Melissa S. Warren

Melissa S. Warren, CCIM

Senior Advisor

Market Leader - New Orleans

  • (504) 620-8148
  • 601 Poydras Street, Suite 1777, New Orleans, LA 70130


About Melissa

Melissa S. Warren, CCIM is a Senior Commercial Real Estate Advisor and the New Orleans metropolitan market leader for Stirling. She has provided clients with commercial real estate advisory services since 2001. As a Senior Advisor with Stirling in New Orleans, LA, Ms. Warren focuses on industrial, office, and retail sales, leasing, and tenant and landlord representation.

On behalf of clients, Melissa has been responsible for conducting investment, market, and financial analysis and negotiating purchase and lease contracts. She coordinates transaction due diligence, site selection services, and user decision analysis, and assists clients with planning and zoning matters. Additionally, Melissa has represented medical clients with medical retail and office site selection services. Before joining Stirling, she was the leasing agent for East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie, LA. She has represented financial institutions in the disposition of distressed commercial assets and excess branch disposition.  Over the years, she served numerous industrial and bioscience clients providing them with the services of site selection, market analysis, shipyard disposition, industrial park and river terminal land acquisition, ground-up development, and asset disposition.

Ms. Warren’s organizational service includes Board Member and President Ex-Officio of the NOMAR-CID (New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors – Commercial Investment Division); and Board Member of LACDB (the Louisiana Commercial Database). Commercial Real Estate professional affiliations include CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member), ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers), NOMAR-CID, NAIOP (the Commercial Real Estate Development Association), and New Orleans CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women). Melissa serves on the Board of the Louisiana SPCA, and volunteers with New Orleans City Park, and Habitat for Humanity.

Before joining Stirling, Ms. Warren was a senior real estate advisor for Grubb & Ellis/ Sawyer Commercial in Gulfport, MS. In 2006, she was designated a (CCIM) upon successfully passing the comprehensive final exam and passing the CCIM Institute’s panel judgment for the portfolio of qualifying industry experience.

After Hurricane Katrina, the mayor of Gulfport, MS selected Ms. Warren to co-chair the committee to rebuild Gulfport Harbor’s Jones Park where she helped spearhead fundraising, architectural charrettes, and development designs for the rebuilding of the park. 

Ms. Warren graduated from Mississippi State University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. She holds Louisiana and Mississippi real estate licenses.

May 1, 2024|

Gabrielle Adams

Gabrielle Adams


  • 504-620-8141
  • 985-607-5904
  • 601 Poydras Street, Suite 1777, New Orleans, LA 70130


About Gabrielle

Gabrielle Adams serves as an Advisor with the company’s commercial real estate team, bringing a wealth of professional experience in building relationships to her role at Stirling’s Baton Rouge and New Orleans offices. With a keen focus on facilitating seamless transactions, Ms. Adams specializes in tenant and landlord representation for retail and industrial properties. Growing up in a commercial construction family, Gabrielle is able to offer clients a unique perspective, understanding the intricate nuances of the industry and providing invaluable insights.

Ms. Adams is dedicated to adding value to her clients through extensive research on market trends and dynamics. Her collaborative, team-oriented approach extends beyond individual transactions as she actively supports and assists other top-producing advisors within the organization.

Ms. Adams is affiliated with the International Council for Shopping Centers (ICSC), Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), and the Greater Baton Rouge Association of REALTORS Commercial Investment Division (CID). Her commitment to professional development and networking underscores her dedication to excellence in the field.

Gabrielle is a proud alumna of Louisiana State University, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a minor in Entrepreneurship. Outside of her professional endeavors, she finds joy in maintaining a balanced lifestyle. Whether she’s hitting the gym, diving into a good book, experimenting in the kitchen, or exploring new coffee shops, Ms. Adams embraces each opportunity for growth and enrichment.

June 25, 2024|

Thomas P. Bryan, IV

Thomas P. Bryan, IV


  • (504) 620-8138
  • 601 Poydras Street, Suite 1777, New Orleans, LA 70130


About Thomas

Thomas Bryan, a 15-year veteran of the commercial real estate industry, has made a vast contribution to the retail landscape both locally and nationwide, with a concentration in the Southern United States. Based in New Orleans, LA, he has produced nearly $100M in transaction volume over the last two years alone throughout the country.

Thomas has been instrumental in rollouts for retailers in the electronics, experiential retail, family entertainment, fitness, and soft goods sectors, to name a few. He has facilitated the expansion of medical/office occupiers as well. This experience and expertise have created a nationwide network of contacts and information available to his clients. He divides his focus on retail, office, medical, and industrial tenant and buyer representation as well as investment sales acquisition. Most recently, he completed the rollout of a boutique fitness studio securing 189 locations nationwide. He has also been integral in the negotiations and development of retail anchor pursuits in relation to investment acquisitions.

Prior work experiences include brokerage services with CBRE out of the Richmond, VA, office and property management/operations with Tishman Speyer out of Washington, DC.

Thomas has been an active member of ICSC, the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the Retail Brokers Network (RBN), and Business Networking International (BNI). He is active in his community as a State Board Member for the Louisiana Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and actively involved in Habitat for Humanity.

Thomas is a 2004 graduate of The College of Charleston in Charleston, SC, with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

May 2, 2024|

Beth Cristina

Beth Cristina, ALC

Senior Advisor / Broker Associate

  • (504) 620-8127
  • (504) 650-3687
  • 601 Poydras Street, Suite 1777, New Orleans, LA 70130


About Beth

Beth Cristina serves as Senior Advisor / Broker Associate with Stirling’s commercial real estate team, working from the company’s New Orleans, Louisiana, office. Specializing in both landlord and tenant representation, she has been a commercial real estate leader in New Orleans and across the southeast region for more than 44 years.

