A New Star-Spangled Banner Will Wave!

In honor of Independence Day, Hammond city officials, residents and community leaders met at Hammond Square yesterday morning for a ceremony and dedication of a new American flag that representatives hope will act as a beacon for the area.

Hammond Square Flag Pole

The 80’ flagpole will fly a 15’ X 20’ American flag that will be part of the new gateway project at Interstate 12, leading to both the Hammond and Ponchatoula communities at exit 40. The flag will be visible to all that travel I-12, calling attention to the area by both locals and tourists. The flag is located at the northwest corner of I-12 and Highway 51 near Olive Garden Italian Restaurant.

Tangipahoa Parish President Robbie Miller, Hammond Mayer Pete Panepinto, Ponchatoula Mayor Bob Zabbia, Stan Dameron with Home Mortgage Authority, and Grady Brame with Stirling Properties were in attendance for the ceremonial flag-raising festivities. Boy Scout Troop 170 was on hand to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and Phillip Monteleone performed a flyover in his Vietnam Era ’68-70 Bell OH-58 Kiowa helicopter.

Hammond Square Flag Dedication

The Hammond-Ponchatoula Sunrise Rotary Club worked with the City of Hammond, Hammond Square, Stirling Properties and the Hammond-Tangipahoa Home Mortgage Authority for more than a year to bring this project to fruition.

Stirling Properties is proud to have been a part of this development at Hammond Square. Thanks to the tremendous efforts of The Hammond-Ponchatoula Sunrise Rotary Club, city officials, supporters and everyone that came out for the celebration.

We salute all the men and women of the United States armed forces on Independence Day, and every day! #StirlingProud

Stirling Properties Welcomes 1st Northshore Sephora and Announces Updates to River Chase in Covington, Louisiana

Stirling Properties commercial real estate company is pleased to welcome the 1st Sephora to Northshore New Orleans, and announces new updates to River Chase mixed-use development in Covington, Louisiana. River Chase in Covington Louisiana

  • The popular national beauty-retail chain, Sephora, will occupy 2,100 square feet inside JCPenney department store. Utilizing a smaller footprint, the retail chain will feature the signature Sephora look and beauty assortment. This will mark the fifth Sephora location in Louisiana, and the first for the Northshore. A grand opening is scheduled for June 17th.
  • Pre-leasing opportunities have begun for Phase 1 of the Offices at River Chase, a new Class-A office building that will be located at the southwest corner of Brewster Road and Stirling Blvd. The site is now being cleared, and construction of the first 45,000-square-foot, two-story office building is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2016, with initial tenant occupancies planned for 10 to 12 months later.
  • Site work has commenced on the new 36,000-square-foot Rooms-To-Go next to Zoe’s Kitchen. The furniture retailer is relocating from its current store on Hwy. 190 in Covington, and is on track to open in the first quarter of 2017.
  • Construction has begun on Springs at River Chase, through a joint venture with Continental Properties. The new 296-unit luxury apartment community will be located at the southwest corner of Interstate 12 and Brewster Road. The property will feature floor plans ranging from studio to three-bedroom, and community amenities will include a clubhouse, resort-style pool, 24-hour fitness center, dog park, attached and detached garages, car care center and a pet spa. The first units will be available in August 2016, with anticipated fully built out completion in first quarter, 2017.
  • Plans are also underway for the development of 182 single-family luxury homes, adjacent to Springs at River Chase apartment community, through a joint venture with Southern Lifestyle Development. Phase I will include the completion of 81 luxury homes.
  • Salon by InStyle is open inside JCPenney, as part of an exclusive collaboration with the editors of InStyle magazine to reinvent its salons nationwide. The new concept salon features the latest in haircare, styling and products. A grand re-opening was held last week.
  • Five Below, a new-to-market bargain retailer, which sells everything for $5 or less, celebrated its grand opening earlier this month. This is one of only three stores located in Louisiana.

Office at River Chase Rendering River Chase is the premier mixed-use development on the Northshore, located amidst 253 acres of prime interstate property adjacent to the Tchefuncte River, with direct access to Interstate 12 via two interchanges that bound the eastern and western borders of the development and Louisiana Highway 21. The center includes retail, restaurants and entertainment options, as well as a Holiday Inn Express, 14-screen stadium style Regal Cinema and residential apartment units. Additional residential and office developments are coming soon. Anchored by Target, Belk, JCPenney, Best Buy, Marshalls, Ross Dress For Less and Sam’s Club, River Chase shopping center occupies 945,000 square feet, and is the largest open air retail center in Louisiana. River Chase continues to be a leading regional shopping and restaurant destination, as well as a vital economic contributor to the region. Additional tenants include John V Salon & Spa, Carter’s, Cato, Charming Charlie, Chuck E. Cheese’s, Cost Plus World Market, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, Family Cuts, Fidelity Homestead Savings Bank, Five Below, GameStop, Hibbett Sports, Holiday Inn Express, In Style Salon, Justice, Lane Bryant, Maurices, Men’s Wearhouse, Michaels, Nevada Bob’s Golf, Oreck Vacuums, Pink & White Nails, Regal Cinemas, River Chase Cleaners, rue 21, Sephora (open July 2016), Shoe Carnival, The Children’s Place, ULTA Beauty, Verizon Wireless, Which Wich and Zoe’s Kitchen. Outparcel tenants include Chick-fil-A, LongHorn Steakhouse, Regions Bank, Taco Bell, Texaco and Wendy’s. “Stirling Properties has been at the forefront of commercial real estate investment and development in St. Tammany Parish and surrounding areas of South Louisiana. We were instrumental in bringing large-scale retailers here,” said Townsend Underhill, Stirling Properties Senior Vice President of Development. “St. Tammany remains one of our most important areas and we are proud to call the parish home to our Corporate Office.” Stirling Properties developed River Chase, with Phase I beginning in 2002, and currently holds the contract for management and leasing of the center. Stirling Properties has developed more than 3.7 million square feet totaling $465 million since 2010, and manages nearly 17 million square feet of property, almost exclusively in Louisiana. Other Stirling Properties management and development projects in St. Tammany Parish include Fremaux Town Center (Slidell), Stirling Slidell, The Crossing (Slidell), Premier Centre (Mandeville) and Northpark Corporate Center (Covington), just to name a few. Stirling Properties was also influential in creating supporting infrastructure, such as the I-12 corridor connecting River Chase and Brewster Road to Hwy. 21 in Covington. For more information, please visit For information on River Chase, visit For retail leasing and sales, contact Rhonda Sharkawy at (504) 620-8145 or For office leasing and sales, contact Ryan Murphy at (985) 246-3771 or

