Mary Adams Thomas New Orleans Real Estate Brokers
Born to be an Entrepreneur, Mary started her first business, M.A. Productions immediately after graduating from high school. She operated her business while attending college at Southern University at New Orleans, LA (SUNO), where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Real Estate & Finance. Upon moving to Baton Rouge, LA she continued her education and to obtain a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Southern University (SU) in Baton Rouge, LA. At that time, she became a licensed Louisiana Real Estate Agent and a member of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB). Awarded a contract as a Business Consultant for Total Community Action (TCA) in New Orleans, La., where she designed and operated the Youth Entrepreneurship Program (YEP) that trained youth in free enterprise. In 1990, Mary formed Adams & Associates Realty, L.L.C., specializing in Residential & Commercial Sales, Property & Maintenance Management and Community Development. Experience ◾Provided organizational structure for operating procedures for a real estate one stop office including real estate (residential & commercial), mortgages, closing agency, home warranties, property management, maintenance preventive programs, repairs, renovations and new constructions. Sold millions in residential sales. ◾Negotiated commercial acquisitions, leases, build-outs and secure financing for acquisitions and capital improvement for projections valuing more than 50 million dollars ◾Converted an apartment building from conventional use to a FHA 202 Senior Housing Project ◾Sold, secured financing, performed capital improvements for a seventy – six (76) unit apartment complex community consisting of 9 singles homes and 66 town homes on fifteen acres of land valued at more than $ 3.5 million ◾Managed & renovated commercial office building with shopping strip. Assess hurricane damages, work with insurance adjuster to settle claim for damages value at more than $2 million ◾Managed and made capital improvements (3) apartment complexes, totally more than 300 units, organized the security, proposal for bids, and managed the projects ◾Sold, secured financing, renovated and managed a ten (10) unit apartment building in the Holy Cross Historical District ◾Assessed storm damaged commercial building, worked with insurance adjuster to settle claims for all damaged She has formed a full line real estate firm to provide opportunities for mentorship for those who want a career in the real estate profession. Mary is an ordinated Elder at Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church Over the last several years, Mary has been a Housing Consultant & Managed HUD Financed Multifamily & Tax Credit Properties. She has several HUD certifications in Property Management from the National Center of Housing Management (NCHM): Certified Housing Manager (CHM), Tax Credit Specialist (TCS), Certified Occupancy Specialist (COS), Certified Financial Specialist (CFS) and Management & Occupancy Review Specialist (MORS). She has served as secretary for NAREB Regional XII, and two (2) terms as Local Board President for the local New Orleans Chapter. Mary believes our legacy remains in training our youth to understand Entrepreneurship and Wealth Building at an early age.
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