael operated a separate commercial office and support staff, building a successful brokerage career selling apartment buildings and all types of commercial properties in Atlanta.
As his business grew, his clients required more sophisticated marketing, tools and research. There was a need for a reputable commercial company name to properly promote larger properties. While the national commercial firms were aggressively recruiting him, Michael felt the way the national firms market exclusive listings is not adequate or even fair to seller clients. He began to create a marketing platform that has proven to provide excellent results.
After purchasing and renovating an office building in 1997, Michael opened Bull Realty, Incorporated in January 1998. The firm started with two main missions the firm still lives by today. 1) To create a high-intergrity company of stellar reputation and 2) to provide the best commercial real estate marketing in the country.
The firm has done well for their clients and agents. Bull Realty now has 34 brokers and 15 support staff providing sales, leasing, auction and advisory services for major clients throughout the United States. Michael Bull is the managing broker in the Atlanta office and works daily with the firm’s clients and brokers to add value to their real estate endeavors.
Michael Bull is available to add value to your commercial real estate endeavors, contact Michael at 800-408-2855.