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We are hiring! Engineering Support

By Green Coast on 21 Sep 2017

The Engineering Support will support our commercial and public buildings clients leading projects through retro-commissioning, managing building automation systems, and advising clients on energy efficient capital upgrades. The position reports to Joe Ryan, Director of Energy Services. We are looking to bring someone on to help us grow and expand this business outside the New Orleans Metro area. more…

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Green Drinks with Green Coast Realty: 5:30 Thursday, Sept. 21 at Broad Theater

By Green Coast on 18 Sep 2017

Sometimes sharing a drink with friends and acquaintances can lead to great opportunities. Green Coast Realty™s Ariana Tipper hopes that next Thursday•€(tm)s Green Drinks event, which is being co-sponsored by LifeCity, turns into one of those lucky, life-changing moments for those attending. more…

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GCE Services Hiring! Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Manager

By Green Coast on 13 Sep 2017

“Our energy manager is a higher-level position, because the right person will need a large skill set and be very familiar with complex building energy systems,” says Ryan. “Plus, the manager will also be involved with our work with the Energy Smart program, and working with area schools.” more…

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Employee Spotlight: Sarah Brichetto

By Green Coast on 13 Sep 2017

“After I interviewed at Green Coast, and the more I learned about the company, it just made a lot of sense for me.” Brichetto recalls. “I didn’t know it at the time, but I also wanted to make a difference. more…

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Job Opening: Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Manager

By Green Coast on 23 Aug 2017

Green Coast Enterprises seeks exceptional staff members to support the implementation of projects that meet the company’s triple bottom line standards. The Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Manager is responsible for maintaining client relationships, delivering projects on time and budget, and managing the coworkers on a variety of projects as part of the GCE Services team. more…

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Kat Womack Joins Green Coast Realty

By Green Coast on 2 Aug 2017

Newest Green Coast Realty (GCR) agent Kat Womack is keeping part of her real estate business in the family. For the past few years, Womack has been working on smaller projects—single-family homes and duplexes—with her husband Frank Burkhardt, who is also a senior project manager for Green Coast. Like other Green Coast realtor/developers, she uses her development skills when she™s representing clients looking for a home. more…

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Green Coast Names Jackie Dadakis New COO

By Green Coast on 28 Apr 2017

“I’ve known Jackie for many years and her organizational, people, and management skills are superlative,” says Green Coast Co-Founder and President Will Bradshaw. “With her at the COO helm, we’re not only in great hands, but it also frees me to find our next big project.” more…

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Unlisted: Getting the First Shot at Your Dream House

By Green Coast on 27 Apr 2017

There is and it’s the brainchild of local radio producer Grant Morris and he’s partnering with Green Coast Realty’s Ariana Tipper. Tipper is hosting a new podcast, UnlistedNOLA, which brings together home sellers and buyers before a property is listed on the MLS database. more…

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Green Coast Georgia Ramps Up: New partner spearheading project in Columbus, GA

By Green Coast on 27 Mar 2017

Along with Green Coast Principal Lex Kelso, DeVetger and Bradshaw formed Green Coast Enterprises Georgia, and this month they signed of letter of intent (LOI) with Ken Henson and the Historic Columbus Foundation to rehabilitate the City Mills property in Columbus, Georgia. The mixed-use project will consist of renovating two historic buildings, and possibly new construction. more…

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Job Opening: Assistant Property Manager, the Pythian Building

By Green Coast on 17 Feb 2017

The Pythian Building Assistant Property Manager will be responsible for assisting the Property Manager in the management and operation of 234 Loyola which is a 130,000 square foot 9 story building downtown. more…

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Job Opening: Administrative Assistant/Leasing Agent for the Pythian Building

By Green Coast on 16 Feb 2017

The role of the Admin Assistant/Leasing Agent is to offer administrative task support to the management team. more…

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Employee Spotlight: Pythian Market Manager Amy Chan

By Green Coast on 6 Feb 2017

When Amy Chan began looking for a new job, she wanted the right opportunity, not just a paycheck. The New Orleans native, who grew up in the restaurant business, feels she™s found that as the new manager of the Pythian Market, the ground floor market that is part of the nine-story Pythian Building’s historic renovation. more…

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Employee Spotlight: Pythian Building Manager Dannielle Small

By Green Coast on 30 Jan 2017

When Dannielle Small talks about the Pythian Building, you can tell she sees something greater than just an apartment development. For Small, recently hired as the building manager, the Pythian Building with its rich cultural history offers a chance to build a community. more…

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Will and Jackie’s One-Two Punch

