Specialties: Investment, Retail
Scope of Service Experience
The sale, leasing and development of New Orleans commercial real estate is my passion and my avocation. Since 1988, I have been associated with NAI Latter & Blum's Commercial and Investment Real Estate Division. My office is located in the Arts District of Downtown New Orleans, and I am active in the acquisition, disposition, leasing and development of commercial real estate in the Greater New Orleans area.
I have been an active, commercial real estate practitioner in the Greater New Orleans area for over thirty (30) years. I am a member of the NAI Latter & Blum Commercial Sales Group and my practice is focused on commercial and investment real estate, which includes the retail, office, and multi-family market sectors. My commercial practice also includes working closely with the tax credit, non-profit and economic development community.
Background & Experience
My professional goal is "doing well by doing good!" As a relationship-driven, commercial real estate broker in New Orleans, my first priority is to listen and respond to my client’s needs, goals and yield criteria, and to provide the highest standard of professional service. I am happiest when I exceed client expectations. I endeavor daily to do great work, earn a good living and most importantly, to have fun!
I have adopted a sustainability model of business and am an advocate of green, high-performance and energy-efficient new construction and rehabilitation redevelopment solutions.
I am “born and raised” in New Orleans, am “intensely local,” and believe strongly in the resilience of the City of New Orleans!
Since Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans has experienced explosive growth in response to market demand for new housing and commercial services. The rebuilding of New Orleans continues today and our downtown is transforming into a market place for "creatives," Millennials and entrepreneurs.
The new University and VA Hospitals, the Bio-District, and the growth of tourism continue to fuel market demand. To help address that market pressure, I have focused on tax-credit driven (NMTC, Historic & LIHTC), community re-development and layered finance projects. I am an affordable and work force housing advocate and a proponent of innovative and alternative financing models such as community land trusts as a tool for neighborhood and community development.
I am also identifying strategic economic development and redevelopment opportunities associated with the ancillary real estate growth triggered by the opening of the University and VA Hospital in the Bio-District of New Orleans. The $2.5 billion combined hospital complex is the single largest transformative development impacting the future of the Downtown and Mid-City areas of New Orleans. When compared to other major medical complexes in the United States, the market is wide-open for new commercial and workforce housing development.
I am a strong supporter of the charter school movement in New Orleans and have assisted Charter Schools and Charter Management Organizations (CMO's) in locating former or non-traditional and alternative school site locations. I am the former Real Estate Advisor for the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) in New Orleans, and have assisted in the strategic acquisition and/or disposition of school sites.
B.S., Louisiana State University
Professional Associations & Designations
Board Member of the New Orleans Metropolitan Area Realtor (NOMAR) Association
President, Commercial Investment Division (CID) of NOMAR
Member, the Louisiana Chapter of CCIM
Board Member, New Orleans Chamber of Commerce
Lt. Governor, Kiwanis, District 4A (LA, MS & West Tennessee)
Member, Kiwanis District Foundation
Member, Algiers Economic Development Foundation (AEDF)