Thriving Through the Pandemic: Barker Property Management Grows Portfolio and Team

Barker Property Management and Commercial Real Estate is among small businesses in Baton Rouge that are thriving despite the pandemic. After growing their portfolio throughout 2020, President Branden Barker announced today that his father and nationally recognized commercial real estate agent, Marc Barker, moved his license under the Barker brand.

Marc, a former Latter & Blum Senior Sales and Leasing Associate and multi-year top companywide industrial and commercial producer, brings decades of experience and knowledge to the Barker team. Among Marc’s accomplishments, he completed the largest lease by square foot in the history of Latter & Blum, at approximately one million square feet. Marc has closed hundreds of millions of dollars in industrial real estate transactions and worked with small and large industrial, commercial, and petrochemical clients. Marc is a long time CID member and has received CID’s Member of Year Award; a past Trends In Real Estate Industrial Committee chairman and member; and has received multiple national recognitions on large, closed deals. He previously held CCIM and SIOR professional designations.

Over the past year, Branden and his team worked tirelessly to provide services and extra support to commercial real estate clients struggling to adapt to a global pandemic. The team provided guidance and clarity on regulations and negotiated agreements between tenants and landlords in effort to support all parties.

“Local businesses benefit from the skills we provide to impact their bottom line and ultimately drive economic growth in the Baton Rouge area,” said Branden Barker. “Our clients have an increased level of support with Marc’s experience.”

Barker’s portfolio currently includes properties throughout the Greater Baton Rouge region, including Perkins Crossing Shopping Center and historic landmarks in Downtown Baton Rouge, Cyntreniks and The Lyceum, as well as the recently added Tessier Building.

Barker Property Management moved into a larger office at the end of 2020 while experiencing higher demand and recently added a new administrative assistant, Emilee Hardesty, to better serve client needs.

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