As President and Managing Broker of Max J. Derbes, Inc., David has over 30 years experience in the New Orleans commercial real estate market and is consistently among the top producing brokers in the metro area. Since graduation from Tulane University in 1983, he has specialized in the industrial and investment property markets, with a commitment to providing exceptional service and innovative real estate solutions to tenants and purchasers, as well as landlords and sellers. David has also successfully represented many commercial property owners and buyers, and several domestic and international firms seeking large industrial sites along the Gulf Coast.
David has been recognized with Outstanding Achievement Awards by the Commercial Investment Division of the New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors each year since 1993 and was further bestowed the Top Industrial Producer award nine times.
A past board member of the Louisiana Realtors Association, David holds the prestigious SIOR designation of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors and is active in the regional chapter, serving various leadership roles including President. He holds a broker’s license in Louisiana and Mississippi and is also a licensed auctioneer. For several years, he has been selected as a speaker for the University of New Orleans Economic and Real Estate Forecast, with the metropolitan New Orleans industrial market as his topic.
David has been an effective real estate problem solver for many customers over his career as a real estate broker. He has proven himself to be an effective fiduciary representative for clients, whether it be through site/building selection, consulting on market value or negotiating a fair sale or lease price for the party he represents. His attention to detail with the delivery of property information, contract negotiations and follow-through are considered to be his strengths, earning the loyalty and confidence of his clients. Added value for his clients results from direction to appropriate local and state economic incentive programs or connection to representatives that might assist them with the process.
A partial list of past and present clients includes:
The Coca Cola Company
U.S. Plywood Corporation
Rheem Manufacturing Co.
Metro International Corp. (LME)
Stone Container Corporation
The Port of New Orleans
General Electric Company
The Port of South Louisiana
The Laitram Corporation
The Port of St. Bernard
Second Harvest Food Bank
Pacorini Logistics LLC of Greater NO & Acadiana
Henry Bath & Sons (LME Company)
Pacorini Metals USA, Inc.
General Motors Corp.
Imperial Trading Company
Winn Dixie Corporation
Norfolk Southern Railroad
Illinois Central Railroad
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New Orleans, LA 70123