In addition to his academic activities at Tulane and the Louisiana State University, Brian Andrews is the principal of Andrews Commercial Real Estate Services. His company arranges short term and long term financing for commercial real estate projects throughout the country, provides consulting services for investors including analysis of investment opportunities, review of appraisals and feasibility studies, and preparation of decision making financial models, and consults on real estate loan workout strategies and assists with bank negotiations. He has been engaged as an expert witness in banking and commercial real estate cases in Louisiana and Texas by law firms representing the borrower as well as the lender. Andrews is a past board member of the Greater Baton Rouge Growth Coalition and has moderated panel discussions on Community Development Districts and GO Zone legislation for the Growth Coalition membership. He has been the Master of Ceremonies for the Good Growth Awards Banquet for the past several years. Andrews is a past columnist for Real Estate Weekly, the weekly e-newsletter published by the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report. He was a contributing author of the “Louisiana Gulf Opportunity Zone Business Guide” presented by Louisiana Economic Development and published by the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report. Andrews teaches the Commercial Bank Management, Principles of Real Estate and Real Estate Finance classes. He has also been a speaker at LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center at the Center for Continuing Professional Development concerning commercial real estate lending. He is a past member of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America and holds their coveted Commercial Mortgage Banker designation.
Brian holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the Louisiana State University and a Master of Business Administration from Tulane University.