Since 1916, Latter & Blum has meant commercial real estate in Louisiana. Through the years, we've maintained our commitment to quality, while growing into the largest and most successful real estate company in the Gulf South. Latter & Blum is owned and directed by Robert W. Merrick (CCIM, MAI, SIOR, CRE), a nationally respected broker, developer and valuation expert.

With offices in New Orleans, Baton Rouge,  Alexandria, Lafayette and Lake Charles,  we offer Commercial Sales and Leasing. We are your one source for commercial real estate in the Gulf South.

The list of Latter & Blum clients who use our real estate expertise reads like a Who's Who of international and national corporations as well as major regional companies, financial institutions, governmental agencies and retailers. Some of the most prestigious and substantial sales and leases in the Gulf South have been handled by Latter & Blum, Inc..

At Latter & Blum, size means service. Today a staff of nearly one hundred full-time specialists handle sales and leasing of commercial and industrial property throughout New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Alexandria, Lafayette, Lake Charles and the Mississippi Gulf Coast..

As an NAI Global member, we give you local-market leading insights combined with access to the single largest, most powerful network of owner-operated commercial real estate firms with 5,000 brokers in 400 local offices across 55 countries – all actively managed to perform for you.  

NAI Latter & Blum is the leading choice for commercial real estate buyers, sellers, owners, tenants and developers thanks to our depth of expertise across all property types and services.

Project Leasing

At NAI Latter & Blum our leasing philosophy is to address every assignment as though we were the owner and to view each assignment from a focused, strategic angle in order to increase the value of the asset. >>


Our local market insights are sought by clients for their near-term decision-making and long-range planning. >>

Valuation & Advisory

We are on call to provide the skills and historical data together with recommendations based on present-day market conditions to value and position your properties or ones you may wish to purchase.  We emphasize speed, efficiency and accuracy when delivering our recommendations. >>

Corporate Services

We take a consultative approach working with you as one team: starting with an advisory and planning process, we align your goals with your needs for transaction management, project management or portfolio management. >>

Investment Services

NAI Latter & Blum works with investors seeking to maximize their real estate position for properties ranging from portfolios of owned real estate and non-performing loans to single-tenant net leases, multifamily properties, hotels, industrial parks and corporate headquarters. >>


From creating feasibility analyses regarding your portfolio performance to the valuation and due diligence of a potential disposition, we encourage our clients to take advantage of our consultancy services in tandem with brokerage or property management. >>

Property Management

Our property management professionals work hand-in-hand with our brokers in creating a team to maximize an asset’s value for property owners, providing a complete range of management services from transition to day-to-day operations through to disposition.

With approximately 6,000 apartment units and 6 Million square feet now under management, Latter & Blum Property Management is one the largest and most successful in the region.

Our current portfolio of managed properties ranges from industrial properties to major office towers, and from small condominium developments to large multi-family communities. Our commitment to excellence has been recognized by the Institute of Real Estate Management, which has bestowed upon Latter & Blum its Accredited Management Organization (AMO®) designation. This prestigious designation recognizes our high performance, rock-solid stability, and operational and financial accountability.

Tenant Representation

Depending on your real estate size requirements, we scale our services to fit your needs. Our unique consultative process offers security and direction from local experts on the ground. We navigate the details of relocation, competitive properties, market data, rental rate negotiation and T1 options. We cater to our clients locally and can handle larger issues such as legal and local codes compliance as they expand across state or international lines. >>