Kirschman Realty Celebrates 15 Years!


Kirschman Realty, LLC is proudly celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. Since first opening its doors in the spring of 2006, the company has enjoyed great success. We have continued our longstanding relationship with the finest national tenants such as Academy Sports, Bed Bath & Beyond, Burlington Stores, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Shoe Carnival, The Home Depot and Whole Foods. We brought Whole Foods to the Northshore market and to Broad Street in New Orleans, Fleurty Girl to Metairie, Starbucks to Canal Street while also adding Bed Bath & Beyond and Burlington Stores to various locations throughout Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi.


Kirschman Realty continues to have a firm commitment to New Orleans.  Claudette Arceneaux joins us in managing our office as we look forward to many more years serving the Communities within our Gulf Coast Region!


Lake Charles News

As gas prices collapsed at the start of the year, South African energy giant Sasol delayed an investment decision on the start of a $14 billion gas-to-liquid plant in Lake Charles. It has been deemed the most expensive industrial investment in Louisiana history. Sasol is working on a plan to conserve cash to carry the company through sagging gas prices. Regardless, plans are surging ahead for grocery-anchored developments in and around Lake Charles and Sulphur, as well as a portion of a 150-acre tract on Prien Lake Rd. off Nelson.

New Orleans News

With the opening of Magnolia Marketplace in February and the opening of South Market District in the CBD on the near horizon, the city had quite a successful opening quarter of 2015. University Medical Center at New Orleans, the replacement for pre-Katrina’s Charity Hospital, is set to open August 1 in Mid-Cityt . The hospital, along with the Veterans Affairs Hospital opening nearby in 2016, will result in thousands of jobs and will hopefully establish New Orleans as a center of excellence in medical research. Meanwhile in suburb Metairie, shop space valuations along main retail artery Veterans Blvd. have surged recently from $40 to $48 per square foot. 


2014 Year End Review

Kirschman Realty, LLC enjoyed another prosperous year! The following are a few highlights:

  • Whole Foods Market coming to Premier Center in Mandeville, LA
  • Bed Bath & Beyond and Cost Plus World Marker coming to Legacy Park in Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Bed Bath & Beyond coming to Jubilee Square in Daphne, AL
  • Cost Plus World Market lease renewal at Patton Creek in Hoover, AL
  • Cost Plus World Market coming to Courtyards at Ambassador Square in Lafayette, LA
  • Whole Foods Market coming to E Fern & 70th St. in Shreveport, LA


2014 Market Update notes



In Birmingham, the Riverchase Galleria just opened the first Von Maur in Alabama after a completed renovation in late 2013. The $70 million renovation included upgrades to parking decks, some infrastructure and interior upgrades and developers are currently working on re-tenanting the mall. Swarovski and Sephora have entered the market in the Galleria as well. Birmingham is leading the trend toward making centers more palatable. Many will have a power center component, a live component, hotel and some office to cater to every type of shopper. 



There is much opportunity in South Alabama market, which is quickly growing. Mobile is showing signs of steady recovery from the recession. A Whole Foods Market redevelopment at Pinebrook is under construction at Airport Blvd. Publix opened its first Mobile store on Hillcrest road in 2013 and also included 29,000 square feet of additional retail space and Louisiana-based Rouse’s has purchased a number of former Bruno’s locations. McGowin Park, possibly the first example of an ‘improvement district’ in the nation, allows developers to issue bonds to finance public infrastructure, usually in exchange for tax incentives.  McGowin Park will include 600,000-square-feet of retail space anchored by a 140,000-square-foot Costco store. The city of Mobile will return 1.4 cents of its five-cent sales tax collection and the county will return three-tenths cents of its one-cent sales tax collection on revenues that are projected to be as high as $200 million per year. 



Magnolia Marketplace in Central City looks to revitalize inner city. To be called a regional center and is 100% pre-leased. Retailers are said to be paying up to 25% more in rent than elsewhere because they’re eager to get up and running. It has 6 junior anchors: Ulta, TJ Maxx, Petsmart, Michael’s, Shoe Carnival. There has been an influx of young, educated consumers in the last 5 years. Another development under construction in Nola is South Market District, a 4 block mixed-use development in the CBD helping to further revitalize downtown. It will have charging stations for electric cars and an open rooftop for entertainment. 



Petrochemical expansion in Lake Charles, including the substantial Sasol facility, is generating unprecedented retail growth in the area. Lake Charles is the fastest growing MSA in the state. There are several sites being discussed in and around Lake Charles and Sulphur for grocery-anchored developments, as well as a portion of a 150-acre tract on Prien Lake Rd. off Nelson.




Kirschman Realty, LLC continued into the 3rd quarter with steady activity. Noted quarter transactions:

  • Whole Foods Market signed a lease in Lafayette, LA at Ambassador Crossing Shopping Center
  • Bath & Beyond signed a lease in Denham Springs, LA at Juban Crossings
  • 1012 Canal St. in downtown New Orleans was leased and is set to become a retail clothing store
  • the lease for Rally's on Airline Hwy. has been renewed

Tune in for more exciting deals to be announced in coming months!





Leasing activity is continuing to expand throughout the markets as we are continuing to explore opportunities for our retail clients, noting that we are proud to announce our representatioon of Academy Sports + Outdoor. Recently announced transactions in which Kirschman Realty has participated include:

  • Cost Plus World Market has signed a lease at Siegen Lane Marketplace in Baton Rouge.
  • PHF Supplements has signed a lease at 3020 Veterans Memorial Blvd. in Metairie.
  • A lease has been signed for a retail clothing store to be opened at 1012 Canal St. in downtown NOLA.
  • Body Fuel has signed a lease at 9303 Jefferson Hwy. at Upstream Shopping Center in River Ridge, making that center fully leased.
  • Oak Oven has signed a lease at 6625 Jefferson Hwy. in Harahan.

Kirschman Realty has a number of dynamic prospects in the pipeline, so stay tuned!





The flurry of activity that we saw in 2012 has continued into the first quarter of 2013 with the culmination of several recently announced transactions in which Kirschman Realty has participated.

  • Whole Foods has signed a lease at Broad and Bienville Sts. in NOLA.
  • Whole Foods has signed a lease in Lafayette, LA at Ambassador Caffery & Settlers Trace.
  • Bed Bath & Beyond has signed a lease in D'Iberville, MS at I-10 near I-110.
  • Starbucks has signed a lease at the corner of Canal St. & St. Charles Ave. in downtown NOLA.
  • Outback Steakhouse has signed a lease on Airport Blvd. in Mobile, AL.
  • Sunshine Plaza in Mandeville, LA is now fully leased.
  • Sale of former Winn Dixie on Prospect Blvd. in Houma, LA.
  • Consummated a transaction exchanging properties between Home Depot and its landlord in Kenner, LA.
  • Re-negotiated several Bed Bath & Beyond leases, including Monroe, LA & Tupelo, MS.

Kirschman Realty looks forward to consummating a number of exciting transactions in the pipeline. Stay tuned!


Kirschman Realty, LLCenjoys prosperous 2012; another forecast for 2013

2012 SALES:

  • 5959 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie
  • 300 Baronne St., downtown New Orleans
  • 3101 David Dr., Metairie
  • 1805 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie

2012 LEASES:

  • 9303 Jefferson Hwy., Upstream S/C, River Ridge to Fred's Super Dollar
  • 1805 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie to Taco Bell
  • 105 Northshore Blvd., Slidell to Jo-Ann's Fabrics & Crafts
  • 2703 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna to regional grocery
  • 4230 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie to Mattress Direct
  • 1817 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie to Mattress Direct