Author: James Sebastien

Business Interrupted, But Not Insured

THERE’S NO DOUBT THAT MANY BUSINESSES have been interrupted due to COVID-19, but should businesses be entitled to collect on business interruption insurance? The insurance industry is saying no. One of the biggest reasons cited by insurance companies is that…

The State of Real Estate

COVID-19 IS CHANGING THE WAY ALL OF US live our lives, from daily routines to how we conduct business. The effects of the virus on the real estate industry, both locally and nationally, began shortly after the stock market plunged…

Don’t Be a Victim

ON APRIL 28, 2017, THE LOUISIANA OFFICE of Financial Institutions closed a failing First NBC Bank and began the $1 billion expense of cleaning up the mess left in its wake. It was the fourth bank failure of 2017 and…

High River

The height of the Mississippi River in New Orleans is always a concern when it reaches the high water line of 8 feet, but whenever it nears the flood stage line of 17 feet, that concern rightfully grows into an…

Coming Soon

According to a recent market statistics report by Wade Ragas PhD, MAI, entitled “Single-Family Housing Price Trends New Orleans Metro Area January to June 2018 and 2019,” New Orleans has been in a strong period of economic growth since July…

Local Senior Living Options Continue to Grow

  The population of Americans age 75 and older is expected to grow by 5 million people over the next five years, increasing the number of prospective senior housing residents by 21%, according to Marcus & Millichap’s First Half 2019…

Leaving the Lines Behind

Since 2010, the number of men receiving Botox injections in the United States has increased by 27 percent — a phenomenon that has led to the creation of a new term: Brotox. According to Dr. Mace Scott, medical director and…

Can You Hear Me Now?

Hearing loss is a widespread problem in the United States, affecting an estimated 15 percent of America’s adult population (or 37.5 million people), as well as two to three out of every 1,000 children. Dr. Lana Joseph-Ford, CEO of High…

When Alzheimer’s Hits Someone You Love

  Alzheimer’s is currently the sixth leading cause of death in the country. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, approximately 5.8 million Americans are affected by the disease, and that number is expected to increase to 13.8 million by 2050. Alzheimer’s…

Still Leveling the Ground

  Among the fields that have made some great strides in lessening the divide of gender inequality in the workplace is the typically male-dominated construction industry. Rebecca Cooley, vice president of manufactured interior construction at AOS Interior Environments, graduated with…

The Regeneration of Canal Street

  Once home of “ain’t dere no mores” such as Maison Blanche and D.H. Holmes, Canal Street has long been a go-to shopping destination for tourists and locals alike. And while stores have come and gone over the years at…

Must-Dos for Startups

A new year is upon us, and with it comes fresh opportunities to seize, such as launching a new business endeavor. While daring to venture onto a new path is noble and exciting, it’s important to remember that there’s not…