This year’s CID Award Winners from Stirling

A big round of applause for this year’s CID Award winners from Stirling!
🏅 Carly Plotkin – Stirling & Kirsten Early for Land Lease of the Year
🏅 Rhonda Sharkawy – Stirling for Top Retail Producer & Top Retail Lease
🌠 David Keller as the YPN Rising Star
🛠️ Melissa Warren for Service to the Industry
Achievement Levels:
🥉 Juhmad Hollis – Bronze
🥈 Melissa Warren – Silver
🥇 Carly Plotkin – Gold
💎 Rhonda Sharkawy – Diamond
Congratulations to all! 🎉
April 23, 2024|Awards, news|

Adapting to Change

Stirling Properties Virtual Honors

Stirling Properties celebrates first-ever virtual annual honors event!

Stirling Properties celebrated its 22nd Annual Stirling Honors last Friday in a first-ever company-wide virtual format. The event recognized and distinguished the successes of Team Stirling and the company over the past year, despite recent challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stirling Properties’ President & CEO, Marty Mayer, served as the emcee for the presentation and discussed how today’s challenging landscape requires adaptability in our company and the commercial real estate industry. Mayer said, “Companies that can adapt and meet the changing environment will survive and find opportunities for success—this has always been one of our strong points. It’s one of our core values, a characteristic of our company, See Beyond the Present: We adapt and evolve for long-term sustainable success.”

He and Stirling Properties’ partners thanked Team Stirling for their hard work and dedication. Lynn Blanchard and Krystal Atkins were acknowledged as recipients of Stirling Properties’ most prestigious honor, the 2019 Exceeding Excellence Award, presented for extraordinary employee actions that exemplify the values necessary to further the success of the company. Brokerage Division Award recipients received recognition for Bronze, Silver, Platinum, Diamond, and Ruby production levels based on individual adjusted gross commissions from 2019. Special acknowledgment was also given to Rhonda Sharkawy, Senior Retail Leasing and Development Advisor in New Orleans, for achieving the Top Commercial Producer Award —this is the 5th consecutive year she has earned this accolade, producing over $1 million dollars in commissions.



Rhonda Sharkawy (Top Producer), New Orleans
Chad Rigby, Baton Rouge

Ryan Pecot, Lafayette

Ryan Murphy, Covington
Joe Gardner, New Orleans
Scott Macdonald, Baton Rouge
Jeff Barnes, Mobile
Jason Scott, Pensacola

Saban Sellers, New Orleans
Nathan Handmacher, Mobile
Justin Langlois, Baton Rouge

Gold Award
Thomas Bryan, New Orleans
Bradley Cook, Covington
Angie McArthur, Mobile
Carly Plotkin, New Orleans
Seth Citron, Lake Charles
Steve Legendre, Baton Rouge

Silver Award
Charles Cornay, Baton Rouge
Melissa Warren, New Orleans
Lee de la Houssaye, Covington
Karen McElroy, Shreveport
Stacy Odom, Shreveport
Andrew Dickman, Mobile

Bronze Award
Dottie Tarleton, Baton Rouge
Beth Cristina, New Orleans
Gaines Seaman, New Orleans
Jill Meeks, Mobile
Ben Graham, Baton Rouge

Also recognized were employees and agents who achieved special anniversaries with the company. Service Awards were given for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35-year milestones.


35 Years of Service: Sharon Amacker – Covington, Donna Smith – Covington

30 Years of Service: Rick Skelding – New Orleans, Dottie Tarleton – Baton Rouge, Monica Milazzo – Covington

25 Years of Service: Lee de la Houssaye – Covington

20 Years of Service: Lynn Blanchard – Baton Rouge, Tina Crouchet – Covington

15 Years of Service: Mark Salvetti – Covington, Marcia McGarrity – Covington

10 Years of Service: Jim Short – Baton Rouge, Richard Frazier – Baton Rouge, Ryan Murphy – Covington

5 Years of Service: Lesley Huval – Southpark Storage, Sharon Horton – Westland Plaza, Angela McArthur – Mobile, Sean Montreuil – New Orleans, Andrew Dickman – Mobile, Joyce Ori – Mobile, Valda Butler – Covington, Griffin Lennox – New Orleans, Robin Hayles – Mobile, Helen Giang – Covington, Thomas Bryan – New Orleans, Mitch Gauthier – Covington, Patty Meyer – Covington, Rachel Jerkins – Mobile, Jason Franklin – Mobile, Rachel Fonseca – Covington, Sarah Schoonmaker – Covington

