Timothy Boone for the Baton Rouge Business Report |  July 2008

Investar Bank [represented by Chris Pike of Saurage Commercial Real Estate] has purchased a .9-acre lot on Coursey Boulevard and plans to open its second Baton Rouge branch there within the next year. The company paid about $472,000 for the land, which is next to The Chimes East. Two weeks ago, Investar bought some property along La. Highway 1 in Port Allen and planned to open a branch there by early 2009. Investar moved into its permanent home on Perkins Road between Essen Lane and Kenilworth Parkway at the end of May.

Saurage Commercial Real Estate was founded in Baton Rouge in 1991 with the purpose of providing exceptional real estate services with an emphasis on commercial property and property management. Saurage Commercial Real Estate offers to its clients a full range of real estate services including brokerage, investment advising, development consulting, REO disposition specialists, asset management, fee based consulting, tenant representation, and buyer representation. The staff of professionals includes combined experience of 50 years, as well as CCIM Designees and Candidates and recipients of Master of Business Administration.