Jimmy Maurin and Roger Ogden, Founders of Stirling Properties, Give Back to LSU

Five Louisiana State Univeristy (LSU) business students – David Harms, Raju Marasani, Sawyer Chauvin, Saban Sellers, and James Guinn – received the 2015 ICSC Foundation Maurin Ogden LSU Scholarship Award. Funded by Jimmy Maurin and Roger Ogden, founders of Stirling Properties, this annual scholarship is awarded to a select handful of EJ Ourso College of Business students with an interest in Commercial Real Estate. The award provides an all-expense-paid attendance to the ICSC RECon Convention in Las Vegas.

2015 ICSC Foundation Gala

David Harms, one of the award recipients, delivered the opening remarks as part of the ICSC Foundation Gala held on May 17th at the Wynn Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

More specifically, this scholarship is awarded to students enrolled in Finance 7720, Commercial Real Estate Investing, at LSU. This course is offered in both Spring and Fall semesters at LSU and taught by adjunct instructor Justin Landry of Stirling Properties. Each year Stirling Properties chaperones the five LSU Award Recipients to the convention, offering the students valuable exposure to industry leaders and potential employers at the convention.

“We’ve had tremendous success over the past two years with this scholarship award, in fact a handful of students have received jobs as a result of attending the convention,” said Justin Landry, Asset/Finance Manager for Stirling Properties. “None of this would be possible without the generosity of Stirling’s original founders, Jimmy Maurin and Roger Ogden who fund the scholarship yearly. There are no two people more committed to LSU, real estate and education.”

For more information about Finance 7720 – “Commercial Real Estate Investing” and its objectives contact Justin Landry at or LSU Department of Finance at

July 15, 2015|Awards, Designations, Involvement, Blog|

LSU Students attend ICSC RECon on Scholarship

LSU Students attend ICSC RECon 2014

Pictured (L-R): Justin Landry, Braden Eddy, John Woodard, Jimmy Maurin, Jeremy Lapeyrouse, Brian Brumfield, Kaylan Kuehler and Garrett Mickal

Jimmy Maurin and Roger Ogden, founders of Stirling Properties, have both always believed strongly in mentoring students interested in pursuing careers in real estate.  This year, Jimmy and Roger started the 2014 Maurin Ogden LSU Real Estate Award, putting funds in a foundation with the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) that will be used exclusively to better the real estate program at Louisiana State University (LSU).

Six LSU students – Braden Eddy, John Woodard, Jeremy Lapeyrouse, Brian Brumfield, Kaylan Kuehler and Garrett Mickal – were selected as the award’s inaugural recipients.  The award covered their airfare, hotel and convention costs to attend the 2014 ICSC RECon in Las Vegas.  At the convention, the students had numerous meetings with industry leaders, participated in business meetings at Stirling Properties’ booth, and networked with potential employers.

Justin Landry, Stirling’s Asset/Finance Manager, chaperoned the students on the trip.  Justin teaches Finance 3900 (Commercial Real Estate Valuation) at LSU and all six of the students have taken his course.

Stirling Properties was happy to host the students in our booth and we wish them the best in their future endeavors.

May 28, 2014|Awards, Designations, Involvement, Blog|

President’s Message: What Happens in Vegas Doesn’t Stay in Vegas!

Last month’s International Council of Shopping Center’s (ICSC’s) RECon 2013 in Las Vegas was very encouraging.  Overall attendance for the retail real estate industry’s biggest annual global event was over 35,000, a 10 percent increase from 2012 and a post-Recession record.  Attendees and exhibitors, including retailers, developers, lenders and brokers, expressed optimism about the health of the U.S. retail real estate industry.  I also noticed more young people coming into the industry, a trend I haven’t seen in many years…or maybe I’m just getting old.

It was quite obvious to me that everyone at the convention was more relaxed, but busier than in recent years.  Our Stirling team had a full slate of productive meetings for all our properties, and we were all touting the strength of the Gulf South market.  There was significant interest in our current development projects – Mid-City Market that will open next month in New Orleans, Fremaux Town Center under development in Slidell, and our recently announced Magnolia Marketplace project in New Orleans.  We expect to finalize many deals from our meetings for these and other properties.

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Another exciting development at Stirling Properties is the opening of our new office in Mobile, Alabama!  Our new office will help us to expand our presence in the region in an area that is experiencing exponential growth.  You will be hearing more specifics about this in the very near future!

The window of opportunity is definitely open for us now and we are all working hard to take advantage of this momentum.  What happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas – it will produce positive outcomes for us at Stirling and the Gulf South.  Stay tuned for more news!

June 12, 2013|Blog, Corporate, President's Message|
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