By Green Coast on 20 Dec 2016

Will questions the qualifications of two of President-Elect Trump cabinet appointments and Jackie says New Orleans should look to Houston for success in strategic planning for regional transit. more…

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Employee Spotlight: Building Operations Analyst Brennan Smith

By Green Coast on 19 Dec 2016

New Orleans transplant and the newest GCE Services employee, Brennan Smith, talks about how GCE can help schools realize significant savings in energy costs while also increasing comfort for students and teaching staff. more…

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Jackie Dadakis Receives Women of the Year Award

By Green Coast on 14 Nov 2016

Jackie Dadakis would be on the short list in any city for a women of the year honor. more…

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Green Coast Realty Wants Agent/Developers

By Green Coast on 14 Nov 2016

Real estate agent/developer? Apply here. more…

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Frencheeze Becomes Pythian Market’s First Food Vendor

By Green Coast on 14 Nov 2016

Frencheeze food truck will make a permanent stop at the new Pythian Market. more…

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Job Opening: Pythian Market General Manager

By Green Coast on 10 Nov 2016

We are seeking an exceptional General Manager for the Pythian Market. more…

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Job Opening: Property Manager for the Pythian Building

By Green Coast on 10 Nov 2016

Green Coast Enterprises seeks an exceptional Building Property Manager for the Pythian, at 234 Loyola Avenue in New Orleans. The Pythian is a renovation of a nine-story, 130,000-square-foot building that was originally built in 1908; it will reopen in the spring, 2017. more…

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Will and Jackie’s One-Two Punch

By Green Coast on 12 Oct 2016

In this month’s installment, Will offers a proven solution to New Orleans growing affording housing crisis. Jackie points out an informative panel discussion about public transportation, jobs and prosperity in New Orleans. more…

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Employee Spotlight: Project Manager Gina La Macchia

By Green Coast on 5 Oct 2016

Gina La Macchia puts it succinctly when she describes what she does with Green Coast. “It’s literally building a building,” La Macchia says. more…

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Ariana Tipper Named New Green Coast Realty Broker

By Green Coast on 3 Oct 2016

Ariana Tipper was recently named the new broker for Green Coast Realty. Tipper has lived in New Orleans for many years and possesses an insider’s knowledge on not only the local real estate market, but also is experienced in renovating historic homes. We sat down to talk to her about her new position. more…

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GCE Services is Hiring a Building Operations Analyst

By Green Coast on 8 Sep 2016

The Building Operations Analyst is responsible for maintaining client relationships, delivering projects on time and budget, managing the team on a variety of projects, and helping the management team develop a business model for the building operations business. more…

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Will and Jackie’s One-Two Punch

By Green Coast on 30 Aug 2016

In this month’s installment, Will wades into the affordable housing density bonus debate and Jackie takes on the state of New Orleans transit system. more…

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City Business Honors Jackie Dadakis as a “Women of the Year”

By Green Coast on 30 Aug 2016

New Orleans City Business recently named Jackie Dadakis as one of their “Women of the Year” honorees. The paper annually recognizes 50 local women, whose “successes in business and contributions to the community have made them movers and shakers in the region.” more…

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Calling all Volunteers: Let’s Lend a Hand in Baton Rouge!

By Green Coast on 17 Aug 2016

Green Coast will be closing our offices on Tuesday August 23rd, and headed to Baton Rouge to work in support of flood survivors. more…

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Will and Jackie’s One-Two Punch

By Green Coast on 26 Jul 2016

What’s pertinent info and what should be on your radar? Like you, Green Coast President Will Bradshaw and GCE Services’ Partner Jackie Dadakis spend a lot of time slogging through mounds of data, articles, papers and reports. Jackie pays close attention to the latest energy policy news and what it means or can mean. Will monitors affordable housing news and policy improvements and changes. Their “One-Two Punch” connects you with what they’re reading and seeing on a New Orleans level and national level. more…

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Project Partner Spotlight: Crescent City Community Land Trust

By Green Coast on 15 Mar 2016

Crescent City Community Land Trust™s (CCCLT) Executive Director Julius E. Kimbrough, Jr. says that there were many aspects of the Pythian building renovation that attracted his organization to want to become a partner in the project along with ERG Enterprises and Green Coast. Creating affordable workforce housing, producing low-market rate commercial spaces, and restoring to commerce an incredibly culturally rich historic building were high on the list. more…

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Broadmoor

By Green Coast on 15 Mar 2016

Neighbors looking out for neighbors. That sums up what the Broadmoor neighborhood has been about for its more than a century-old history, and it is that credo that continues to serve the community, making it a model for resilience and improvement. more…

