Preface by David Walker, Leasing and Sales Agent for Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate

Thesis written by Deb Noller for Sustainable Industries.

What’s wrong with the commercial and corporate real estate industry? Why isn’t it adopting technology innovation at the same pace as other industries?

Think about buying an airline ticket 10 or 15 years ago. You had to get a paper ticket from a travel agent, who was paid typically 7 to 14 percent of the ticket price just for processing the transaction and booking the reservation on an antiquated computer ticketing system. Now think about that process today: you seamlessly book your own ticket on the airline website, pick your own seat, and then put your smartphone under a scanner at security and at the boarding gate. And when was the last time you visited a travel agent?

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David Walker joined Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate in 2012. David is a graduate from University of Southern Mississippi with a multi major in Accounting, Marketing and Business Administration. David practiced accounting with KPMG in New Orleans, LA. He then began working with Audubon Insurance gaining multiple years’ experience in this field. Leaving as Chief Operating Officer from Audubon Insurance, David began his real estate development career. David has multiple years in real estate brokerage dealing in farm and large tracts of land.

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).