Carl A. LaRosa
Carl A. LaRosa has always been an entrepreneur, serious real estate investor and astute decision maker. Maybe that is why in 2002 it was a seamless transition from retail franchise restaurant ownership to begin his real estate career. A lifelong resident of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, his circle of clients reaches from the Mississippi Gulf Coast into New Orleans and southern Louisiana where he represents both buyers and sellers in their transactions to purchase and sell real estate.
According to Carl, “I thought I was smart enough to negotiate for my restaurants, the long term leases within enclosed regional shopping center malls, it wasn’t until after the lease was signed that the landlord (feeling slightly guilty) showed me in the lease so many points I should have been more aware and more careful to help my position within the lease. That was when I realized I needed the professional assistance of an expert in real estate.”
For Carl, joining his family at Coldwell Banker Alfonso Realty was the most natural decision. That is where he began his real estate career and he never left. According to Carl, “The national franchise, the resources, the advertising, the training, the list goes on and on, these are attributes not just for me, but more importantly, for my clients, the special tools I can offer my clients are far surpassed by any other company, that is where I want to be, exactly where I have the support to provide my clients with the best.” Coming from a background in franchise ownership gave Carl the competitive edge to understand the power available from a national company on the local level.
Ask Carl what it is like to be a part of Coldwell Banker Alfonso Realty, but be prepared to sit back and listen, he will have you convinced, like he has with many other new recruits, to change your profession and join him at Coldwell Banker Alfonso Realty. Even though Carl began his career on the commercial real estate side, he is one of the few Realtors within Coldwell Banker Alfonso Realty who has chosen to specialize and received many awards. Carl is one of the few to have ever achieved Top Producer for both Residential and Commercial Real Estate. Once his clients recognized his commitment and success in the business, they entrust him with all their real estate needs.
Carl is proud to include among his prestigious client list, national franchise organizations like O’Reilly Auto Parts, Subway, Hooter’s, Shaggy’s, McDonalds, and Blimpie Subs and Salads. He is honored to represent state agencies like South Mississippi Housing and Development, Mississippi Region 8 Housing Authority, Mississippi Department of Employment Security, and Custom Commodities. Even our local financial community entrusts Carl with their REO and foreclosure business, names like Trustmark Bank, People’s Bank, and Hancock Bank, just to name a few, turn to Carl for his expertise.
You can count on Carl LaRosa to assist you in a wide variety of brokerage services including Site Selection, Investment (income producing) properties, Office, Retail (shopping center), Hospitality, Multi-Family, Industrial and Land. Carl is known for his ability to invest the time it takes to ensure the success of a commercial property deal, and he has the patience to last for the long run. He is sought after by Home Builders and Developers for his detailed analysis of land and negotiation skills for their future building plans. Carl has represented the buyer of the largest building in Long Beach, it was the Oreck Vacuum Plant, a building with 375,000 square feet, in the Long Beach Industrial Park. At the same time, he has also had great success with Waterfront, resort and new construction, Homes in West Harrison County especially Pass Christian and Bay St. Louis.
As a resident of West Harrison County, Carl was approached by many clients from Louisiana with request for help with their real estate needs. That prompted him in 2013 to obtain his Louisiana Realtor’s license. That additional license gives him more flexibility to care for all the needs of his Louisiana clients, including access to their far-reaching Multiple Listing Service for even greater exposure for selling properties for both Mississippi and Louisiana.
Carl is a Board Member of St Vincent DePaul Community Pharmacy, http://www.svdprx.org/ , an organization whose Teach a Man to Fish philosophy is right in line with his own credence. Carl and his wife Kimberly regularly contributes time and donations to Cursillo Movement of South Mississippi, St Stanislaus College, Our Lady Academy, United Way of South Mississippi, St Jude, Children’s Hospital of New Orleans
Since entering the real estate market, Carl is responsible for over $57,000,000 in closed transactions, among some of the honors he has received for his efforts include the recognitions he has received nationally, regionally and locally.
Retail Brokerage, Site Selection
Investment, Office, Multi-family, Industrial, Land
Commercial Transaction Brokerage
Residential Transaction Brokerage
Gulf Coast Association of REALTOR’S Round Table Inductee
Gulf Coast Association of REALTOR’S Platinum Award
Gulf Coast Association of REALTOR’S Bronze Award
Coldwell Banker Top Listing Award
Top Producer awards in both Commercial and Residential
National Association of Realtors
Gulf Coast Association of Realtors, Round Table Inductee
Louisiana Real Estate Commission
Mississippi Commercial Association of Realtors
LACDB – Louisiana Commercial Database
Carnival Association of Long Beach
LoopNet Member (National Internet Listing Service)
Zillow/Trulia Premier Agent
Great Southern Club
Big Game Fishing Club
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College - Jefferson Davis Campus