The State of Real Estate
October is our annual real estate issue and I’m excited to share what we’ve learned from local professionals that live this industry every day — from those working to revitalize neighborhoods and provide affordable housing, to those closing the biggest commercial deals of the year.
If you’d like to learn more, I encourage you to attend the 7th annual Economic & Real Estate Forecast Symposium, presented by Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company on Tuesday Oct. 10 from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at Loyola University’s Roussel Hall. At the symposium, top industry experts examine “New Perspectives on the Changing Economy.”
Among the guest speakers scheduled this year is the Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research for the National Association of Realtors, Dr. Lawrence Yun. The event will be followed by a business networking social from 5 to 7 p.m.
In this issue we’re also excited to have a chat with Saints and Pelicans President, Dennis Lauscha — who, among other things, shares his personal pregame ritual — as well as an interesting piece by Dr. Patrick Waring, founder of the Pain Intervention Center in Metairie, who shares his thoughts on Louisiana’s new opioid laws.
Finally, as we look toward the holidays, I encourage you — if you haven’t started already — to begin thinking about how your company will be giving back this year. Every month we profile a different nonprofit in need of your assistance in our “Making a Match” feature. This month it’s the New Orleans Mission, a very worthy cause indeed and a great way to get employees out in the community and making an immediate difference in the lives of others.