Mr. Gardner joined Stirling Properties in 2008 as a Sales & Leasing Executive. Since then he has been involved in the sale, leasing and development of retail properties throughout Southeast Louisiana and South Mississippi.
Presently, he is responsible for the retail leasing of over 1 million square feet of retail space. In addition to Landlord representation he has worked extensively with national, regional and local tenants in a tenant representation capacity, including: Family Dollar, Planet Fitness, UFC Gym, Mooyah Burgers, Dickey’s BBQ and Lucky Rooster Asian Noodle Bar.
Mr. Gardner has recently completed a retail development in Gentilly, Louisiana, a suburb in New Orleans. Having worked on the project from fruition to completion the 30,000 SF shopping center is anchored by Dollar Tree and tenants include: Rue 21, Foot Action, Kid’s Foot Locker, Wing stop & LA Nail & Hair Salon.
Mr. Gardner was awarded his CCIM designation in 2015. Mr. Gardner is an active member in ICSC, International Council of Shopping Centers, RBN, the Retail Broker’s Network, NOMAR, New Orleans Metropolitan Association of realtors and CID, Commercial Division of NOMAR, having served as a board member from 2011-2014.
Prior to working in real estate, Mr. Gardner proudly served in the United States Navy aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise CVN-65 and was awarded the prestigious National Defense Medal. He graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2007 with a degree in History & Literature.