Angela M. Latino-GeierCity Grill

Angela M. Latino-Geier
ABC New Orleans/Bayou Chapter

Downtown New Orleans is seeing an unprecedented amount of hotels under development and construction, Latino-Geier says, with member firms experiencing a level of demand unseen in more than 20 years. She notes that an abundance of historic structures and tax incentives are making redevelopment more attractive than new construction. Hospitality and retail markets are also booming, with a bevy of owners vying for new properties. Private construction is also strong, with significant new opportunities ahead, she says.

Firm in Focus

Gibbs Construction LLC
5736 Citrus Blvd., New Orleans
CEO: Lawrence C. Gibbs
Founded: 1976
2015 Work: The firm broke ground on the $9.5-million West Bank Animal Shelter in Jefferson Parish and finished work on the $26.7-million Phillis Wheatley School in New Orleans.