"Lafayette Land Company, a local family-owned real estate development company, announced the opening of Boot Barn, a national western and work wear retailer located at 5456 Highway 90 in Mobile. 

The building is the site of the former Gulf Pecan property, which has been unoccupied for the past 30 years, according to a news release. Boot Barn has 272 facilities throughout the country and this will be their second in Alabama."

Christopher Huffman, COO of Lafayette Land Co., was the developer and lead project Manager. Jacob Nobles was the on-site construction manager. Construction of the project was performed by Lafayette Land Company's newly formed in-house construction team.


THE REAL DEAL - By Ron Sivak

Old Majestic Brewery will occupy a 10,000-square-foot former 1920s brick cotton warehouse building at 650 St. Louis St. in downtown Mobile. Relocating from Greenville, Mississippi, the top of the brewery’s roof will encompass a glass skylight and several 10-foot-wide by 13-foot-high windows will front the property. The warehouse is being dismantled, restored and historically reassembled in LoDa’s “Automobile Alley” Historic District. 

The brewpub will be adjacent to the Cheese Cottage, which is to open soon in a restored 1930s Pure Oil Service Station located at 660 St. Louis St., and directly across from Olde Mobile Antiques, located in the former Nash Automobile Dealership in the 600 block of St. Louis Street, according to Bob Isakson, president of Lafayette Land Company.

Heather Huffman with NAI Mobile represented the owners of the Old Majestic Brewery. J. Antone Green with Bellator Real Estate and Development worked for the landlords.


In an article by Dale Liesch and Jason Johnson, discussing the "City's Burgeoning beer scene...", two local historic projects, designed, managed and developed by Lafayette Land Company were mentioned.

The Article states, " Iron Hand is set to open as a brewpub in the DeTonti Square area of Downtown". The Building, a 1927 Historic Church, is being converted and repurposed, while retaining the architectural flavor and design of the original space. 

The article continues by following another project by Lafayette Land Company, named the Old Majestic, which is set to open on St Louis St. The building is a 1800's cotton warehouse from Mississippi, which is being dismantled and trucked in. The user, Old Majestic, is another brewhub user. 

The article continutes through discussing the nationwide trends of craft beers and local breweries. It reveals the legal issues with working in a once seemingly pro- prohibition town, and the zoning issues related to the use. The article concludes with wrap on the benefits of local businesses working with local consumers, the success of existing local breweries, and the future to come.


In an article written by Ron Sivak and published in the Lagniappe Newspaper, a project Lafayette Land's principal's owned was discussed. The 4,400 Sq.Ft. multi-tenant retail building sold for "$622,500" and "is fully leased with an ABC Package Store as the anchor tenant". The project was managed by local agents, Heather Huffman and Jay Roberds.

(MOBILE, AL, March 28, 2017)  - AL.COM

In an article entitled, "City block to be redeveloped in downtown Mobile" written by Kathy Jumper, One of Lafayette Land Company's Downtown Historic Projects were mentioned in regards to the opening of a new Retail QSR Restaurants named The Cheese Cottage. Project is currently under construction.


Lafayette Land Company was noted as a player in the Mobile Downtown Market Real-Estate Sector.  Lafayette Land was commented on their recent Historical Development Projects including the 662 St. Louis renovation and the recent Acquisitions of the Hannah House Project and 206 STATE Street Project.

(MOBILE, AL, April 04, 2016) - PRESS RELEASE

Robert J Isakson II, President of Lafayette Land Company in Mobile, recently received the ICSC Certified Development, Design and Construction Professional (CDP) designation.

The ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers, Inc.) certification programs focus on raising the industry’s professional standards globally. There are 6,000 ICSC designees in 55 countries – representing fewer than 10% of the commercial real estate professionals in the shopping center industry. Of this elite group, only 500 designees have achieved CDP status.

Lafayette Land Company is pleased to have such an accomplished designation awarded in its ranks, and supports continued education and furthering of business knowledge. 

(MOBILE, AL, December 21, 2014)  - AL.COM

In an Article published by AL.COM entitled McGowin Park Land Deals, Lafayette Land Company is mentioned as the Local Developer for a new BTS Project for a National Tenant.

The Article states,

"A developer paid $455,000 for 3 acres on Halls Mill Road near Rangeline Road, and plans to construct a building for a national tenant to be announced soon, according to John Vallas of Vallas Realty. Robert J. Isakson II of Lafayette Land Company is the developer. The property is part of an 84-acre tract that has parcels under contract for a retail center, movie theater and medical offices."

(MOBILE, AL, December 23, 2014) - PRESS RELEASE - LAGNIAPPE Newspaper

In an Article published by Lagniappe Mobile entitled Bienville Business Center opens Downtown, Lafayette Land Company and Robert J Isakson II are mentioned as the Local Developer for a new BTS Project for a National Tenant.