March 30, 2011 06:00 AM
Wednesday, March 30, 2011Drilling down on Lafayette Parish's retail market reveals strength and ample demand to absorb new development. By Ryan PecotThose who gathered at LITE for the first Acadiana Commercial Outlook on March 16 were provided with quick ...
Sept. 29, 2010 06:00 AM
Wednesday, September 29, 2010Cleaning up the LHA should be priority No. 1, but the organization's troubles should never overshadow the urgent need for safe, affordable housing in this community. By Greg GachassinThe Lafayette Housing Authority has had ...
Aug. 25, 2010 06:00 AM
Wednesday, August 25, 2010Written by Ryan PecotBig box retailers are giving up some of their parking spots, creating opportunities for smaller retailers to set up shop on outparcels. The oceans of parking are finally drying up, and no, it's not due to ...
May 26, 2010 06:00 AM
Wednesday, May 26, 2010Written by Ryan Pécot Optimism that the worst is behind us is evident in the retail real estate market. Although this market really didn't get beat up that badly, it's already looking as if Acadiana's retail real estate market ...
March 30, 2010 08:19 PM
Filling the Gap There is a desperate need for affordable housing in Lafayette, but first we have to get over the misconceptions about what that means. Typically when people hear "affordable housing" they instantly conjure up images of poorly maintained ...
Feb. 24, 2010 09:50 PM
The safe bet is on 2010 ending up much like 2009, where new home construction sales and average sales price were up slightly. We're OK with that. It looks like the Acadiana real estate market has settled into a post-Katrina sales pattern, as the last ...
Jan. 26, 2010 08:30 PM
There is an art to site selection. We all see businesses from drugstores and restaurants to retailers big and small opening year after year on the streets of Lafayette, and for the most part welcome them with open arms because of the new product selections ...
Dec. 21, 2009 08:40 PM
Acadiana buyers waiting for lower interest rates could miss out on homes with high-quality amenities. In Acadiana’s residential real estate market, many buyers are sitting on the fence waiting for lower interest rates, but if they wait too long ...
Nov. 25, 2009 05:00 AM
Retailers are turning their attention from stable economies like Lafayette’s to landlords offering long-term sweetheart deals in distressed areas. The commercial real estate world we live in changes on a day-to-day basis, and any attempts to stabilize ...
Oct. 21, 2009 05:00 AM
Does oil still have a stronghold in Acadiana’s real estate market? In short, yes ...

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