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Michael J. Siegel, SIOR President and Director of Office Leasing

It is often said that Mike Siegel is involved in the most complex commercial real estate transactions in the New Orleans market. With over 30 years of specialization in office leasing and office brokerage, he has been instrumental in the growth and maturation of the New Orleans office market. He understands the market and has a depth of knowledge that benefits clients at all times, but especially on the most complicated deals.

Mike’s major lease negotiations include Tulane University (220,000 sf), Capital One Bank (214,000 sf), Freeport McMoRan (200,000 sf), DXC Technology (170,000 sf), Peoples Health (125,000 sf), Capital One Bank (75,000 sf), State of Louisiana (180,000 sf), Entergy (165,000 sf), BellSouth Telecommunications (125,000 sf), Adams & Reese (89,000 sf), Liskow & Lewis (70,000 sf), Phelps Dunbar Law Firm (93,120 sf), Citizens Utilities (43,000 sf), Tidewater Marine (38,000 sf), and Stone Pigman Law Firm (45,000 sf).

Mike’s major investment transactions include the sale of the 1 million sf Place St. Charles office building ($103 million) on behalf of Loeb Partners Realty, the Galleria in Metairie on behalf of Columbus Properties (Joe Canizaro) ($56.5 million), the sale of One American Place in Baton Rouge on behalf of Prudential ($28 million), Capital One Tower in Lake Charles ($14.5 million), the Chase Operation Center in Baton Rouge ($9.0 million) and Park Tower in Lafayette for Lennar Partners ($16.5 million). His present assignments include acting as the primary point of contact for all of Tulane University’s off-campus real estate, representing Commercial Properties Realty Trust at the Water Campus in Baton Rouge, and working with KFK Development in the asset management of the 1.0 million square foot One Main Place office building in Dallas. Mike is also coordinating the management, leasing and construction consulting work at Benson Tower on behalf of the Benson Family.

Frequently, Mike is called upon for his observations about the future of the office market. He has participated in CCIM’s Commercial Forecast Competition, and he has lectured as a featured speaker at the University of New Orleans Real Estate Seminar. He is also called on by the news media to comment about the trends in the office market. He has been quoted by several national real estate publications in addition to local news outlets including The Times-Picayune, The Advocate, CityBusiness and other business newspapers.

Mike is a graduate of Tulane University. He is also very active in leadership positions in local professional and community organizations. He is immediate past Board Chair of the New Orleans Museum of Art and still a member of the Executive Committee of the NOMA Board. He is also past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Metairie Park Country Day School and a member of the Business Council of New Orleans and the River Region, a leadership group made up of only the presidents, CEOs or head of all major businesses in the New Orleans area. He is also an Emeritus board member and a three time President of the Board of Directors of the Contemporary Arts Center, a former board member of the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, the Louisiana Children’s Museum and the NO/AIDS Task Force Advisory Committee. Mike is also on the Board of the Idea Village and a former Treasurer and member of their executive committee. He is also an active participant in various real estate organizations including Society of Industrial and Office Realtors and The Urban Land Institute.

Mike is licensed in the States of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.


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