Location Location Location – Out to Lunch – It’s Baton Rouge
You don’t have to spend much time driving around Baton Rouge to notice that the local real estate economy is booming. New construction is going up in the residential, commercial, multifamily and office markets.
Todd Waguespack has been in the industry for nearly two decades and is the managing partner for Level Homes, a residential construction company that is developing homes in more than two dozen subdivisions in Louisiana and North Carolina. Level has been recognized by trade publications as one of the fastest growing builders in the nation. Todd started the company in 2000, after beginning his career in commercial real estate, and comes from a long line of real estate developers in Baton Rouge.
Ben Graham is on the commercial side of the real estate business, as partner with SVN/Graham Langlois and Legendre. It’s been just a little more than two years since Ben and two partners joined together to form Sperry Van Ness Graham, Langlois & Legendre, and in that time the firm has quadrupled in size. In 2016, it moved from 8th to 3rd on the list of largest commercial real estate firms in Baton Rouge. That’s no small thing -there’s a lot of competition and many well-established commercial brokers in the market.
Listen on this lunch conversation to learn everything you always wanted to know about Baton Rouge real estate, including insider prognostications about where we’re going from here.
Photos at Mansurs on the Boulevard by Ken Stewart.