Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate
09.10.18Expert Advice on Investing in Vacant Land

Article submitted by Sean Marcantel, Sales and Leasing Agent for Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate, LLC

Written by Kayleigh Kulp | July 24, 2018

Investors looking for creative ways to maximize returns in a competitive, hot-selling real estate market may be interested in buying vacant land, which has the potential to create outsized returns when held or improved.

“A client of mine purchased a downtown Atlanta vacant lot in 2012 for $1,500 and was recently offered $80,000 cash and decided to hold out for more,” says Bruce Allen, a real estate agent and attorney for Re/MAX Town and Country in Atlanta.

But experts say the asset class is unique and requires utmost caution and diligence. Unpredictable market trends over the long-term with few opportunities to earn income from vacant land make investing risky if not done right.

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Sean Marcantel joined Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate, LLC in October of 2016.  He attended Louisiana State University at Eunice (LSUE).  He has been in Business Sales in the Greater Baton Rouge area for over 15 years.  Sean will be pursuing his Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation through the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute.  Sean’s professional memberships include the Greater Baton Rouge Association of REALTORS® Commercial Investment Division (CID) and the Louisiana CCIM Chapter.  Sean’s commitment in the Baton Rouge Community is apparent through his service on the BREC’sPlanning & Parks Resources Committee.  He has been involved in several church, civic, and networking groups throughout his sales career.  Some of the groups include The Baton Rouge Ancient Athletes Society, several Chambers of CommerceBetter Business BureauBusiness Network InternationalSt. Vincent DePaul, as well as Junior Achievement.

Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate, LLC is a member of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce (BRAC); the West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce; the Baton Rouge Better Business Bureau; the Louisiana Commercial Data Base (LACDB); and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Several agents, on an individual basis, are members of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® (SIOR), the Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute (CCIM); the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR); and the Greater Baton Rouge Association of REALTORS® Commercial Investment Division (CID).

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