Steve Legendre

Steve Legendre, CCIM

Regional Vice President

Market Leader - Baton Rouge

  • (225) 329-0295
  • slegendre@stirlingprop.com
  • 8550 United Plaza Boulevard, Suite 101, Baton Rouge, LA 70809

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About Steve

Steve Legendre, CCIM serves on Stirling’s Commercial Brokerage Division as Regional Vice President and Baton Rouge Market Leader. Since 1995, Steve has focused on helping clients with the acquisition, disposition and site selection related to Industrial and Office Properties, Land, and Real Estate Investments across Louisiana and the Gulf South. As a consistent Top Producer, Legendre has built a strong reputation in the industry based on his track record of successful transactions, professionalism and ethical conduct. Legendre is committed to understanding and meeting the specific needs of his clients, offering personalized advice and solutions tailored to their investment goals and requirements. Legendre fulfills a “Player/Coach” role as Market Leader for Stirling’s Baton Rouge Brokerage Office. Using expert knowledge, networking skills, negotiation expertise and persistence and drive, Legendre maintains his existing long-term relationships while continuing to cultivate new opportunities for the Stirling team through his focused value-add approach to the business.

Before joining Stirling, Steve, along with Ben Graham, CCIM, and Justin Langlois, CCIM, founded SVN | Graham, Langlois & Legendre (SVN GLL), a full-service commercial real estate brokerage firm based in Baton Rouge servicing Louisiana’s Gulf Coast. 

Steve earned his Bachelor of Science degree in General Business Administration from the University of New Orleans’ College of Business Administration in 1990. He began his commercial real estate career in 1995. In 2001, Legendre achieved the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation. In 2014, Legendre earned his Louisiana Broker’s License. Over the course of his career, Steve has held several board positions, including the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors (GBRAR) Trends Committee, the GBRAR Commercial Investment Division (CID), and the CCIM Louisiana Chapter. He served as president of the GBRAR Commercial Investment Division in 2022 and as president of the Louisiana Commercial Database Board of Directors in 2023. Steve is currently the Trends in Real Estate Chairperson, sits on the Board of Directors for LACDB and is a Board Member for Project 70805, a local non-profit promoting social and economic growth in the North Baton Rouge area. Legendre served as committee chair for the Istrouma Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America Golf Tournament and continues to serve as an active member of the committee.

Legendre has been a member of St. George Parish since 1995 and has served in various leadership positions for both the school and church over the years.

May 1, 2024|

Justin Langlois

Justin Langlois, CCIM

Regional Vice President

  • (225) 329-0287
  • (225) 445-6434
  • jlanglois@stirlingprop.com
  • 109 Northpark Boulevard, Suite 300, Covington, LA 70433

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About Justin

Justin Langlois, CCIM serves as Regional Vice President with Stirling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He specializes in investment sales, primarily retail, office, and healthcare. His commercial real estate skill set includes sales and leasing, landlord and tenant representation, sublease representation, REO and bank foreclosures, sale/leaseback, lease negotiation, real estate investment analysis, financial feasibility, and site selection.

Justin has been actively involved in the commercial real estate industry since 2006. He earned the prestigious CCIM designation in 2010. He previously served as Managing Director with SVN | Graham, Langlois & Legendre commercial real estate firm in Baton Rouge, which he founded with partners Ben Graham and Steve Legendre. Their SVN office was consistently recognized as a Top 25 office nationally out of 200+ offices across the United States.

Justin is an executive member of the board of directors for the Baton Rouge Growth Coalition and serves as secretary for the organization. He is also a board member with Volunteers of America: South Central Louisiana. Langlois He supports various nonprofits and community groups, including The Chapel on the Campus (LSU), Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU), Mary Bird Perkins – Investors Collective, and Volunteers of America.

Justin is married to Dodi Langlois, and they have four beautiful children. He is the proud father of three daughters, Harper, Eliza, and Remy, and a son, Max. Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Justin graduated from Louisiana State University Lab School (1999) and earned a B.A. in English from Millsaps College (2003) in Jackson, MS.

May 2, 2024|

Benjamin N. Graham

Benjamin N. Graham, CCIM

Regional Vice President

  • (225) 329-0268
  • (225) 802-6619
  • bgraham@stirlingprop.com
  • 8550 United Plaza Boulevard, Suite 101, Baton Rouge, LA 70809

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About Ben

Benjamin Graham serves as Regional Vice President for Stirling’s commercial real estate team, working from the company’s Baton Rouge office. He is at the forefront of providing real estate solutions and value-oriented strategies for his clients, translating goals and requirements into executable real estate strategies.

