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MICHAEL VERDEROSA, MPS - REALTOR
Latter & Blum Inc./REALTORS
Michael Verderosa IS AMONG THE TOP 1% OF ALL LICENSED REALTORS in the City of New Orleans and sold over $14.4 million in real estate in 2016.
For 2016, Mike was ranked as the:
- #1 agent in the Latter&Blum Historic Districts Office;
- #1 agent for all of Algiers;
- #10 agent for Latter&Blum for the entirety of the Gulf Coast, out of more than 1,400 other agents;
- #2 on the West Bank (Orleans/Jefferson Parishes);
- #6 Latter & Blum agent in Orleans Parish; and the
- #19 highest producing agent in Orleans Parish, among all brokerages.
Mike is the only residential agent in the 101-year history of Latter & Blum to reach #10 highest producing agents status within the company during their first year in real estate. Accordingly, he was awarded Latter&Blum’s Rookie of the Year award for 2016, as well as a place among the Top of the Latter (top 30 within the company) and was an Elite Award winner, which is the top sales award level recognized by Latter&Blum.
In 2016, Mike started the Historic 504 Properties - Michael Verderosa, MPS Real Estate Team. Executive Assistant (and licensed Realtor), Virginia Hebert Allen, joined the team in 2016, and Shannon Hinton Kern joined the team as a licensed Realtor in 2017.
Verderosa is an active resident of Algiers Point, where he served as the vice president of operations for the Algiers Point Association for both 2015 and 2016, and in 2015, sat on the advisory board for the Old Algiers Main Street Corporation, as well as the board of Confetti Kids, an Algiers Point neighborhood group focused on developing parks and playgrounds. He also represented Algiers Point on the Algiers Neighborhood Presidents’ Council (ANPC). Verderosa also volunteered for four years as a one of the original administrators of the Facebook-based neighborhood group, Pointe Algerines Unite, and has volunteered with (and donated to) both Friends of the Ferry and Friends of the Hubbell Library.
A native of Vermont, Mike moved to Algiers Point, New Orleans, in 2004 while enrolled in graduate school at Tulane. He has also lived in the Lower French Quarter and in the Washington, DC metro area, while working as a historic preservation/city planning consultant to the federal government. Verderosa has been published on topics relating to the historic architecture of the City of New Orleans, and has been interviewed on multiple local television and radio programs in support of neighborhood events and other topics of importance to the community.
Mike holds a Master's in Preservation Studies from Tulane University, where he earned the first known 4.0 in the history of the program. As an undergrad, he studied Architecture at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, and matriculated with a B.A. in Urban and Regional Planning from the University at Albany. He is exceedingly goal-oriented, as he demonstrated by graduating a year early from high school and a semester early from his undergraduate program, earning his B.A. at 20 years of age.
Mike donates to numerous local Algiers Point-based charities, including: the Algiers Point Association (he is the lead sponsor of Movies on the Point and contributes to the annual APA Home Tour); Treasures From the Point (lead sponsor 2016 and 2017); Confetti Kids (lead sponsor for the 2016 and 2017 Kids' Mardi Gras Parade and 2016 Kids' Running of the Bulls); and has donated to Friends of the Hubbell Library. In 2016 alone, Mike donated over $10,000 directly to Algiers Point-based non-profits, in an effort to further improve and support his community.
Prior to becoming a licensed realtor, Mike worked for the world's largest engineering consulting firm as a Senior Architectural Historian and City/Preservation Planner. From 2007 through 2011, he managed a team of environmental and historic preservation consultants for FEMA in New Orleans, Louisiana, in their recovery efforts post-Hurricane Katrina: his team of architects, architectural historians, archaeologists, and environmental/wetlands specialists successfully reviewed over 50,000 properties within the State of Louisiana for which federal funding was sought. Upon demobilizing from the Louisiana Recovery Office, Mike was promoted to National Lead for his firm's historic preservation support to FEMA, and he managed federal deployment requests and project oversight for up to 320 professional employees, nationwide, for Federal project assignments with the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense.
In addition to his volunteer work, in his spare time, Mike enjoys running on the Algiers Point levees, antique (and junk) shopping in the French Quarter, is a classically trained pianist, and likes to keep his favorite Algiers Point and French Quarter bartenders very busy and very well-paid. He shares his home with four NOLA-rescue doggies, all of whom were strays he has found on the streets and levees of New Orleans: Woodreaux Wilson, a four-year old hound/pit mix; Betty Ford, an eight-year old gentle giant pit mix; Lady Bird Johnson, a seven-year old French Bulldog/pibble mix; and his latest foster fail, John F. Kennedy, an adorable ~eight-year old AmStaff mix. In recent years, he has also raised (and released!) five orphaned oppossums, four orphaned ducklings, and mutliple baby birds that have fallen from their nests.
Mike lives and works within 1/2 a mile of the United States Marine Corps Forces Reserve (MARFORRES) and the USCG Sector Headquarters New Orleans, and would be honored to assist all Marine Corps, USCG/DHS, and other Federal personnel and their families with their housing needs, be it in looking for a rental or to purchase a home.
Contact Mike today to discuss listing your house for sale, or to find out what properties are about to hit the market in your area! Historic504@gmail.com or 504-250-5789.
Shannon, Virginia, and Michael are all licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission.
Latter and Blum Realtors, Inc.
Historic Districts Office
840 Elysian Fields
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 948-3011 (Office)
(504) 250-5789 (Mobile)