Article submitted by Matthew Shirley, CCIM, Sales and Leasing Agent for Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate, LLC

Written by Brian Nelson for| March 18, 2019

When I discuss retirement plans with friends, a troubling number of them have one thing in common: They haven’t made any investments.

This isn’t surprising. Americans are still reeling from the recession, and distrust of the stock market is thick. According to Gallup, only 37% of Americans under 35 own stocks, even though many of them did before the 2008 market crash. Once you’ve been hurt, it’s hard to trust again.

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Matthew Shirley joined Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate, LLC 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, LLC 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).