When investing in commercial real estate, you want to ensure you are making the right decisions. You want to do the same when hiring a commercial real estate broker. What should you really be looking for when deciding upon a broker? From market insight to a decent background in real estate, there are many factors
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For business owners, business travel can get extremely expensive. Many businesses require some travel at any point. Whether it is driving across town often or flying across the country, it can add up. Some aspects of business travel are tax-deductible though (as long as you keep receipts); however, some are not. How can you tell
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In no uncertain terms, if you are not using a professionally licensed commercial broker to buy or sell commercial real estate assets…you’re losing money. Read below to learn why. Commercial Brokers Have Unparalleled Listing Access The first thing anyone does when they want to buy or lease commercial real estate is head online to search
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Baton Rouge CRE Market Gutcheck

  • November 10, 2016
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Current Baton Rouge CRE Market Conditions Commercial real estate (CRE) brokers, economists, experts and anyone with internet access can research current Baton Rouge CRE market trends. There is a lot of talk about which CRE sector is best performing and which submarket is “the hottest of hot”. Although, the strongest indicator for performance will always be
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Can Cows Keep You From Having Wetlands?

  • November 1, 2016
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Cows and Wetlands In short, yes cows can keep you from having wetlands! Cows and commercial real estate, how do this things relate?! In this post, I’ll explain how having cows on your commercial land property can keep you from having wetlands. Reducing the amount of wetland on your property will increase property value and sale price.
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Baton Rouge Planning and Zoning Commission Fills Vacant Seat In case you missed it, there has been a vacant seat open on the Baton Rouge Planning and Zoning Commission. This month, the highly sought after seat was filled and a new Commission member appointed. Baton Rouge Commercial Real Estate Advisor Chosen SVN | GLL, a
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The Baton Rouge Flood The Baton Rouge flood has been called the worst natural disaster in the United States since Hurricane Sandy in 2012, claiming the lives of 13 people while displacing approximately 100,000 and costing several billion. A few of our Baton Rouge team members had homes that were flooded and nearly everyone in
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Flood Law Blog From McGlinchey Stafford

  • September 21, 2016
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Flood Law Blog – Great Resource for Baton Rouge Communities McGlinchey Stafford is a corporate defense litigation law firm with headquarters in New Orleans and offices throughout the United States. One of those offices is located here in Baton Rouge and is no exception to the impact of the recent disastrous flooding. In an effort to support the
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Bogalusa Retail Center Sold for $722,500

  • September 21, 2016
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SVN | Graham, Langlois & Legendre is proud to announce the sale of 412 Avenue B in Bogalusa, Louisiana. The 21,682 square-foot retail center, currently occupied by Family Dollar, Sears and a CPA office, was purchased by a Baton Rouge investment group on September 16 2016. Just Sold: The SVN | GLL Team Collaborates on Retail Center
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Just Sold: Office Building in Baton Rouge

  • September 16, 2016
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Just Sold: The SVN | GLL Team Helps Neighbors Federal Credit Union Become its Own Neighbor SVN | Graham, Langlois & Legendre is proud to announce the sale of 8245 YMCA Plaza Drive in Baton Rouge, LA. The office building in Baton Rouge was sold on September 15, 2016 for $1,625,000. The 10,486 sq. ft. garden-style office
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Ben Graham – Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

  • July 29, 2016
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Ben Graham – Greater Baton Rouge Business Report Ben Graham is a Managing Director and Partner right here at SVN | Graham, Langlois & Legendre. Ben was recently featured in The Franchisee for the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report. The report discusses several topics concerning the greater Baton Rouge area. Its’ main categories include business, politics and real estate. In
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SVN Wins CRE Industry Award for Social Responsibility SVN International Corp. is one of the commercial real estate industry’s top franchisors, with over 1,200 international staff, brokers and advisors, and over 5,500 clients located all over the world. SVN has recently been awarded the 2016 National Real Estate Investor (NREI) and Information Management Network (IMN)
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Baton Rouge Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Firm Expands Adding Office in New Orleans SVN | Graham, Langlois & Legendre extends market coverage by opening new Gulf Coast location under the leadership of industry powerhouse   Baton Rouge, LA – June 13, 2016 – SVN | Graham, Langlois & Legendre (SVNGLL), a commercial real estate (CRE)
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Sold: Corner Lot for Future Urgent Care Clinic Justin Langlois, CCIM and Kathryn “KJ” Juneau of SVN | Graham, Langlois & Legendre sold the lot at the southwest corner of Perkins Road and Lee Drive for $725,000. One of the most high-profile locations in Baton Rouge, the lot was purchased by investor group Docbox LLC. The group
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Apartment Complex Sold for $1.4 Million

