Robert Israel is a local New Orleanian with a lifetime of real estate experience. As a founding partner of L+A Retail he specializes in Landlord representation and investment sales. Robert’s strengths lie in developing and leasing retail properties with over 3 million square feet developed and owned by our affiliate Company, Lauricella Land Company. Robert began transacting retail in 1987, making him a trusted resource and advisor in the Louisiana and Gulf South markets. He was one of the first Smoothie King Franchisees and is the oldest franchisee in the system. Robert is well known for his honesty, his affable personality, and as a skilled negotiator with the client’s best interest at heart. Robert is a go-getter: finding deals, investment sales, or income producing properties with value and closing the deal as quickly and efficiently as possible. He uses his experience and foresight to proactively address transaction details before they become a problem.
Robert is a graduate of Tulane University with a BA in Anthropology and a BS in Geology. Prior to the conception of L+A Retail, Robert worked as the Director of Leasing for the Lauricella Land Company. Away from the office, Robert enjoys eating and drinking around town his close friends, family, and beloved bull dog Rocky.. Robert will jump at any chance he can get to go offshore fishing with his two sons.