Shop Talk: Matt Schwartz
Principal, The Domain Companies & Developer, The Standard at South Market
HOW DID YOU START THE DOMAIN COMPANIES?
My business partner, Chris Papamichael, and I launched Domain with a focus on high-quality affordable and mixed-income housing. After Hurricane Katrina, we saw the urgent need for housing and developed our first Louisiana properties in Mid-City. Our comprehensive approach to community development has grown to include condominiums, retail, hospitality and co-working.
TELL US ABOUT THE STANDARD AT SOUTH MARKET AND WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL?
The Standard is the first condominium development of its kind in New Orleans. The building was designed by Morris Adjmi, an internationally-renowned architect, and offers incredible residences with spectacular amenities, services and views.
WHAT KIND OF CLIENTS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?
We look for residents who love New Orleans, value community and appreciate quality and craftsmanship.
WHAT DO YOU THINK THE FUTURE OF THE CITY LOOKS LIKE?
I see tremendous growth and momentum for New Orleans. There’s a reinvigorating entrepreneurial spirit here, and we’re excited to be a part of that.
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENT?
The amenity deck is amazing. It features 30,000 square feet of private cabanas, a saltwater pool, outdoor kitchens, a clubhouse, a pool house, a fitness center and skyline views. You won’t find that anywhere else downtown.
WHERE'S YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO GRAB AN AFTER-WORK COCKTAIL?
Domain’s office is downtown at The Shop at the CAC, so I walk a few blocks to the Ace Hotel. There’s never a dull moment between Three Keys, Josephine Estelle, Alto on the roof and Seaworthy right next door.
The Standard at South Market
1001 Julia St., New Orleans
Sales Gallery: 719 O’Keefe Ave.