Article submitted by Chris Shaheen, Development Specialist for Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate

Written by Sarah Borchersen-Keto, National Real Estate Investor, February 4, 2014

After three years of momentum building in commercial property lending, analysts are projecting that institutional lenders will place what could be record amounts of capital into commercial real estate in 2014.

Commercial property lending is fundamentally strong, and lenders still maintain disciplined underwriting standards,  according to comments by Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) executives attending the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Commercial Real Estate Finance/Multifamily Housing Convention on Feb.3, 2014.  At the same time, they said, fundamentals in the real estate market are improving due to growth in housing markets, construction, industrial production and improved consumer sentiment

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Chris Shaheen is a graduate of Louisiana State University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Management.  Shaheen obtained the Louisiana Real Estate Sales License in 1995 where he began work as a consultant with Saurage Company Inc. and remains today as a specialist in development, land valuation, and financing with Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate, LLC

Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate is a member of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce (BRAC); the West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commercethe 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).