Latter & Blum Inc., the largest real estate brokerage firm based in Louisiana and one of the largest in the nation, said Monday that Robert W. “Bob” Merrick will pass the chief executive officer torch to Lacey Merrick Conway.
Harry Latter and Joseph Blum founded the company in 1916, and it was purchased by Bob Merrick in 1986.
“I am energized and eager to continue our 104-year tradition of innovation, growth and community building as we enter a new decade,” Conway said in a statement. Conway grew up in New Orleans, attending Isidore Newman School, Boston University and earned an MBA from the University of New Orleans.
In recent years, Latter & Blum has been on an acquisition spree, expanding into Houston, Lake Charles, Baton Rouge, and Houma. Latter & Blum is now one of the top fifty largest firms in the country, with a reported $4.5 billion in sales volume in 2019.
The company has more than 3,000 agents over nine markets, along with a commercial real estate division, and insurance division, a mortgage division, and a property management division.
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