About

12963604_10207810326327510_7781699207784770566_nKnowledge and Experience Meets Trust and Care

At Barker Property Management & Commercial Real Estate our mission is simple: to combine our knowledge, experience and professionalism in managing our clients’ assets to ensure the highest possible return on their investments.

After 15 years in the real estate industry, owner Branden Barker, established Barker Property Management & Commercial Real Estate in 2017. Branden boasts a versatile background in the industry, having been involved in the management, selling and leasing of commercial property. Currently, Branden is the only person in the State of Louisiana to have earned the three prestigious designations of Certified Property Manager, Certified Commercial Investment Member, and Certified Shopping Center Manager.

The Pointe Coupee Parish native got his start in the real estate industry as a Commercial Sales and Leasing Agent/Associate Broker with Latter & Blum Property Management, Inc. Prior to Branden establishing his own firm, his most recent stint was serving as the General Manager/Broker of Record of Perkins Rowe in Baton Rouge, LA, where he oversaw managing an $18 million budget and a team of 10 direct reports and 50 indirect third-party employees, including security, housekeeping, and apartment managers. He also focused his efforts on increasing the visibility of the 847,000 square foot Baton Rouge development by creating a community involvement program that included partnerships with the Junior League of Baton Rouge, ALS, American Heart Association, St. Vincent DePaul, and others.

In addition to Branden’s professional success, he sits on the National Executive Committee of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), an international association of property managers. He is a past President of the Louisiana IREM Chapter and Commercial Investment Division of the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors. Within his community, he is a current board member of the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, Kids’ Orchestra and the West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce. He also serves on STAR’s (Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response) Regional Council. In 2017 he was honored by the Baton Rouge Business Report as a Top 40 Under 40 recipient and one of STAR’s Hunks in Heels.

Branden lives in Baton Rouge with his wife of 14 years, Tracy, and their two children, Logan and Julia.

Branden and Barker Property Management & Commercial Real Estate are proud members and supporters of:

Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge Area Chamber

CCIM Institute

Coastal Conversation Association of Louisiana

Commercial Investment Division of the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors

Forum 35

Institute of Real Estate Management

International Council of Shopping Centers

Kids Orchestra

Louisiana Notary Association

National Association of Realtors

National Notary Association

Rotary Club of Baton Rouge

Scouts BSA

STAR (Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response) Center

West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce

Honors & Awards:

Eagle Scout

Certified Continuing Education Instructor for the Louisiana Real Estate Commission

2003 Licensed as a Louisiana Real Estate Salesperson

2007 Installed as Certified Property Manager

2007 Installed as Certified Commercial Investment Member

2010 CID Member of the Year

2010 Graduate of the Louisiana Realtors Leadership Program

2011 IREM Louisiana Chapter President

2011 Chair of LACDB Board of Managers

2011 Chair of Louisiana Realtors Commercial Committee

2012 Certified Property Manager of the Year – IREM Louisiana

2012 CID President

2013 CID Member of the Year

2013 TRENDS in Baton Rouge Chair

2014 Graduate of John W. Barton Leadership Program

2015 IREM Professional Achievement Award

2016 Graduate of BRAF’s Development Fellows Program

2016 Graduate of Baton Rouge Leadership Program

2017 Appointed to IREM’s National Executive Committee

2017 Installed as Certified Shopping Center Manager

2017 Silver MAXI Award Winner ICSC

2017 Forty Under 40 Baton Rouge Business Report

2018 Installed as a Louisiana Notary

2018 Installed into the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge