Bradley Keoun | November 26, 2018 

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

Even though experts are now doubting additional interest rate increases in early 2019, we still expect the Fed to institute another 25 basis point increase at their December meeting.   As investors have been largely unimpressed with their 2018 returns in the stock market, Sellers should be considering disposing commercial real estate assets as investors look to diversify out of the bear market while still being able trade at respectable cap rates.

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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).