This March, we are featuring Gordon McLeod as our Agent of the Month! Gordon is a commercial broker at The McEnery Company and is the current President of the Preservation Resource Center’s Board of Directors. To learn more, check out his website here.
Learn more about Gordon and the work he is doing in New Orleans
Gordon's education and background in planning and preservation gave him a unique advantage as a full time commercial real estate broker.
Before being a full time commercial real estate broker with the McEnery Company, Gordon acquired and developed a healthy multi-family and mixed-use property portfolio with L+M Development Partners. Gordon also previously served as the Chief of Staff to two New Orleans City Councilmembers. He has been certified in the International Building Code, and is an expert in land use and planning policy, holding both a Master’s Degree in historic preservation from the Tulane University School of Architecture and a bachelor’s degree in historic preservation and city planning from the College of Charleston. He is additionally a Fellow of the Institute of Politics at Loyola University New Orleans.
Currently, Gordon primarily engages in the sale and acquisition of opportunity zone and historic tax credit eligible assets.
Gordon oversaw the mixed-use redevelopment of the former McDonogh 30 School/WYLD Radio Station building, a project that won him many industry awards.
The Schoolhouse was a fun, yet very challenging project which Gordon recently completed overseeing in 2019. It involved a mixed-use redevelopment of the former McDonogh 30 School/WYLD Radio Station building in the bio-medical district near downtown New Orleans. The finished product includes a ground floor commercial space, amenities, and 14 apartments with 100% occupancy.
He received a 2019 Excellence in Construction and Real Estate Award by New Orleans City Business Magazine, and a 2020 Awards for excellence in historic preservation from the Louisiana Landmarks Society. Gordon states: "I am thrilled with how it turned out. In 2020, in response to a call for demolition bids by the state, the PRC and private developers made a push to move the McDonogh 11 School Building from its current location on LSU’s medical campus to be rehabilitated into a new use, but discussions have stalled recently. Other than that prospect, I have no big projects in the queue currently, but am always looking for other development opportunities."
Gordon is the President of the Preservation Resource Center's Board of Directors, and is committed to educating members about the rich history and architecture of New Orleans neighborhoods.
Gordon is the current President of the Preservation Resource Center’s Board of Directors and has served on the board since 2016. The PRC serves the entire city and enables members to learn about the rich history and architecture of ALL New Orleans Neighborhoods. The PRC has a robust virtual education platform that has grown exponentially since the beginning of Covid. There are no plans to slow down this content, which enables the PRC to reach broader audiences since it is so accessible. They are also ramping up grant and assistance programs to help all citizens maintain their historic properties. Please visit www.prcno.org today to find out more about programming and getting involved!
In addition to his commercial real estate work and his involvement with the PRC, Gordon is also engaged in a number of other community organizations, such as the New Orleans Chapter of YPO NextGen and ULI.
Gordon is also on the Board of the New Orleans Chapter of YPO NextGen (YNG). He is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), and he and his wife, Kathryn, are also charter members of the Historic New Orleans Collection’s Caillot Circle. Gordon and Kathryn serve on several other local nonprofit boards and enjoy being socially and civically active. Gordon and Kathryn have two children and live Uptown.