With a background in commercial appraisal and experience in project leasing, national tenant representation, investment sales, industrial sales and site selection, Ben has the expertise to handle most any assignment.  Ben’s depth of experience and analytical skills contribute to improving each transaction and his clients’ overall business operations. He has successfully negotiated more than 500 retail leases across the country with a variety of users, including ALDI, Rouses Markets, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, McDonald’s, Jason’s Deli, 7 Brew Coffee, Ochsner Medical, Orangetheory Fitness, Exxon, Eisenberg Development Company and others.

With more than 20 years of experience, Ben is a highly regarded CRE veteran in Louisiana.. This experience, combined with his finance and appraisal background, assures that the best solution is developed and implemented.

Ben is a Board Member of the West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce and is active within ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers), CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member), Baton Rouge Board of Realtors (Commercial Investment Division), SIOR (Society of Office and Industrial Realtors), Retail Brokers Network (RBN) Southeast Committee, Krewe of Achilles, Rotary International and Coastal Conservation Association.

An avid Tigers fan, Mr. Graham is a 2000 graduate of Louisiana State University with a bachelor’s degree in Real Estate Finance.  Outside of the office Ben enjoys an active lifestyle with his two children and amazing wife, including fishing, hunting, traveling and driving his two children to various sporting events.

May 2, 2024|

Brandi Chambless

Brandi Chambless, CCIM

Advisor

  • 225-926-4481
  • 318-789-5986
  • bchambless@stirlingprop.com
  • 8550 United Plaza Boulevard, Suite 101, Baton Rouge, LA 70809

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About Brandi

Brandi Chambless is a native of Avoyelles Parish in Louisiana. She attended LSU Paralegal School and graduated from the University of Louisiana Monroe and LSU Shreveport, where she completed an MBA.

She holds the coveted CCIM designation as well as two data analytics designations specific to the field of hospitality, CAHTA, and CHIA, winning an international award in 2020 from Smith Travel Research for a team project featuring the city of Tokyo.

She is an entrepreneur who believes women have tremendous power to impact society with creativity and grit. Perfectly seeing the undiscovered potential of any future development, Brandi produces content that brings an idea to life for her clients. She is a published author of five book projects as well as an established columnist in the North Texas suburban market, accumulating 55,000 followers in distribution throughout the last 15 years. She has been a featured keynote speaker of the Gulf Coast AAHOA for female entrepreneurs.

Brandi is a communications mastermind who integrates storytelling with real estate projects. Certified as an instructor with the Louisiana Real Estate Commission, she is also an engaged community advocate who has contributed as a foster mom. Proudly having raised her own LSU Tiger, a rising entrepreneur himself, she calls Baton Rouge home, where she is an avid LSU women’s basketball fan.

May 2, 2024|

John DeArmond

John DeArmond

Advisor

  • (225) 926-4481
  • jdearmond@stirlingprop.com
  • 8550 United Plaza Boulevard, Suite 101, Baton Rouge, LA 70809

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About John

John DeArmond serves as an Advisor with Stirling commercial real estate team, working from the company’s Baton Rouge office.

Before joining Stirling, John established two car wash locations in Gonzales and Prairieville. After five years in business, he helped facilitate the sale of both locations. His experience prior to that was in automotive sales.

A native of Gonzales, LA, John graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.

He, his wife, and two daughters reside in Geismar, LA, where he is a graduate of the Ascension Parish Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program: Leadership Ascension. This program is designed to develop responsible and informed community leaders.

May 2, 2024|

Jim Dowling

Jim Dowling, SIOR

Senior Advisor / Broker Associate

  • (318) 347-2043
  • jdowling@stirlingprop.com
  • 8550 United Plaza Boulevard, Suite 101, Baton Rouge, LA 70809

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About Jim

Jim Dowling, SIOR is a Senior Advisor / Associate Broker with Stirling, specializing in brokerage, leasing, and development of all land types, including commercial, industrial and investment properties throughout Louisiana. His focus is on retail, office, warehouse, and manufacturing properties, as well as urban land and farms, acreage, and timberland. Jim has extensive experience in site searches, evaluations and acquisitions, land assemblage, feasibility studies, property valuations, highest and best use determinations, rezoning, land development, build-to-suit, and real estate investment acquisitions.

Jim has been a licensed real estate broker since 1974. Prior to joining Stirling in 2016, he served as president of J. Wesley Dowling & Associates, Inc. Realtors and Coldwell Banker Dowling Beauvais & Associates, Inc. Realtors.

Jim is a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR); past president of the LA/MS/AL/NWFL chapter of SIOR; graduate of the Louisiana Real Estate Institute (GRI); member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR); member of Northwest Louisiana Association of Realtors; and member of Louisiana Commercial Database (LACDB).

Jim attended Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA, and is a graduate of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA.

May 2, 2024|
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