Jon Smith, CCIM

Commercial Sales & Leasing
Tel: 504.569.9442
Cell: 504.330.4879

430 Notre Dame Street
New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130

Professional Background


Retail, Investment

Background & Experience

Jon helps his clients solve the problem of profitability in an increasingly competitive market, primarily through engaging tax credit incentives. His primary focus is on the acquisition and disposition of multi-family, mixed-use, and triple-net retail properties eligible to benefit from State and Federal Historic Tax Credits. Recently, he is excited to deal with assets in Opportunity Zones, a new tax incentive with the potential to be a once-in-a-generation, economic development program available to Commercial Real Estate investors.

Also, Jon works with retail landlords as a listing agent, tapping into his broad retail background which includes experience as the largest retail landlord in the New Orleans French Quarter.

Background & Experience
A graduate of the University of New Orleans in Urban and Regional Planning, Jon spent fifteen years in the fine wine industry, including eight years owning and managing a small chain of retail wine stores. He made a move into commercial real estate sales and brokerage as a full-time career in early 2010. In that brief time, Jon has worked as Director of Commercial Property for HRI Properties, one of the nation’s leading large-scale urban historical property redevelopment companies. Also, he served as the Executive Director of the French Market Corporation, a city-owned property management company. This position allowed Jon to oversee more than 100,000 s/f of gross leasable area in the French Quarter and manage a multi-million dollar parking operation.

In 2016 he followed his passion back into Commercial Real Estate brokerage where he earned his CCIM designation and has been a multi-million dollar producer. Jon joined the team at NAI/Latter & Blum in January 2019.

Professional Associations & Designations
NOMAR® Commercial Investment Division
NOMAR® CID, Education and Membership Committees
Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designee since 2017.
CCIM National Designation Committee Member
Member of Louisiana Chapter of CCIM
Urban Land Institute, Full Member (Inactive)
French Quarter Festivals, Inc. Board of Directors, Treasurer & Executive Committee