Lake Charles

Stirling Properties Adds Two Advisors to Commercial Real Estate Team

Rankin BihmRankin Bihm recently joined the Stirling Properties team as an Advisor, working dually from the company’s Lafayette and Lake Charles offices. He is primarily focused on the sales and leasing of retail properties, with representation of both tenants and landlords. His specific geographical expertise is on the Southwest Louisiana market area.

Prior to joining Stirling Properties, Bihm served as a Multimedia Consultant, where he advised business clients on digital marketing and promotional strategies. He has a strong understanding of market research and analyzing competitor data, which translates to the real estate market, where he helps his clients to effectively locate and market properties. He also has extensive experience in the hospitality and service industry, where he honed superior customer service and relationship-building skills.

Bihm is a graduate of the University of Louisiana-Lafayette with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and was a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success. He is currently enrolled in the University of Louisiana-Lafayette MBA program.

Rankin is a volunteer with St. Joseph Parish Vacation Bible School and Keep Lafayette Clean. He is an avid reader and enjoys listening to podcasts—and all things sports.

Blaise Brown

Blaise Brown also joins the Stirling Properties’ commercial real estate team as an Advisor, working from the company’s New Orleans office. With a geographic focus on New Orleans East and St. Bernard Parish, he specializes in the sales and leasing of retail and industrial properties and raw land.

Brown is a member of the New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors (NOMAR), the Commercial Investment Division of NOMAR (CID), International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and Retail Brokers Network (RBN).

Born and raised in NOLA, Blaise is a graduate of St. Augustine High School and currently resides in New Orleans East. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Justice and Peace Studies from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where he played football and was named the Team Captain his Senior year.

While in Washington, Blaise served as a Sursum Corda educational tutor, helping to implicate new techniques of reading for children in the poverty-stricken neighborhoods. He helped to create opportunities and practices of learning between tutors and tutees while acting as a mediator between Georgetown students and Sursum Corda children.

New Rouses Market-Anchored Retail Development Coming to Lake Charles, Louisiana

Rouses in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Anticipated construction completion in the spring of 2020.

Stirling Properties commercial real estate company is pleased to announce that a new Rouses Market-anchored retail development is coming to Lake Charles, Louisiana. Developed by the Eisenberg Company, the roughly 90,000-square-foot development will be located on 10.25 acres on Nelson Road at Ham Reid Road in South Lake Charles. Eisenberg Company recently completed construction of its first Rouses Market-anchored shopping center, Arlington Marketplace, in Baton Rouge on the corner of Lee and Burbank.

Anchor-tenant Rouses Market will occupy approximately 44,000 square feet of retail space. Construction of the state-of-the-art, ground-up grocery store commenced last week, and it is expected to open in the fall of 2020. This marks the 3rd Rouses Market location for the Lake Charles area.

Rendering courtesy of Rouses Facebook

Stirling Properties’ commercial advisors are serving as the listing agents for the retail project.  Justin Langlois, CCIM, Ben Graham, CCIM and Seth Citron are working diligently to fill the remainder of the property and bring new tenants to the market. Additional pad sites and shop space is available for sale, lease or build to suit.

“This exciting new Rouses Market-anchored retail development is centrally located within the fastest growing area in the region. Some of our ideal tenants for the space include quick-serve establishments, soft goods and service providers, and restaurant options,” said Citron. “Lake Charles is in the midst of an economic boom resulting in new job growth and subsequently population growth. We expect to see new companies and major retailers entering and expanding in this market—and we look forward to welcoming them very soon.”

Rouses in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Stirling Properties is located at 1400 Ryan Street, Suite B in Lake Charles, La. For sales and leasing information, contact Justin Langlois, CCIM at (225) 329-0287 /, Ben Graham, CCIM at (225) 329-0268 / or Seth Citron at (337) 572-0273 /

September 17, 2019|Agents, Commercial, Deals, development, Lake Charles, news, Press Releases, Retail|

Expanding Commercial Real Estate Services in Southwest Louisiana

Lake Charles, Louisiana

Stirling Properties is pleased to announce that it is expanding its commercial real estate services in Lake Charles and the Southwest Louisiana region. Seth Citron, Sales and Leasing Executive, will lead the company’s growth efforts in the area.

Citron, a former Lake Charles resident, has led brokerage services remotely in the area over the last couple of years, and will now be returning to establish a physical presence in the market beginning Monday, August 14th.

Southwest Louisiana has seen a considerable economic boom over the last couple of years. Population growth, increased job opportunities, and rapid business expansion is making Lake Charles one of the fastest growing regions in the state. The progression is also spurring commercial real estate development that is quickly attracting new retailers and business tenants.

“Stirling Properties has been active in Southwest Louisiana for many years, but the recent economic growth has provided us an opportunity to expand our services and put boots on the ground in the market again,” said Marty Mayer, President & CEO of Stirling Properties. “Having previously lived in Lake Charles, Seth is familiar with the area. He understands the local industry and will be a huge asset to the community.”

“As part of our overall company growth strategy, Stirling Properties continues to expand and diversify our brand and footprint in Southwest Louisiana—in all facets of commercial real estate opportunities,” said Citron. “Growth in this region has reached unprecedented heights and we look forward to serving its developing real estate needs.”

