Property Management

The Department of Property Management is a crucial component for City of New Orleans operations, directly supporting municipal capacity and facilitating well-being for all city residents.  

The Department of Property Management fulfills multiple roles beyond keeping city or court buildings functional, safe and energy efficient through maintenance and improvements. We act as a repository for the city’s historic Real Estate records, maintain New Orleans city-owned historic cemeteries though our Cemeteries Superintendent, erect stages, bleachers and port-o-lets for Mardi Gras and other City sponsored special events, manage public rentals of city properties like Gallier Hall, the City Hall Steps or Duncan Plaza, oversee the operation of the Mahalia Jackson Theater of Performing Arts and the Morris F.X. Jeff, Sr. Municipal Auditorium, and promote social services through non-profit organization's use of City Multi-purpose Centers.

Citizen Services

Director’s Office

Providing Strategic Leadership and Information

The Director's Office oversees Property Management operations and drives coordination between divisions. Leadership responsibilities include:

  • Setting strategic direction for the department
  • Managing cross-functional projects
  • Communicating with the public and City departments


  • Howard Nobles, Director
  • Enrico Sterling, Deputy Director
  • Whitney Lucas, Project Coordinator

Multi-Service Centers

Leases space to profit and non profit organizations and is comprised of (9) Multi-Purpose buildings. These centers are used to house many community based organizations, community activities, meetings and health clinics.

Currently opened:

  • Algiers Courthouse, 225 Morgan St, New Orleans, LA 70114
  • Allie Mae Williams Auditorium, 2020 Jackson Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113
  • Andrew Pete Sanchez Community Center, 1616 Caffin Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70117
  • Arthur Monday Multi-Purpose Center, 1111 Newton St, New Orleans, LA 70114
  • Carrollton/Hollygrove Senior Center, 3300 Hamilton St, New Orleans, LA 70118
  • Edna Pilsbury Health Center, 2222 Simon Bolivar Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113
  • Gallier Hall, 545 St. Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Keller Community Center, 1814 Magnolia Street, New Orleans, LA 70113 
  • Pontchartrain Park Community Center, 6520 Congress Drive, New Orleans, LA 70126

Multi-Service Centers Office
Gallier Hall
545 St. Charles Avenue, Floor 1 
Office (504) 658-3640
Carl Davis, Multi-Service Manager

Real Estate & Records Division

The Real Estate & Records Division buys, sells, and leases all city-owned immovable property, inside and outside city limits. This section also maintains some historical records on parcels located in the City of New Orleans. Citizens can research property records during assigned times. The Real Estate and Records Division also provides vital information to government agencies City, State and Federal. Copies are provided for a modest fee. 

City Hall, Room 5W06, Hours 9AM - 4PM
Office (504) 658-3615
Fax (504) 658-3652

  • Toni G Thompson, Real Estate Administrator
  • Ashley Spangenberg, Subdivision & Contract Specialist
  • Desiree Wilson, Subdivision Specialist
  • Brandon Benjamin, Encroachment Specialist
  • Katie Lerer, Contract Specialist

The Cultural Center

This complex includes, the Mahalia Jackson Theater of the Performing Arts, Louis Armstrong Park and the Morris FX Jeff, Sr. Municipal Auditorium. The Theater of the Performing Arts is available to lease regularly for cultural and other events such as the opera, ballet, Mardi Gras krewe activities, Broadway musicals, dance school reviews, graduations, concerts, etc. Armstrong Park serves as the site for various festivals and ethnic activities. The Auditorium is currently awaiting renovations. These City venues are being managed by Arts Center Enterprises (ACE).

501 Basin Street, Suite D, New Orleans, LA 70112
Office (504) 525-1052
Fax (504) 569-1533
David Skinner, ACE Manager,
Mahalia Jackson Theater,

Gallier Hall

The elegant Gallier Hall serves as the official reception venue for the Mayor while also operating as a popular public event space. Its grand architecture provides a dramatic backdrop for various private and municipal functions year-round. These include dinner galas, wedding celebrations, ballroom dances, film and media productions, organizational meetings, and seasonal festivities.

  • Gallier Hall 545 St. Charles Ave
  • New Orleans, LA 70130
  • (504) 658-3627
  • Venue Manager: Karen Arrocha

Municipal Yacht Harbor

401 North Roadway, New Orleans, LA 70124
Tim McConnel, President,
Wayne Bloom, Office Manager,, (504 )283-9676

Division of Cemeteries

The City of New Orleans owns and operates several of New Orleans most historic cemeteries. It currently maintains Lafayette No. 1&2, Carrollton, St. Mary’s, Valence and Holt cemeteries.

New Orleans Municipal Cemeteries

Facilities Maintenance

The Facilities Maintenance division ensures continuous upkeep and emergency repairs for City buildings day and night. Their responsibilities include:

  • Preventative maintenance for municipal buildings
  • 24/7 response to issues arising on City properties
  • Management of Mardi Gras stands and port-o-lets

Key Locations:

  • Facilities Warehouse - Handles inventory and materials for repair operations
  • 5034 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70115 (504) 658-3730 Supervisor: Eric Terry
  • City Hall Maintenance Office - Oversees needs at City government buildings 1300 Perdido St, New Orleans, LA 70112 Room 10E09
  • (504) 658-3667 Supervisor: Deborah Seward

City Services

Maintenance & Custodial Division

This division provides cleaning and related services on a day and night shift for City Hall and Civil Court. Custodial is also responsible for the monitoring contractual cleaning services for the Mun./Traff. Court, Criminal Court, MTA, NOPD Headquarters, City Hall and Civil Court.

City Hall, Room 10E09
Office (504) 658-3665
Fax (504) 658-3648
Deborah Seward, Public Building Administrator

Engineering Division

Provides preventive maintenance, A/C services and heating to City Hall, Civil Court, Municipal & Traffic Courts, Criminal Court, Police Headquarters and other City facilities.

City Hall, Room 10W01
Engine Room (504) 658-3655  
Fax (504) 658-3651
Sterling Higgins, Chief Engineer

Electrical/Operation Fivision

Oversees city facilities electrical needs, repairs, power outages and electrical requests. City Liaison between contractors, vendors and citizen requests.

City Hall, 10th floor
Office (504) 658-3633
Derrick Martin, Operations Manager (email)

Fiscal Office

This office serves as the department’s accounting unit handling and processing all purchases and procurement procedures.

City Hall, Room 5W05
Office (504) 658-3630
Fax (504) 658-3648
Angel Dadon, Operations Administrator
Cyril Manego, Accountant 

Personnel/Payroll Division

The Department of Property Management’s Personnel Office operates according to the Civil Service Selection Process for hiring of new employees and is responsible for all payroll function for all of its employees.

City Hall, Room 5W08
Office (504) 658-3203
Astrid Recasner, HR Manager 
Fax (504) 658-3647

Department of Property Management

(504) 658-3600 Email Department of Property Management
1300 Perdido St New Orleans, LA 70112

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May 2, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

City of New Orleans Announces Confirmation of Howard E. "Trey" Nobles as Director of Property Management

The City of New Orleans today announced the confirmation of Howard E. “Trey” Nobles as the Director of the Department of Property Management. Nobles was appointed as Acting Director of Property Management in January and was unanimously confirmed by the New Orleans City Council today, May 2. He has served the City of New Orleans in multiple compacities since 2015.  

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