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Stirling Properties and CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. Celebrate Grand Opening Of Ambassador Town Center In Lafayette, Louisiana

Stirling Properties and CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. celebrated the Grand Opening of Ambassador Town Center today. A formal ribbon cutting ceremony was held with City-Parish President Joel Robideaux, Former City-Parish President Joey Durel, LEDA President & CEO Gregg Gothreaux, and Lafayette area community leaders.

Ambassador Town Center Grand Opening

Joey Durel, Gregg Gothreaux, Jason El Koubi, Joel Robideaux, Ryan Pecot, Marty Mayer

Ambassador Town Center is a roughly 60-acre retail project anchored by Costco Wholesale and Dick’s Sporting Goods/Field & Stream, consisting of more than 430,000 square feet. Located at the southeast corner of Lafayette’s ‘main-at-main’ intersection, Ambassador Caffery Parkway & Kaliste Saloom Road, the development will also include Avalon Salon & Spa, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, Blaze Pizza, Chuy’s Mexican Restaurant, Costco Gasoline, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, Five Below, Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, Marshalls/HomeGoods, Nordstrom Rack, Off Broadway Shoes, Panda Express, Panera Bread, PetSmart, Phone Zone, Professor Bob Beans, Red Robin, Subway, Tao Japanese Cuisine, World of Beer, Verizon, and more supporting shops and restaurants to come. The retail center is currently 97% leased. Most of the retailers committed to Ambassador Town Center are either first-time locations within Lafayette or Louisiana, or both.

Ambassador Town Center Grand Opening

“We are excited to celebrate the grand opening of Ambassador Town Center and bring a unique customer experience to the Lafayette market,” said Michael Lebovitz, Executive Vice President, Development and Administration, CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. “This development brings a number of exciting retail and restaurant options, most of which are new to the market.”

“We are confident in the future and prosperity of this area. Ambassador Town Center is positioned in an excellent location that is experiencing tremendous growth and attracting new retailers,” said Townsend Underhill, Stirling Properties Senior Vice President of Development. “We are happy to continue our long and successful development history in the City of Lafayette.”

Ambassador Town Center has already created approximately 2,200 construction jobs, and is expected to generate roughly 1,700 permanent jobs and nearly $9 million annually in estimated sales tax collection, providing a huge boost for the local market.

Stirling Properties and CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. formed a joint venture to develop the center, and with less than two years of planning, construction began in January of 2015. Though not initially contracted to develop the highly anticipated retail center, Stirling Properties and CBL were able to adapt and deliver the project in an exceptionally timely manner when previous developers could not. The first tenant, Nordstrom Rack, opened earlier this month to significant crowds despite fierce weather conditions. Costco Wholesale and Marshalls/HomeGoods opened last Thursday, and more tenants are expected to open their doors within the week.

Ambassador Town Center Grand Opening

Stirling Properties has been at the forefront of commercial real estate investment and development in Lafayette and surrounding areas of South Louisiana. At a time when the local economy is fragile, Stirling Properties is bringing quality development and retailers to the area. At completion, Ambassador Town Center is expected to be the premier regional shopping and entertainment destination, as well as a vital economic contributor to the area.

Stirling Properties has developed more than 3.7 million square feet totaling $465 million since 2010, almost exclusively in Louisiana. Other Stirling Properties developments in Lafayette include Ambassador Row, Ambassador Row Courtyards, Stirling Lafayette and Village at Southpark, just to name a few.

For more information, please visit stirlingprop.com or cblproperties.com.

For leasing information, contact Ryan Pecot at 337.572.0246 or rpecot@stirlingprop.com or Tim Gilmore at 423.490.8358 or Tim.Gilmore@cblproperties.com. For information on Ambassador Town Center, please visit ambassadortowncenter.com.

Stirling Properties and CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. to Develop Fremaux Town Center in Slidell, Louisiana

Development Over 70% Leased Prior to Construction StartFremaux Town Center Site Plan

COVINGTON, LA and CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – January 15, 2013 – Stirling Properties and CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. (NYSE:  CBL) today announced the formation of a 35/65 joint venture to develop Fremaux Town Center in Slidell, Louisiana. Once complete, the 80+ acre site will consist of two phases.  Phase I will comprise approximately 295,000 square feet with anchors including Dick’s Sporting Goods, Michaels, T.J.Maxx, and Kohl’s.  Phase II will include up to 300,000 square feet of additional retail space. Construction is set to begin on Phase I in March of this year, with the grand opening scheduled for the second quarter of 2014.

“Stirling Properties is excited about our partnership with CBL & Associates Properties to develop Fremaux Town Center and believes that this joint venture brings the best possible team together to build this project,” said Stirling Properties’ Senior Vice President of Development Townsend Underhill.  “We believe this site has the characteristics to become a premier retail shopping destination and we are happy to continue our long and successful history of retail development in the City of Slidell.”

“Stirling Properties has a solid reputation as a leading retail developer in southern Louisiana and we are pleased to partner with them on this project,” said Michael Lebovitz, CBL’s Executive Vice President – Development and Administration.  “Fremaux Town Center is well-located and is already well leased with an outstanding retail line-up.  We are looking forward to announcing additional retailers as the development progresses.”

Fremaux Town Center Phase I is currently more than 70% leased with committed retailers such as Dick’s Sporting Goods, Michaels, Kohl’s, PetSmart, T.J.Maxx, LongHorn Steakhouse, dressbarn, ULTA Beauty, Lane Bryant, Rack Room Shoes, Best Buy and Versona Accessories.  Fremaux Town Center will be located on more than 80 acres at the southwest corner of Interstate 10 and Fremaux Avenue in Slidell, LA.  Slidell is the largest municipality in St. Tammany Parish on the northern shore of Lake Pontchartrain near the city of New Orleans.  The area has experienced significant growth following Hurricane Katrina.  With its interstate location and high-visibility, Fremaux Town Center is expected to become a regional destination.  Stirling will lead the development of the project and CBL and Stirling will jointly lease and market the center.

For leasing information, please contact Ryan Pecot by telephone at 337.572.0246 or by email at rpecot@stirlingprop.com.

About CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.
CBL is one of the largest and most active owners and developers of malls and shopping centers in the United States.  CBL owns, holds interest in or manages 163 properties, including 95 regional malls/open-air centers.  The properties are located in 27 states and total 91.8 million square feet including 9.4 million square feet of non-owned shopping centers managed for third parties.  Headquartered in Chattanooga, TN, CBL has regional offices in Boston (Waltham), MA, Dallas (Irving), TX, and St. Louis, MO.  Additional information can be found at cblproperties.com.

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