Eugene Schmitt

Eugene has a diverse commercial real estate background that includes portfolio asset management oversight, portfolio leasing expertise, and direct involvement of over $250M in development. Eugene holds a B.S. from the U.S. Naval Academy and an M.B.A. from Tulane University, with concentrations in Finance and Accounting. Eugene is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and The Congress for the New Urbanism. Eugene is originally from Pass Christian, Mississippi. He enjoys competitive sailing and spending time with his wife, Theresa, and son, Keegan.


Tyler Robinson

Tyler comes from an analytical background in real estate that includes appraisal, acquisition analysis, and development analysis. Most recently, Tyler was the Development Analyst for Stirling Properties where he worked with the Development and Acquisition Teams in evaluating virtually all real estate asset classes. Tyler has provided underwriting support for over $50 million in investment sales over the past year. Tyler holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Tulane University. Tyler is an active member of the Urban Land Institute. Tyler is originally from Lake Charles, LA. He enjoys experiencing the best of New Orleans – its cuisine and music.


Tim Thompson

Tim has a diverse leasing, investment sales, and development background. As the firm’s Broker of Record, he oversees all real estate transactions for the firm as well as spearheading landlord representation and assisting on development deals. Prior to joining Urban Properties, Tim was a commercial broker with Stirling Properties where he represented both landlord and tenant needs focused primarily in the New Orleans metro area. A graduate of Metairie Park Country Day School, Tim studied Social Sciences and Business Administration at Louisiana State University. He is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtor’s Commercial Investment Division (NOMAR CID).


Mike Bucher

Mike Bucher comes from a strong project management and construction background. He is responsible for managing Urban’s development initiatives from entitlements to delivery. Prior to joining Urban, Mike served as VP of Development at Stirling Properties where he was responsible for leading new and ongoing development projects with a specialization in office and medical office product types. In addition, Mr. Bucher managed Stirling Properties’ New Orleans office at the Pan American Life Center, where he was responsible for new business development, specifically focused on the New Orleans market. Mr. Bucher holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Villanova University, and an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, with specializations in corporate finance and investment banking.


Genevieve Douglass

As Director of Marketing & Operations, Genevieve is responsible for overseeing and facilitating marketing initiatives and business operations for the company. Her focus is on strategy and content creation with the goals of increasing brand awareness, and supporting the business development pipeline.

Genevieve is a public relations and marketing specialist with more than ten years in the industry, as well as an entrepreneur. Joining the Urban Properties team allowed her to blend her love of real estate and business, while utilizing her marketing expertise to further promote the brand.

A native New Orleanian, Genevieve moved back to her hometown in 2010, after attending Auburn University and receiving a B.A. in Public Relations from The University of Alabama and cutting her teeth in the PR industry (with a focus on architecture/design, property development and retail/fashion) in Birmingham, AL.

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Henry Shortess

Henry Shortess joined Urban Properties Real Estate, LLC, as an agent in the summer of 2019.

Prior to Urban, Henry was an equity research associate for two years with Johnson Rice & Co., a boutique energy-focused investment brokerage firm in New Orleans. Henry graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, and was also a member of the men’s basketball team as a walk-on before earning a scholarship in his final semester. He also holds a Master’s degree in Energy Management from Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business.

Henry enjoys exploring all that New Orleans has to offer, including its world-class food and music scene.