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Development

A conference table during a meeting.When it comes to the experienced choice in real estate development in Lafayette, La, Dwight W. Andrus Real Estate offers the most comprehensive development history in the Acadiana area. The Andrus family has been involved in the growth of the region since 1945 including residential and commercial real estate developments, office buildings, shopping centers and multi-family projects. For a complete portfolio of our project history, see below.

Reed G. AndrusWhether you are interested in a sale of your property, fee based development services or a joint venture development partnership, we will tailor a business strategy to best fit your goals.

To discuss possible real estate development opportunities, please contact Reed G. Andrus at rga@dwightandrus.com or (337) 989-1112.


Residential Projects

1945

Northside Subdivision: a 40 acre residential neighborhood.
Fairfield Subdivision: a 45 acre residential neighborhood.

1947

Eastdale Subdivision: a 25 acre residential neighborhood.
Doucet Subdivision: a 35 acre residential neighborhood.

1949

Whittington Park 1: a 30 acre residential neighborhood.

1951

Whittington Park 2: a 50 acre residential neighborhood.

1951

Whittington Park 2: a 50 acre residential neighborhood.

1952

Belmont Subdivision: a 40 acre residential neighborhood.

1953

Bertrand Subdivision: a 40 acre residential neighborhood.
South College Subdivision: a 45 acre residential neighborhood.

1954

Minglewood Subdivision: a 40 acre residential neighborhood.
Holden Heights Annex Subdivision: a 38 acre residential neighborhood.
Magnolia Park Subdivision Extension 1: a 70 acre residential neighborhood.

1955

Andrus Homes, Incorporated: largest residential developer and home builder responsible for the development, house planning and construction of approximately 100 homes per year from 1955 through 1982.

1956

Magnolia Park Subdivision Extension 4: A 60 acre residential neighborhood.
Brightwood Subdivision: a 100 acre residential neighborhood.

1957

Greenbriar Subdivision: a 240 acre residential neighborhood.

1958

Magnolia Park Subdivision Extension 2: a 35 acre residential neighborhood.

1960

Magnolia Park Subdivision Extension 3: a 30 acre residential neighborhood.

1961

Broadmoor Terrace Subdivision: a 500 acre residential neighborhood.
Whittington Oaks Subdivision: a 300 acre residential neighborhood.
Tanglewood Subdivision: a 100 acre residential neighborhood.

1962

Fair Oaks Subdivision: a 70 acre residential neighborhood.

1965

Co-developed 200 acre residential neighborhood with J.Y. Foreman.

1969

Greenbriar Subdivision Extension 4: an 85 acre residential neighborhood.
Winrock Valley Subdivision: a 65 acre residential neighborhood.
Thibodeaux Subdivision: a 30 acre residential neighborhood.
Opened Andrus Component Plant. Involved in the pre-fabrication and development of component building products, not only for its own use also for the sale to third party home builders and apartment developers. 76,000 square feet of manufacturing space, operated successfully until 1982.

1971

Royal Town Subdivision: a 60 acre residential neighborhood.

1979

Broadmoor South Subdivision: a 70 acre residential neighborhood.

1989

Fernewood Subdivision: a 175 acre upscale 274 lot residential neighborhood.

1995

Greenbriar Subdivision, Extension 5: a 13 lot exclusive residential neighborhood.

Commercial Projects

1955

Winnwood Shopping Center: a 65,000 square foot retail shopping center developed by Dwight W. Andrus, Sr., purchased by Dwight W. Andrus, Jr. in 1983. Still owned, leased and managed today and recently underwent an extensive renovation. Built in the late 1950’s, Winnwood was one of Lafayette’s first suburban shopping centers. After undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation by Andrus, Winnwood continues to enjoy its prominence as one of Lafayette’s most well established retail destinations. Dwight W. Andrus Real Estate is responsible for the leasing and management of Winnwood Shopping Center. Learn more about Winnwood Shopping Center.

1970

Briarwood Apartments: a 128 unit apartment complex. Owned and operated by Dwight W. Andrus Real Estate or related company until 1985.

1978

Southbrooke Business Park: a 33 acre commercial office park development.

1979

Acadiana Mall, Lafayette’s premiere retail destination: a 1,000,000 square foot super-regional mall developed by Dwight W. Andrus, Jr. and partner Robert B. Aikens.

1979

120,000 square foot Class A office building development…leased to Tenneco Oil Company. Owned, leased and managed until 1990.

1980

10,800 square foot office building development. Owned, leased and managed today. Built in 1980, the 5501 Johnston Street building is the former location of Dwight Andrus Insurance. This 10,800 square foot single tenant office building is now occupied by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana.

1981

60,678 square foot Class A office building development leased to Tenneco Oil Company. Owned, leased and managed until 1992.

1982

A 45,000 square foot Class A multi-tenant office building development. Still owned, leased and managed today. Located off Ambassador Caffery Parkway, in the very heart of Acadiana’s retail and business center, this office building was developed by Andrus in 1982 and has been home to tenants such as Williams Exploration, Tenneco Oil, Forest Oil Corporation and Ocean Energy, formerly Forest and Rucks. Andrus recently completed extensive interior renovations to the building, including brining the building into full local, state and federal code compliance. The building is currently the home office of Dwight W. Andrus Real Estate and Dwight W. Andrus Insurance along with other tenants. Dwight W. Andrus Real Estate is responsible for the leasing and management of the 500 Dover Building. Learn more about The 500 Dover Building.

1983

20,000 square foot Class A office building development leased to Tenneco Oil Company. Owned, leased and managed until 1990.
Time Plaza Shopping Center: a 63,000 square foot specialty retail shopping center developed in 1983. Still owned, leased and managed today. Time Plaza Shopping Center is a recipient of the 1985 South Louisiana AIA Honor Award and the 1986 Louisiana Architectural Association Honor Award for shopping center design. This center hosts a tenant mix of Lafayette’s best and most successful specialty retailers. Dwight W. Andrus Real Estate is responsible for the leasing and management of Time Plaza Shopping Center. Learn more about Time Plaza Shopping Center.

1993

Developed 18 acre commercial retail site on Ambassador Caffery Parkway for Home Depot and Super 1 Foods.
The Park Shopping Center: acquired 46,000 square foot specialty retail shopping center. Owned, leased and managed today. Acquired by Andrus in the early 90’s, approximately one half of The Park’s leasable area consisted of unfinished retail space. Today, this shopping center is fully occupied and has become one of Lafayette’s premier up-scale shopping centers. It is located on Ambassador Caffery Parkway, one of Lafayette’s prime commercial economic districts. Dwight Andrus Real Estate is responsible for the leasing and management of The Park Shopping Center. Learn more about The Park Shopping Center.

1995

Developed 14 acre commercial retail site on Ambassador Caffery Parkway for Lowe’s.

2013

Lafayette General Hospital parking lot.

2015

Completed the extensive renovation to Winnwood Shopping Center located at the corner of Bertrand and Johnston Street in Lafayette. Developer/Owner. Learn more about Winnwood Shopping Center.

2017

Co-Developer/Owner of a recently completed 248 unit garden style apartment complex knows as Robley Place Apartments located in Lafayette, Louisiana. Learn more about Robley Place Apartments.