Provider Name: Greater Baton Rouge Association Of Realtors, Inc
Address: 14101 Perkins Road Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Phone Number: (225) 761-2000

Course Summary

2019 Trends in Real Estate

The TRENDS Seminar began in 1988 as a joint project of the Commercial & Investment Division (CID) of the Greater Baton Rouge Association of REALTORS® and Louisiana State University’s Real Estate Research Institute.The goal was quite simply to provide a variety of real estate industry professionals an opportunity to come together and examine the state of the industry in our area, and help focus industry professionals on emerging trends, whatever their specialty.TRENDS has become and annual event, that continues to provide a critical examination and analysis of what’s going on in the marketplace — with an eye on what’s coming.
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Format: Classroom
Hours: 4.00
Price: $55.00

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Course Schedule

05/02/2019 at 8:00 AM
05/02/2019 at 8:00 AM
Start: 05/02/2019 at 8:00 AM
End: 05/02/2019 at 12:00 PM
L'Auberge Casino and Hotel
777 Lauberge Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70820
Baton Rouge, LA 70820
Instructor(s): Dr. Elliot Eisenberg

Course Schedule

Dates Times Location Instructor
Start: 05/02/2019
End: 05/02/2019
Start: 8:00 AM
End: 12:00 PM
L'Auberge Casino and Hotel
777 Lauberge Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70820
Baton Rouge, LA 70820
Dr. Elliot Eisenberg

Agency Approval

Agency Approval Course Number Expiration
Louisiana Real Estate Commission 0281 05/31/2019


Craig Davenport

Craig Davenort is a Senior Associate in the appraisal firm of Cook, Moore & Associates. He is a Louisiana State Certified Commercial real estate appraiser with over 17 years of commercial real estsate appraisal experience and recently earned the prestigious MAI designation in 2015. He has a Masters Degree in Finance with a concentration in Real Estate from LSU and a Bachelor of BAS Degree with a concentration in Finance from Stetson University in DeLand, Florida.

Dr. Elliot Eisenberg

Following his smash appearance at the 2014 Seminar, TRENDS is pleased to bring back the always informative and entertaining Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. Dr. Eisenberg is a nationally acclaimed economist and public speaker specializing in making the arcana and minutia of economics fun, relevant and educational. He holds a B.A. in economics with first class honors from McGill University, as well as a Masters and Ph.D. in public administration from Syracuse University.

Dr. Eisenberg, formerly a Senior Economist with the National Association of Home Builders in Washington, D.C., is a frequent speaker on topics including: economic forecasts, economic impact of homebuilding, consequences of government regulation, cost-benefit analysis, prudential use of financial derivatives, strategic business development and other current economic issues.

He is the creator of the multifamily stock index (the first nationally recognized index to track the total return of public firms principally involved in the ownership and management of apartments), the author of more than sixty-five articles and serves on the Editorial Board of the Encyclopedia of Housing. He has spoken to hundreds of business groups and associations, frequently as keynote speaker, and is a frequent guest lecturer on college campuses.

Dr. Eisenberg has been invited to testify before lawmakers and is often asked to comment on proposed legislation. His research and opinions have been featured in Bloomberg, Business Week, Forbes, Fortune, and many other publications. He is regularly featured guest on several talk radio shows, is often seen on television and authors a daily 70 word commentary on the economy that is available at

His interests include keeping the rate of restoration of his 60 year old house ahead of the rate of deterioration and doting on his daughter. He loves ice hockey and talking economics with crowds large and small!

James R JIm Purgerson Jr

James R. Jim Purerson Jr, CCIM is a Sr. VP and Sr. Lending Officer of Citizens Bank & Trust Co. Mr. Purgerson's main responsibility as Sr Lending Officer is business development and management of the bank's $230 Million loan portolio. Jim serves on the bank's Board of Director sand the Asset/Liability Management Committee. Mr. Purgerson holds the Certified Commercial Invesmtnet Member Designation conferred by the CCIM Institute of the National Association of REALTORS, which is recognized internationally in the disciplines of commercial and investment real estate.

Lynn Daigle

Lynn comes to us after working on economic development in Detroit and Investment banking in New York City. He undergrad degree is from Indiana University and she earned a masters degree in Urban Planning. She has been an agent since moving to Baton Rouge in 2011 and completed her CCIM in 2013. Since joining NAI/Latter & Blum, her focus has honed on mixed use retail leasing and development. By teaming up with other agents, she's been able to work with the region's top developers on master planned PUD and TND developments giving them the attention and tenacity needed to launch from ground up construction. She manages the retail team from the Baton Rouge office building our reputation for delivering niche mixed us projects. Lynn is active in the community serving in leadership positions on local boards and volunteers for public speaking engagements.

Ryan Greene

Ryan has worked in the Commercial Real Estate Industry since 2008. He joined the NAI Latter & Blum team in 2013 and has experience in brokering deals ranging from a 1,000 square feet lease to multi-million dollar transactions. Ryan's areas of focus are office, industrial, and retail tenant representation and market analysis. Ryan's scope expands outside of these main focus areas to include landlord representation, buyer representation, site selection for national retail developers, and 2031 Exchange placement properties. Ryan also works with several international real estate firms who do not have a presence in Louisiana as their local representative.

Shelley Simmons

Shelley has been a licensed REALTOR since 2003. She was recognized as Saurage REALTORS Rookie of the Year in 2004 and became very involved with the Women's Council of REALTORS in 2005, holding local positions as well as that of state President in 20008 and State Governor in 2009. This allowed her to travel throughout the state, speaking and delivering pertinent information about the market and best practices for Professional REALTORS. Shelley joined Keller Williams in 2009, serving on the Agent Leadership Council. In 2015 she joined Regional powerhouse, Latter & Blum as one of the three managers servicing the 250 REALTORS in the Baton Rouge area with C.J. Brown, Inc. Shelley currently serves as a directors of the Greater Baton Rouge Association of REALTORS.


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