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Project Partner Spotlight: IDIYA

By Green Coast on 29 Jan 2016

People are always making something at IDIYA: kids learning to create their own comic strips, a young entrepreneur using a 3D printer to produce a prototype, and a hobbyist operating a band saw to build that table he™s always talked about. more…

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Energy Smart: Make Improvements, Save Money and Offset Costs

By Green Coast on 29 Jan 2016

Energy auditing and programming changes will yield significant savings, but sometimes the initial cost of some equipment upgrades can seem too costly. To solve this dilemma, Ryan suggests the Energy Smart program, which offers cash rebates on energy efficiency improvements. more…

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A Long Time Coming

By Green Coast on 19 Dec 2015

It took three and half years to arrive at the Pythian building’s groundbreaking ceremony, but it has been time well spent. more…

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Project Partner Spotlight: ERG Enterprises

By Green Coast on 24 Nov 2015

When Barrett Cooper met Will Bradshaw at the Bayou Beer Garden, he wanted to congratulate Bradshaw on Green Coast’s recent acquisition of the Pythian building, 234 Loyola. Bradshaw mentioned to Cooper, who is the COO of ERG Enterprises, that he was still looking for investors. Cooper was interested. more…

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Will Bradshaw on Starting Green Coast Enterprises

By Green Coast on 24 Nov 2015

Bradshaw also worried about the loss of undeveloped land, which had been used for generations for hunting, fishing, and farming. As these areas became developed, the poorer, largely African-American residents in town experienced the most significant loss. Bradshaw believed that alternative development patterns were possible with greater emphasis on preservation of undeveloped land. more…

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Partner Spotlight: Lex Kelso and GCE Development

By Green Coast on 29 Sep 2015

It began with a desire to build something. As Green Coast principal Lex Kelso puts it, “I wanted to be able to kick what I did.” After almost 10 years, Kelso and Green Coast Development can proudly kick a lot of renovated buildings and properties in the New Orleans area: • More than $150 million in investment • More than 980 housing units and • 30,000 square feet in commercial space. more…

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The Knights of Pythias and 234 Loyola

By Green Coast on 29 Sep 2015

“The purposes of your organization are most wonderful. If we could but bring its spirit to all our citizenry, what a wonderful thing it would be. It breathes the spirit of Friendship, Charity and Benevolence.” Abraham Lincoln (describing the purpose of the Order of the Knights of Pythias) more…

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GCE Services is hiring!!!

By Green Coast on 1 Sep 2015

GCE Services is seeking a talented and energetic individual with a background in HERS rating, construction, HVAC installation or related field for the position of Building Energy Consultant and HERS Rater. The candidate would work on projects that promote energy efficiency, conservation, green building and sustainability. Responsibilities include providing energy modeling, field testing, inspections and other energy efficiency consulting services to building owners and developers. more…

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MY STRONG HOME Program Earns Presidential Recognition

By Green Coast on 27 Aug 2015

As a real estate developer, Ramsey Green had pondered this question and when he found an answer he wanted to share it. The short answer was “yes,” but was there an economical way for homeowners to strengthen their homes against storms and receive lower insurance premiums? more…

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Partner Spotlight: GCE Green Development

By Green Coast on 25 Aug 2015

Sometimes opportunity can present itself in unusual ways. Frank Burkhardt, GCE Green Development senior project manager, was riding his bike in the TremÃ(c) neighborhood in May 2014 when he saw firefighters battling a blaze that was consuming a historic Esplanade Avenue mansion. Burkhardt quickly snapped a photo, sent it to his boss and called him. more…

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Ten Years Later - A Reflection from Green Coast President, Will Bradshaw

By Green Coast on 25 Aug 2015

In October of 2005, I traveled to New Orleans for the third time. As a kid, I had visited the city; the second time, like so many college kids, I came for Mardi Gras. This third time, I was coming to help Leonard and Louise Riggio start what later became Project Home Again. They had asked me to move here for six months to identify opportunities for their support. more…

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School Cost Savings:  Better for Bottom Line, Students &  Teachers

By Green Coast on 16 Jul 2015

Through its energy management service, Green Coast Enterprises helped three schools save more than $200,000 in utility costs over the past year. more…

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Now Hiring For An Office Administrator

By Green Coast on 18 Jun 2015

Green Coast Enterprises and its affiliated companies are seeking a responsible, organized and personable Office Administrator and Executive Assistant to the managers. The OA/EA will be the first person most clients and other outsiders deal with, in person or on the phone, so the OA/EA needs good interpersonal skills and the ability to quickly understand our moderately complex organization. more…

