Real Estate Agent Based in New Orleans

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Austin Lavin, CCIM Sales and Leasing Associate

Austin joined Corporate Realty as a Sales and Leasing Associate in 2011. He is a licensed realtor in Louisiana and Mississippi who works with a wide range of office, industrial, and retail clients to achieve their commercial real estate goals. Austin was recognized as the New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors, Inc. (NOMAR) Commercial Rising Star in 2012 and earned the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation in 2016. 

From 2011 to 2018, Austin also served as Director of Marketing and Communications for Corporate Realty. In that role, he was responsible for developing and implementing new strategies for connecting with current and future clients as well as improving internal communication.

Austin has secured new Class A office space in CBD high rises and in smaller buildings throughout the city for growing companies like CPX Interactive, Search Influence and the Spears Group as well as non-profits like the Jewish Endowment Foundation, the New Orleans Arts Council and the New Orleans Film Society. He has helped retailers like Insomnia Cookies and Swap find new retail locations in New Orleans, Metairie, and Baton Rouge, and placed clients like The Advocate and the Louisiana Spirit of New Orleans in efficient warehouse space. Austin has also represented a number of landlords including the developers of the Robert Fresh Marketing Shopping Center and the South Market District in New Orleans bring dynamic new retail tenants like Starbucks and the Metairie Small Animal Hospital to their projects.

Austin enjoys the opportunity to bring together tenants and landlords, or buyers and sellers, because that means more jobs, more services and more consumer choices for our region.

Austin’s career started as the CEO of, which helped high school and college students prepare for, and apply for, part-time and seasonal employment. Austin co-founded the company in 2007 and sold it in 2010. In 2009 he started, a non-profit project servicing those looking to move to New Orleans, and those already here, with a way to explore and apply online for local job opportunities . After was acquired by GNO Inc., Austin worked at Federated Sample (now Lucid), where he led various initiatives including branding and PR campaigns and establishing a new corporate headquarters in Canal Place.

Austin graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2006. He moved to New Orleans in 2009 with his wife, a New Orleans native. He is very involved in his community, serving on the boards of Touro Synagogue, The Lens, and the Audubon Riverside Neighborhood Association. He has been recognized for his efforts by the New Orleans Gambit Weekly who named him to the “40 Under 40” list in 2010, and The University of Pennsylvania which honored him with the 2018 Young Alumni Award of Merit.


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