Stirling Properties Expands Retail & Service Options at River Chase Shopping Center in Covington, LA

River Chase Blog Slider

Stirling Properties announces a 9,000 SF expansion to River Chase Shopping Center in Covington, Louisiana.  Construction recently commenced on the 2-tenant building that will be the future home to Men’s Wearhouse and Bellagio Salon & Spa.  Located next to Region’s Bank, both stores will open summer of 2014.

Men’s Wearhouse is one of North America’s largest specialty retailers of men’s apparel, carrying a full selection of suits, sport coats, furnishings and accessories. They are expanding within the center from 1,400 SF to 5,000 SF.

Bellagio Salon & Spa is a regional operator offering quality high-end salon & spa services at affordable prices. Bellagio specializes in facials, full body massages, haircuts, styling & coloring, nails, make-up, permanent make-up, eyelash extensions and waxing.

For more information regarding in-line leasing and outparcel opportunities, contact Rhonda Sharkawy, Senior Retail Leasing & Development Executive for Stirling Properties at or call 504.620.8145.

Stirling Eight United Plaza LLC Acquires United Plaza VIII in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

United Plaza VIII Aerial

Stirling Properties to Exclusively Manage and Lease the Class A Office Building

Stirling Eight United Plaza LLC, an entity comprised of local investors led by Stirling Properties, acquired United Plaza VIII from Wink United Plaza LLC on November 25, 2013. Built in 1993, the 3-story, Class A office building is located at 8641 United Plaza Boulevard in the United Plaza Office Park in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Stirling Properties’ Sales and Leasing Executive Scott Macdonald represented the buyers and Branon Pesnell of Beau Box represented the sellers.

The exclusive management and leasing of the 52,606 square-foot, 91% leased United Plaza VIII will be handled by Stirling Properties.  The ownership group which acquired United Plaza VIII, now owns four buildings  in United Plaza Office Park – United Plaza I, United Plaza II, United Plaza VIII and United Plaza XII – totaling over 500,000 square feet with a combined occupancy of 97%. All of these buildings are exclusively managed and leased by Stirling Properties.

“Our acquisition team seized a tremendous opportunity in a market that we know to be a strong performer,” said Grady Brame, Executive Vice President of Stirling Properties.  “The acquisition of United Plaza VIII is an excellent investment for the building ownership group and demonstrates Stirling’s commitment to Baton Rouge and our belief in the area’s future growth.”

For more information regarding United Plaza VIII contact:

New Tenants Now Open at Hammond Square, Just in Time for the Holidays

Hammond SquareStirling Properties, Developer and Property Manager of Hammond Square, is pleased to announce the addition of three new tenants to Hammond Square. Justice, Shane’s Rib Shack and Popcorn Bistro all opened this month and are located on Palace Drive.

Justice, a leading national retailer of preteen girl’s fashion, will occupy 3,150 square feet.

Shane’s Rib Shack, known for its slow-cooked ribs, hand-chopped chicken and pork, and many southern sides, occupies 2,810 square feet.

Popcorn Bistro, a gourmet popcorn store offering 153 flavors that are made fresh daily and made with 100% all natural ingredients, occupies 1,200 square feet. Hammond Square is their 2nd Northshore location.

“We are excited to welcome our new tenants,” said Amy Allen, Property Manager for Stirling Properties. “With Holiday Shopping right around the corner, we are glad to expand the offerings at Hammond Square for the residents of Tangipahoa Parish.”

Hammond SquareFor more information regarding leasing and sales opportunities at Hammond Square, please contact Rhonda Sharkawy at or 504-620-8145.

November 25, 2013|Hammond Square, New Orleans Northshore, news, Press Releases|

Cato and ULTA Beauty Now Open at Stirling Lafayette Shopping Center

Cato & Ulta

Stirling Properties is pleased to announce the openings of Cato and ULTA Beauty at Stirling Lafayette Shopping Center at the intersection of Interstate 10 and Louisiana Avenue in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Cato, a leading specialty retailer of women’s fashions and accessories, occupies a 4,000 square foot space at Stirling Lafayette Shopping Center. Cato offers high quality fashions at low prices with over 1,000 stores in 31 states.

ULTA Beauty, the largest beauty retailer, occupies a 10,000 square foot space in the Shopping Center. ULTA Beauty provides one-stop shopping for prestige, mass and salon products in the United States and offers a full-service salon in all of its stores.

“Cato and ULTA are key additions to our Stirling Lafayette Shopping Center and help enhance the variety of shopping offerings for women in the area,” said Rhonda Sharkawy, Senior Retail Leasing & Development Executive for Stirling Properties.

For more information regarding leasing and sales opportunities, please contact Rhonda Sharkawy at or 504-620-8145.

Go to Top