Daily Report staff | February 25, 2013

Baton Rouge-based Ford, Bacon & Davis plans to open later this week a third local office, at 11777 Industriplex Blvd., that could accommodate as many as 200 employees. That location is a short distance from the firm’s headquarters and second office in town. “FB&D plans to initially transfer one large client task force into this facility and may move additional engineering functions to this location from either the Lakeland Park [Boulevard] or Coursey [Boulevard] office locations in the future,” according to a prepared statement from Bill Jeansonne at Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate. Jeansonne represented the firm in its acquisition of the 31,000-square-foot office it plans to open Friday. It sits on 3.1 acres of land, was previously occupied by Capital One Bank, and was originally built in 1996 for Federal Express. Ford, Bacon & Davis is ranked as the 53rd-largest private company in the Capital Region in Business Report‘s 2012 Top 100 listing of private companies. The firm reported revenue of about $66.2 million in 2011, a 36.3% increase from 2010, when it reported $48.5 million in revenue and was ranked No. 59. In December, the firm announced it had reached a record-high number of employees, with 673 on the payroll. In addition to Baton Rouge, it also has offices in New Orleans, West Monroe, and Greenville, S.C.

Bill Jeansonne, a native of Alexandria, Louisiana, received both his undergraduate degree and master’s in business administration (
MBA) from Louisiana State University (LSU).  Bill has 19 years experience in the commercial and industrial real estate business and 14 years experience in commercial/industrial warehouse design and sale of handling equipment.  His specializations include commercial and industrial development, brokerage, and leasing, as well as lease negotiations.

A Designee member of the Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute (CCIM), Bill’s professional memberships include Baton Rouge’s Commercial Investment Division (CID), the LSU MBA Alumni Association, a founding member of the board of managers for the Louisiana Commercial Data Base (LACDB), a member of Louisiana REALTORS® (LR), a member of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), and a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).  Bill has also served as a president of CID, a chairman of the CID Trends Program, a chairman of the LSU MBA Alumni Association Louisiana Looking Up Program, and on the Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) Trends committee.  His current civic affiliations and past service include board chairman of the Baton Rouge Speech and Hearing Foundation and president of the Capitol SERTOMA Club of Baton Rouge.  He is currently a member of the Cadets of the Ole War Skule, an alumnus of Omicron Delta Kappa (OΔK), and a member of the Lakeshore Lions Club.

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).