Hilton Opens 207-Suite Hotel in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — Hilton Hotels and Resorts has opened Homewood Suites by Hilton New Orleans French Quarter, a four-story, 207-suite property located at 317 N. Rampart St. in New Orleans. The hotel offers a 24-hour fitness center, pool, kitchen and grill area and 1,500 square feet of meeting space, as well as 12 balcony suites with full kitchens and separate living and sleeping areas.

March 27, 2017

Vitorino Group Brokers Sale of 4,949 SF Retail Center in Thibodaux, La.

THIBODAUX, LA. — Vitorino Group, a Texas-based investment sales firm, has brokered the sale of Acadia Shopping Center, a 4,949-square-foot strip center located at 612 N. Canal Blvd in Thibodaux, about 60 miles southwest of New Orleans. Anchored by WalMart and Lowe’s, the property was 100 percent occupied at the time of sale. Bryce Gissler of Vitorino Group represented the seller, a Washington-based private investor. Other terms of sale were not released.

March 24, 2017

Boulder Group Negotiates $1.2M Sale of Dollar General in Grand Cane, La.

GRAND CANE, LA. — The Boulder Group has completed the sale of a 9,014-square-foot Dollar General located at 8212 Highway 171 in Grand Cane, a town about 35 miles south of Shreveport. Jimmy Goodman and Randy Blankstein of The Boulder Group represented the seller, a Louisiana-based developer, in the transaction. The buyer, a Southwest-based private partnership, purchased the triple net leased property for approximately $1.2 million.

March 23, 2017

GBT Realty Breaks Ground on 6,600 SF Retail Center in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, LA. — GBT Realty Corp., a Nashville-based commercial developer, has broken ground on a 6,600-square-foot retail center on Millerville Road in Baton Rouge. GBT acquired the nearly one-acre site from Target in February for $810,000. Shadow-anchored by Target, Best Buy, Lowe’s Home Improvement, PetSmart and Office Depot, the center is 100 percent pre-leased to tenants such as PacificDental, GNC and Zoes Kitchen.

March 16, 2017

Transwestern Brokers $9M Sale of Shopping Center in Shreveport

SHREVEPORT, LA. — Transwestern has arranged the $9 million sale of East Side Plaza, a 78,761-square-foot shopping center located at 7460 Youree Drive in Shreveport. Dalton Street Properties purchased the shopping center from Eastside Dunhill. Built in 2004, the property’s tenant roster includes Michael’s, Guitar Center, Dollar Tree and Cato. Fred Victor of Transwestern represented Eastside Dunhill in the transaction.

February 28, 2017

SRSA Commercial Brokers $17M Sale of Shopping Center in Metro New Orleans

MANDEVILLE, LA. — SRSA Commercial Real Estate has brokered the $17 million sale of Northlake Shopping Center, a 166,371-square-foot retail center in Mandeville, situated on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain across from New Orleans. Northlake’s tenant roster includes The Fresh Market, Office Depot, Stage, Gordon’s of Mandeville and PetSmart. Steven Reisig and Kirsten Early of SRSA Commercial represented the buyer, Epic Real Estate Partners, in the transaction. Epic has retained SRSA..

January 27, 2017

Schostak Brothers Acquires Retail Portfolio in Southeast, Texas

LIVONIA, MICH. — Schostak Brothers & Co. Inc., a metro Detroit-based real estate investment firm, has purchased a portfolio of six retail properties adjacent to Walmart Supercenters in Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. The company purchased the assets, which total nearly 160,000 square feet, through SFP Pool Seven LLC for an undisclosed price. The properties include Eagle Plaza-Ruston at 1401 Eagle Drive in Ruston, La.; Eagle Plaza-Farmerville at 775 Sterlington Highway in Farmerville, La.;..

January 26, 2017

Venture Commercial, SRSA Arrange Northern Tool + Equipment’s Lease in Lake Charles

LAKE CHARLES, LA. — Venture Commercial Real Estate and SRSA Commercial Real Estate, two real estate brokerage firms and members of X Team International, have arranged a 19,019-square-foot retail lease in Lake Charles. The tenant, Northern Tool + Equipment, will be situated within Park Plaza Shopping Center at 3031 Gertsner Memorial Drive. Clay Mote of Venture Commercial worked with Kirsten Early of SRSA Commercial to negotiate the 10-year lease deal on behalf of the retailer, and Seth Citron..

January 25, 2017

Despite Challenges in Marketplace, New Orleans Office Activity Has Picked Up

New Orleans may be The Big Easy, but when it comes to understanding this unique Southern city’s commercial real estate marketplace, very little is easy or simple. The numbers, at least, are fairly straightforward. New Orleans currently has around 8.8 million square feet of Class A office space and 1.6 million square feet of Class B. Average rental rates are approximately $19.00 per square foot and $15.50 per square foot for Class A and Class B, respectively, with current occupancy rates at..

January 23, 2017

Home Depot to Open New Store at Stirling Properties’ Hammond Square in Louisiana

HAMMOND, LA. — The Home Depot has closed on its purchase of 9.7 acres of land for a new 106,000-square-foot store and 28,000-square-foot garden center as part of the redevelopment of Hammond Square, a 850,000-square-foot shopping center in Hammond developed and managed by Stirling Properties. Hammond Square is situated on nearly 100 acres at the corner of I-12 and US Highway 51 Business. Existing tenants include Target, AMC Theatres, Dillard’s, JC Penney, Academy Sports + Outdoors and..

December 23, 2016