Written by Matthew Shirley, CCIM, 2010 Graduate of LSU in International Trade & Finance / Economics

If your investment portfolio is heavily weighted toward stocks, now is a great time to consider a reallocation of your wealth into a commercial real estate asset.  While domestic market fundamentals remain positive (i.e. GDP growth and Employment Rate), the FED has indicated they will look to raise interest rates this year (possibly more than once), as inflationary concerns are on the rise.  It is a great time to reallocate your portfolio into an inflationary hedge such as commercial real estate, while taking advantage of relatively low interest rates prior to any FED action.

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Matthew Shirley joined Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate in January 2011. Matthew is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in International Trade and Finance. While at LSU, Matthew was a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon – The International Honor Society for Economics. Matthew’s professional memberships include the Greater Baton Rouge Association of REALTORS® Commercial Investment Division and the Louisiana Commercial Data Base (LACDB).

Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate is a member of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce (BRAC); the West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce; the Baton Rouge Better Business Bureau; the Louisiana Commercial Data Base (LACDB); and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Several agents, on an individual basis, are members of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® (SIOR), the Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute (CCIM); the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR); and the Greater Baton Rouge Association of REALTORS® Commercial Investment Division (CID).