  • June 2, 2016
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Apartment Complex Sold Congratulations to SVN | Graham, Langlois & Legendre Managing Director Justin Langlois, CCIM and Associate Advisor Troy Collins on their recent commercial real estate sale involving a 96-unit apartment complex. Read below for details of the sale: Quick Details: Newport Villa Apartment Complex on La Annie Drive off of Florida Blvd in Baton Rouge, LA
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Vacant Land Site Sold for $1,435,840

  • May 17, 2016
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Vacant Land – Just Sold Congratulations are in order for SVNGLL Managing Director Justin Langlois, CCIM on his recent vacant land site sale. Below is a summary of the deal points: General Info Address: 43109 Hwy. 42, Prairieville, LA 70769 Month Closed: May, 2016 Acreage: 52.15 Transaction Value: $1,435,840 Location Vacant land site located on Hwy.
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The SVN Commercial Real Estate Cooperation Report

  • May 11, 2016
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The SVN Commercial Real Estate Cooperation Report When it comes to residential real estate, it’s always been clear that sellers achieve higher sales prices when brokers cooperate. This concept wasn’t proven for the commercial real estate side, until now. Recent research from 15,000 Real Capital Analytics (RCA) sales transactions shows that broker cooperation within the commercial real
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The SVN | GLL office in Baton Rouge has grown exponentially, and the local community seems to notice too. In the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report, SVN | GLL was discussed as being one of the Baton Rouge area’s largest commercial real estate firms. Ben Graham, one of the managing directors, says in the report that
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SVN/Graham, Langlois & Legendre Becomes Third Largest Commercial Real Estate Firm in Baton Rouge The commercial real estate brokerage firm quadrupled size in less than two years Baton Rouge, LA – April 4, 2016 – SVN | Graham, Langlois & Legendre (SVNGLL), a commercial real estate (CRE) brokerage firm servicing clients in
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Ben Graham of SVN | Graham, Langlois & Legendre, LLC recently brokered a multi-tenant office warehouse building in the Cloverland area of Baton Rouge.  The property at 6032 Fieldstone Dr consisted of 18,400 SF in eight separate suites situated on a 1.6 acre site and sold for $960,000.  All but one of the suites are
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Should You Change Brokerage Companies? Jerry Anderson, CCIM, Managing Director of SVN/Florida Commercial Real Estate Advisors, did a great job exploring this topic in his recent post on the SVN Florida blog. He doesn’t simply give a straight-up answer telling all his readers exactly what they should do with their brokerage business. Rather, he presents the questions
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New Family Dollar Store Planned for North Baton Rouge

  • February 22, 2016
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Plans for North Baton Rouge Site A new Family Dollar store is planned in north Baton Rouge following the recent sale of previously vacant land on Plank Rd., says Ben Graham of SVNGraham, Langlois & Legendre Commercial Real Estate.  The site measures approximately 3.2 acres and sold for $400,000.  The site included the purchase of
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An Overview of Kevin Maggiacomo’s Outlook for 2016 After a record year in commercial real estate we turned our attention to the start of 2016 with lofty goals and CRE visions swimming around in our head. After so much success in 2015 the bar is set high, and it has many investors worried if new year
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Project REAP Promotes Diversity in the CRE Industry

  • January 28, 2016
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Project REAP And Community Involvement We at SVN Graham, Langlois and Legendre believe it’s important to be involved in our local Baton Rouge community. For that very reason, along with other SVN Advisors around the nation, we make a point to support the community as often as we are able. In the expert below, SVNIC COO Diane
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Kathryn “KJ” Juneau of SVN | Graham, Langlois & Legendre, LLC recently brokered a development site for Avanti Senior Living in Covington, LA. The 5.88 acres on Ochsner Blvd in the Water Cross at Nor du Lac Development is groomed to become Covington’s premier medical district. Juneau says “Avanti’s decision to build in Water Cross
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Expanded Commercial Real Estate Services in Baton Rouge SVN/Graham, Langlois and Legendre and VR Business Brokers CEO/Owner Camm Morton have joined forces to provide new and expanded commercial real estate (CRE) services to the Baton Rouge area and surrounding markets. SVN/Graham, Langlois and Legendre announce the addition of professional business brokerage services to their extensive
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Three Baton Rouge Office Buildings Sold

  • October 14, 2015
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Three Baton Rouge Office Buildings Sold by SVN | GLL The sale of investment grade real estate, specifically office buildings in the Baton Rouge commercial real estate market, has seen a recent flurry of activity. Sales prices continue to rise and are at or above all-time highs. The recent sale of three office buildings in Wellington
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Retail Center Sold! Commercial real estate activity near Cabela’s at Sportsman’s Park in Gonzales, LA has been very strong. The recent sale of Sportsman’s Plaza, a 10,800 SF retail center, is one of several transactions Steve Legendre, CCIM, with SVN | Graham, Langlois & Legendre has brokered in Sportsman’s Park. Legendre represented the seller, CSD
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Troy Collins Sells Land in Ascension Parish

