Homes & Home Design
The Domain Companies
A truly remarkable city, New Orleans and its surrounding areas offer some of the most sought-after properties in the state and country. Between its tropical climate, rich culture, booming tourism, and magnificent architecture, this city is unlike any other. If you’re looking to buy or sell in Greater New Orleans, or if you’re looking to update your current home, there are plenty of resources available to help secure the home or vacation home of your dreams.
Real estate agents know well the city and its suburbs and keep their fingers on the pulse of the market. From downtown condos to Covington cottages, they can find a home to meet your family’s unique needs and wants. Customizing your own house? Builders and designers are also aplenty, well positioned to translate your style and lifestyle into a well functioning home. Perhaps you’re not looking to update your home, but rather upgrade it; smart home services are also on the rise locally. If you’re thinking of making a move, check out the following resources in real estate and home.
Real Estate & Development
With a rhythm all its own, New Orleans has marched to the beat of its own drum for over three hundred years. Architecture, music, and cuisine are three pillars of the city’s culture that continue to draw visitors from around the world.
“Today, the city is experiencing a resurgence of growth and development in our downtown market. Young professionals, empty nesters, and out-of-town buyers are attracted to the ease of downtown living,” says Adrienne LaBauve, co-owner of Witry Collective real estate brokerage.
Currently, Witry Collective has several condominiums listed for sale in the metropolitan neighborhoods. Located in the heart of the Entertainment District, 220 Decatur Street features eight stylish condos. In the Warehouse/Arts District, 711 S. Peters Street offers luxury penthouses with high-end finishes. Also in the Warehouse/Arts District, 628 Baronne Street is an income-producing boutique building. Similar luxe investment opportunities are coming soon, including 888 Baronne Street with eight exceptional penthouses. For more information, visit WCnola.com.
The Francher Perrin Group of Gardner REALTORS® is a boutique real estate group with over 25 years of experience and expertise in the industry. As locals born and raised in New Orleans, the group has an intimate understanding of the New Orleans real estate market. The group’s motto, “love where you live,” is carried through each real estate transaction. The Francher Perrin Group has earned a sterling reputation as top New Orleans real estate agents in residential, investment, and commercial transactions with over $300 million in sales.
The dynamic group consists of esteemed, award-winning agents L. Bryan Francher, Leslie Perrin, Jeanne Peres, Josee Kantak, John Seltz, and William Peters. With strong work ethics and a focus on working together, the group is known for its high integrity and level of service provided to clients. Their educational backgrounds range from preservation to architecture, business, psychology, and construction management, each contributing to the group’s success.
Francher Perrin Group is a member of a prestigious global community of real estate companies awarded membership based on rigorous standards of service and performance. Visit FrancherPerrin.com or call 504-251-6400.
With a wealth of real estate knowledge, extraordinary attention to detail, and savvy negotiating skills, McNeely Mack Lifestyle Properties offers clients an efficient, compelling, and rewarding home buying or selling experience. One of the highest grossing residential real estate teams in Greater New Orleans, McNeely Mack Lifestyle Properties has consistently closed $40+ million per year on average.
As locals with over 75 years of combined real estate experience, Alice McNeely, Rebecca Hammett, and Stevie and Bob Mack know well the real estate markets on both sides of the lake. Their simple approach to selling—honing in on price, presentation, and promotion—has led to years of success and happy clients. Using data from the current real estate market and conducting a Comparative Market Analysis, the team establishes an accurate price for your home. Having a certified home stager on the McNeely team then presents your home in its best light. Finally, by customizing a strategic mix of creative marketing strategies, McNeely Mack positions your home to reach maximum exposure.
To discuss the possibilities for your current or next property, visit AliceMcNeely.com or call 504-812-2236.
Founded in 2004 and based in New Orleans and New York, The Domain Companies is one of the nation’s leading development and real estate investment companies specializing in sustainable mixed-use development in core urban locations.
Domain’s projects include the new construction and preservation of affordable, mixed-income, and luxury housing, the acquisition and repositioning of distressed housing, historic restoration, brownfield redevelopment, seniors and special needs housing, and hospitality, retail, and commercial development.
“We’re committed to achieving award-winning excellence with every project,” says Matt Schwartz, Co-CEO of The Domain Companies. “Domain’s main focus is creating developments that enact positive and lasting social, economic, and physical change.”
