Rebuilding After Katrina: An Owner’s Perspective Two Years Later

· Spring 2008 Vol. 33, No. 1

Abstract: This article examines the process of rebuilding a 360,000- square-foot commercial portfolio in Greater New Orleans post- Katrina, from securing the properties post-devastation to reconstruction and lease-up. The review focuses on the shift in skills and resources needed to work with contractors, tenants, mortgage holders, insurers, property management, and governments in a post-catastrophe environment.