Since joining Max J. Derbes, Inc. in 2003, Joe has focused on expanding the Commercial Leasing and Sales Division for the firm and has been involved in numerous office and industrial transactions in the Greater New Orleans Area. His experience has been in representing national and local clients on both the tenant and landlord side, including corporate services and small businesses.
Joe holds the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Designation. He is also a member of the Louisiana Realtors Association and the National Association of Realtors and has won numerous Outstanding Achievement Awards from 2006-2015. In 2004 and 2005 Joe served as a Director for the Commercial and Investment Division (CID) of the New Orleans Board of Realtors.
Joe represents individual landlords in the selling and/or leasing of their property. Since 2013 Joe has been the exclusive listing agent for Kingfish Asset Management who own two class A office buildings in the New Orleans area. Joe began the listings of both buildings with occupancies at 70% and through his leasing efforts has increased occupancies from 70% to over 85% in both buildings. Joe has represented tenants in their search for office space including Chevron, First American Title Insurance Company, Progressive Insurance, Honeywell, Cimarex Oil, Lucent Technologies, Dole Fresh Fruit, in addition to many others. Joe specializes in corporate service referrals from national brokerage firms and understands the sense of urgency, efficiency and communication requirements corporate service assignments demand.
Prior to entering the real estate business, Joe spent years working his way through the Management Training Program of Enterprise Rent-A-Car. As a manager, Joe was responsible for opening several offices across Northern California for the company. Because of this experience, Joe has always been interested in office space and assisting companies as they grow and expand.
Joe is a native of Pasadena, California and a 1996 graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission
Licensed by the Mississippi Real Estate Commission
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New Orleans, LA 70123