Baton Rouge is a dynamic center of activity, leadership, and growth. After doing business here for many years, it made sense that Corporate Realty would open an office in the heart of the Capitol City.
In July 2022, we settled in One American Place in downtown Baton Rouge to better serve office, retail, and industrial properties and needs in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas. As the capital city, Baton Rouge plays a strategic role in the state and thus our business. Home to both local and state governments, the city also hosts Louisiana State University, medical complexes, banks, and a significant variety of professional services. It fans out from the Mississippi River to encompass a variety of communities such as Prairieville, Gonzales, and more.
Branon W. Pesnell, CCIM, SIOR, heads this office. Branon began his commercial real estate career in Baton Rouge, creating and overseeing a property services division that included property management and leasing efforts for many Baton Rouge projects. He specializes in providing long-term strategic consulting for commercial real estate and has an unsurpassed knowledge of the region.
Walter H. “Walt” Ketchings, III, is a top producer in the Baton Rouge market. His specialties include tenant and landlord representation, industrial site selection, and investment properties.
Kelly Kepper is the Property/Lease Administrator as well as a licensed real estate agent and notary.
The River Parishes serve as an important economic connection between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. These parishes are located between these two cities and span both sides of the Mississippi River.
The heart of much industrial and logistical activity, this area is also important to Louisiana’s culture heritage, comprising part of Acadiana and known for its history, agriculture, cuisine, and ecosystems.
In May 2023, Cypress Property Management joined Corporate Realty. Formed in 1996 under the leadership of Henry W. “Hank” Tatje, III, this family-owned property management, leasing, and brokerage company has provided and will continue to provide valuable commercial real estate services throughout the River Parishes region, as well as Houma and the Greater New Orleans area.
Hank serves as head of the LaPlace/River Parishes office. He is an associate broker and commercial appraiser with Corporate Realty, providing his experience in property valuations and brokerage as well as a variety of commercial real estate services. He is a member of the Appraisal Institute, with more than 45 years of experience as a commercial and residential real estate appraiser.
Lauren Tatje Marmande serves as both broker and property manager for clients.
Beth Brady Hitt is a Property Manager with a business and accounting background that serves her capably in lease and accounting administration.
You can reach them at 985.653.7368.
New Orleans is a city rich in history, culture, and tradition, and Corporate Realty has been a part of this city since the early 1950s.
Corporate Realty, first known as the Westminster Group, began in New Orleans. For many decades our company has provided unparalleled service for commercial real estate needs, not just in New Orleans but throughout the region. Our clients range from national retailers looking for their next locations to companies looking for their next offices.
While New Orleans is known for hospitality, it can and does support a variety of industries and professions. We are excited to play a role in its contributions to economic success.
Michael J. Siegel, SIOR, has been the President of Corporate Realty since 2005. A hands-on broker and strategist, Mike works directly on key transactions and with key clients while overseeing an experienced team of brokers and managers as well as guiding the course for the company’s growth.