Donna Whalen Little
Donna has been a member of Corporate Realty since 2013. She began her real estate career in the mid-1970’s with regional developer, Joseph C. Canizaro Interests. Beginning as leasing agent for One Canal Place, a 1.2 million square foot mixed-use development in downtown New Orleans, Donna was responsible for leasing over 300,000 square feet of space in the Class-A office tower, working with tenants such as Schlumberger, Halliburton Services and Consolidated Natural Gas.
Following the success of One Canal Place, as leasing agent for 400 Poydras in New Orleans, Donna was responsible for pre-leasing, and successfully negotiating over 400,000 square to open the building in 1984 with Texaco as the major tenant (over 250,000 square feet), the law firm of Phelps, Dunbar (over 40,000 square feet), and Dean Witter Financial Services (over 15,000 sq. feet). A promotion to Vice-President of Leasing for Canizaro Interests in the mid-1980’s involved pre-leasing 909 Poydras, another 500,000 square foot Class-A building, including Louisiana Land & Exploration Company as the major tenant and the Milling Law Firm (over 50,000 square feet).
In 1989, Donna formed her own firm, Whalen/Stoddard, Inc., specializing in exclusive tenant representation. Whalen/Stoddard represented many major law firms, national insurance and financial firms and energy-related companies. After twenty-two successful years, she joined Corporate Realty in July, 2013, continuing exclusive tenant representation.
Donna is a native New Orleanian and attended Loyola University. She was named a YMCA Woman in Business Role Model in 1989, was formerly a member of the Board of Kingsley House, a United Way agency, and currently serves on the Advisory Board of City Year New Orleans.