Super Region Economy Driving Louisiana Growth


Well respected Louisiana economic experts, Dr. Loren Scott and Dr. James Richardson, released the results of their 2015 Louisiana Economic Outlook.

Based on their forecast, Louisiana will set records statewide and in a number of metro areas for the most non-farm jobs in its history, surpassing 2 million across the state.

The Super Region – consisting of Baton Rouge, Houma-Thibodaux and New Orleans – is forecast to see incredible growth over the next two years.  The area is expected to produce 62 percent of Louisiana’s non-farm job creation – a combined 41,400 of the state’s 66,700 new jobs by the end of 2016.

While much of this growth is being fueled by the industrial boom from Lake Charles to Baton Rouge and down river to New Orleans, the encouraging fact is that there are several other sectors, both traditional and emerging, that make Louisiana more diverse.  Traditional sectors include international trade, advanced manufacturing and energy.  Digital media, information technology, emerging environmental related to water and water management, coastal restoration, and medical are among Louisiana’s emerging sectors.

Putting all of these together, the future has never been brighter for our state and our region.

For additional news coverage about the 2015 Louisiana Economic Outlook:

Forbes: Houma-Thibodaux among America’s Booming Small Cities 2014

Forbes has ranked Houma-Thibodaux the #8 fastest growing small city in the country, featuring the lowest unemployment rate in the USA at 2.8% and per capita personal income growth of nearly 50% from 2000 to 2012.

This ranking on the heels of the recent rankings of Baton Rouge #2, Mobile #3 and New Orleans #5 for Economic Growth Potential by Business Facilities magazine once again demonstrates the tremendous strength and growth of our entire super region.  The Top 10 ranking of the Houma-Thibodaux area underscores the primary motivation for our recent acquisition of Ansley Place Apartments in Houma earlier this year.

You can read the entire Forbes article here.

Houma-Thibodaux #8


Stirling Properties Completes Acquisition of Ansley Place Apartments in Houma, LA

Ansley PlaceStirling Communities II, LLC, an entity of investors led by Stirling Properties, successfully completed their acquisition of Ansley Place Apartments. Ansley Place is a 246-unit “Class-A”, luxury garden-style apartment community located at 100 Ansley Place Court in Houma, Louisiana. Completed in 2008, the Property encompasses thirteen (13) two- and three-story apartment buildings, one (1) single-story leasing office, and four (4) single-story garage buildings on 21 acres of land. The deal closed on April 1, and involved the assumption of an existing HUD 223(f) loan on the property.

“We believe the frenzied activity at Port Fourchon resulting from the return of Gulf exploration, significant expansion projects currently underway at several key service firms in the Houma area, the fully booked pipelines at the shipyards of Edison Chouest and Bollinger, and the various coastal restoration projects either underway or planned, will lead to a substantial increase in the population and employment base of the Houma area over the next five years. With its excellent location, superior floor plans, and premier status in the market, Ansley Place offers our investors a high quality asset located directly in the path of Houma’s growing economy. ,” said Justin Landry, head of Multi-Family Asset Management for Stirling Properties.

“Multi-family is an asset class that Stirling Properties has grown very bullish on in recent years based upon the demographic and economic trends in the nation,” stated Marty Mayer, President and CEO of Stirling Properties. “With the addition of Ansley Place Stirling Investors’ portfolio has grown to more than1,000 units, a significant milestone considering three years ago they did not own a single unit.”

BH Management Services, based in Des Moines, Iowa, runs the day to day activities of the property as is the case with all of Stirling’s 1,042 units.

For more information about Stirling Properties Acquisition Team and its objectives contact Jeff Marshall at (985) 246-3765 or jmarshall@stirlingprop.com.

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