Domain prioritizes community engagement through its MyCommunity program, which encompasses corporate donations, volunteerism, in-kind skills-based support, and advocacy. This involvement further enhances properties that stand apart through innovative design and exceptional management while engaging with the communities in which it builds.
For more information, visit TheDomainCos.com.
G-Force by GiG Burk, Broker/Owner of Burk Brokerage Real Estate, is a new powerful group of real estate experts, each with specialized roles, who have joined forces and pooled their energies to heighten clients’ real estate experience. The team covers all the bases—from the big picture to small details, from property analysis to closing, from social media marketing to client communication, and everything in between.
G-Force is led by Gigi Burk, who dedicates herself to analyzing current events, market conditions, and trends, and ensures that her team has the right tools to adapt to the ever-changing industry. As G-Force Group Director, Debbie Lewis, Broker Associate/Realtor®, fulfills the team’s missions and vision by guiding G-Force and its clients to their end goals. As the G-Force Group’s Listing Coordinator, Charlotte Giroux works with the selling clients to ensure no detail is overlooked—from measuring the property to scheduling photos and drafting listing documents, she organizes a seamless listing process. As a Buyer’s Agent for G-Force, Ellie Burk guides her clients from the beginning of the journey to their dream home.
Home Sites & Construction
Titan Construction has been specializing in custom residential construction and renovations in Greater New Orleans for over 25 years. In addition to its core staff of professionals, Titan Construction employs highly skilled and experienced subcontractors who provide superior quality work and enable Titan to offer reasonable, affordable pricing.
“We take building very seriously at Titan Construction. One of the most important things is understanding the clients’ expectations and then meeting those expectations throughout construction,” says Owner Stephen Fleishmann. The Titan team understands that a home is likely the largest investment someone will make in their lifetime.
“‘Custom build’ isn’t just a catch phrase for us. It’s a promise that your home will be built with your needs and vision in mind—it will be the home you have always imagined and more,” says Fleishmann.
For more information, please call 504-454-5411 or 504-913-3030. To view photo galleries, visit TitanConstruction.com and like Titan Construction on Facebook.
Big Bay Lake is a one-of-a-kind planned community on Mississippi's largest private recreational lake. Located just outside of Hattiesburg, Big Bay Lake blends seamlessly into its natural surroundings. Home sites are available on the water starting at $100,000. Both the homes and home sites within this community provide unique opportunities to create the perfect home or weekend getaway.
It’s time to relax, unplug, make memories and create new traditions at Big Bay. Whether you are a boating or fishing enthusiast, or just a family who loves to make a big splash, Big Bay Lake is simply about the lure of the water. Come enjoy sun-kissed, fun-filled days at Big Bay Lake, where the little things make life… “Big!”
Big Bay Lake is only 90 minutes from New Orleans. Call for a boat tour today at 877-4BIG-BAY or visit BigBayLake.com.
Landscaping & Design Services
Exterior Designs, Inc., a comprehensive landscape design and build company, is known locally for helping homeowners increase the value of their homes with landscaping. Beverly Katz, owner/designer, creates New Orleans inspired landscapes by blending timeless Spanish and French influences of the city’s architecture with functional solutions for the modern homeowner. Exterior Designs has an exceptional ability to transform even the largest landscapes into intimate spaces perfect for entertaining and relaxing.
An interior designer before realizing her talent for landscape architecture, Beverly has a keen eye for detail combined with an affinity for problem solving, drainage, material selection and spatial composition. Because of her background, her creations are an extension of her clients’ homes. When Beverly visits for the initial consultation, she takes note of the client’s design aesthetic and continues it to the outdoors.
Exterior Designs offers design, construction, installation and project management for residential or commercial landscapes. Visit ExteriorDesignsBev.com for design inspiration or call 504-866-0276 for a consultation.
Residential Smart-home Services
Cox is committed to creating more moments of real human connection by providing innovative products and services that work better together and can be activated by sound and touch. Recently the company announced a $10 billion investment in its products and infrastructure, offering New Orleanians a new world of possibilities through smart and connected devices. Products like Cox Homelife®, the latest in home security and automation, enable customers to protect, monitor, and control one of their most precious assets: their homes.
Customers who combine their Homelife subscription with a subscription to Contour TV can use their voice remote to control their home’s temperature, lights, and other small appliances using a Homelife smart plug. The Homelife security service includes automation plus safety features with 24/7 professional monitoring of life and property. Plus, a free mobile app puts control at customers’ fingertips and includes live video viewing.
To learn more about how Cox Homelife can benefit you, visit Cox.com.