by CSB Staff •
December 7, 2020 •
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Latter & Blum announced last week that it had acquired competitor Gardner Realtors, which now makes it the largest real estate firm in the Gulf South and top 30 in the nation.
The combined company does over $5 billion in sales, will have a network of over 3,700 agents, and over 28 offices.
The 104-year-old, New Orleans-based company consists of Latter & Blum Inc., NAI Latter & Blum Commercial Real Estate, Latter & Blum Insurance Services, and Essential Mortgage Company. Lacey Merrick Conway became the CEO earlier this year.
Gardner Realtors had over 800 agents in 24 offices, and was first created over 75 years ago.
“We are thrilled to combine forces with Gardner Realtors, a company who has built a trusted brand for decades and upheld its longstanding tradition of excellence in real estate,” Conway said in a news release. “Together, with our real estate professionals under one name, we are excited to amplify our mission and live up to our legacy of helping people build lives and enhance communities for many more generations.”
“By joining our people, cultures, shared histories and mutual respect for each other, we are now one unified force of good and independence in our local communities,” said Glenn M. Gardner, president and CEO of Gardner Realtors.