Debra Forrest, Forrest Consulting & Associates, Inc. (North Fulton Business Radio, Episode 416)
With a deep background in commercial real estate valuations, Debra Forrest, President and Principal Broker at Forrest Consulting and Associates, brings value-added experience to her brokerage practice. Debra and host John Ray discussed various aspects of the current commercial real estate market, common mistakes tenants make, the value of appraisals, tax assessments, and much more. North Fulton Business Radio is broadcast from the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX® inside Renasant Bank in Alpharetta.
Forrest Consulting & Associates, Inc.
Forrest Consulting & Associates, Inc. (FCA) is an emerging commercial and investment real estate practice offering clients comprehensive solutions when buying and selling commercial properties. Our specialty is maximizing value in commercial assets. Our goal is to help clients get it right from the start because the value is created when you buy. and avoid overpaying. FCA solution strategies are designed to help:
1. Business owners open new locations that maximize production
2. Investors increase equity through the process of acquiring, managing, and disposing of assets
3. Commercial property owners reduce tax liabilities
Forrest Consulting & Associates, Inc. is a registered brokerage firm with the Georgia Real Estate Commission.
Debra Forrest, President & Principal Broker, Forrest Consulting & Associates
Debra Forrest brings 24-years of experience in commercial real estate valuations into her brokerage and asset management practice. Her analysis has helped clients make investment and financial decisions involving retail, office, multi-family, commercial land, distressed properties and more.
Debra is a retired Georgia Hearing Officer, presiding more than eight years over property tax appeals at the Fulton County Board of Equalization. She has rendered fair market value decisions in disputes between county tax appraisers and owners of complex commercial properties throughout Atlanta, Midtown, Buckhead, Sandy Springs, and many in Alpharetta, including the Avalon development.
She is a graduate of the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) with a B.B.A. in Real Estate and has been in real estate ever since.
Debra is a licensed Georgia Real Estate Broker and Certified General Real Property Appraiser. She is a member of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors and Candidate Member of the CCIM Institute (Certified Commercial Investment Member).
Questions and Topics Discussed in this Episode
- What is the difference between real estate vs real property?
- What are the different types and lease structures and how do you help prospective tenants understand the terms?
- What tenants should know when leasing office space for their family business.
- What tenants should know when leasing retail space for their family business.
- What is the biggest concern business owners have when buying or selling commercial real estate?
- Do you perform Broker Price Opinions (BPO)?
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