Tag Archives: Economic Development

New Orleans is returning to the global stage

February 21, 2017

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GNO Global

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending GNO, Inc.’s annual meeting appropriately themed “GNO Global.” The event focused on the reflection of New Orleans’s “global past, present progress, and world-class future.” New Orleans was once the most diverse city in the country—the largest in the South—and served as a premier export metropolis. But during […]

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British Airways to connect London & New Orleans with nonstop flights

October 20, 2016

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Credit British Airways

This morning, British Airways announced it was initiating a direct flight between New Orleans and London. This is truly a “game changer” for our region and a confirmation about the outlook for the Gulf South economy. The effort to bring British Airways back was years long and required presenting a strong regional business support throughout […]

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Beware the Broad Brush

October 7, 2016

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There has been much debate in the media this week about Donald Trump’s taxes and the need for Congress to overhaul America’s tax system. In yesterday’s editorial debate of the USA Today, the editorial board makes its point for real estate tax policy reform and the overly generous tax benefits received by commercial real estate […]

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Mid-City Market 100% Leased!

October 3, 2016

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Mid-City Market New Orleans, Louisiana

Addition of new retail & restaurant tenants Stirling Properties commercial real estate company welcomes new tenants to Mid-City Market in New Orleans, Louisiana, and is pleased to announce that the center is 100% leased. ASI Federal Credit Union will occupy the last remaining 2,541 square feet of space. Build-out of the space is underway, and […]

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Stirling Properties Announces New Tenants to Offices at Mid-City Market in New Orleans

February 10, 2016

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Offices at Mid-City Market

Stirling Properties is pleased to announce new tenants Sola Salon and Billes Partners to the Offices at Mid-City Market in New Orleans, Louisiana. Billes Partners–a planning, project development, architecture, interior design, and graphic design firm–will occupy roughly 3,000 square feet and plans to open by early-March 2016. Sola Salon Studios, a 4,295-square-foot franchise hair salon plans to open this […]

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2015: A Big Year for Pensacola

January 28, 2016

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Pensacola, Florida

With Stirling Properties’ having an office in Pensacola for just over a year now, I can say it is exciting to experience first-hand the revitalization of downtown Pensacola and the economic energy happening along Florida’s “western gate”. 2015 was a vital year for economic development, job creation and community vitality in Pensacola, Florida. The most […]

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Louisiana Continues to be Recognized in National Rankings

August 3, 2015

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Baton Rouge

As the International Council of Shopping Center’s (ICSC’s) State Director for Louisiana, I recently contributed an article for our Quarterly Membership Newsletter that I’d like to share: Louisiana State Director’s Message – Summer 2015 I have written many times in recent newsletters about Louisiana’s economic development growth and I can’t help myself but to continue […]

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ACREcon Keynote Presentation

February 12, 2014

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ACREcon 2014 Keynote

Last week I traveled to Birmingham to deliver the keynote address at ACREcon, the annual conference hosted by the Alabama Center for Real Estate (ACRE).  ACRE is a well-organized, statewide commercial real estate group and I was honored to be asked to speak at their event.  I was very impressed with the meeting and the […]

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The Strength of the Gulf South

September 12, 2013

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The Gulf South

I wanted to share a PowerPoint I recently presented at a meeting highlighting the strength of the Gulf South. In recent years, the Gulf South has been gaining the Nation’s attention and rising to the top of many National Rankings. Activity in the Gulf South is driven by achievements in a variety of areas, must […]

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Louisiana Rising in the National Rankings

August 2, 2013

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As the International Council of Shopping Center’s (ICSC’s) State Director for Louisiana, I recently contributed an article for the July 2013 edition of our Quarterly Membership Newsletter that I’d like to share: As the returning ICSC State Director, I am extremely excited about the progress that we are making in the State of Louisiana on […]

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