Local Commercial Real Estate Firm Expanding with New Hire

Genevieve Douglass

NEW ORLEANS – Urban Properties Real Estate, a local commercial brokerage and development firm, is announced the hiring of Genevieve Douglass as it’s director of marketing and operations. Details were shared in a press release.

In this role, Douglass is responsible for overseeing and facilitating marketing initiatives and business operations for the company. Her focus is on strategy and content creation with the goals of increasing brand awareness, and supporting the business development pipeline.

“Adding Genevieve to the firm was a strategic move for us as we expand to accommodate growth,” said Eugene Schmitt, co-founder and director of Urban Properties. “Her dynamic skill set makes her uniquely qualified to assist us, and we’re excited to have her creativeness and leadership on our team.”

Douglass is a public relations and marketing specialist with more than ten years in the industry, as well as an entrepreneur. Seeing a niche in the New Orleans market she could fulfill, she founded Uptown PR in 2011, and KINDRED Studios at the end of 2014. Joining the Urban Properties team allows her to blend her love of real estate and business, while utilizing her marketing expertise to further promote the brand.

A native New Orleanian, Douglass moved back to her hometown in 2010, after attending Auburn University and receiving a bachelor of arts degree in public relations from The University of Alabama in 2005. She is an active member of the Young Leadership Council (YLC) and the New Orleans Museum of Art’s Young Fellows (Steering Committee Member). She has also served as a committee member for Children’s Hospital’s Sugarplum Ball the past three years.

Urban Properties is a boutique real estate consulting, development, brokerage, and property management firm focused on urban projects in New Orleans. 


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