40th Anniversary

Stirling Properties Celebrates Team Members at Annual Stirling Honors Event

Stirling Honors - 40 Year Toast

Stirling Honors – 40 Year Toast

Stirling Properties officially celebrated the company’s 40th anniversary during Stirling Honors, an annual event to celebrate the Stirling Team. On Thursday, March 19th, the company hosted a Commercial Celebration Dinner to honor Commercial Agents and to award Commercial Production Awards. On Friday, March 20th, Stirling Properties hosted the Stirling Honors meeting and recognition luncheon, a day to honor the hard work and dedication of the entire Stirling Team and to award Service Awards. Both events were held at Harrah’s Hotel in New Orleans. Commercial Award recipients received recognition for Bronze, Silver, Platinum, Diamond and Ruby production levels based on individual Adjusted Gross Commission figures for 2014. This was the first time in Stirling Properties’ history that four agents reached Ruby Level status in the same year. Special recognition was given to Ryan Pecot, Senior Leasing Executive in the Lafayette office, for being the Top Agent in 2014.

Ruby Award 2014:

Diamond Award 2014:

Platinum Award 2014:

Silver Award 2014:

Bronze Award 2014:

Also recognized were employees and agents who achieved special anniversaries with the company. Service Awards were given to 5, 10, 15, 25 and 30 year milestones. 30 Years: Sharon Amacker – Covington, LA Office Donna Taylor – Covington, LA Office 25 Years: Jeff Marshall – Covington, LA Office Rick Skelding – New Orleans, LA Office Monica Milazzo – Covington, LA Office Dottie Tarleton – Baton Rouge, LA Office 15 Years: James Hutchinson – Baton Rouge, LA Office James Bennett – Covington, LA Office Joe Kramer – Covington, LA Office 10 Years: Roslyn Pellegrin – Covington, LA Office Mark Salvetti – Covington, LA Office Tracy Gandy – Covington, LA Office 5 Years: Jessica Zeringue – Covington, LA Office Rick Pomerenke – Lafayette, LA Office Phillip Perkins – Baton Rouge, LA Office Jim Short – Baton Rouge, LA Office Kathy McGoey – Covington, LA Office

President’s Message: Change and Progress

President's Message

Our 40th year is now in full swing! Recently, we officially celebrated this milestone during our annual Stirling Honors recognition luncheon. My message for the day centered around Tony Robins’ quote “Change is Inevitable. Progress is Optional.”  Stirling has survived and prospered over the years and it is clear that Stirling opted to choose progress. Here’s what 40 years looks like in a 4 minute video:[wpvideo k1cJ0dhf] During Stirling Honors, I also highlighted many of our recent achievements across the entire spectrum of our company:

    • Commercial Brokerage: 2014 was a record year across all business lines – office, retail, industrial and investment sales – with volume up 65%!
    • Magnolia Marketplace, New Orleans, LA: With partners JCH Development, we recently celebrated the grand opening on the site of a former housing project almost 10 years after Hurricane Katrina – significant not only for the location but the timing
    • Ambassador Town Center, Lafayette, LA: Our 2nd joint venture with CBL is under construction with the official groundbreaking ceremony this month
    • Fremaux Town Center, Slidell, LA: Phase I opened a year ago; Phase II is well underway with a scheduled October opening
    • Academy Sports + Outdoors, Lake Charles, LA: Under construction with scheduled Summer opening
    • Premier Centre, Mandeville, LA: Successfully landed our 1st Whole Foods deal, to open January 2016
    • Offices at Mid-City Market, New Orleans, LA: Historic tax credit rehab adjacent to Mid-City Market, anchor Gallo Mechanical set to occupy and open by year end 2015
    • Walgreens, Terrytown & Metairie, LA: Terrytown opened a year ago and was our first build-to-sell; fee development Metairie at Vets & Power Blvds is under construction
    • Perkins Rowe, Baton Rouge, LA: Awarded leasing and management contract last year; condos now on the market, new block of apartments available this summer, office activity is brisk and more retailers/deals in the works
    • Ansley Place, Houma, LA: Acquired the 246-unit Class A luxury garden-style apartment complex for $27.3 Million last year
    • Alabama/Florida Expansion: Since opening in Mobile less than 2 years ago, we have acquired John Toomey & Company Inc. in Mobile, opened a Pensacola office and expanded/consolidated the Mobile office into One St. Louis Centre in Downtown Mobile; totaling 34 employees/brokers and 2.5 million square feet managed
      • Santa Rosa Mall, Mary Esther, FL: Recently awarded contract for leasing and property management of this 734,000 square-foot enclosed mall

Reflecting back on these accomplishments in light of the 40th anniversary of our company, it underscores the fact that change is most certainly inevitable and makes me proud that we have chosen the option to progress.

I know that the future will continue to present us with twists and turns and unexpected new challenges; however, I am confident that we will face these challenges with the knowledge that we have built a strong foundation, rooted solidly in values which are timeless, consistent and enduring.

Indeed change is inevitable…and at Stirling Properties progress is not optional!

March 31, 2015|Blog, Corporate, President's Message|

President’s Message: Celebrating 40 Years

President's Message

As we begin 2015, I am excited to announce that Stirling Properties will be celebrating the 40th Anniversary of its founding.  As I reflect on this significant milestone, I take pride in all we have overcome and accomplished and I am thankful for all of our dedicated team throughout the years that led us to this point.

In 1975 (before some of our current employees were even born), Jimmy Maurin and Roger Ogden started a real estate company focused on developing shopping centers.  The following year, Chip Songy joined them.  It was their vision and spirit of entrepreneurship that established such a solid foundation from which we have built the Stirling Properties of today – a full-service commercial real estate company focused on the Gulf South.  It is their legacy that we carry forward and continue to grow.  To them, we will always be grateful.

While so much has changed in the world, in our markets, and in our company over the years, the culture and values at Stirling Properties remain firmly rooted in integrity, professionalism, teamwork and commitment to our industry and the communities we serve.  Through ups and downs in the market, hurricane recovery and economic uncertainty, putting our clients first continues to be our top priority.  As we grow, these values will always guide us.

And none of this would be possible without the dedication and hard work of the Stirling Team.  It is because of the Stirling Team that we are able to accomplish so much each and every year and I am thrilled Stirling Properties has such an incredible group of professionals.  As we embark on our 40th year, I look forward to a year full of progress and success, built upon the foundation developed over the last 40 years.

January 9, 2015|Blog, Corporate, President's Message|
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