Meet Miguel Castro
Organization: Castro Real Estate Services, LLC
Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA
When and why did you get involved with BRAC?
I got involved with BRAC a few years back. BRAC’s previous director of investor relations convinced me to join, and I’m glad she did.
Tell us more about how you are involved in Baton Rouge (job or organizations).
I am helping clients from different markets invest in Baton Rouge. Baton Rouge is a tertiary market in the commercial real estate space, but other markets are paying attention to us for some types of investments.
Why do you stay involved with BRAC?
BRAC is one of those organizations that really care about the success of our city. I see it every time we meet and discuss how to better advance the Baton Rouge economic future.
What would you tell someone considering becoming a BRAC investor?
Do it! But don’t just join, get involved. Joining may not do much for you, but getting involved will make all the difference.
What are some resources that Hispanic business owners in the Capital Region should utilize?
Networking! Get involved in groups like BRAC. There are a lot of businesses and organizations in the Capital Region that could help Hispanic entrepreneurs understand and navigate a particular business environment.
What changes have you seen in inclusivity for Hispanic people across the BR Area?
There are a lot more Hispanic businesses, especially in different industries. It used to be mainly from the construction industry. But now we have more CPAs, lenders, realtors, lawyers, and more.
What changes would you like to see?
This is not really a change, but I would like to see a continuation of a business-friendly environment.