With the potential of an Interest Rate hike this summer, now is the time to capitalize and invest in an Investment Commercial Real Estate asset to compliment your portfolio. – Matthew Shirley, CCIM

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

Written by Dan Rafter | May 17, 2016

Commercial real estate leaders are confident in the strength of the commercial real estate market. But they’re also realistic enough to recognize that all commercial sectors will face their own challenges in the coming months.

And they’re especially worried that rising interest rates could put the brakes on what has been such steady commercial real estate activity during the last two-plus years.

That’s the result from a May survey from CIT Group, in partnership with Forbes Insight, of 201 senior real estate executives from brokerages, management companies, law firms and financing providers.

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Matthew Shirley joined Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate 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 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); theNational Association of REALTORS® (NAR); and the Greater Baton Rouge Association of REALTORS® Commercial Investment Division (CID).