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You run your business and we'll help you through this new growth step or relocation.
We are exclusively a Tenant Representation group committed to a conflict free, confidential, ethical and professional environment in honoring the needs of your company and business. We never represent Owners, but instead work in conjunction with the Owner's Listing Agents to ensure an equal and balanced 2 party representation. We are local with an in depth history of the major markets starting with New Orleans. We know the Owners and their financial soft spots, their Agents and their multiple conflicting listings, current market trends, the real deals and the soft points upon which realistic negotiations will be based.
Currently, Metro New Orleans is running out of quality Commercial Real Estate and what is there is higher in lease rates and purchase costs than ever before. There are Retail growth patterns tracking the Historic conversions within the City and change of use conditions happening as our land becomes more valuable for income producing properties like apartments, condos, hotels, parking and retail. Outlying Metro areas are being pressed to change the use of traditional land rich industrial/flex space projects into multi family and more retail. Industrial is being pushed further West as we are land locked by the Mississippi River and Lake Ponchartrain, North, South and East.
Markets like Baton Rouge are still experiencing traditional Retail growth and steady Multi Family additions.
Retail/Office is more the norm now as tenants prefer to have drive up access, lots of parking, street signage and visibility with small efficient spaces.
Lafayette, Houma, New Iberia, are still suffering like our other major oil and gas service communities with the 4th year of the downturn. Shreveport is doing extremely well in all sectors and continues to be insulated from the woes of South Louisiana.
When you search for office, retail, industrial, medical or special purpose space you are looking at the Owner's Agent Listing information, who has a contractual obligation to represent the Owner, not you, without your knowledge and approval. This is why you do not see our name on properties “For Lease” as it is the Listing Agent that legally represents the Owner and therefore has the contractual right to publicly advertise the property. Listing Agents are effectively practicing Dual Agency when they represent both sides of a transaction at the same time. No other profession allows this: not legal, insurance, investment, accounting.
Think about it: How can the Owner's Listing Agent represent both parties at the same time, fairly and equitably? It is a direct conflict of interest.
The practice of exclusive Tenant Representation by specialty firms are common throughout the country, but not in Louisiana. And, unfortunately, we are in a dominated Owner/Listing Agent controlled market condition where conflicts of interest in representation are the standard and not the exception. The business consumer remains uninformed because of the inequities of marketing a tangible property versus a professional service.
How are we paid? Our fees for service are paid by/shared with the Listing Agent with full disclosure to you.
Think about that for a minute too.
The fees are built into the cost of the lease or sale just as it is with any other profession, it is the cost of doing business. If you are not being represented by a Tenant Advocate you are paying for fees and services you are not receiving and are leaving money on the table. Our only focus is Tenant Representation of local, regional and national businesses in need of opening new facilities, relocating existing offices/sites or closing and disposing of existing assets anywhere in Louisiana.
We are committed to total client support, from early lease renewal evaluation and re-negotiation to site evaluation and relocation, new site market search and complete proposal-to-lease negotiations. State sponsored Economic Development financial incentives are available on a case by case basis as well as Historic Tax Credits for purchases of Historic properties 50 years or older.
While working closely with our clients in the selection and interaction with the interior design team, space planners/architects, contractors and commercial move companies we will assist and advise you throughout the entire pre-decision and post-decision making process.
I Only Represent Tenants or Buyers
- Renting or Leasing Office Space of 1,999 square feet or larger
- Purchasing Office Space of 1,999 square feet or larger
- Executive Suites / Shared Office of 1,999 square feet or larger
- Medical Space of 1,999 square feet or larger
- Low-cost Office Space of 1,999 square feet or larger
- Retail or Street Front of 1,999 square feet or larger
- Studio Space of 1,999 square feet or larger
- Mixed-use Space of 1,999 square feet or larger
- Industrial/Warehouse of 1,999 square feet or larger
- LA - Baton Rouge
- LA - Broussard
- LA - Covington
- LA - Gonzales
- LA - Gretna
- LA - Hammond
- LA - Harahan
- LA - Harvey
- LA - Kenner
- LA - Lafayette
- LA - Mandeville
- LA - Marrero
- LA - Metairie
- LA - Monroe
- LA - New Iberia
- LA - New Orleans
- LA - New Orleans-Uptown
- LA - Saint Rose
- LA - Scott
- LA - Slidell