October 12, 2020|Agents, Awards, Blog, Commercial|

Stirling Properties’ Commercial Agents Among Top Industry Producers In The Greater New Orleans Area

Stirling Properties commercial real estate agents were recently honored for outstanding industry achievements and transactions during the New Orleans Metropolitan Association of REALTORS® (NOMAR) Commercial Investment Division’s (CID) 25th Annual Achievement Awards ceremony.

Stirling Properties at the New Orleans Metropolitan Association of REALTORS® (NOMAR) Commercial Investment Division’s (CID) 25th Annual Achievement Awards

(Pictured L to R: Chris Abadie, Sonia Shoemaker, Carly Plotkin, Lauren Ryan, Joe Gardner, Melissa Warren, and Gaines Seaman)

Gaines Seaman receives the F. Poche Waguespack Award

Gaines Seaman receives the F. Poche Waguespack Award

Gaines Seaman, Sales & Leasing Executive, earned the Overall Top Producer of 2017 and was the recipient of the prestigious F. Poche Waguespack Award for outstanding achievement with a sales and leasing volume of more than $33.9 million. Seaman was also awarded for Top Landlord Office Lease and Overall Top Office Producer. Additionally, he was instrumental in brokering the deal that earned Stirling Properties 2nd Place for Largest Transaction Award to a Company with the recent 178,000-square-foot office lease to DXC Technology in New Orleans’ CBD.



Rhonda SharkawyRhonda Sharkawy, Senior Retail Leasing & Development Executive, was the overall top retail producer in the greater New Orleans area with a sales and leasing volume of nearly $38 million in 2017. She received the newly created designation of Overall Hall of Fame for Retail Achievement. She was also awarded Top Landlord Retail Lease and Most Transactions for 2017. A Hall of Fame was created in 2014 after Sharkawy received the F. Poche Waguespack Award five years in a row.

Lauren Ryan, Sales & Leasing Executive; Melissa Warren, CCIM, Sales & Leasing Executive; and Beezie Landry, Vice President of Investment Advisors were among Production Award recipients for obtaining total commercial credit sales and leasing of more than $2.5 million.

With forty agents and ten offices spanning the Gulf South region, Stirling Properties’ brokerage team specializes in all aspects of commercial real estate including retail, office, industrial, and investment sales. In 2017, our commercial brokers completed 651 transactions totaling 5.1 million square feet, with a total commercial volume of over $318 million.

Congratulations to Roger Ogden for receiving the 2016 Times-Picayune Loving Cup!

Jimmy Maurin and Roger Ogden

On behalf of Stirling Properties, we would like to congratulate Roger Ogden for receiving the prestigious Times-Picayune Loving Cup. He is truly worthy of such an esteemed award that serves to honor his lifelong service to our community.

As one of the founders of our company, along with Jimmy Maurin (pictured above), Roger has helped to shape this community and transform the commercial real estate industry—and we are grateful for all that he has done. His passion, vision, and leadership have significantly contributed to the success of our city, state, and the entire region.

As impressive as his extensive business credentials are, even more impressive is what he has accomplished through his commitment and generosity to the myriad of civic, cultural, and philanthropic causes in our area.

“I have had the distinct privilege of working with Roger for many years. I have also shared the opportunity to work with him on several boards and projects throughout the region. I know well the tireless commitment he gives to each and the passion he brings to the table. I also know he is driven to make the world around him a better place through his efforts,” said Marty Mayer, President & CEO of Stirling Properties.

Roger is a remarkable individual and he has definitely earned his place among such an extraordinary list of people who have made a lasting impact on us all.

Congratulations, Roger, on this well-deserved honor!

