2015 Steel Magnolia

Sylvia Roy

After obtaining her bachelor’s degree from Newcomb College and Masters from Tulane University, Sylvia Roy traded her teaching license for a real estate career. Once a broker, she established Sylvia Roy Properties, which grew to 30 agents over eight years. Via mergers, it eventually became part of Gardner Realtors. As the current manager of Gardner Realtors’ Garden District and Uptown offices, she helps her 150 agents achieve their dreams within the industry. As president of the New Orleans Realtor Association she worked with the Jefferson Board to create a merger and become NOMAR (New Orleans Metropolitan Board of Realtors). In addition, Roy chaired NOMA’s 1970 Odyssey Ball and remains committed to New Orleans’ cultural and
philanthropic efforts.