  • August 19, 2015
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Commercial Land Purchased Ronald and Cammie Manuel bought a half-acre land parcel on the corner of La. 929 and La Rochelle Road in Prairieville for $69,500, or about $3.20 per square foot. The site is near a lot of new residential development taking place along Parker Road. The purchasers were represented by Troy Collins with SVN | GLL. The seller,
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Ben Graham Teams Up With LA Athletics

  • July 17, 2015
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Baton Rouge-based LA Athletics, which specializes in cheerleader training and tumbling classes, is adding a third Capital Region location following the purchase today of a roughly 2,500-square-foot building in Port Allen. Since being founded in 1998 in a 3,000-square-foot building at 11913 Sunbelt Court, just off Industriplex Boulevard, the original location has grown to 10,000
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1031 Exchange: What Investors Need to Know

  • April 27, 2015
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1031 Exchange: What Investors Need to Know  Are you preparing to sell your real estate assets and thinking about doing a 1031 exchange? Are you even sure what a 1031 exchange is? The process can get complicated, but here are the general steps and rules that investors should understand before selling their CRE. What is
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Murhpy Oil Purchases Site for New Gas Station

  • April 21, 2015
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Murphy Oil USA recently assembled two sites on the southeast corner of Greenwell Springs Road and Central Thruway in Central, on which the company plans to build a new gas station and convenience store.  One site was acquired from the Buhler family for $390,000 and the other from the Davis family for $475,000. Combined, the
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Concord Park Office Sells

  • March 14, 2015
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Two office buildings in Concord Office Park off College Drive sold within the last two months. Danny Watts with SVN | Graham, Langlois & Legendre sold one of the buildings. Danny’s sale included a 1,280-square-foot office condo at 3060 Valley Creek Drive, Suite C, closed on March 13 for $120,000, or about $93.75 per square foot. Wade LLC sold
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  The Ogden Market Shopping Center in the 3000 block of Government Street, between Bedford and Hearthstone drives, sold on March 2 for an undisclosed price. However, online records show show it was most recently listed on the Louisiana Commercial Database for more than $2.87 million. The center is located across Government Street from the
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SVN represents seller in $8.15 million office sale

  • February 15, 2015
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SVN represented a group of California investors in the sale of 4000 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd. in Baton Rouge for $8.15 million. The 78,000-square-foot building was purchased by Bob Merrick.  You’ve got so much petrochemical activity going on across south Louisiana right now, and that’s tied to the price of natural gas, not oil,” Merrick says.
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If retail follows population, it’s no surprise that two businesses—with long histories in Baton Rouge—moving down one road could spark debate about a city’s future. As Business Report details in a feature from the current issue, Kirk’s Tires and Accessories moved in October from 9555 Airline Highway to 11740 Airline Highway south of Interstate 12. That same
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A pair of new Family Dollar stores are planned in Baton Rouge following the recent sale of two tracts of land on Airline Highway and Greenwell Springs Road in separate deals, says Ben Graham of SVN/Graham, Langlois & Legendre. Construction at the stores—one of which will be at 6500 Airline Highway and the other at
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The building that houses Frankie Marcello’s restaurant and five adjoining office condos in the the Bois de Chene office park at 7520 Perkins Road, near the Staring Lane intersection, have transferred hands from one investor to another in a deal that closed Thursday. The restaurant’s operations are not expected to be affected by the sale,
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Insomnia Cookies Enters Louisiana Market

  • January 8, 2015
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Renovations are underway on a space at 128 W. Chimes St. formerly home to a gelato shop in order to make way for Insomnia Cookies, a national late-night bakery chain with plans to open its first Louisiana location within the first quarter of this year. Justin Langlois with SVN | Graham, Langlois and Legendre, and
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Joey Canella Sells 5422 Galleria Drive

  • December 9, 2014
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A 4,782-square-foot office building in the Sherwood Forest Office Park at 5422 Galleria Drive, just off South Sherwood Forest Boulevard, has been purchased by Affordable Rental Properties LLC. The seller was Citizens Bank. At $250,000, the sales price works out to $52.28 per square foot. The building, which houses the offices of local developer George
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North Street building changes hands

  • November 25, 2014
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The Victorian cottage at 830 North St. sold last month for $225,000, or $130 per square foot. The seller, environmental engineering firm Boudreaux and Black Properties, previously occupied the cottage. The purchaser was HMT Properties, which was represented by Elizabeth Tanner. The new owner will occupy the property with two separate businesses: an engineering firm
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Joey Canella Sells Old Southern Residential Park