August 28, 2017|Awards, Blog, Corporate|

Stirling Properties Commercial Agents Among Top Producers At 2017 NOMAR CID Awards Ceremony

Carly Plotkin, Joe Gardner, Beezie Landry, Lauren Ryan

Carly Plotkin, Joe Gardner, Beezie Landry, Lauren Ryan

Stirling Properties commercial real estate agents were honored during the New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors (NOMAR) Commercial Investment Division (CID) 24th Annual Achievement Awards ceremony.

Beezie Landry, Stirling Properties’ Senior Investment Sales Advisor, received the award for Top Overall Retail Production. Sales and Leasing Executive, Joe Gardner, CCIM, was awarded for Largest Land Sale & Largest Landlord Lease. Carly Plotkin, Sales and Leasing Executive, received the Rising Star Award.

Rhonda Sharkawy, Senior Retail Leasing and Development Executive, was acknowledged for her induction last year into the CID Hall of Fame after having received the prestigious F. Poche Waguespack Award for the highest volume of sales and leases in the greater New Orleans area for five consecutive years. She is one of only a handful of women to receive this esteemed award since its inception in 1964.

Lauren Ryan, Sales and Leasing Executive, was a first-time recipient of the Production Award, given for agents obtaining total commercial credit sales and leasing of more than $2.5 million. Landry, Gardner, and Sharkawy were also among Production Award recipients.

The goal of the Commercial Investment Division (CID) Awards is to review and recognize individual achievement among commercial real estate practitioners who are members in good standing of the New Orleans Metropolitan Association (NOMAR) of REALTORS®.

Louisiana State University Takes 3rd Place (Again!) In Global ARGUS University Challenge

Continues to propel national spotlight on growing educational real estate programs at LSU

Louisiana State University Argus Winners 2017

Stirling Properties commercial real estate company is pleased to announce students from Louisiana State University (LSU) E.J. Ourso College of Business were awarded 3rd place in the global 2017 ARGUS Software University Challenge.

Since 2011, ARGUS Software has hosted the competitive challenge for university students from around the world aspiring to be commercial real estate professionals. Through this challenge, students create real-world investment strategies through informed decisions using ARGUS Software solutions. The theme of the case this year was Pokémon GO! A panel of judges from the academic community and real estate industry participated in reviewing the case studies and nominating the winners.

More than 30 top real estate programs from universities worldwide participated in the competition. The University of San Diego won 1st place, Cornell University placed 2nd, LSU took 3rd, and UCLA earned an honorable mention.

The team from LSU—Garrett Choate, Whitney Gaulter, Matt Hingle, Tyler Tamboli, Sophie Weber, Jason Wyman, and Cassius Dsouza—was coached by Stirling Properties Vice President of Finance, Justin Landry. Landry serves as an adjunct professor teaching Finance 7720 (Commercial Real Estate Investing). This is the 6th year he has taught the course and the 6th year an LSU team has competed in the ARGUS Challenge. It also marks the 2nd time placing under Landry’s leadership.

“This is the second consecutive year that we have secured a 3rd place finish in this competition, so it is no longer beginners luck! This win will certainly garner larger attention around the nation for LSU real estate programs and for students who seek a career in the industry. I am very proud of this team for their accomplishments—they have really worked hard,” said Landry.

LSU’s team secured $3,000 for the university through ARGUS Software. In addition, the students were bestowed the 2017 ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers) Maurin-Ogden Foundation LSU Scholarship Award, funded by Jimmy Maurin and Roger Ogden, founders of Stirling Properties. Through the scholarship, students will receive all-expense-paid attendance to the ICSC RECon in Las Vegas, the world’s largest retail real estate convention. Each year Stirling Properties hosts LSU Award Recipients at the conference, offering the students valuable exposure to industry leaders and potential employers.

“We truly thank Stirling Properties’ founders, Jimmy Maurin and Roger Ogden for their generosity and unwavering commitment to LSU, real estate, and education. This is an invaluable opportunity for these students to meet and network with industry leaders. Many of our students in the past have garnered great job prospects through this experience,” said Landry.

For more information about Finance 7720 (Commercial Real Estate Investing) and its objectives, contact Justin Landry at

Stirling Properties is located at 109 Northpark Blvd., Suite 300 in Covington, Louisiana.  For more information regarding our services, please visit us at

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