Stirling Properties’ Beth Cristina Receives National Commercial Award

NEW ORLEANS,Beth Cristina Louisiana —- (November 10, 2011) Stirling Properties’ Beth Cristina, Commercial Broker Associate in the New Orleans office, was recently recognized for outstanding commercial achievement as a 2011 National Commercial Award recipient.  Given by the Commercial Real Estate Division of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), the award was created to highlight and honor commercial specialists who have distinguished themselves in their communities.  (more…)

New Orleans’ Growing Medical Corridor

The growing medical corridor in New Orleans is officially known as BioDistrict New Orleans, a state-enabled economic development district that was created by the State of Louisiana in 2005 for the purpose of developing a biosciences industry in New Orleans that will provide research and development, healthcare delivery, and stable, high-paying jobs.  The 1,500-acre district spans the Downtown and Mid-City neighborhoods of New Orleans.  The economic impact is estimated to be 22,000 new jobs in the city of New Orleans over the next eight to ten years, not only in biosciences, but also in banking, law, construction and other service industries that stand to benefit.  The area’s major developments include:

  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Project Legacy)
    • Status:  Under Construction
    • Groundbreaking/Completion: June 2011/Late 2014, full activation 2015
    • Site: 30 acres bounded by Tulane Avenue and Canal, S. Galvez & S. Rocheblave Streets
    • Size: 1.6 million square feet with 2 additional 1,000-car garages; 200-bed complex will serve over 70,000 enrolled Veterans
    • Cost: $995 million construction budget (fully funded)
    • Jobs: 1,100 new employees
  • University Medical Center
    • Status: Site preparation work, construction to begin by year end
    • Groundbreaking/Completion: April 2011/2015
    • Site: 34 acres bounded by Canal & S. Galvez Streets and Tuland & South Claiborne Avenues
    • Size: 2.2 million square feet, 424-bed public hospital to replace Charity Hospital
    • Cost: $1.09 billion; state lawmakers approved funding September 2011
    • Jobs: 5,280 new and saved jobs over first five years
    • Part of collaborative complex with the new VA Medical Center (see above)
    • Both will be key academic anchors for LSU, Tulane, Dillard, Xavier, SUNO, Delgado, and others throughout South Louisiana
  • Louisiana Cancer Research Center
    • Status: Under Construction
    • Groundbreaking/Completion: April 2009/January 2012
    • Site: Tulane & South Claiborne Avenues
    • Size: Shared 175,000 square-foot, 10-story facility
    • Cost: $90 million
    • Developed by the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium, a partnership among LSU Health Sciences Center, Tulane Univerity, Xavier University of Louisiana, and Ochsner Health System
  • New Orleans BioInnovation Center
    • Status: Open & Operating
    • Completed: June 2011
    • Site: 1441 Canal Street
    • Size: 66,000 square feet of state-of-the-art wet-lab, office and conference space
    • Cost: $47 million
    • To house biotech and life sciences entrepreneurs and startups, as well as support research at four area universities; housing about 200 employees from 80 companies at full capacity
    • Critical link that turns university research into privately commercializable enterprises
    • Five biotech start-ups and two venture captial firms have already moved into the building, and twelve more are on the way
  • Ochsner Health System
    • Relocating 500 to 750 employees to the CBD during the 1st Quarter 2012
    • Moving executive, corporate and business functions (no medical care)
    • 80,000 square feet on top 4 floors of the Benson Tower (enough room to grow to 1,000 employees)
    • Signifies Ochsner’s growing presence in the local economy and New Orleans’ medical hub

For exciting leasing opportunities in the heart of this growing medical corridor, office spaces are available at the 1615 Poydras Street office building located directly across from the Superdome.  Available spaces range from approximately 1,500 to 45,130 contiguous square feet.  For more information contact Gaines Seaman at (504) 620-8187 or

Stirling Properties Welcomes Mike Immel To its Team

Mike ImmelLAFAYETTE, Louisiana —- (OCTOBER 27, 2011) Stirling Properties is pleased to announce the addition of Mike Immel to its team of Commercial Real Estate Brokers in the Stirling Properties’ Lafayette office at 1819 Pinhook Road., Suite. 200 as a sales and leasing agent.

Mr. Immel comes to Stirling Properties with 17 years of experience in the Industrial sector as an Automation Systems Engineer. His resume includes projects for Shell Oil & Gas, Chevron and a host of independent gas and oil companies.   (more…)

October 27, 2011|Agents, Commercial, Lafayette, news, Press Releases|

New Office Park Coming to River Chase

In addition to the announcement of Sam’s Club and other exciting new retail tenants coming to River Chase Shopping Center in Covington, Louisiana, Stirling Properties is actively pre-leasing the first phase of the Offices at River Chase, a 42 acre office park that will feature a parking garage and is within walking distance to hotels, restaurants, banks, a theater, luxury apartments and over 945,000 square feet of retail.



The 6-story, 157,400 square-foot premier, Class A office building will be the first of the five-building Offices at River Chase.  Available spaces range from approximately 1,800 to 26,000 square feet per floor.  The building will be built with state-of-the-art construction using the highest quality materials and will have LEED Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.  The architectural firm is Wakefield, Beasley & Associates, a highly respected firm committed to designing environmentally responsible buildings all over the world.  We are looking for 50% minimum preleasing prior to beginning construction. Stirling Properties will be developing, managing and leasing the buildings.  For information about the Offices at River Chase contact Lee de la Houssaye, Leasing and Sales Associate for Stirling Properties, at or call (985) 246-3774.

October 24, 2011|Blog, New Orleans Northshore, Properties, River Chase|

Stirling Properties’ Bradley McCoy Awarded CCIM Designation

Bradley McCoyNEW ORLEANS, Louisiana —- (OCTOBER 21, 2011) Stirling Properties’ Bradley McCoy, Associate Broker in the New Orleans office and member of the Louisiana CCIM chapter, was awarded the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation from the CCIM Institute, one of the leading commercial real estate associations in the world.      (more…)

October 21, 2011|Agents, Commercial, New Orleans Southshore, news, Press Releases|

Stirling Properties Announces The Fresh Market is Coming to New Orleans

 The Fresh Market on Saint Charles AvenueThe specialty grocery retailer to occupy Borders old location on St. Charles Avenue

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana —- (SEPTEMBER 21, 2011) Stirling Properties is pleased to announce that The Fresh Market is coming to New Orleans.  The retailer will lease the 24,000 square foot, 2-story, building on 3338 St. Charles Avenue which was previously occupied by Borders.  This location will be The Fresh Market’s fourth in Louisiana with stores already in Baton Rouge, Lafayette and Mandeville.  (more…)

September 21, 2011|Commercial, Deals, Fresh Market, news, Press Releases|
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