Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate has recognized one of its associate brokers who recently completed the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Jay W. Levine Leadership Academy, a leadership training program for one of the leading commercial real estate associations in the world. Completing the training at the institute’s business meetings in Phoenix, AZ were Carmen R. Austin, MBA, CCIM with Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate in Baton Rouge, LA   She was  one of fourteen Certified Commercial Investment Members selected by the Institute to complete this rigorous training over the past year, out of 4,000 members worldwide. 

The Jay W. Levine Leadership Development Academy trains future leaders for top volunteer positions within the CCIM organization. Academy graduates have the leadership skills and self-knowledge to shape the future of the CCIM Institute and their careers. These skills are developed through four sessions, culminating in a final business plan presentation. Cadets have the opportunity to learn from academy graduates, current Institute leaders, past presidents, and each other.

Carmen has been a practicing commercial real estate broker since 2001. She is a graduate of the Louisiana State University (LSU) E.J. Ourso College of Business and theLSU 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 Division,International Council of Shopping CentersCommercial Real Estate WomenCertified Commercial Investment Member InstituteNational Association of REALTORS®, andUrban 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.  Carmen currently serves as the 2010 President of the Louisiana CCIM Chapter

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 Growth Coalition; 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).