Community Involvement


Louisiana Flood 2016

This is a challenging time for South Louisiana. Many of our family and friends have experienced unprecedented devastation and loss resulting from disastrous flooding in the area. At least 40,000 homes have been damaged and thirteen people lost their lives.

The historic flooding resulted from record ‘1,000-year’ rainfalls produced from an unusual series of slow-moving thunderstorms that dumped tremendous amounts of water on an isolated area in excess of 30 inches in 48 hours. It was more than rivers and drainage systems could possibly hold.

Though the devastation was severe, we are thankful that the vast majority of South Louisiana is safe. In large part, those of us that have previously flooded were spared, and areas that have never seen flooding before were inundated.

While some are still struggling, conditions are improving. Louisianans are resilient—as we’ve seen time and time again—and efforts are already shifting to recovery and progress. People are returning home, businesses are reopening. Cities and communities that were not directly impacted have the opportunity to pay it forward with relief efforts to assist our neighboring residents in need.

Stirling Properties is directing our energy and resources to our employees and surrounding communities that were affected by the flooding. We’re collecting and distributing emergency assistance supplies and basic needs items for victims, and our team members are volunteering with clean-up and recovery efforts. We’re partnering with many local organizations and have made financial contributions to several nonprofits to assist with relief efforts, as well as providing emergency housing.

Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the people, businesses and communities affected by this horrific event. Stirling Properties is committed to South Louisiana and the surrounding areas, and we will be here to help in the recovery efforts, both short- and long-term.

Thank you to everyone that has reached out to us and offered your support and assistance. We are truly grateful for your generosity.

Stirling Properties’ Donna Taylor Elected to Serve as the Board Chair for the Hammond Chamber of Commerce

mindyrathe.comStirling Properties is pleased to announce that Donna Taylor, Senior Vice President of Asset Management and New Business, has been elected to serve as the Board Chair for the Hammond Chamber of Commerce for 2014.

The Board of Directors is comprised of local business and community leaders and elected by Chamber members. The mission of the Chamber is to strengthen the business climate, promote community development and enhance the economic vitality of the Hammond community within Tangipahoa Parish.

January 23, 2014|Awards, Designations, Involvement, news, Press Releases|

Donations Collected for Train of Hope, A Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort

Train of Hope DonationsHaving experienced our own recovery after Hurricane Katrina, we know all too well how those in the Northeast are feeling in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.  In an effort to help with the disaster relief, we found a local organization, Train of Hope, that StirlingProperties is supporting.  In addition to donating badly needed supplies like cleaning supplies, diapers and other baby items, toiletries, and blankets, we also donated Christmas toys to the Train of Hope collection effort.  With the help of Amtrak, many generous individuals and volunteers, the train left on Friday, December 14th to deliver these critical supplies and toys to areas of New York and New Jersey devastated by Hurricane Sandy.  TWO baggage cars were filled with donations from all 50 states.

Stirling Properties’ Hammond Square is a Finalist for ICSC’s 2010 U.S. Design & Development Awards

Hammond Square - Hammond LouisianaHAMMOND, Louisiana —- (OCTOBER 26, 2010) Hammond Square, Stirling Properties’ power lifestyle center located in Hammond, Louisiana, was selected as a finalist for The International Council of Shopping Centers’ (ICSC) 2010 United States Design and Development Awards. These awards recognize outstanding achievement in design and development of retail properties and retail store design within the U.S. and are given for the following categories: Renovation or Expansion of an Existing Project, Innovative Design and Development of a New Project, and Retail Store Design.

Hammond Square is a finalist for best renovation or expansion of an existing project for retail space over 500,000 sq. ft. and is among seven other finalists from developments in Washington, New Jersey, Connecticut, California, and Pennsylvania. These eight finalists were judged by a jury of leading industry experts who awarded points for improvement of existing space, methods of keeping the project open during construction, new marketing and re-letting/re-merchandising approaches, refinancing techniques, innovative design and construction approaches, and adaptive reuses of the structure.

All entries receive up to a maximum cumulative score of 100 points but only the top 50% are considered finalists. The top performers in each category will be announced at ICSC’s CenterBuild Conference on December 2, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona where they will receive the prestigious Gold or Silver awards.  

“To be a finalist for the 2010 U.S. Design and Development Award is a tremendous honor for Hammond Square and Stirling Properties. It is a testament to the commitment made to Hammond by the owners of Hammond Square and to the development team who worked over three years on this project,” said Grady Brame, Executive Vice President and Partner of Stirling Properties. “The recognition helps put Hammond in the national spotlight and we are optimistic about the opportunities this type of news will bring not only for the current tenants, but for those retailers interested in Hammond Square.”

Additional leasing opportunities are still available at Hammond Square. For more information, contact Beezie Landry at 985-246-3781 or via email at or Rhonda Sharkawy at 504-620-8145 or via email at

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