Beth has extensive experience in commercial real estate leasing, sales, development, and investments. Her knowledge and expertise range from vacant land to single-tenant and high-rise office buildings. Her qualifications include office and retail market analysis, tenant/landlord and purchaser/seller representation, marketing, sales and leasing strategies, and consulting services.


Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) of the REALTORS® Land Institute

Business Affiliations

Louisiana REALTORS® – (LR)

  • 2022 Director
  • 2020 Director
  • 2017 Director at Large
  • 2016 Immediate Past President
  • 2015 President
  • 2013 Secretary-Treasurer
  • 2012 Vice-Chair of Strategic Planning Committee
  • 2011 Division Chair for LR Commercial
  • 2010 Chair for LR Commercial Committee
  • 2010 Vice President Region 4

New Orleans Metropolitan Association of REALTORS® (NOMAR)

  • 2005 President

Commercial Investment Division of New Orleans Metropolitan Association of REALTORS® (CID of NOMAR)

  • 2008 President
  • 2000 President

Member of Gulf South Real Estate Information Network, Inc. (GSREIN MLS) – 2017 & 2023

National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)

  • 2024 Vice-Chair Commercial Economic Issues and Trends Forum
  • 2022 Chair Commercial Research Advisory Board
  • 2020 Director
  • 2019 Vice President (Region 10)
  • 2018 Chair, Commercial Committee
  • 2017 Vice-Chair Commercial Committee
  • 2016 Commercial Committee
  • 2016 State and Local Issues Policy Committee
  • 2014 Commercial Legislative & Regulatory Advisory Board
  • 2012 Presidential Advisory Group (PAG) for Commercial


  • 2019 Excellence in Construction & Real Estate (New Orleans CityBusiness)
  • 2011 Award for Outstanding Achievement in CRE (NAR)
  • 2010 Louisiana REALTOR® of the Year (LR)
  • 2009 REALTOR® of the Year (NOMAR)
  • 2009 Service to the Industry Award (CID of NOMAR)
  • 2007 Top Special Purpose Sale (CID of NOMAR)
  • 2005 Women of the Year (New Orleans City Business)
  • 2005 Top Overall Office Produce (CID of NOMAR)
May 2, 2024|

Juhmad M. Hollis

Juhmad M. Hollis

Advisor / Broker Associate

  • (504) 620-8160
  • 601 Poydras Street, Suite 1777, New Orleans, LA 70130


About Juhmad

Juhmad M. Hollis joined Stirling in 2022 and serves as an Advisor, Associate Broker with the company’s Commercial Brokerage Division. With over 17 years of real estate experience, he began his career at Sil-loH Properties, LLC., in Birmingham, Alabama, working alongside his father and sister. As a guide, advisor, and educator, Mr. Hollis developed a deep understanding of the industry, effectively communicating with clients, empowering them, and providing real-time solutions to challenges. In December 2012, he assumed the role of President/CEO at Sil-loH Properties, LLC., holding the position until October 2015 when he transitioned to BRIK Realty as their Qualifying Broker. In 2017, Mr. Hollis established Sil-loH Realty New Orleans after relocating to Louisiana.

Mr. Hollis currently serves as the Immediate Past President of the Gulf South Real Estate Information Network and served as a Director on the New Orleans Metropolitan Association of REALTORS® and Louisiana REALTORS®. He has contributed to the Alabama Association of REALTORS®, Birmingham Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors, and presided as President of the Greater Alabama Multiple Listing Service.

A member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Mr. Hollis has also mentored with Son of Saint in New Orleans and actively participated in the National Association of REALTORS®, serving on the Diversity Committee and Federal Finance and Housing Committee. He is an At-Large Member of NAIOP and is on his “Path to the Pin” to earn the coveted CCIM designation.

Mr. Hollis, a graduate of the Alabama Association of REALTORS®, Birmingham Association of REALTORS®, and Louisiana REALTORS® Leadership Academies, is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from Morehouse College. He holds Louisiana and Alabama Real Estate Licenses.

May 2, 2024|

Kaelan McArthur

Kaelan McArthur


  • (504) 620-8146
  • 601 Poydras Street, Suite 1777, New Orleans, LA 70130


About Kaelan

Kaelan McArthur is an Advisor with Stirling’s commercial real estate team, working from the company’s New Orleans, Louisiana office. Her areas of focus include the sales and leasing of retail, office, and industrial properties, with representation of both tenants and landlords. Her specific geographical expertise is in the Gulf South market area.

A Mobile, Alabama native, Kaelan brings over a decade of invaluable experience in restaurant management spanning Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Her tenure in this industry has given her an insider’s understanding of the unique challenges new restaurant and retail owners have when starting their business and allows her to successfully guide clients with their commercial real estate needs. This background has not only honed her customer service skills but also her prowess in cultivating enduring relationships with clients.

Since joining Stirling in 2022, she has adeptly leveraged her skills to forge strong client relationships while facilitating lease negotiations and commercial real estate acquisitions across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida.

A member of the Stirling Stewardship team, Kaelan has previously volunteered with The Ronald McDonald House, USA Women’s & Children’s NICU, and is a passionate advocate for local animal rescues. She resides in the Bywater Historic District of New Orleans, Louisiana with her rescue dogs – Daisy and Jack.

May 2, 2024|
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