Mathew Laborde

President & CEO – Broker

Mathew Laborde started his commercial real estate brokerage career at the age of 19 and has consistently been among the top producing commercial real estate agents in the State of Louisiana.  He is a very driven individual that is committed to maximizing the value he can provide to his clients which is the key to his success and now to Elifin Realty’s success.  Mathew has extensive experience in brokering office, industrial, retail, multi-family, land, medical, and investment property sale and lease transactions.


Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors, Commercial Investment Division (CID)
♦ Board of Directors (2017-current)

Named 40 under 40 by the Baton Rouge Business Report (2017)

Founded Elifin Realty (2016)

Commercial Real Estate Agent at Beau Box Commercial Real Estate
#1 Top Producer (2015)
♦ #3 Top Producer (2014)
♦ #3 Top Producer (2013)
♦ #2 Top Producer (2012)

Baton Rouge TRENDS in Real Estate Conference, Industrial Committee
♦ Co-Chair, Co-Presenter (2015-2016)
♦ Co-Chair (2014)
♦ Committee Member (2011-2013)

Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
♦ Earned CCIM designation at the age of 23, becoming one of the youngest people in the world to do so (2013)

Louisiana Commercial Database (
♦ Board of Directors (2013)


Baton Rouge Area Foundation – Board Member ex-officio (2017-2018)
Theatre Baton Rouge – Board Member (current)
Forum 35 – President (2017-2018)
Rotary Club of Baton Rouge – Member (current)
Alzheimer’s Services/Charlie’s Place – Facilities Committee, Walk to Remember Committee (current)
Big Buddy – Dancing for Big Buddy 2018 Star Dancer (current)
South LA Super Region Committee – Member (current)
BRAC Leadership Class – Graduate (2017)

The Latest Content From Mathew

Selling commercial real estate may be a competitive and possibly stressful job, however you do not need to be aggressive or cutthroat in your business practices to do very well in the industry. If you are able to convert leads and continually bring in a new string of business, even in market turns, you will have a competitive edge over......

Commercial real estate is broken down into four major categories: Office Retail Multi-family Industrial But within these four major categories there is a lot of variety. For instance, a retail space could be a small strip mall, a single building, or a full-sized mall. A multi-family property can range from a building that contains four apartments or 100 apartments to......

This is Mathew Laborde, CCIM, coming to you on Christmas Eve from Elifin Realty. So far in 2019, I’ve done a total of 84 transactions. In those 84 transactions, I’ve seen a lot of good and a lot of bad. Here’s my list of the top 5 mistakes that I’ve seen commercial real estate property owners make in 2019, that......

The return on commercial investment property in Baton Rouge can vary, and your goals determine whether or not the percentage return is good or not. Many people who own investment properties are using their returns as retirement income, supplemental or otherwise. For these people, a more secure deal is desirable over a high risk deal where they may lose some......

While it is indeed a broad term, to put it simply, commercial real estate is every single property short of a single-family residential home. If it’s not a single-family detached residential home, condo, or town-home — you can place a safe bet on the fact that it’s commercial.    In comparison to residential, commercial real-estate is also often considerably larger......

Finding the value of a commercial property can be exceptionally trickier than that of a residential. The reason for this is because you’re usually provided with a long list of comparable residential properties that have already sold. So, when you’re in a subdivision, you may be in one house out of a hundred or even several hundred that can be......

Getting into commercial real estate requires a level of dedication and commitment all its own. Because of this, it’s important that you take some time to assess why you really want to be in commercial real estate and how badly you want to make it a reality. The first step to getting into commercial real estate is to make the......

Commercial real estate is an exciting and rewarding career, allowing infinite earning potential and flexibility for agents. As a commercial real estate agent, you will be your own boss, and have the ability and freedom to work your business around personal and family obligations. You can choose a specialty “niche” area, and work to become an expert in that field......

Searching for commercial real estate online is a little trickier than searching for residential. Residential real estate search engines such as Zillow,, and, not to mention many residential brokerage sites feature a huge variety of listings. In the case of the larger sites, you can search nationwide for the property of your dreams. The online tools for commercial......

When you decide to get into commercial real estate, finding and purchasing your first property comes with a big learning curve along with the financial investment. With a lot of advice out there comes a lot of confusion about the best way to jump into commercial real estate. But the real key is to find a deal and then approach......

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