BRAC Receives Economic Development Honor, Louisiana Bar Foundation Awards | Business

Henry Bein and Nicholas Dubuc, by Kevin Harris Architect, have been named Christopher H. Browne Fellows and have been granted scholarships to attend the 2022 Christopher H. Browne Edinburgh Drawing Tour of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art.

Recipients were selected by the ICAA Scholarship Review Committee based on a resume, sample portfolio, letter of recommendation, and personal letter of interest.

Bein and Dubuc are both graduates of the LSU School of Architecture.

the Baton Rouge Area Room received the 2021 Mac Conway Award for Excellence in Economic Development by Site Selection magazine.

The honor is awarded to the top 20 local and regional economic development groups in the United States based on corporate job creation index and facility-related capital investment data calculated both cumulatively and per capita.

In 2021, BRAC welcomed 17 new businesses or expansions of existing businesses to the market, resulting in the creation of 1,800 new direct jobs and over $8 billion in capital investments. This includes a modernization of ExxonMobil, the redevelopment of the Cortana mall into an Amazon logistics center, new software development jobs, and renewable energy and transition projects like Air Products and commercial solar developments.

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Elijah Feibelman, of Coldwell Banker Commercial TEC in New Orleans, has earned the CCIM designation of Certified Member in Commercial Investment by the CCIM Institute.

Feibelman earned the designation by passing the CCIM comprehensive exam. Of the 150,000 commercial real estate agents in the United States, 6% have earned the CCIM designation.

The Louisiana Bar Foundation presented the 2022 President’s Award to Maggie T. Simar and Zebulon M. Winstead in recognition of their outstanding support, dedication, and advancement of the organization’s mission and goals.

Simar, a hearing officer at St. Martin’s Parish Family Court for the 16th Judicial District, has served on the LBF Board of Directors since 2020. She serves on the Membership Subcommittee and is a panel member Acadiana Community Partnership since 2011.

Winstead, a lawyer with Crowell and Owens in Alexandria, has been a board member since 2018. He was instrumental in launching the LBF Infinity Fund, to ensure the organization is able to meet the expenses personnel and operations, in good and bad economic times. .

Margie D. Carlisle