Episode 71: Rethinking Real Estate – You don’t want to miss this year’s Economic & Real Estate Forecast Symposium
Now in its 11th year, the must-attend event of the year for the New Orleans residential and commercial real estate industry is returning for two virtual half-days of programming Oct. 19 and 20. In this week’s episode, we talked to event co-chairs, Katie Witry and Mike Mito, to learn about the highlights of this year’s schedule.
More about Katie Witry and Mike Mito
The Witry Collective
Katie co-founded the Witry Collective with the vision that collaboration across various industries, within real estate, is the key to having a more effective and integrated approach. The firm specializes in residential, mixed-use, investment and commercial properties in the historic districts of New Orleans. She has worked in the Real Estate industry for over the 15 years as a Realtor®, educator, and owner.
As a graduate of Loyola University, with a degree in sociology and women’s studies, she attributes her ability to drive meaningful change today to her passion for equity and civil leadership. Currently, she is a mentor at Loyola University College of Business Executive Mentorship Program and an executive board member of the Preservation Resource Center. In 2018, she was appointed as a commissioner to the New Orleans City Planning Commission for a 9-year term.
MIKE MITO, CCIM
Senior Sales Associate
RE/MAX Commercial Brokers
Mike Mito joined RE/MAX Commercial Brokers in 2015. He specializes in multi-family, land and neighborhood commercial properties.
He enjoys working with buyers and users to meet their specific needs. He also has extensive experience with startups and entrepreneurs looking to bring products or services to market.
Mito bought his first investment property in New Orleans in 2003, a historic Victorian triplex in the 7th ward. Since then, he has acquired and successfully renovated multiple other income properties in the same neighborhood and has enjoyed seeing the revitalization of New Orleans and the opportunities it provides.
Prior to acquiring his real estate license, Mito worked for many years in the corporate and event production field doing everything from running sound and building scaffolding towers at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival to managing the parking and access control points at both the 2002 Salt Lake City (Snowbasin Downhill Venue) and 2010 Vancouver (Stadium and Hockey venues) Winter Games. The experience in Vancouver in particular taught him the value of parking lots and the business of managing them.