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J. Harold Lambert
Vice President of Development and COO


Entered the real estate profession in Louisiana in 1972 as a sales agent and was licensed as a real estate broker in Louisiana in 1977. Began specializing in the appraisal of real estate in 1974, and was actively engaged in the appraisal of real estate in Lafayette, Louisiana from 1974.

Former instructor of appraising at the University of Louisiana.


Appraisals of single and multi-family residential properties, commercial and industrial properties, subdivisions, farmland, and reports for condemnation for which expert witness testimony was rendered. Have also appraised special purpose properties to include schools, manufacturing facilities, auditoriums, and planned unit developments up to 10,000 acres in size. Have qualified as an expert in the appraisal of real estate in the state district courts of Lafayette, Vermilion, Acadia, St. Landry, Iberia and Cameron Parishes.


Licensed as a real estate broker in 1977 and have been actively engaged in the brokerage of real estate since that time. During the late 1970’s and early 80’s developed office projects and residential subdivisions. For the past nine years development experience includes development coordinator and leasing agent for four strip shopping centers totaling almost 80,000 square feet, and redevelopment and leasing agent of a former Jumbo Sports building of 40,000 square feet. In addition I have been lead developer on an office warehouse "flex-space” development of just under 30,000 square feet, a seven acre light industrial park and coordinator of construction of five build to suit facilities within this park. Recent developments include Dover Park a 4.7 acre office park with just under 40,000 square feet of office space within twelve buildings; Versailles Square a medical office park; Normandy Square which is a 13,600 square foot neighborhood shopping center.  Currently working on South Side City Plaza which is a 5.5 acre mixed use commercial development as well as new out parcel in front a the old Jumbo Sports on Ambassador Caffery Parkway. 

Over the last nine years I have acted as broker in the sales of shopping centers, office/warehouse facilities, free standing retail buildings and vacant commercial and residential land.

Graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1968 with a BA in marketing and economics.
Successfully completed the following courses offered through the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers, now known as the Appraisal Institute:
  • 1A-1 Real Estate Appraisal Principles
  • 1A-2 Basic Valuation Procedures
  • 1B-A Capitalization Theory and Technique, Part A
  • 1B-B Capitalization Theory and Technique, Part B
  • 2-1 Case Studies in Real Estate Valuation
  • 2-2 Report Writing and Valuation Analysis
  • VII Industrial Properties
  • VIII Single-Family Residential Appraisal
  • SPP Standards of Professional Practice
Currently certified by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission as a "State Certified - General Real Estate Appraiser" - Number 398.
Received the MAI and SRA designation from the Appraisal Institute.


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