Citron joined Stirling Properties’ Commercial Brokerage Division in 2007. With a focus that includes representation of both landlord and tenant needs, he has a diversified portfolio of transactions in multiple facets of commercial real estate. He has knowledge and experience in numerous fields, including industrial, land, office, retail, and specific site selection needs. His particular geographical areas of expertise include Southwest Louisiana and specific markets of Lafayette, Lake Charles, Baton Rouge, Houma, and Alexandria. Citron is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and Retail Brokers Network (RBN).

Seth Citron can be reached at (337) 572-0273 or

August 14, 2017|Agents, Commercial, Lake Charles, news, Press Releases|

Stirling Properties Welcomes Northern Tool + Equipment To Lake Charles, Louisiana

Northern Tool + Equipment

Stirling Properties is pleased to welcome Northern Tool + Equipment to Park Plaza in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The company will be located at 3131 Gerstner Memorial Drive and plans to open in November of 2016.

Park Plaza Shopping Center is a 172,949-square-foot multi-tenant, neighborhood retail and restaurant center located at the intersection of I-210 and LA-14 in Lake Charles’ retail hub. Northern Tool + Equipment will join a great mix of established local and national retailers, including Family Dollar, Save-A-Lot, Altitude Trampoline Park, Citi Trends, Osaka Hibachi Restaurant, Beauty Supply, Louisiana Wireless, L.A. Fashions, Liberty Tax, Subway, EZ Checkloans and Sam’s Southern Eatery.

Stirling Properties Sales and Leasing Executive, Seth Citron, handled the lease transaction with Clay Mote of Dallas-based Venture Commercial. Northern Tool + Equipment will occupy 19,109 square feet in the former Conn’s space. This will mark the third Louisiana location for the company.

Family-owned and operated for more than 35 years, Northern Tool + Equipment has grown into a billion-dollar company with 95 stores in 19 states nationwide. It provides over 40,000 carefully chosen tools via catalogs, website and retail stores. The Northern Tool + Equipment store in Lake Charles will offer Louisiana residents a wide selection of portable generators, pressure washers, air compressors, power tools, welding equipment and many more quality equipment products, as well as a complete line of emergency storm supplies.

Lake Charles has recently made headlines as a major growth leader in southwest Louisiana, driven by massive industrial projects. According to recent reports, Lake Charles’ economy grew 8.3%, the 3rd-fastest in the nation, and job growth and sales taxes are exceeding the national average. This progression is quickly attracting new retail developments and tenants to the market.

“Lake Charles is one of the hottest areas in the state with upwards of $80 billion in anticipated industrial projects driving significant growth and job opportunities,” said Citron. “This is an exciting time for progress, and we are starting to see major retailers taking notice. Stirling Properties is proud to be a part of that growth, and to have the opportunity to help bring quality retailers to the area.”

For sales or leasing information, contact Seth Citron at or (337) 572-0273.

October 5, 2016|Agents, Commercial, Deals, Lake Charles, Louisiana, news, Press Releases, Retail|

Stirling Properties Completes its First Retail Development in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Lake Charles Academy

Stirling Properties is pleased to announce the completion of their first retail development in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Academy Sports + Outdoors was relocated to its new location on Derek Drive, adding an additional 22,000 square-feet to the store. The new 72,000 square-foot store was expanded to meet the demand of the growing Lake Charles community.

All of the land surrounding the larger Academy Sports + Outdoors is currently available for sale or lease. For more information please contact Ryan Pecot, Senior Leasing Executive, at or 337-572-0246.

July 22, 2015|development, Lake Charles, news, Press Releases|

Stirling Properties’ Beezie Landry Closes on Sale of Three Investment Properties

Investment Sales
Stirling Properties’ Beezie Landry, Senior Sales and Leasing Executive, closed on the sale of three investment properties recently totaling over $15 million. In each of these transactions, Mr. Landry represented the Seller.

9006 Greenwell Springs Rd, Baton Rouge, LA– 13,824 SF
Patrick Luther & Matthew Mousavi of Faris Lee Investments assisted in the sale.
Buyer: Private New York based investor in a 1031 exchange.
Seller: Private Louisiana based investor
Price: $4.75 million
CVS has approximately nine years remaining in the lease as well as an option to extend the lease for up to another 20 years.

Park Plaza
3005 – 3147 Highway 14 (Gerstner Memorial Drive), Lake Charles, LA– 172,949 SF
Anchor: Conn’s
Buyer: Private Houston based investor
Seller: Weingarten Realty Investors
Price: $6 million
Value add opportunity with 40% vacancy

Woodmere Crossing
1540 Eastern Boulevard, Montgomery, AL– 42,257 SF
Co-listed with Jeff Barnes of Stirling Properties Mobile, Alabama office, as well as in connection with
Tenants: Petco, Books-A-Million, Jason’s Deli, and Sally Beauty Supply
Buyer: BV Belk Properties based in North Carolina
Seller: Woodmere Crossing was a lender owned property
Price: $4.4 million

Investment Sales is a linchpin to our brokerage division. Whether it’s achieving goals of a buyer or seller, Stirling can meet your needs. Our professionals are versed in asset acquisitions and dispositions of income-producing, distressed, vacant and REO properties. From institutional  to private investors, we assist in finding and securing assets that have opportunities for added value and improved performance as well as assets with stabilized risk-adjusted returns.

For more information regarding Investment Sales contact Beezie Landry or 985-898-2022.

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