C.J. Brown Realtors has started work on a new Baton Rouge office on Airline Highway near Kleinpeter Farms Dairy.
The office at 14452 Airline will have about 7,500 square feet of interior space and a garden patio. It will replace C.J. Brown’s office at 3029 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., along with housing the company’s mortgage, title, insurance and regional training operations. It’s scheduled to open at the end of summer 2016.
Rick Haase, president of Latter & Blum, C.J. Brown’s parent company, said the office will be located for easy access to agents and clients in Baton Rouge and Ascension Parish. The location near Barringer Foreman Tech Park, the Long Farm Village traditional neighborhood development and Woman’s Hospital also offers high visibility, Haase said.
“We’re building Sandy Daly (manager of C.J. Brown’s Sherwood office) and her agents a great new facility,” Haase said. “She’s got a great market share and she’s done a great job of growing our office.”
Eighty-five people will work out of the office when it opens. The building is designed to accommodate up to 100 residential agents.
C.J. Brown was recently selected by Southern Lifestyle Development as the selling broker for the Conway mixed-use development in Ascension Parish.
Southern Lifestyle Development, the developer of River Ranch in Lafayette, has planned a $325 million lifestyle community off La. 44 in Gonzales.
Salco Construction is the contractor for the building. A price for the development was not disclosed.
C.J. Brown also has local offices at 10445 Jefferson Highway and 7414 Perkins Road in Baton Rouge and in Denham Springs and Prairieville.
The NAI/Latter & Blum commercial real estate office in Baton Rouge is also moving, from its location at 10455 Jefferson Highway near Airline Highway. The new location on Jefferson Highway — in the City Farm office park development next to Towne Center — should open by summer 2016.
Latter & Blum, founded in 1916, is the nation’s 33rd-largest real estate firm based on unit sales. The company has 1,400 agents in 31 offices and nearly $3 billion in annual sales.
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