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Bruce Carlisle

President, North Georgia Land

North Georgia Land, Inc. (NGL) was founded by Bruce Carlisle in 1993. Bruce is a native Atlantan who began his commercial real estate career in 1984 and worked at Property Systems Corporation, The Trammell Crow Company, and The Scott Hudgens Company, before starting his own firm. He specializes in all aspects of land transactions and provides the following services to both buyers and sellers of undeveloped property:

  • site selection
  • due diligence
  • annexations
  • rezonings
  • land development
  • highest and best use evaluation

The NGL team currently serves clients throughout Atlanta and the suburbs with a reputation as one of the city’s premier land brokerage firms. Since its founding, the company has closed in excess of $200,000,000 in commercial land transactions.

At North Georgia Land, we understand that information is power. The creative gathering and use of information to guide our clients is a cornerstone of our business. Although technology has dramatically changed the landscape of the brokerage business, it is impossible to replicate the value of more than 36 years experience and our deep local and regional relationships. This combination of information gathering, efficient technology use and local relationships assures our clients that the team at NGL will get the job done.

In addition, Bruce Carlisle holds the CCIM designation (Certified Commercial Investment Member), the equivalent of a master’s degree in commercial real estate. CCIMs complete graduate level curriculum, have a proven track record of high performance and are recognized nationally as experts in the field.

Bruce grew up in Atlanta playing competitive tennis.  He went on to play at Florida State University where he graduated in 1984. That same year he married Marybel, his wife of over 36 years. They have two grown children who live in Atlanta. Bruce and Marybel reside in Forsyth County, are active in their local church and present marriage enrichment retreats several times throughout the year.

Below is a partial list of the
different types of projects closed by NGL

An 8 acre office complex in the heart of Dunwoody sold for high end townhomes

A 27 acre assemblage in Suwanee sold as a mixed use site for apartments, retail and townhomes.

41 acres in South Forsyth sold for a mix of retail, townhomes, medical office space and detached single family homes.

96 acre assemblage in Cherokee County sold as a large single family subdivision with three different lot sizes and price points.

During the 1990's as Publix and Walgreen's entered the Atlanta market, NGL closed in excess of 20 sites for these national retailers

My family owned 45 acres in Forsyth County for over 100 years. Unfortunately, most of my relatives had died and I needed someone to guide me through the local politics to help me obtain the highest possible price. Bruce had the needed relationships to get the property rezoned, obtain the necessary utility easements, minimize my taxes and close the transaction. We developed a wonderful friendship and Bruce went on to be the executor of my estate. He’s a dear friend. Thanks Bruce.

D. Phillips

For years we had constantly been approached about selling our 18 acres in Suwanee. When Bruce approached us in 2015, we knew something was different about his approach. Our property had streams running through it, a big road widening project was planned along our frontage and the City wanted to control how our property was to be developed. In addition, we needed to relocate our business and stay in the City of Suwanee. Bruce worked along side us through the entire project. We were able to work through every issue. In 2017, we sold our property and we have now relocated to a new and better facility. We were blessed by how it all worked out. Bruce did a great job.

Suwanee Lumber Co.

In 1993, Bruce approached us about selling a portion of our land for a shopping center. After a contentious rezoning, we closed the deal and Kroger currently anchors the shopping center. After that initial sale, Bruce has represented us in a sale to Walgreen’s and we completed three ground leases with McDonalds, Starbucks and Wells Fargo. In addition, Bruce solved a complex sewer problem which enabled us to sell our last 56 acres to Meritage Homes. Our relationship with Bruce was based solely on a hand shake and his word. The best part about working with Bruce is his desire to accomplish our goals. We’ve been working together for almost 25 years and he has transitioned from being a broker to a trusted adviser.

P. Oddo

Now Available!

In Bruce Carlisle's new book, he shares key insights from his 39 years of experience in the land brokerage arena. Filled with practical tips, real-life examples and questions to consider, this is the book every landowner needs to guide them through the process of managing and selling their property. 

Interested in learning more?
Get your copy today!

Have you ever considered selling your land?

If you have thought about selling your land over the last couple years, then give us a call. No pressure and no obligation. It’s always good to think through options. We would enjoy the opportunity to meet with you.

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