President and Founder
With over 35 years of experience in Louisiana, Allen Singletary is recognized as an authority in Commercial Real Estate. His expertise in this field ranges from acquisition and disposition, to site selection and development, and to its management and syndication.
Allen has served and continues to serve as General Partner and/or Managing Partner in various real estate entities over his entire career. These entities have been comprised of 5–50 partners. Collectively, his combined real estate experience value has exceeded $100,000,000.
Allen has been approved as asset and/or property manager for non-recourse properties by Pacific Mutual and Jefferson Pilot Insurance Company, GMAC Commercial Mortgage, Capmark Financial, and JP Morgan Chase Bank. He is familiar with all the budgeting requirements and reporting for single-asset non-recourse loans.
J. Hardtner Klumpp
Project and Leasing Manager
J. Hardtner Klumpp joined the Investors Group in 2011 as a sales and leasing associate with his primary focus being the leasing of retail space in anchored shopping centers. He has also represented retail tenants in the site selection process and acquisition negotiation in Lake Charles, Lafayette and Alexandria.
Prior to joining the Investors Group, Hardtner attended the University of Mississippi where he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Managment. He graduated in the top 10 percent of his class awarding him an invitation to join Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honors society for business. Hardtner is a member of the Southwest Louisiana Association of Realtors, The Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and he is diligently working on acquiring his CCIM Designation. Hardtner is a licensed real estate agent in Louisiana.
Sales and Leasing Associate
Blake Soto has joined the Investors Group team as a sales and leasing associate. He has experience working with industrial, retail and medical space developers as well as tenants’ site selection of industrial, medical, restaurant, and general commercial space. Prior to joining the Investors Group, Blake worked with NAI Latter and Blum-Lake Charles. He earned his bachelor’s degree of arts from McNeese State University. He is licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission and is currently pursuing the designation as a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM).
Blake is a native of Lake Charles and is very active in Southwest Louisiana. He is a member of several professional and community organizations including the Greater Lake Charles Rotary Club, the Calcasieu Community Clinic board of directors, and the SWLA Economic Development Alliance.