Living the Dream

Rêve Realtors’ Garden District headquarters is a midcentury-inspired masterpiece
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With the help of contractor Jon Drennan and interior designer Lauren Ferrand of Ferrand Designs, the interior at Rêve’s 1477 Louisiana Ave. offices was transformed into a comfortable and chic workspace designed for collaboration.

In 2018, Clint LaCour, Tracey Moore, Joey Walker and Ryan Wentworth founded Rêve Realtors. The word rêve is French for dream, a concept at the heart of the business for the four partners, whose dream it was to start and build the company. In turn, they strive to help clients realize their dreams during the buying or selling process. In 2019, the partners saw another dream come to fruition with the opening of a new headquarters on Louisiana Avenue in the Garden District. The 2,700-square-foot building serves as home base to Rêve’s 83 employees. With the help of contractor Jon Drennan and interior designer Lauren Ferrand of Ferrand Designs, the interior was transformed into a comfortable and chic workspace designed for collaboration.

“Working within an existing building, it was challenging to redefine space to meet our needs, but with an experienced and creative design team, we were able to achieve our goal,” said Joey Walker, partner and co-broker. “The building is midcentury in style and features lots of glass looking out to the live oaks of the Garden District. Ferrand Designs did a great job highlighting the beautiful views and filling the office with natural light.”

Walker said the company works with a diverse client base of buyers and sellers on everything from starter homes to Garden District mansions and commercial properties throughout greater New Orleans. To set the company apart, he said leadership creates and maintains relationships that emphasize the client-and-agent experience.

“It is not just about closing the deal,” said Walker. “Rêve is devoted to the well-being of our clients, agents and the larger New Orleans community.”

When it comes to Rêve’s employees, Walker said the company promotes collaboration and that the agents share in the company’s philosophy for success.

“This culture of sharing naturally creates a positive and dynamic work atmosphere.”

Over the next year, Walker said he and his partners at Rêve will continue to focus on growing the two-year-old company, best practices, innovative tools and agent recruitment, while overcoming the issues and restrictions brought forth by the pandemic.

“The last few months have been challenging as we figured out how to navigate the new normal of real estate,” he said. “Working together, we have managed to not only survive in this new world, but we are thriving — Rêve Agents have managed to grow the office to No. 1 in sales volume in New Orleans.”

 

At a Glance

Business Name
Rêve Realtors
Locations
1477 Louisiana Ave., Suite 101
Number of years in business
2
Date of opening current location
March 6, 2019
Square footage
2,700
Number of Employees
83
People in Charge
Clint LaCour, partner; Tracey Moore, partner and co-broker; Joey Walker, partner and co-broker; Ryan Wentworth, partner
Contractor
Jon Drennan of J.W. Drennan LLC
Interior designer
Lauren Ferrand of Ferrand Designs
Furnishings and art
Furniture by AOS; Art by Ellen Macomber and Amanda Talley; plants by FAIT NOLA