NAI Global Member Offices in Louisiana Merge

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015

Latter & Blum is a commercial real estate firm based out of Louisiana who, due to a recent merger, has added a new office to its ever expanding operations. NAI Lake Charles will become NAI/Latter & Blum and will serve as their southwest Louisiana office, and add nine new agents to the firm.

This acquisition marks the fifth expansion in two years, making Latter & Blum the only private commercial real estate firm covering the central, southwest and Gulf Coast of Louisiana. The Chairman and CEO of Latter & Blum, Bob Merrick believes the addition of a commercial office in Lake Charles will open up more referral opportunities for their agents in New Orleans on both the commercial and residential fronts. NAI Lake Charles follows the firm’s acquisition of ERA Moffett Realty Inc. in August, a residential real-estate firm. This will also allow them to maintain their high level of service, while meeting the demands of the on-going industrial expansion in the state. Latter & Blum has a network that spans from Texas to Mississippi. This collection of companies includes CJ Brown Realtors and Noles-Frye Realty in Baton Rouge and Alexandria respectively.

The Latter & Blum offices in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Houma and Alexandria, as well as the newly added NAI Lake Charles office, are all existing members of the NAI Global network of independently owned commercial real estate firms. NAI Global has over 350 offices worldwide and is managed network of firms, owned by C-III Capital Partners, since an acquisition in 2011 led by C-III’s CEO Andrew Farkas.