Article submitted by Bob Kirby, Associate Broker at Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate.

Written by Randyl DrummerCoStar Group, May 23, 2014

With recovering retailers on the prowl for dwindling blocks of prime shopping space, construction projects finally poised to move into the pipeline and mall owners apparently ready to trade assets, it’s no surprise that debt and equity providers were out in force at this week’s RECon conference in Las Vegas.

Just as in the ‘old days,’ ICSC reportedly sold out the entire financial and properties services pavilions, with waiting lists for each. During every panel session, executives marveled at the abundance of financing available to landlords, owners and buyers, with many non-traditional capital sources offering a broad array of options on both the debt and equity sides.  

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Bob Kirby, a commercial leasing and sales consultant with Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate, has over 37 years of sales and management experience.  Licensed in Louisiana and Mississippi, Bob is a member of the Mississippi Commercial Association of REALTORS® (MCAR); the Greater Baton Rouge Association of REALTORS® Commercial Investment Division; a candidate member of the Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute (CCIM); and an affiliate member of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and NAR Commercial.   

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 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).