Charles A. Landry
is a partner who is highly skilled in real estate development, public-private partnerships, land use and zoning, governmental incentives and real estate finance. He has helped clients in a wide range of real estate transactions, such as residential developments (including traditional neighbourhood developments), office buildings, shopping malls and centres, hotels and medical facilities, golf course communities and industrial developments. Charles has been on the forefront of public-private partnership projects in Louisiana, serving as lead counsel for the developers of both the IBM Center (a partnership between the developer, IBM, the State of Louisiana, the Louisiana Department of Economic Development and the City of Baton Rouge/Parish of East Baton Rouge) and the Water Campus (a partnership between the City of Baton Rouge/Parish of East Baton Rouge, the Baton Rouge Area Foundation and Commercial Properties Realty Trust). Charles has also created Economic Development Districts throughout Louisiana and is widely recognized as a leader among land-use attorneys. He is a founding member of the East Baton Rouge Zoning Advisory Committee and served as its chair from its formation continuing for almost 15 years. Charles is a frequent speaker on real estate development trends, economic development districts and zoning entitlements.