March 29, 2016 01:15 PM

Stone Energy President and CEO Dave Welch will be the keynote speaker at the 6th Annual Acadiana Commercial Outlook on Thursday, April 7, at LITE. Welch will open the program, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Realtors Commercial Alliance of Acadiana hosts this state-of-the-industry event, which also focuses on emerging trends and the future outlook for commercial real estate. Commercial real estate industry professionals from across the state are expected to attend.

An April 7 presentation by Van Eaton & Romero's David Gleason will focus on the industrial segment of commercial real estate.
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Because of the impact the decline in the oil prices has had on the local economy, Welch will explain how this downturn is different from those in the past and what the outlook is for the remainder of 2016.

Stirling Properties' Ryan Pécot, the driving force behind Ambassador Town Center, will offer keen insight into Lafayette's retail segment.
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Commercial real estate segments to be discussed include retail with Ryan Pécot of Stirling Properties, office with Todd Trahan of Trahan Real Estate Group, industrial with Van Eaton & Romero’s David Gleason and multi-family with Beau Bourque of Van Eaton & Romero.

The seminar will be moderated by Monty Warren of Beau Box Commercial Real Estate.

Representatives from One Acadiana will close the seminar, discussing the Louisiana Economic Development Certified Sites Program. A Certified Site is one that is a development-ready industrial site, meaning it has been through a thorough review process in order to reduce the unknowns and mitigate some of the risk involved in the site selection process. Certified sites give Acadiana better opportunities for new projects and expansions.

To register for the seminar, contact Mary Sliman at 233-0086.

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