|Turk File 08.31.2011|
Beau Box, Valor Merge
Monty Warren’s commercial real estate firm is now the Lafayette office of Beau Box Commercial.
By Leslie Turk
Lafayette based Valor Commercial Real Estate has merged with Baton Rouge-based Beau Box Commercial Real Estate and will operate under the Beau Box name. Monty Warren, who founded Valor in early 2009, has been named vice president of the newly merged entity.
“This partnership provides an opportunity for my team to continue to have top producing agents who pride themselves on having the most up-to-date and thorough market knowledge,” says Warren.
Valor Commercial’s staff of five in Lafayette will expand to seven and remain on Rue Iberville, joining 30 employees in Baton Rouge and New Orleans from the Beau Box firm. The merger not only positions both firms to better serve their clients, but it also allows for strategic growth in areas of commercial brokerage, site selection, property management, development, consulting and corporate real estate services.
Beau Box Commercial represents many big-box national chain stores in Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana. The firm assists clients in procuring retail space, office property, vacant land and industrial properties.
Warren is a graduate of ESA in Cade and attended Washington and Lee University and Middle Tennessee State University. Starting his career in commercial real estate in 1991 in Nashville, Tenn., he worked with developers in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana. He relocated to Louisiana in 1998 and served as real estate development manager of Pool Corporation in Covington. In 2007, Warren returned to Lafayette and served as vice president/director of Stirling Properties’ commercial brokerage division. He founded Valor two years later, specializing in tenant and buyer representation assignments. He most recently secured the site for a 200,000-square-foot, $65 million Halliburton manufacturing facility and is also assisting the Schumacher Group with its recently announced headquarters expansion.
Beau Box was founded in 2005 by Beau J. Box of Baton Rouge, who has been in the real estate industry since 1993. Box says his firm, which is headquartered at 8710 Jefferson Highway in Baton Rouge and has a New Orleans office at 1100 Poydras St., now ranks among the highest grossing commercial real estate firms in the state.
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