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Green Coast Pulls in Awards

By Green Coast on 17 Jun 2015

Green Coast was recently honored with two awards: Louisiana Landmarks Society Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation, and Green Lease Leader Recognition more…

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Staff Spotlight: Geoff Zawacki

By Green Coast on 10 Mar 2015

Geoff is a Green Building Specialist for GCE Services, working on green certification programs and high performance buildings for residential projects. more…

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Now Hiring for a Finance Manager

By Green Coast on 28 Oct 2014

We are seeking exceptional staff members to support projects that meet our triple bottom line standards. The Finance Manager contributes to the overall success of the organization by effectively managing all financial tasks for the organization and its affiliates. more…

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Green Coast is Now a LifeCity Certified Green Business and Member

By Green Coast on 10 Sep 2014

Green Coast Enterprises is now a Tier 3 Certified Green Business by LifeCity, an organization that evaluates businesses for characteristics that advance social equity and environmental sustainability. We have also become an Advanced Business Member of LifeCity, joining a network of forward-thinking businesses and conscious consumers. more…

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Community Greens at Washington and Broad Grand Opening Celebration: Thursday, June 12, 3-6 PM

By Green Coast on 2 Jun 2014

If you haven’t been to the Community Greens at Washington and Broad, now is your chance to do so at the biggest party we’ve thrown to date. Or maybe you have at least stopped by Propeller for a meeting, Laurel Street Bakery for a sandwich, or 3 Potato 4 for fries. Maybe you’ve wandered up to the Green Coast Enterprises office thinking it was Impressive Printing. We’re almost certain you’ve at least driven by and wondered what was going on there. more…

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Staff Spotlight: Stephanie Mezynski

By Green Coast on 4 Feb 2014

Stephanie works as a project manager for Green Coast Enterprises and is proud of our ability to return blighted buildings to their former glory. She also has a dog named Sweet Potato, enjoys climbing in dumpsters to look for old wood, and is renovating her own formerly-blighted home. more…

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Now Hiring for Office Manager

By Green Coast on 10 Jan 2014

Green Coast Enterprises develops real estate and provides real estate services to the Southeastern United States, focusing on urban and coastal areas in need of community renewal. more…

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Happy New Year from Green Coast

By Green Coast on 31 Dec 2013

This has been a year of significant change and accomplishment for Green Coast Enterprises. As we look forward to a New Year, we wanted to thank our clients, lenders, investors, tenants, friends, and partners for the opportunity to work with you to make New Orleans and the Southeast a better place to live and work. We also wanted to comment on what has past and where we are headed. more…

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Green Coast Going Forward

By Green Coast on 22 Oct 2013

There have been a lot of changes at Green Coast over the last year, but we are most proud of what hasn’t changed. We continue to be guided by the same commitment to integrity, quality, and partnership that has guided us since we opened our doors. more…

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Staff Spotlight: Jackie Dadakis

By Green Coast on 17 Oct 2013

Jackie’s recent favorite project involves helping local charter schools lower their utility bills. She also loves oyster po-boys, wants to live in an energy-efficient historic home (complete with walk-in closets), and has a pair of Toms for every occasion. more…

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Green Coast Celebrates Year Six

By Will Bradshaw on 18 Apr 2013

In the next several weeks, Green Coast Enterprises will turn six years old, and we have much to celebrate with this anniversary. more…

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We’re NOLA Wise, are you?

By Reuben Teague on 30 Jun 2012

Check out this video that we showed to the New Orleans City Council on Thursday. more…

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Our labor of love

By Reuben Teague on 16 Dec 2011

The day has almost come when construction will begin in earnest at Washington and Broad, a project we’ve been invested in since 2008. more…

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Project Home Again finishes its 101st House

By Reuben Teague on 22 Nov 2011

We’re extremely proud of our involvement in Project Home Again, and this article gives a good sense of the huge hearts behind the project. more…

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Will Bradshaw honored by President Obama

By Reuben Teague on 15 Aug 2011

Will Bradshaw was recently honored as one of President Obama’s Champions of Change in a ceremony at the White House. more…

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A Big Announcement

By Reuben Teague on 2 Apr 2010

Yesterday, the Salvation Army held a press conference to announce their selection of the 5 neighborhoods participating in new home construction via EnviRenew. GCE has been working hard on this program and will be involved in delivering these houses for both Broadmoor and Project Home Again. more…

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Welcome to the GCE blog!

By Reuben Teague on 18 Feb 2010

We’ve got a blog now. We’re hoping to update it on a semi-regular basis with interesting stuff. more…

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