Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate
06.04.18Industrial vacancy rate expected to hit 7.5% nationwide this year

Article submitted by Lauren Buckholtz, Sales and Leasing Agent for Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate

Written by Rich Bockmann | April 22, 2018

Most of the national real estate market is expected to perform better this year than previously predicted, according to the Urban Land Institute.

The country’s industrial sector is expected to perform the strongest, with availability rates this year hitting 7.4 percent, according to figures from ULI’s Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate cited in National Mortgage Professional. That’s well below the 20-year average of 10.1 percent.

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Lauren Buckholtz has worked in the Commercial Real Estate Industry since early 2016. She joined the Saurage Rotenberg team in 2018 and has experience in brokering deals ranging from small retail leases to multi-million dollar industrial transactions. Lauren specializes in industrial tenant representation and is responsible for project leasing, site selection, lease analysis, acquisitions, dispositions and project development. Lauren also works with several international real estate firms who do not have a presence in Louisiana as their local representative. 

Prior to joining Saurage Rotenberg, Lauren worked at NAI Latter & Blum, primarily in a tenant and buyer representation capacity, where she successfully represented numerous clients in their real estate transactions. Preceding to her commercial real estate career, Lauren worked in the competitive medical device sales industry. Her strong sales background provides a solid foundation from which she is able to negotiate on behalf of her clients and thoroughly analyze and decipher the various factors which could potentially affect her clients' interests. 

Lauren strives to exceed expectations with consistent work ethic, focus, determination, attention to detail, and accountability. These factors, along with the commitment to strong client relationships enable Lauren to provide top-line customer service. 

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).

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