Specialties: Industrial, Investment
Scope of Service Experience
- Large Industrial Sales and Leasing
- Waterfront Sales and Leasing
- Tax-Deferred Exchanges
Background & Experience
As an expert in selling and leasing commercial and industrial property in South Louisiana, Jim Barse has been a consistent top producer since joining Latter & Blum 33 years ago. Jim specializes in industrial sites, vacant land, and investment properties and has extensive knowledge of available properties in surrounding areas.
Jim has completed numerous large transactions during his real estate career. Recent success stories include the lease of about 40,000 SqFt to Progressive Waste, over 33,000 SqFt at two locations to ERS Rental Solutions and the sale of 7.94 acres on the Harvey Canal to APC Construction. Jim is currently marketing several large industrial properties in South Louisiana including a ±35,170 SqFt crane-served building in Harvey, a 48,040 SqFt crane-served waterfront facility in Belle Chasse, and a 177,755 SqFt multi-tenant office warehouse in Gretna.
Jim maintains a database of thousands of potential purchasers and tenants for industrial properties. He also keeps close ties to large property owners and users through his active participation in the Westbank Business and Industry Association. His contacts within the brokerage, banking and appraisal communities combine to set Jim apart as “The Expert”. This exposure provides unparalleled experience and expertise to help his clients reach their goals.
Jim has commissioned the services of Nicole Schmitt, a licensed real estate agent and LSU graduate with over ten years of commercial and industrial real estate experience.
Jim's client list includes major national industrial property users, including Schlumberger, Brown & Root, Halliburton, Hertz Equipment Rental, Lafarge, Caterpillar Equipment, Northrop Grumman, and Black and Decker. Local clients include Superior Energy Services, Stewart Stevenson, Stewart Construction, Safeguard Self Storage, Global Energy Services, Petroleum Helicopters, Waste Management, Rathborne Properties, and Jefferson Parish.
Professional Associations & Designations
· Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)
· Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Industrial Partner
· Westbank Business and Industry Association
· Louisiana Realtors Association
· NOMAR® CID, Past Board of Directors
· NOMAR® Commercial Investment Division
· Jefferson Chamber of Commerce
· Rotary Club of the Westbank