  • November 25, 2014
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THE MOBILE HOME PARK known as Old Southern Residential Park at 8261 Airline Hwy in Baton Rouge sold late last month for $800,000. The seller was Old Southern Land and Trust, represented by Clyde Harris; purchaser was Samco Properties, represented by Samuel Richardson and Anthony Pacaccio. The 4.53-acre park adjoins the Home Depot on Airline
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North Street building changes hands

  • November 14, 2014
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The Victorian cottage at 830 North St. sold last month for $225,000, or $130 per square foot. The seller, environmental engineering firm Boudreaux and Black Properties, previously occupied the cottage. The purchaser was HMT Properties, which was represented by Elizabeth Tanner. The new owner will occupy the property with two separate businesses: an engineering firm
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Joey Canella Sells Old Southern Residential Park

  • November 13, 2014
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The mobile home park known as Old Southern Residential Park at 8261 Airline Hwy in Baton Rouge sold late last month for $800,000. The seller was Old Southern Land and Trust, represented by Clyde Harris; purchaser was Samco Properties, represented by Samuel Richardson and Anthony Pacaccio. The 4.53-acre park adjoins the Home Depot on Airline
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Commercial activity in Melrose East, also known as “Mall City,” has been almost nonexistent for many years. Most of the real estate sales have been in the multifamily market, and they have usually involved some type of government incentive. But recently, the sale of two office warehouses have taken place, bucking the trend. These are
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An extended-stay hotel will be developed on a two-acre tract at the corner of St. Landry Road and Outfitters Drive in Gonzales that was sold this month to S&R Development Inc., represented by Hiren “Chip” Patel. Tower Capital Holdings LLC, represented by William N. FaKouri, sold the land for $1,132,573, or $13 per square foot.
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Southwest Louisiana Industrial Boom Rolls Ahead

  • October 23, 2014
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            Article courtesy of Baton Rouge Business Report – Southwest La. industrial boom rolls ahead with megaproject announcement, LNG groundbreaking LNG facility to break ground at Port of Greater Baton Rouge next year: Roughly nine months out from completing its $425 million chlor-alkali plant in Geismar, Westlake Chemical announced today plans
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Published Oct 22, 2014 at 3:07 pm Louisiana is ranked as the ninth-best state for business in a new survey of more than 500 CEOs of U.S. companies by Chief Executive magazine. “Having jumped 31 positions from 40th in 2010 to No. 9 this year, Louisiana is the Cinderella state of Chief Executive‘s ranking, proving that a concerted
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Scott sees La. reaching record employment in 2015

  • October 15, 2014
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Louisiana’s potential $100 billion industrial construction boom should fuel explosive growth in the state and lead to record employment in 2015, according to economist Loren Scott, who is delivering his annual Louisiana Economic Outlook forecast this afternoon at the Louisiana Business Symposium Top 100 Luncheon. “If our forecasts are near the mark, sometime in 2015 Louisiana
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Bruce Johnson has purchased a roughly 1.7-acre site near the intersection of Airline Highway and Commerce Centre Drive, near La. 42 in Prairieville, from Neighbors Federal Credit Union. According to Justin Langlois with SVN, who brokered the transaction, Neighbors had acquired about 2.6 acres at the site a few years ago and is selling off
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Steve Legendre Sells DFG Property

  • September 16, 2014
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The industrial services company DFG Enterprises sold the facility it occupies at 3555 and 3605 Delta Drive in St. Gabriel for nearly $4.2 million. The sale closed on Aug. 29 and the purchaser, SOLO Tec Holdings II, is a local investor. The property consisted of five buildings on more than seven acres of land. The
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Steve Legendre, CCIM Sells $1MM Facility in Geismar, LA

  • September 15, 2014
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The industrial services company DFG Enterprises sold the facility it occupies at 35598 LA Hwy. 30 in Geismar, LA to LARECO, owned by Nick FaKouri. The 13,952-square-foot building sold for just over $1 million, or $75 per square foot. The purchaser was represented by Steve Legendre, managing broker of SVN | Graham Langlois and Legendre. The
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SVN Adds Franchise in Baton Rouge, LA

  • September 9, 2014
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SVN®/Graham, Langlois & Legendre, LLC will focus on providing expert commercial real estate services throughout the Greater Baton Rouge Area. Boston, Mass. (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 SVN International Corporation (SVNIC), a commercial real estate services franchisor, is proud to announce the addition of its newest franchise office, SVN / Graham, Langlois & Legendre, LLC in
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