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barse_meetingBuilding lasting relationships with his clients is very important to Jim. He works hard to solve problems, find opportunities, fulfill objectives, and make his clients’ goals a reality. Jim has focused his education and understanding of the local commercial real estate market by gathering knowledge from a variety of sources and the relationships he has carefully developed over the last 21 years. His relentless pursuit to be the very best has earned him the most highly sought after professional designations available. As a CCIM and SIOR designee, Jim brings a high level expertise, market knowledge and ethical standards to every transaction. He listens closely to clients’ concerns and needs and then provides them with exceptional service. The CCIM and SIOR designations Jim has earned places him in the top six percent of real estate professionals in the county.

Professional Designations for Recognized Distinction

What is a CCIM?

A Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) is a recognized expert in the disciplines of commercial and investment real estate. A CCIM is an invaluable resource to the commercial real estate owner, investor, and user, and is among an elite corps of 7,500 professionals across North America who hold the CCIM designation—the “Ph.D. of commercial real estate.”


What is SIOR?

The Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS® is the leading professional commercial and industrial real estate association. With more than 2,800 members in 480 cities in 20 countries, the Society represents today’s most knowledgeable, experienced, and successful commercial real estate brokerage specialists.

More About CCIM

Recognized for its preeminence within the industry, the CCIM curriculum represents the core knowledge expected of commercial investment practitioners, regardless of the diversity of specializations within the industry. The CCIM curriculum consists of four core courses that incorporate the essential CCIM skill sets: financial analysis, market analysis, user decision analysis, and investment analysis for commercial investment real estate. Additional curriculum requirements may be completed through CCIM elective courses, transfer credit for graduate education or professional recognition, and qualifying non-CCIM education. Following the course work, candidates must submit a resume of closed transactions and/or consultations showing a depth of experience in the commercial investment field. After fulfilling these requirements, candidates must successfully complete a comprehensive examination to earn the CCIM designation. This designation process ensures that CCIMs are proficient not only in theory, but also in practice.

With such a wide range of subjects to be mastered and in a dynamic business such as real estate, the educational process doesn’t end once the designation is earned; there is a strong commitment among CCIMs to continuing education.

Only six percent of the estimated 125,000 commercial real estate practitioners nationwide hold the CCIM designation, which reflects not only the caliber of the program, but also why it is one of the most coveted and respected designations in the industry. The CCIM membership network mirrors the increasingly changing nature of the industry and includes brokers, leasing professionals, investment counselors, asset managers, appraisers, corporate real estate executives, property managers, developers, institutional investors, commercial lenders, attorneys, bankers and other allied professionals. Through this business network and through enhanced communication with the CCIM electronic network, CCIMs successfully complete approximately 156,000 transactions annually, representing more than $400 billion.

Certified Commercial Investment Members are in more marketplaces in NorthAmerica—12 CCIM regions representing 1,000 cities—than all major real estate companies combined. Regions and chapters provide designees and candidates the opportunities to promote business and educational goals through local and regional forums and meetings.

Conferred by the CCIM Institute, the CCIM designation was established in 1969. Courses leading to the designation are now offered throughout the world. For more information, call (800) 621-7027

More About SIOR

The Society has certified almost 2,300 of its members with the prestigious SIOR designation, a professional symbol of the highest level of knowledge, production, and ethics in the real estate industry. Real estate professionals who have earned the SIOR designation are recognized by corporate real estate executives, commercial real estate brokers and agents, lenders, and other real estate professionals as the most experienced and capable practitioners in any market.

A professional affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®, the Society is dedicated to the practice and maintenance of the highest professional and ethical standards. The Society maintains a commitment to business and industry by providing outstanding professional services, publications, and educational programs.

Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS®
1201 New York Ave., NW, Ste. 350
Washington, DC 20005 USA
Phone: (202) 449.8200
Fax: (202) 449.8201

Opening Responsibilities for Proven Success

jamesin_factory2In order to fulfill his customer’s commercial real estate transaction needs, Jim utilizes a vast database of resources:
Latest Market Data
Satellite and Aerial Photography
Regular Contact with Thousands of Industrial Companies
Long Term Relationship with Commercial Appraisers
Vast Network of Real Estate Experts
Custom Demographic Reports
Comprehensive Commercial Real Estate Library

Jim has assisted hundreds of individuals, public and private companies as well as Parish, State and Federal Government clients with their real estate requirements. Jim Barse has been a consistent top producer since joining Latter & Blum over 21 years ago. Jim’s relationship with seasoned brokers in each of the other major cities throughout the world, gives his clients unparallel expert access to these “local” professionals.

Jim has particular expertise in the brokerage of heavy industrial facilities, investment properties, and land development. He has represented hundreds of satisfied purchasers, sellers, landlords, and tenants. Experienced in tax-free exchanges, Jim also seeks to create unique methods to assist his clients reach their goals. Jim has saved his clients hundreds of thousands of dollars that would have otherwise been paid in taxes. Changes of use, co-developing, uniquely structured purchase agreements, and target marketing, are only a few of the tools that are put to use to reach an objective.

Expertise & Strengths:
Industrial Sales and Leasing
Property Analysis and Consulting
Tax-Deferred Exchanges
Vacant Land
Investment Properties
Marine-Related Properties


Working with corporate, industrial, and state and localgovernment clients, Jim specializes in vacant land, industrial sites, and investment properties. Jim has extensive knowledge of available properties in surrounding areas.

Recent success stories include the sale of the Gilmore Park Apartments, an 82-unit apartment complex, the creation and sale of a $2,000,000 sale lease/back of a 78,000 sq ft dock high warehouse, and the sale of 100 acre industrial site. Jim has also overseen the development of a 30 acre, large lot residential subdivision, and the sale of at 87 acre residential tract in West Jefferson Parish. Jim’s reach expands outside of the New Orleans area with the sale of a 65-acre Houma shipyard, as well as a multi-million dollar, multi-party transaction that included the sale of 280 acres of Mississippi River Batture property in St. Charles Parish.

Jim maintains a database of literally thousands of potential purchasers for marine-related properties. He also keeps close ties to major waterfront property owners and users through his active participation in the Harvey Canal Industrial Association. Additionally, Jim has provided real estate consulting and brokerage services to most of the major banks in Louisiana, as well as the FDIC and the RTC.

Black and Decker
Brown and Root
Caterpillar Equipment
Hertz Equipment Rental
Northrop Grumman

Evans Cooperage
Global Energy Services
Parish of Jefferson
Petroleum Helicopters
Rathborne Properties
Safeguard Self Storage
Superior Energy Services