It’s New Orleans: Out to Lunch

Hosted ByPeter Ricchiuti

Tulane University A.B. Freeman School of Business finance professor Peter Ricchiuti holds court over lunch at Columns in Uptown New Orleans. Peter's lunch guests are New Orleans business people, from startups to CEO's, from artists to tech entrepreneurs, musicians to movers-and-shakers. New Orleans is on everybody's list as a great place to party but it's also on many lists of the best place to start a business. Peter's deeply knowledgable and equally levity-laden approach to business conversation neatly makese sense of the Crescent City's contradictions.

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Pres Kabacoff and his company HRI Properties have had an enormous impact on the city of New Orleans – as diverse as building Beau Chene on the Northshore, pioneering inner city living by bringing back the Warehouse District, converting the Blue Plate Maynonaise factory to artist lofts and creating The Healing Center in Bywater.

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Pres also has a vision for the big-picture development of the city. Exclusively here on Out to Lunch, check out Pres’s personal take on The Transformation of Iberville and Downtown New Orleans.

Rick Haase has shepherded Latter and Blum into the number one spot not just in New Orleans, but he’s made the company the biggest real estate player in the Gulf South – quite a feat when you consider the enormous swaths of multi-million dollar real estate along the gulf to our east, in Florida.

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In the Pay It Forward part of the show, Peter gets Pres and Rick to use their vast real estate and property development expertise to weight in on a non profit, Youth Rebuilding New Orleans.

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That’s Rick Haase on the left and Pres Kabacaoff on the right, recorded over lunch in the wine room at Commander’s Palace.


Realtor Tracey Moore