Commercial Real Estate Outlook: Optimism Amidst Uncertainty

ICSC Las Vegas returned this spring—with a new format and brand—after a three-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Attendees and exhibitors rebounded, with higher than anticipated crowds; reported attendance was over 22,000. Optimism was abuzz, and the pure excitement of being back to in-person events. However, uncertainty still lingered on the minds of many …

President’s Message: A Healthy Prognosis for Healthcare Real Estate

  The healthcare industry has rapidly evolved over the last few years. Having broad access to quality healthcare, both physical and digital (e.g., telehealth), has become critically important, and healthcare providers are creating innovative ways to deliver their products and services to their clients in the most efficient way possible.   Healthcare service providers are …

All-new Community Honda coming to Lafayette, Louisiana

Stirling Properties brokered sale of 10-acres for new facility. Community Honda recently announced plans for an all-new state-of-the-art facility in Lafayette, Louisiana. The 10-acre future home of Community Honda is located along Highway 90 near the airport. It will include a 50,000-square-foot facility with over 30 service bays, a children’s play area, a café, and …

Stirling Properties Names Jared Lauderdale as Vice President Controller

Stirling Properties announces that Jared Lauderdale has been promoted to Vice President Controller. Jared previously held the position of Controller – Property Accounting, responsible for all tax matters in the company’s internally-owned portfolio. While most of his duties will remain the same, his role is also transitioning to being more involved in the business’s property …

Stirling Properties Develops New Ochsner Kidney Care Clinics Across GNO Area

Through a joint venture of Ochsner Health and National Renal Care (NRC), Stirling Properties is developing four Ochsner Kidney Care clinics across the greater New Orleans area. The clinics are new-to-market for Southeast Louisiana and expand healthcare service offerings for Ochsner Health and its patients. The facilities vary in size from 6,000-11,000 square feet, providing …

President’s Message: The Collision of Physical and Digital Retail

For quite some time now, you have undoubtedly seen the exaggerated headlines about the death of brick-and-mortar retail. How ecommerce—led by Amazon—would put physical stores out of business. How ironic is it now that these digitally native retailers are aggressively moving into the brick-and-mortar world? In fact, Amazon is very bullish on opening new physical …

History Will Tell

I want to share an intriguing quote I heard recently: “History is nothing more than a record of disruptions.” When you think about it, the sentiment is entirely accurate. If it weren’t disruptive to the logic or actions, it wouldn’t be worth remembering, learning from or memorializing. Disruption is difficult, stressful and, well, disruptive. But boiled down, disruption …

The Wharf Reaches Record-Breaking Occupancy on Alabama Gulf Coast

The Wharf at Orange Beach, a popular shopping, dining and entertainment venue on the Alabama Gulf Coast, has reached a record-breaking total occupancy of 98% in 2021 — up from 93% in May 2020. On the cusp of a completely full venue with only four unoccupied spaces remaining on The Wharf property, the growth has gained much interest …