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Building Relationships for Strategic Resources

Building 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.


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
  • Halliburton
  • Hertz Equipment Rental
  • Northrop Grumman

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


Opening Responsibilities for Proven Success

In order to fulfill his customer’s commercial real estate transaction needs, Jim utlizes 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