Saurage Commercial Real Estate would like to congratulate Associate Broker and Retail Specialist Carmen Austin, MBA, CCIM who was installed on December 3, 2009 as the 2010 President of the Louisiana CCIM Chapter. Carmen has been a practicing commercial real estate broker with Saurage Commercial Real Estate since 2001. She is a graduate of the Louisiana State University (LSU)  E.J. Ourso College of Business and the LSU Flores Masters of Business Administration (MBA) Program with a specialization in Entrepreneurship and Real Estate Finance Her experience includes past employment as Regional Director of Leasing at Commercial Properties Realty Trust the for-profit arm of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation. Carmen’s affiliations include Louisiana REALTORS®Greater Baton Rouge Association of REALTORS® Commercial Investment DivisionInternational Council of Shopping CentersCommercial Real Estate WomenCertified Commercial Investment Member InstituteNational Association of REALTORS®,and Urban Land Institute. She is also an active volunteer on the board of directors for the Baton Rouge GalleryLSU MBA Alumni AssociationJunior Achievement of Baton Rouge, and the Junior League of Baton Rouge.  

Since 1969, the CCIM Institute has conferred the designation of Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) to qualified commercial real estate and allied professionals. The 9,000 professionals holding the CCIM designation are backed by the industry’s most challenging curriculum and supported by a network of colleagues throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. From representing Fortune 1000 corporations to small businesses, CCIMs live up to their distinguished reputation as model business partners for commercial real estate users, investors and owners. With an additional 7,000 practitioners pursuing the CCIM designation, the CCIM Institute is the governing body of the largest commercial real estate network in the world.

CCIM Institute is an affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®. Membership in the CCIM Institute is invaluable for the commercial real estate or allied professional. For information on the benefits of membership to the Louisiana Chapter, contact or to locate a CCIM in Louisiana, visit

Saurage Company, Inc dba Saurage Commercial Real Estate was founded in Baton Rouge in 1991 with the purpose of providing exceptional real estate services with an emphasis on commercial property and property management.  Saurage Commercial Real Estate offers to its clients a full range of real estate services including brokerage, investment advising, development consulting, REO disposition specialists, asset management, fee based consulting, tenant representation, and buyer representation.  The staff of professionals includes combined experience of 50 years, as well as CCIM Designees and Candidates and recipients of the Masters of Business Administration.